Jazz Choreography Enterprises celebrates the great American art of jazz dance.

Through our performances of original jazz choreography and our educational programs

we bring jazz dance to artists, audiences, and students to keep it thriving in our community.


We’re sad to announce that we’ve decided to cancel our performances of the JCE Jazz Dance Project in October. We’re disappointed we won’t be able to present the Jazz Project to you this year because of the uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, but our highest priority is the safety of our artists and audiences. We’ve tentatively scheduled our next performances for April 2021. We hope you’ll check back to see our JCE Replays and stay in touch on social media.


Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re not able to present the JCE Jazz Dance Project in 2020, so we thought we’d do the next best thing. We’ll show pieces from past productions so you can revisit some wonderful work by our talented artists. Every two weeks we’ll present a different video so you can see the variety and richness of jazz dance. We hope you stay safe and look forward to the day when we can present live performances to you again.

“Love Don’t Come Easy” choreographed by Julia Halpin. Videographer: Fredy Mfuko, Mission 101 Media

“Love Don’t Come Easy” was choreographed and performed by Julia Halpin. It was presented in the New York Jazz Choreography Project in April 2015.

Nicolas Goodly wrote in exploredance.com: “Another notable solo was Julia Halpin in her work, ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ (Solo Excerpt). After a seductive tease partially revealing a golden-sequined flapper outfit from behind the curtain, she emerged showing the other half of her body to be costumed and made up to look like a gentleman in a suit. Gasps of enchantment were heard from the audience as she stepped onto the stage alternating with each step from being a woman to a man. The execution of the two characters in one was stirring and her performance, powerful.”

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JCE is working to ensure its future during this difficult time. If you enjoy our programs, please consider making a donation.

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All in all, Jazz is a category of dance with many different attributes, and the New York Jazz Choreography Project ... was successful in representing a wide range of what jazz dance has to offer. The show itself was full of life, and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained by the talent showcased.

Jordan Ryder

Each piece of the evening was a joy…All of what the NYJCP coordinated that evening was an evolution of jazz.

Marsha Volgyi

If you saw this concert, you would be reassured that jazz dance is alive and kicking…

Barbara Angeline

…all the performers in the program showed a passion and love for the language of jazz dance, and that message was received loud and clear.

Nicholas Goodly

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