Juvenile Nonfiction

Jazz Dance Class

Author: Gus Giordano

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

View: 775

A highly illustrated reference to all aspects of jazz dance by one of the art's most respected teachers.
Performing Arts

Beginning Jazz Dance

Author: James W. Robey

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 584

Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series includes Beginning Tap Dance, Beginning Ballet, Beginning Modern Dance, and now Beginning Jazz Dance and Beginning Musical Theatre Dance. These titles are the traditional dance courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments for general education students, dance majors, and minors. Using the steps to success model and adaptations from the Outdoor Adventure series, these beginning dance titles contain components from these previous series. 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; • includes 80 photos accompanied by descriptions that visually present the beginning jazz dance technique and dance concepts that will reinforce and extend classroom learning; and • introduces students to the history, artists, significant works, styles, and aesthetics of the genre so they understand dance as a performing art. In addition, Beginning Jazz Dance comes with a web resource that includes 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 instructors and students alike will benefit from the wealth of resources on the website, 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, with its companion web 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.

Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique

Author: Michael McHugh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 120

View: 778

Use this blank journal to take notes or log your progress in your dance class to help you stay motivated! Or If you are a teacher, it is great to keep track of your students progress. Perfect gift for that dancing student or teacher you know!
Performing Arts

Jazz Dance

Author: Marshall Stearns

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 508

View: 892

"The phrase jazz dance has a special meaning for professionals who dance to jazz music (they use it to describe non-tap body movement); and another meaning for studios coast to coast teaching 'Modern Jazz Dance' (a blend of Euro-American styles that owes little to jazz and less to jazz rhythms). However, we are dealing here with what may eventually be referred to as jazz dance, and we could not think of a more suitable title. "The characteristic that distinguishes American vernacular dance--as does jazz music--is swing, which can be heard, felt, and seen, but defined only with great difficulty. . . ." --from the Introduction
Juvenile Nonfiction

Gotta Dance!

Author: Jenai Cutcher

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 357

Explores the history of jazz and tap dancing, what is involved in becoming a dancer, and what to look for when watching a jazz or tap dancing performance.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Jazz Dance

Author: Wendy Garofoli

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 937

"Describes jazz dance, including history and basic steps"--Provided by publisher.

Beginner Jazz Dance Technique Notes

Author: Michael McHugh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 120

View: 544

Use this blank journal to take notes or log your progress in your dance class to help you stay motivated! Or If you are a teacher, it is great to keep track of your students progress. Perfect gift for that dancing student or teacher you know!

Leaps and Bounds

Author: David Riddick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 200

View: 594

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Performing Arts

Dance Words

Author: Valerie Preston-Dunlop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 740

View: 725

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Health & Fitness

Luigi's Jazz Warm Up

Author: Luigi

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 181

View: 305

For the beginning, intermediate or advanced student of any age, this complete body warm-up also provides an introduction to Luigi's lyrical jazz style and technique.

Stop, Drop & Box Step

Author: The Dancing Pickle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

View: 579

Stop, Drop & Box Step! This jazz dance activity book is full of games and puzzles to keep your dancer occupied. Whether it is down time in between dance classes, or a long road trip to a competition, this book has plenty of activities. Features include: Coloring pages and design your own costume Jazz dance themed game and activity pages including mazes, word search, tic tac toe and more Single games or fun with friends Perfect portable size of 6" x 9", will fit in a backpack or dance bag Pages for learning your intense choreography or creating your own moves Journal entry pages to document the life of a dancer Don't wait, order your Jazz Activity Book today. And remember, dancers turn out better! Looking for more dance activity books? Check out my other books with The Dancing Pickle.
Performing Arts

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Author: Diana Dart Harris

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 976

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to basic musical theatre dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and explains how to put them into practice for performance on stage. Part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series, the text and web resource offer students what they need to know about auditions, rehearsals, performing, and caring for themselves so they can have a successful experience in a musical theatre dance course. Designed for students enrolled in introductory musical theatre dance courses, the text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps from a variety of dance genres used in musical theatre dance, partnering, and lifts. For those new to dance, the text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury. The accompanying web resource presents more than 60 instructional video clips to help students practice and review musical theatre dance forms, techniques, and adaptations. A glossary builds students’ fluency in the vocabulary of musical theatre dance terminology, adaptations of steps, and styles. Each chapter contains learning features to support students’ knowledge, including experiences, e-journal assignments, web links, and interactive quizzes. To dance on the musical theatre stage, students need to know how the world of musical theatre works; the expectations they must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for themselves. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance will arm them with the practical information as well as the historical background they need for success. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series incudes resources for ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz that support introductory technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, learning aids, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
Exercise

Jump Into Jazz

Author: Minda Goodman Kraines

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Exercise

Page: 115

View: 876

Music

Hot Jazz and Jazz Dance

Author: Pryor Dodge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 387

A collection of essays by a dancer, musician, and early jazz critic Roger Pryor Dodge includes profiles of great but forgotten musicians, reviews, and essays on dance and classical music ranging from the blues of Lead Belly to Nijinsky. UP.

