Entertainment Performing Arts Complete Jazz Warm-Up Routine Stretching and Isolation Exercises for Jazz Dancing Share PINTEREST Email Print Yuri_Arcurs/Vetta/Getty Images Performing Arts Dance Styles Basics Gear Singing Acting Musical Theater Ballet Stand Up Comedy By Treva Bedinghaus Treva L. Bedinghaus is a former competitive dancer who has studied ballet, tap, and jazz. She writes about dance styles and practices and the history of dance. our editorial process Treva Bedinghaus Updated March 17, 2017 Before a dance class or home practice session, be sure to perform a proper warm-up routine. Warm-up exercises help to raise body temperature, increase blood flow, and make muscles ready for the demands of the dancing ahead. A good jazz warm-up prepares your body to dance. The following jazz warm-up routine will prepare your whole body for activity as well as get you motivated to dance. Pump up your favorite dance music to get your body energized and inspired. Use this jazz warm-up routine to get focused and ready. Jazz Stretch RoutineThese stretching exercises will increase strength, flexibility and technique. Remember to never stretch beyond your own limitations. Jazz Isolation RoutineFollow the stretch routine with these isolations. Isolation exercises help to warm up specific body parts.