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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 need your support.

 

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

Make a tax deductible donation—no contribution is too small!

Or help us by volunteering your time and talents.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE JCE JAZZ DANCE PROJECT

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at 4 p.m.
KnJ Theater at Peridance

JCE MAGAZINE

Talkback with Fatima Logan-Alston

A Talkback with JCE Choreographers and Fatima Logan-Alston

On Sunday October 29th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises presented the second showing of the JCE Jazz Dance Project at KnJ Theater at Peridance. Following the performance, Fatima Logan-Alston, Artistic Director of VashtiDance Theater, moderated a talk-back that featured seven of the fourteen choreographers who had pieces in the program.

Fun, Funk and Classic Jazz Phrases with Quinnipiac University Students

Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted the Honors Program students of Quinnipiac University’s minicourse, “A Signature Experience in Jazz Dance,” for a master class in jazz vocabulary, choreography and history on Sunday, October 22nd, at Pearl Studios in New York City.

jazz dance class at Quinnipiac University
Love Shack

A Variety of Jazz Styles and an Emphasis on Youth: A Review of the October 2023 JCE Jazz Dance Project

On October 28th and 29th, 2023, JCE presented the biannual JCE Jazz Dance Project at the KnJ Theater at Peridance. The Fall 2023 concert featured fourteen pieces with a talkback following Sunday’s performance. The audience tasted a wide array of jazz idioms, including but not limited to Afro-Latin, contemporary, swing, and musical theater.

Cory “Nova” Villegas Homes in on Authenticity to Keep Jazz Dance Relevant

Cory “Nova” Villegas, Artistic Director of Soul Dance Co.: The Soul Experience, is no stranger to the Jazz Choreography Enterprises community. This native Bronxite has showcased her works in the JCE Jazz Dance Project several times and was also on a panel for the JCE talkback with Fatima Logan-Alston after the April 2023 performances.

Liberada Cory Villegas

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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
broadwayworld.com

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

Barbara Angeline
Academia

…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
exploredance.com

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