Jumping the Color Line

Author: Susie Trenka

Publisher: JOHN LIBBEY PUBLISHING

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 256

View: 719

From the first synchronized sound films of the late 1920s through the end of World War II, African American music and dance styles were ubiquitous in films. Black performers, however, were marginalized, mostly limited to appearing in "specialty acts" and various types of short films, whereas stardom was reserved for Whites. Jumping the Color Line discusses vernacular jazz dance in film as a focal point of American race relations. Looking at intersections of race, gender, and class, the book examines how the racialized and gendered body in film performs, challenges, and negotiates identities and stereotypes. Arguing for the transformative and subversive potential of jazz dance performance onscreen, the six chapters address a variety of films and performers, including many that have received little attention to date. Topics include Hollywood's first Black female star (Nina Mae McKinney), male tap dance "class acts" in Black-cast short films of the early 1930s, the film career of Black tap soloist Jeni LeGon, the role of dance in the Soundies jukebox shorts of the 1940s, cinematic images of the Lindy hop, and a series of teen films from the early 1940s that appealed primarily to young White fans of swing culture. With a majority of examples taken from marginal film forms, such as shorts and B movies, the book highlights their role in disseminating alternative images of racial and gender identities as embodied by dancers - images that were at least partly at odds with those typically found in major Hollywood productions.
Reference

20 Surefire Secrets You Need to Know About Dancing

Author: Michelle Lindell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

View: 534

As a newcomer to dancing you undoubtedly have an uneasy feeling about how you should conduct yourself at a dance class. You possibly wonder if you are going to experience difficulty learning. Well first, please be assured you have no reason for concern. dancing is easy and you will not have serious difficulty learning. Everyone in the class is a beginner, starting on the same base, and you will all learn together. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.
Art

Jazz Dance Styles and Steps for Fun

Author: Helene Andreu

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 511

This book is a "must have" for dance lovers, with routines in nine different jazz styles. In JAZZ DANCE STYLES AND STEPS FOR FUN, all the steps are choreographed to suit the particular jazz style of that chapter. By the time you complete the book you'll understand the growth of American jazz dance and the various influences on its development. A finalist in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, 2003. 5-STAR review, "an excellent and thoroughly 'user friendly' self-help resource" — Midwest Book Review. 5-STAR review, "healthy avenue for fun and exercise through excellent workouts in jazz" — ForeWordreviews.com.
Performing Arts

Discovering Dance

Author: Gayle Kassing

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 350

Discovering Dance is the ideal introductory text for students with little to no dance experience. Teachers can adapt this course to meet students where they are, whether they are new to dance or already have some dance experience. The material helps students consider where movement comes from and why humans are compelled to move, grasp the foundational concepts of dance, and explore movement activities from the perspectives of a dancer, a choreographer, and an observer. The result is a well-rounded educational experience for students to build on, whether they want to further explore dance or choreography or otherwise factor dance into college or career goals. Discovering Dance will help students in these ways: • Meet national and state standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals. • Discover dance through creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting to, and evaluating dance and dance forms. • Step into a flexible dance curriculum that is appropriate for one or more years of instruction. • Build on their dance experience, whether they want to further explore dance or choreography or otherwise factor dance into college or career goals. • Use student web resources to enhance their learning. The book is divided into four parts and 16 chapters. Part I focuses on the foundational concepts of dance and art processes, wellness, safety, dance elements, and composition. Part II delves into societal facets of dance, including historical, social, folk, and cultural dance. In part III, students explore dance on stage, including ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and tap dance, and also examine aspects of performance and production. Part IV rounds out the course by preparing students for dance in college or as a career and throughout life. Each chapter helps students • discover new dance genres; • explore dance genres through its history, artists, vocabulary, and significant works; • apply dance concepts through movement, written, oral, visual, technology, and multimedia assignments, thus deepening their knowledge and abilities; • enhance learning by completing in each chapter a portfolio assignment; and • use the Did You Know and Spotlight elements to expand on the chapter content and gain more insight into dance artists, companies, and events. Learning objectives, vocabulary terms, and an essential question at the beginning of each chapter prepare students for their learning experience. Students then move through the chapter, engaging in a variety of movement discovery, exploration, response, and research activities. The activities and assignments meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners and help students explore dance through vocabulary, history, culture, creation, performance, and choreography. This personal discovery is greatly aided by technology—including learning experiences that require taking photos; watching or creating short videos of dancers’ performances; creating timelines, graphs, drawings, and diagrams; and creating soundscapes. Chapters conclude with a portfolio assignment or project and a chapter review quiz. A comprehensive glossary further facilitates learning. In addition, some chapters contain Explore More elements, which trigger students to investigate selected dance styles on the web resource. These sections offer students insight into various dance genres and styles; for example, in the chapter on cultural dance, students can explore more about street dances, Mexican folkloric dance, African dance, Indian dance, and Japanese dance. The online components further strengthen the book and enrich the students’ learning experience. These resources also help teachers to prepare for and manage their classes. Here is an overview of the resources: Teacher Web Resource • Learning objectives • Extended learning activities • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions • Chapter PowerPoint presentations • Information on assessment tools • Interactive chapter review quizzes • Answer keys for handouts, assignment sheets, and quizzes • Unit exams and answer sheets • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning • Additional teacher resources to support and extend the teaching and learning process (these resources include chapter learning objectives, enduring understanding and essential questions, chapter quotes, teacher-directed information to support teaching specific activities, and web links) Student Web Resource • Handouts and assignments that students can complete, save, and print to turn in • Explore More sections of selected chapters to introduce students to additional social, folk, cultural, and contemporary dance styles • Chapter glossary terms both with and without the definitions so students can test their knowledge • Information on assessment tools • Interactive chapter review quizzes • Video and audio clips for selected dance genres • Web links and web search terms for resources to enhance the learning
Juvenile Fiction

Mia Jazzes It Up!

Author: Robin Farley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 535

Mia’s eighth I Can Read book is full of the same dancing readers love, but with a whole set of new moves (and words!) to help beginning readers grow, perfect for fans of the Tallulah books. For a new dance number, Mia the ballerina kitten swaps her ballet slippers for jazz shoes. The only thing is, Mia doesn’t think the jazz shoes are as pretty as her pink slippers. The plain shoes don’t seem to match the snazzy jazz routine. As always, Mia uses her quick thinking to come up with the perfect solution to match her plain Jane outfit to her jazzy steps. Mia Jazzes It Up is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.