the history of Jazzercise

You’ll think this is a Saturday Night Live skit.

Not so. This was a real TV show in 1982. 🙂

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Judi Sheppard Missett began what would evolve into Jazzercise as a student at Northwestern University. Sheppard Missett was teaching at a dance studio and noticed her classes had high dropout rates. Realizing students were attending for physical fitness and not to become highly technically proficient in dance, Shepard Missett began to hold “just for fun” classes that began with a jazz warmup. These classes were eventually renamed “Jazzercise.”

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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