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The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance

The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance $27.99

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Dollie Henry & Paul Jenkins

Published by Crowood Press

Jazz dance and its inherent music is recognized as one of the original and most potent art forms of the last two centuries

From its African roots to our present-day global dance community, the jazz idiom has afforded a cross-fertilization with all other artistic, cultural and social representations within the arts industry, providing an accessible dance platform for dancers, teachers and creatives to enjoy both recreationally and professionally

This new book offers a practical and uncomplicated overview to the multi-layered history, practices and development of jazz dance as a creative and artistic dance form, including

The incredible history and lineage of jazz dance

Specifics of jazz aesthetic, steps and styles

An insightful and detailed breakdown of a practical jazz dance warm-up and technical exercises

Creative frameworks to support development of jazz dance expression and aesthetic

Performance and improvisation

Jazz music and musical interpretation

Choreographing and creating jazz works

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