What 2 Wear: Street Jazz Class

By Jadée Nikita

The definition of “street jazz” varies from teacher to teacher but in a nutshell, this class fuses technical elements from both commercial dance (like what you see on music videos, pop tours and awards shows), and hip hop.  For example, you will see traditional jazz technique like pirouettes and turns combined with grounded and grimy “street” movements like conversational hand gestures and body isolations.

For this class you want to get in a “street” vibe.  It’s all about how you can relate the story through your movement and attitude, and how you “sell” the choreography.

You should NOT

  • Wear ballet, lyrical or jazz technique apparel (leggings are the exception)
  • Wear clothes that are tight or restricting
  • Wear oversized jewelry that can inflict danger to yourself and others
  • Wear ballet shoes, those horrible jazz sneakers/boots, or go barefoot!


  • Wear loose, baggy clothing
  • Listen to hip hop music before class
  • Invest in a pair of cute sneakers that make you feel good
  • Think about spicing up your outfit with a few go-to accessories like hats, bandanas, bangles and stacked rings.
  • Always dress for the job you want!

Outfit Recommendations

Look 1

  • leggings
  • Wedge sneakers
  • Beanie
  • Oversized sweat shirt
  • Stacked and midi-rings

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Slasher N Thrasher Sweatshirt $54.60 / NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick, Red Lizard $26 / Rihanna camo G4LIFE beanie hat $30 / Steve Madden Zipps – Black Multi $130 / Caged Up Leggings $32 / Lille Midi Ring Set $10 / Material Girl Stacked Ring $12

  • Cargo pants
  • Boy trunks
  • Crop top
  • Timberland boots
  • Snap back hat
  • Bangles
  • Hoop earrings

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H&M Cropped top $16 / The Hundreds Adam Snapback Cap $29 / OBEY Keegan Field Camp Harem Pant $64 / Aeropostale Solid Knit Trunks $6 / Boohoo Anya Hoop Earrings $8 / Women’s Premium Waterproof Boot $160 / Retro wax rope bracelet $8.99 / Statement Plate Camo Wrap Bracelet $55 /


  • Boyfriend jeans
  • tall combat boots
  • baggy tee
  • Seasonal nail polish
  • Duffle bag for all your dance clothes
  • Long chain necklace
  • Layered chain bracelet

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One Teaspoon Awesome Destroyed Baggies in Fiasco $159 / Chunky Silver Chain Bracelet $26 / Sweet White Bunny Cupcake of Heart Silver Long Necklace $65 / Cupcake Tee $40 / Jenna Hipp Freshmaker Nail Polish  $14.99 / Mix Master Suede Duffle Bag $108 / Black Tall Lace Up Combat Boots $38

Cover Photo Via Wak Paper
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