Jump into Jazz: The Basics and Beyond for Jazz Dance Students / Edition 5

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072844047
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/21/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 259,486
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Jazz Dance: A History

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Chapter 3: A Dancer's Alignment

Chapter 4: Ballet for the Jazz Dancer

Chapter 5: Basic Jazz Positions

Chapter 6: The Jazz Dance Warm-Up

Chapter 7: Basic Jazz Dance

Chapter 8: Movements to Challenge the Beginning Dancer

Chapter 9: Putting it All Together

Chapter 10: Fitness for the Jazz Dancer

Chapter 11: The Dancer's Instrument: Taking Care of It

Chapter 12: The Dancer's Next Step

Appendixes

Appendix A: Jazz Conventions and Competitions

Appendix B: Dance Publications, Journals, and Book Publishers

Appendix C: Video Resources

Appendix D: Web Sites of Interest to the Jazz Dancer

Appendix E: Jazz Dance Companies

Student Worksheets

Bibliography

Index
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