The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop started in 1978 with the idea of providing a supportive and growth-oriented environment where dancers could study jazz dance, choreograph and perform. This idea has remained intact, yet the BJDW has evolved and changed so much that at times we wonder if our name still fits. We offer modern, ballet, contemporary hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and yes we do offer jazz! In terms of jazz styles, our focus is wider than before, with an emphasis on contemporary jazz styles. Rather than attempting to strictly define jazz dance, the BJDW provides students with diverse classes led by inimitable dance artists who teach in their own unique styles.