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Jump Into Jazz: The Basics and Beyond for the Jazz Dance Student
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -215) and index.
About the Author
Minda has been a full time dance and Physical Education instructor at Mission College since 1979. Since that time she has set up an entire dance program, giving full length dance performances and having students continue their study of dance at 4 year universities. Since 1989, she has shifted her emphasis to fitness and developed a 12 unit program for the Fitness Specialist that trains students as personal trainers as well as aerobic instructors.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started 2. A Dancer?s Alignment 3. Ballet for the Jazz Dancer 4. Basic Jazz Positions 5. The Jazz Dance Warm-Up 6. Basic Jazz Dance 7. Movements to Challenge the Beginning Dancer 8. Putting It All Together 9.Fitness for the Jazz Dancer 10. The Dancer?s Instrument: Taking Care of It 11. The Dancer?s Next Step 12. Jazz Dance: A History Appendixes A. Jazz Conventions and Competitions B. Dance Publications and Journals C. Video Resources D. Web Sites Bibliography Index
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