Jazz is the dance, which was inspired by jazz music, which in turn had its roots in Negro Spirituals, Gospel music, and African music during the late 1800s. Jazz music had its heyday with the great bands and performers of the 1930s and 1940s and the dance evolved from there as its expression in movement. The jazz classes are not taught in any particular style but rather focuses on giving the student a solid technique based on ballet, contemporary dance and hip-hop, which will enable the student to adopt to any style, choreography or routine, be it the distinctively lyrical Fosse, funky Madonna Grimes, or MTV. To reinforce this, a variety of music is used in the class exercises: pop, rock, hip-hop, techno, disco, Broadway, etc. On the most basic level, the jazz classes aim to imbue the student with the love and enjoyment of dance and movement, an appreciation of music, and pride in one's physique.