Jump into Jazz: The Basics and Beyond for Jazz Dance Students

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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In an accessible, easy-to-read style, this text provides students with well-illustrated descriptions of all basic jazz steps and movements, including valuable information on alignment, improvisation, injury prevention, nutrition and fitness, and history of jazz dance. Throughout the text, "Movement Tips" boxes help students with particularly challenging movements, and "Precaution" boxes help students utilize correct techniques to avoid injury.

Table of Contents

1. Jazz Dance: A History

2. Getting Started

3. A Dancer’s Alignment

4. Ballet for the Jazz Dancer

5. Basic Jazz Positions

6. The Jazz Dance Warm-Up

7. Basic Jazz Dance

8. Movements to Challenge the Beginning Dancer

9. Putting It All Together

10. Fitness for the Jazz Dancer

11. The Dancer’s Instrument: Taking Care of It

12. The Dancer’s Next Step


A. Jazz Conventions and Competitions

B. Dance Publications and Journals

C. Video Resources

D. Web Sites

E. Jazz Dance Companies



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