199 Ragtime to Hip-Hop: JAZZ DANCE and American Music Inventions

Wednesday, April 1, 2009: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Tampa Convention Center: Ballroom B
Presider: Lisa Lewis, Austin Peay State University, Clarkville, TN
Speaker: Leslie Pamela Walden, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
This session examines 20th century American music trends and traditions to create a syllabus for teaching Jazz Dance technique. Some of the major categories within this framework include Ragtime, Swing, Blues, Broadway, Bebop, Fusion and Hip-Hop. The session will acknowledge this rich history and explore two specific genres through structured warm-up exercises and movement sequences.