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Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for one month of unlimited jazzercise classes for one ($38 value)
- $35 for one month of unlimited jazzercise classes for two ($76 value)
- See the schedule of classes
Certified instructors lead groups through intuitive, energized footwork synced with chart-topping songs. Traditional one-hour sessions begin with warm-ups before segueing into 30 minutes of aerobic dance moves. Instructors incorporate hand weights during a strength-building segment and conclude classes with cathartic stretches. Additional class formats, such as Jazzercise Body Sculpting and Jazzercise Express, target specific fitness goals.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.