Girl Jam celebrates women's artistic achievements in traditional jazz music and dance with the intention of inspiring today's jazz-lovers in a supportive, collective learning environment.
Our vision is a community where women are empowered, equal, safe and whose voices are recognised and celebrated. To bring that vision into reality, we host a workshop weekend that provides a safe space for women to connect and share the dance, to learn about historical women of jazz, and to participate in performance and competition opportunities.
We always want the community to be able to say that we contribute positively to the culture and community spirit of our scene, that we are respectful and inclusive of everyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and that we know how to have fun!
"Girl Jam is a celebration of women. Girl Jams emphasize individuality and encourage the knowledge of Jazz dancing throughout its role in history, in hopes that women can bring these concepts to their partnered and non-partnered dancing. As an organization, Girl Jams bring awareness to women’s rights and supports artistic achievements within the community to both enliven and continue this art form.
- Giselle Anguizola, creator of Girl Jam events
(Read full interview HERE)