Jazz Dance Today

ISBN-10: 0314027173
ISBN-13: 9780314027177
Edition: 1994
List price: $114.95
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/18/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

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
What's Missing from a Jazz Dance Class
Jazz Dance Technique
How Today's Jazz Class Developed and Why
Basic Dance Technique
Checklist: Alignment
Checklist: Dance Technique
Vocabulary
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
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
Supplemental Strength Training for The Dancer
Supplemental Strength Training
Upper Body
Lower Body
Checklist: Strength Training
Supplemental Flexibility Training for The Dancer
Supplemental Flexibility Training
Upper Body
Lower Body
Checklist: Supplemental Flexibility Training
Discipline and Training Schedules
Discipline and Training Schedules
Checklist: A Positive Mental Attitude
Variety in Training
Body Therapies
Scheduling
What is Jazz Dance?
America's Folk Dance
Jazz Energy: the Kinetic Push
Checklist: What the Experts Say
Checklist: Jazz Energy
The Jazz Culture
Checklist: Today's Jazz Dance Class Culture
Social Dance/Theatrical Dance
1900-1950
Latin American Influences
Jazz Dance Today
Jazz Dance's Global Future
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
The Performance
Jazz Dance: A Performing Art
Presence
Projection
Performance Craft
Checklist: Performing with Confidence
Basic Musculature Chart
Tessential Information on Vitamins and Minerals
Calorie/Activity Chart
Dance Publications and Journals
Video Resources
Dance Wear
Jazz Conventions/Competitions
Preparation Checklists (Choreography)
Jazz Timeline
Suggested Reading

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