Lecture - Jazz Dance and Broadway

Lecture - Jazz Dance and Broadway - Introduction to Dance...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Dance Lecture Jazz Dance and Broadway DNC101 Online Course Jazz Dance and Broadway World War I had ended and a social revolution was under way! Customs and values of previous generations were rejected. Life was to be lived and enjoyed to the fullest. Young people scandalized their elders in the cabarets, night clubs, and speakeasies that replaced the ballrooms of pre-war days. Dancing became more informal - close embraces and frequent changes of partners were now socially acceptable. Only one kind of music suited this generation - jazz, the vehicle for dancing the Fox-Trot, Shimmy, Rag, Charleston, Black Bottom, and various other steps of the period. Jazz originated at the close of the nineteenth century in the seamy dance halls and brothels of the South and Midwest. Southern blacks, delivered from slavery a few decades before, started playing European music with Afro modifications. with Afro modifications....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course DNC 101 taught by Professor Kathy during the Spring '10 term at Eastern New Mexico.

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