All About Jazz Dance

All About Jazz Dance

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The Art of Jazz dance is an amalgamation of various designs of dance that began between 1800’s, and the middle of the 1900’s rooted in African American motion. One guy known for this type of dance was the star of vaudeville Joe Frisco around 1910 who danced in a unrestrained fashion in close vicinity to the ground while tossing his cigar, and derby in a juggling manner. Allure dance design up to the middle of 1950’s was Tap dance which was always performed with Jazz music such as the Jitterbug, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Lindy Jump, and the Charleston. Katherine Dunham is popular choreographer and dancer studied the cultural dances of Caribbean in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Martinique and Shango making this African American dance a contemporary work of pure art.

She took this style to Hollywood and Broadway who embraced a more refined Jazz dance. Modern Jazz Dance is a smooth design of dance roots from Tap, Ballet and Jazz music which is performed in lots of musicals from the Pajama Game to Cabaret to Chicago to video and the Las Vegas showgirl performances. The typical strategy for Jazz dance is that of a ballet dancer for balance and stamina from doing slow motions. In contrast the normal Jazz dance has sharp motions, however the abilities of ballet smoothes it down into a refined design.

Moreover, Jazz dance is such a versatile style that it can be combined with other dances from lyrical, modern and hip jump. Jazz dance like Jazz music can be integrated with other dance styles to improve the dance to another level. For instance, The United Kingdom witness a brand-new movement of dancers in the 1980’s who danced when allure, and Funk music clubs was ending up being unpopular referred to as Street Fusion Jazz Dance. Due to the new modern music scene, brand-new groups who longed to keep the tradition of Jazz dance, and still leave space for the new designs.

There are two groups understood for street combination jazz dance called IDJ (I Dance Jazz), Sibling in Jazz and Jazz Cotech. Famous people of the world of Jazz dance is Fred Astaire, Jerome Robbins, Jack Cole, and Bob Fosse. In the world of Jazz Dance there are terms individuals utilize to describe different dance movement.

Jazz Dance Terms:

Ad lib, Axel Turn, Ball Change, Barrel Jump, Barrel Turn, Bounce, Cake Stroll, Cat walk, Capture Action, Chasse ‘, Coffee Mill, Contract, Curve Or Arch, Dolphin, Drop and Recover, Fall, Fall Over The Log, Fan Kick, Figure 8, Flick, Flick Kick, Freeze, Funk, Head-Roll, Hinge, Hip Walk, Hip-Fall, Hip-Roll, Drawback Kick, Hop, Jazz Drag, Jazz Run, Jazz Split, Jazz Square, Jazz Walk, Jump Over The Log, Kick, Knee Fall, Knee Slide, Knee Turn, Lay Out, Limbo, Mess Around, Moonwalk, Pencil Turn, Pitch, Pivot Action, Primitive Squat, Release, Ripple, Shimmie, Shiver, Shoulder Fall, Shoulder Roll, Sissonne Fall, Skate, Snake, Snap, Spins, Spiral, Stag Leap, Step, Switch, Table Top, Tilt, Touch, Tripplettes, Turns, Twists, and the Worm.