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Simply Full of Jazz: (Twenties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the “Jimtown Fisticuffs” challenge dance between Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles in the 1921 Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle black musical comedy Shuffle Along, which ... More


The Family of Jazz Dance

Bob Boross

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Since jazz dance is a shared creation of countless individual contributions, there can be no definitive answer to the question “what is jazz dance?” Yes, the initial manifestation of jazz dance was a ... More


Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This multi-author textbook provides an in-depth look at the rich and varied history of jazz dance, from its African roots in early American society until today. The book is divided into six main ... More


Jazz Dance from Emancipation to 1970

Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

The history of jazz dance is intimately tied to the history of jazz music. Collectively, as jazz expression with common histories and shared aesthetic characteristics, their entwined history from ... More


Jazz Dance Styles

Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter offers a brief overview of jazz dance styles. Styles that are defined include authentic jazz dance, tap dance, club jazz dance, jazz-influenced dance, rhythm-generated jazz dance, ... More


Jazz Dance from 1970 into the Twenty-First Century

Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

From the 1970s to the present, jazz continues experimenting and innovating, blending and fusing, leaving contestations and contradictions in its wake. Over time it became obvious that the genesis for ... More


Jazz Dance in Higher Education

Kim Chandler Vaccaro

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Dance

The author argues for the inclusion of more jazz dance within higher education dance programs. Jazz dance has often been regarded as entertainment-oriented “low art,” and less worthy of inclusion ... More


Jazz Dance as American Export in France and the United Kingdom

Sheron Wray

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Dance

American forms of entertainment including dance impacted the European landscape in parallel with its spreading popularity in the United States. Blackface minstrelsy graced stages in Europe in the ... More


Jazz Dance, Pop Culture, and the Music Video Era

Melanie George

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

More than any other dance form, jazz dance is most closely aligned with trends and contemporary popular music. In part, this is what makes jazz dance so difficult to define. Because it is always ... More


A Journey into the Heart of Jazz Dance

Jill Flanders Crosby

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Dance

This article chronicles the research and artistic journey of the author, a dancer and scholar, as she developed a new understanding about the nature of jazz dance. Crosby spent a year in West Africa ... More


Jazz Dance Training via Private Studios, Competitions, and Conventions

Lindsay Guarino

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

It appears that the majority of young dancers today are most familiar with a style of jazz dance that relies heavily on pop music, ballet technique, and tricks. Only by revealing many perspectives on ... More


The Transmission of AfricanAmerican Concert Dance and American Jazz Dance

Gill Wright Miller

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Dance

What connects African-American concert dance and jazz dance? On the one hand, both forms derive from the same root: African vernacular dance. It is easy to identify elements of African aesthetics in ... More


Jazz Dance and Racism

Carlos Jones

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the complications of race and class as a part of the jazz dance story. Acceptance as an art form has eluded jazz dance for decades. Much of this can be attributed to the ... More


A Study of the Power of Club Jazz in 1980s London

Michèle Scott

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the 1980s, a few young DJs began playing jazz music in English clubs and at all-day dance events. Jazz music, with its complex layering of rhythm and phrasing, presented a challenge to dancers ... More


The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel

Karen Hubbard

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alfred “Pepsi” Bethel is best known for his mark on Authentic Jazz Dance as a performer and teacher in the mid-20th century. Bethel was one of few practitioners of authentic jazz dance in the ... More


Vernacular Jazz Dance and Race in Hollywood Cinema

Susie Trenka

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Dance

The manifold varieties of jazz dance have always dominated dance in mainstream American cinema. Given jazz dance’s African roots and its many manifestations in the African-American vernacular, it is ... More


Historical Movement Chart

Tom Ralabate

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This section offers an outline of vernacular jazz dance steps, movements, and styles by era, and the musical styles that were dominant during each period. Beginning with the 1800s and reaching all ... More


Introduction

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book argues that 1930s and '40s dance band music provided listeners new ways to make sense of the changing spaces and places of American life. The popular music of the era significantly acted in ... More


Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance

Teal Darkenwald

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jack Cole is credited as the father of theatrical jazz dance. His career spanned from the 1920s through the 1950s and he developed a specific method of training theatrical jazz dancers in a style ... More


The “Free Style” Jazz Dance of Matt Mattox

Bob Boross

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Beginning as a featured dancer in movie musicals of the 1940s and 1950s and progressing to international status as a dance teacher and choreographer, Mattox has had a significant, worldwide impact on ... More


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