Jazz dance has so many different genres within itself. There's broadway jazz or classic jazz dance from Robbins and Cole... Then there's fosse style jazz bordering on burlesque. Now we see lyrical jazz that borders on modern and ballet dancing, and pop jazz as you see in videos today. We've compiled our favorite jazz photos of the greatest jazz influences of all time that created all we know today about jazz dancing. Enjoy!
Bob Fosse and Gower Champion dance a duet in Give a Girl a Break (1953) while Kurt Kasner watches.
Liza Minelli in Bob Fosse's Cabaret
Bob Fosse rehearsing with dancers.
Jerome Robbins rehearsing dancers for "West Side Story."
Jerome Robbins and Mary Martin rehearsing the flying sequences for "Peter Pan."
Jerry Orbach and Verdon originated the roles of Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart, respectively, in 1975's "Chicago."
Gwen in Damn Yankees"Whatever Lola wants" sequence.
Jack Cole with Marilyn Monroe. Jack created Ziegfeld Follies.
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" Chita Rivera as the Spider Woman
Ethel Merman with chorus girls from her debut musical "Girl Crazy."
Bernadette in Gypsy.
Reinking staged and starred as Roxie Hart in the revival of "Chicago," with James Naughton as Billy Flynn.
Bebe Neuwirth & Ann Reinking
Debbie Allen starred in and later reproduced Fame for tv.