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Beginning Jazz Dance is the perfect resource for helping students gain a strong foundation of beginning jazz dance techniques. Written by jazz dance choreographer and professor James Robey, this text prepares students to have a successful experience in a beginning jazz dance technique course. It introduces students to the history, artists, significant works, styles, and aesthetics of the genre so they understand dance as a performing art.
Beginning Jazz Dance features 80 photos accompanied by descriptions that visually present the beginning jazz dance technique and dance concepts that will reinforce and extend classroom learning. It also has related online resources that include 55 photos and 125 video clips of basic jazz dance technique. Students can access these photos and videos at any time for their study or practice and will benefit from the wealth of other resources including assignments, worksheets, glossary terms with and without definitions, interactive chapter quizzes, and web links to help students develop their basic knowledge and skills.
Through the text, students learn these aspects of jazz dance:
- The core concepts of jazz dance, the value of studying jazz dance, and class expectations
- The structure of a jazz dance class, the roles of everyone in the studio, and how to be physically and mentally prepared for class
- Tips on injury prevention, nutrition guidelines, and basic anatomy and kinesiology as applied to movement in jazz dance
- Basic body alignment and positions in jazz dance
- Jazz walks, kicks, turns, leaps, and floor work
Beginning Jazz Dance provides students with the context, background information, and basic instruction they need in order to understand the genre and appreciate jazz dance as a performing art. This text and companion online resource is ideal for dance majors, dance minors, and general education students enrolled in beginning jazz dance technique courses. It is also suitable for students in performing arts and magnet schools and high school dance programs.
Beginning Jazz Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theater, and hip-hop dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text has related online learning tools including video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a collection of guides to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
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Audiences: Text for undergraduate college or upper-level high school students taking courses in dance, dance and theatre, fine arts, physical education, and general education programs.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Jazz Dance
Defining Jazz Dance
Benefits of Studying Jazz Dance
Jazz Class Expectations and Etiquette
Chapter 2. Preparing for Class
Dressing for Class
Attire for Women
Carrying Dance Gear
Preparing Yourself Mentally and Physically
Jazz Dance Class Structure
Roles of the Teacher, Musician, and Students
Chapter 3. Safety and Health
Basic Anatomy and Kinesiology
Preventing and Treating Common Dance Injuries
Nutrition, Hydration, and Rest
Chapter 4. Learning and Performing Jazz Technique
Learning Movement Technique
Analyzing Movement Skills
Honing Musicality and Rhythmic Skills
Enhancing Performance in Class
Developing a Performance Attitude
Chapter 5. Basic Jazz Positions
Positions of the Feet
Positions of the Arms
Positions of the Body
Studio and Stage Directions
Chapter 6. Basic Jazz Techniques
Basic Warm-Up Techniques \7 videos\
Basic Isolation Techniques \7 videos\
Basic Coordination Techniques\7 videos\
Basic Conditioning Techniques \15-18 videos\
Chapter 7. In the Center and Across the Floor
Exercises in the Center
Exercises Across the Floor
Types of Combinations
Chapter 8 .History of Jazz Dance
Development of Jazz Dance as a Performing Art
Jazz Dance Forms and Styles
Viewing Jazz Dance Performances
Sample ContentSample Pages: Body AlignmentSample Pages: Body PositionsSample Pages: Jazz Moves
Contemporary jazz Hip isolations Pretzel stretch