JazzMAD London specialises in authentic swing & jazz-age dances. Our shows are high energy and uplifting, capturing all the spirit and joy of jazz music. See one of our ticketed shows or hire us to entertain guests at your event.
Though we often dance to the recorded music of the legendary swing greats, we also specialise in live music collaborations. There is nothing more exciting to witness than a company of dancers swinging out to a roaring live jazz orchestra. If you are looking for a jazz band for your event, we can recommend a band and together create a bespoke floorshow for your event to suit your unique entertainment needs.
About the JazzMAD Dance Company
The JazzMAD dance company was launched with the support of East London Dance’s Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund. The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund is part of the Dance Enterprise Hub supported by Foundation for FutureLondon. Partners are English National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Dancer’s Career Development, Hackney Council & Discover Young Hackney, Redbridge Drama Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and supporting partners One Dance UK, Rich Mix, Studio Wayne McGregor and University of East London.
Royal Albert Hall, 4 April 2018: SOLD OUT!
On 4th April 2018 the Royal Albert Hall hosted a gala swing dance featuring Albert’s Big Band and the JazzMAD dancers in the iconic main auditorium. The JazzMAD dance company was delighted to follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous dancers from Carlos Acosta to Sara Baras and take to the dancefloor in the breathtaking surroundings of the Hall.
Photos by Dave Parsons.
Fusion, Sadler’s Wells, 9 May 2018
JazzMAD’s Nancy Hitzig was one of the featured choreographers in this dance show at Sadler’s Wells on 9th May 2018. This was the first ever fully inclusive partnered dance showcase at Sadler’s Wells, in partnership with Arts Council England and Step Change Studios. The show, called Fusion, was an experiment and creative exploration between disabled and non-disabled artists.
Follow Me: a Celebration of Women & Jazz Dance, 27 January 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Follow Me was a live show performed by Sharon Davis, Cat Foley and Nancy Hitzig on 27th January 2018 at the Rag Factory. This was an intimate showcase of new dance works. Featuring Jazz Roots, Lindy Hop, Burlesque and Improv, it was a night of celebration and exploration. The title of the evening – Follow Me – refers to the leader/follower roles in swing dancing. Nancy, Cat and Sharon are professional swing dance “Followers”, but also choreographers, solo performers and creative entrepreneurs. This showcase aims to highlight the creative agency of the Follower in a dance and community that has traditionally been heavily Leader-biased. “What began as a dream to explore our own movement and artistic voice, has become something bigger. We will be sharing both new and beloved work that celebrates jazz, rhythm and the female body. Come cheer and reflect with us as we develop new pieces and put on a show!”
More about the performers: Cat Foley | Nancy Hitzig | Sharon Davis
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