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Jazz dance


Jazz dance

Jazz dance began from the African American vernacular dance of the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. The dance and music originated jointly, in a lower-class neighborhood in New Orleans called District Storyville. Their heightened rhythmic characteristic charmed the American public and by the 1920s.

The term Jazz dance refers to various related dance styles. All of them are associated via common roots, namely tap, ballet, jazz music, and African-American rhythms and dance.
In the 1910s, Joe Frisco was an American vaudeville performer and popular "jazz dancer".

We can connect many dances origin to Jazz dance: hip hop, modern dance, swing, rock n roll, etc. Jazz, in its technique is still developing, maturing and almost every decade gives birth to a new genre.

In the 1940s, jazz music developed into a more difficult form known as bebop.

From 1936 through the 1960s, different choreographers from the modern dance and ballet worlds--George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Jack Cole, Hanya Holm, Helen Tamiris, Michael Kidd, and Bob Fosse--created a very requiring offshoot of jazz dance that exceeded the technical abilities of the chorine or dance act and needed instead a taught dancer.

Throughout the later jazz age, popular styles of jazz dance were the Cakewalk, Boogie Woogie, Black Bottom, Charleston, Jitterbug, Swing dancing and the related Lindy Hop.
The modern-jazz class was a medley of influences of different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, jazzy jazz, or just about any form of cultural dance done to jazz music.

Nowadays, jazz dance is present in many diverse venues and diverse styles. Jazz dance prospers in dance schools and persist an essential element of musical theater choreography; it is occasionally linked with other dance styles as proper for the particular show.