This studio course is an advanced in-depth study of jazz dance technique from its African roots to the fusion styles of today. It will prepare students for careers in all areas of the entertainment industry. The course will explore a wide range of jazz styles in relationship to the musical forms that inspired them (such as jazz, swing, and blues). We will emphasize signature elements of jazz dancing such as syncopation, initiation of movement from multiple locations within the body, isolations of various body parts, and expressiveness.
Note: this course runs at the Conservatory under the course number D-ST 73528.