In jazz-funk, pirouettes and arabesque figures are performed, and danced on the tip of the feet. The jazz-funk dance style is used by many pop music stars in their music videos, such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.
Jazz-funk is a genre that developed in the United States, where it became moderately popular around the 1970s and early 1980s. It develops in parallel with the consolidation of funk itself as an independent style, arising from the interaction between certain currents of jazz, such as the funky jazz of the 1950s, and soul, and is reflected in the music of the big bands that accompany the great figures of the genre, such as James Brown, in which musicians such as Maceo Parker were present. or Pee Wee Ellis. It will be, in turn, the interaction between this music and the experiences of jazz rock, which shapes jazz funk.
As a dance style, it has its own technique and style, but it uses technical elements of modern dance and ballet, mainly in relation to the mobility of the torso and the dissociation of the upper part with respect to the work of the feet and legs. . The importance falls on body expression, parallel work, syncopation, and control and dissociation of our limbs.