The Jazz Unlimited Dance Ensemble is an award-winning, nationally recognized troupe of young performers selected because of their abilities, eagerness, and potential. They devote thousands of hours in classes and performances, earning countless praises from audiences. Throughout the year, the Ensemble dancers demonstrate and polish their skills by participating in highly sought-after workshops. At the studio, the Ensemble dancers have several opportunities to take class not only from the incredible Jazz Unlimited staff but also from amazing guest artists such as; Nat Gilmore and Codie Wiggins, dancers from Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour! Also contributing to their well-roundedness as dancers, Jazz Unlimited have welcomed world-renowned dancers and choreographers including Travis Wall, Jason Parsons, and Desmond Richardson who our students get to experience via workshops and our online partnership with CLI which provides access to online interactive classes. Our dancers received numerous individual and group honors and scholarships for their performances this year at several dance competitions. Some of their awards included Best Nu, Outstanding Technique, Choreography Standout,
Studio Pick, Studio of the Weekend, and Team Spirit Awards in addition to many 1st place overall accolades.
Our mantra of “JU Strong” echoed loud and proud this year during these challenging times. We watched our Ensemble dancers rise to the occasion when tackling zoom rehearsals, dancing with masks, and adjusting to a completely new dance competition protocol. Over the years, the JU Dance Ensemble has performed at the Orange Bowl, Philadelphia 76’er games, International Dance Awards in China, Disney World, and many different national dance competitions from New York City to Las Vegas. Dancing in the Ensemble produces amazing lifelong memories between friends. It also develops the discipline of time management, builds a strong work ethic, and teaches how to be committed to a team. Our dancers enjoyed giving back this year as well! We sponsored a food drive that benefited the Food Bank of South Jersey that helped families in need right in our community. In addition, during the holidays our students did a virtual toy drive for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We collected money that provided holiday gifts to the many children spending their holiday season in the hospital. At Jazz Unlimited, not only do we focus on the technique for our students but we are also interested in developing our Ensemble dancer’s character. It has been a unique past two years and we have watched our dancers continue to grow and persevere in their passion for dance.