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Jazz Dance Today (West's Physical Activities Series)
Synopses & Reviews
This text provides necessary theory with an easy-to-read and understandable format that allows instructors to devote class time to dance. Please see Adams Racquetball Today for more information.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -150) and index.
Table of Contents
CCHAPTER 1: PREPARING FOR THE JAZZ DANCE CLASS. Knowing What You Want to Achieve and How to Achieve It. Checklist: Goals of a Dance Class. What to Wear and Why. Understanding the Necessity of Training. Terminology. Listening to Music in Class. Getting Prepared Mentally. Checklist: Mental Preparation. Getting Prepared Physically. Your Personal Warm-up. Checklist: Benefits of an Adequate Warm-up. Whats Missing from a Jazz Dance Class. CHAPTER 2: JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE. How Todays Jazz Class Developed and Why. Basic Dance Technique. Checklist: Alignment. Checklist: Dance Technique. Vocabulary. CHAPTER 3: THE JAZZ DANCE ClASS: A MODEL. Checklist: Common Elements of the Class. Physical Training. Style Training. Checklist: Preparing for a Successful Class. Warm-Up Sets. General Warm-Up (Large Muscle Groups). Fine Tuning (Smaller Muscle Groups). Strengthening Exercises. Flexibility Exercises. Endurance Conditioning. Isolations. Checklist: Was Your Warm-Up Successful?. Specific Skill Development. Short Combinations. Long Combinations. Cool Down. Reverence. CHAPTER 4: BASIC NUTRITION AND CARDIORESPIRATORY CONDITIONING. Nutrition for the Dancer. Overview of the Basics. What, How Much, and When. Cardiorespiratory Conditioning. Checklist: Nutrition and Weight Control. CHAPTER 5: SUPPLEMENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING FOR THE DANCER. Supplemental Strength Training. Upper Body. Lower Body. Checklist: Strength Training. CHAPTER 6: SUPPLEMENTAL FLEXIBILITY TRAINING FOR THE DANCER. Supplemental Flexibility Training. Upper Body. Lower Body. Checklist: Supplemental Flexibility Training. CHAPTER 7: DISCIPLINE AND TRAINING SCHEDULES. Discipline and Training Schedules. Checklist: A Positive Mental Attitude. Variety in Training. Body Therapies. Scheduling. CHAPTER 8: WHAT IS JAZZ DANCE? Americas Folk Dance. Jazz Energy: the Kinetic Push. Checklist: What the Experts Say. Checklist: Jazz Energy. The Jazz Culture. Checklist: Todays Jazz Dance Class Culture. Social Dance/Theatrical Dance. 1900-1950. Latin American Influences. Jazz Dance Today. Jazz Dances Global Future. CHAPTER 9: JAZZ DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY. Choreography. Choreographer. Choreographing. Jazz Choreography. Movement Shaped into Meaning. Developing Jazz Movement. Shaping with the Tools of Choreography. Checklist: Time as a Tool. Checklist: Space as a Tool. Checklist: Groups in Space. Checklist: Using Dynamics as a Tool. Creating Meaning: The Creative Process. CHAPTER 10: THE PERFORMANCE. Jazz Dance: A Performing Art. Presence. Projection. Performance Craft. Checklist: Performing with Confidence. APPENDIX A: BASIC MUSCULATURE CHART. APPENDIX B: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ON VITAMINS AND MINERALS. APPENDIX C: CALORIE/ACTIVITY CHART. APPENDIX D: DANCE PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS. APPENDIX E: VIDEO RESOURCES. APPENDIX F: DANCE WEAR. APPENDIX G: JAZZ CONVENTIONS/COMPETITIONS. APPENDIX H: PREPARATION CHECKLISTS (CHOREOGRAPHY). APPENDIX I: JAZZ TIMELINE. APPENDIX J: SUGGESTED READING.
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