Kilowatt Dance Theater: Swing dance on the concert stage

What comes to mind when you hear “Kilowatt Dance Theater”? High energy, excitement, and innovation for sure — but what style is the dance company? Jazz. Now, you might be confused to hear of a concert dance company focusing on jazz rather than ballet, modern or contemporary. But Kilowatt Founder Jaime Shannon is on a mission to remind audiences of the history, depth, musicality, emotion, and artistry of jazz dance. Kilowatt Dance Theater specializes in early jazz styles like Lindy Hop, shag, Charleston and blues but fuses the classic social dancing with concert dance composition techniques and contemporary flavor. The company recently produced its first solo performance, and the dance community is all abuzz about this inventive and electrifying jazz choreography on the concert stage…READ MORE

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