By Steve Sucato
So you think you know what jazz dance is?
People’s conception of jazz dance often falls short of the reality. It’s not the clichéd “jazz hands” dancing of TV sitcoms, but an art form with a multitude of layers. There is no one look or sound to it: It is influenced by the times while still maintaining a link to its past. And one way dancers and teachers keep pace with those developments is through the Jazz Dance World Congress, whose 17th-edition takes place Aug. 1-4, at Point Park University and elsewhere around the city.
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