DANC 453 Forces and Figures in American Jazz Dance

This lecture course will examine and discuss the culturally diverse social, vernacular and popular dances jazz dance draws upon through readings, video viewings, in-class and online discussions. Classes will pay particular attention to the influences of African American contributions to social, studio, commercial and musical theater traditions of American Jazz Dance, and their impacts on the evolution of jazz dance in society. Student will develop advanced critical thinking and writing and research skills in this course.




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