BEGINNING JAZZ DANCE + WEB RESOURCES

BEGINNING JAZZ DANCE + WEB RESOURCES

Editorial:
HUMAN KINETICS
Año de edición:
Materia
DANZA, BALLET, BAILE
ISBN:
978-1-4504-6894-7
Páginas:
176
-5%
36,48 €
34,66 €
IVA incluido

Beginning Jazz Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance that support introductory dance 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, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
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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;
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.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use the Web Resource

Chapter 1 Introduction to Jazz Dance
Defining Jazz Dance
Benefits of Studying Jazz Dance
Jazz Class Expectations and Etiquette
Summary
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
Summary
Chapter 3 Safety and Health
Studio Safety
Personal Safety
Basic Anatomy and Kinesiology
Preventing and Treating Common Dance Injuries
Nutrition, Hydration, and Rest
Summary
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
Summary
Chapter 5 Basic Jazz Positions
Body Alignment
Positions of the Feet
Positions of the Arms
Hand Positions
Positions of the Body
Studio and Stage Directions
Summary
Chapter 6 Basic Jazz Techniques
Getting Started
Basic Warm-Up Techniques \7 videos Basic Isolation Techniques \7 videos Basic Coordination Techniques\7 videos Basic Conditioning Techniques \15-18 videos Summary
Chapter 7 In the Center and Across the Floor
Exercises in the Center
Exercises Across the Floor
Types of Combinations
Summary
Chapter 8 History of Jazz Dance
Development of Jazz Dance as a Performing Art
Jazz Dance Forms and Styles
Viewing Jazz Dance Performances
Summary

Glossary
References and Resources
Index
About the Author


Audiences

Text for undergraduate or upper-level high school courses.

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