Emerging in the 1980’s this dance form was brought about by the popularization and commercial influence of the Hip Hop dance. Jazz Funk, also called Street Jazz, borrows alot of movement from other dance styles. From ballet-modern-hip hop- to lyrical, jazz funk incorporates little bits and pieces of other dance genres and wraps into a funky style that is both fun and expressive! Jazz Funk is a dance style of the body and mind. It can be lyrical in the sense of emotional interpretation. At times you may gracefully sideways shuffle on a beat and then boom!!! Hit isolations with sheer intensity! Movements are soft—then hard—then soft again. Jazz Funk tells a story with your body.