Improvising Movement With Jazz
Jazz music began in New Orleans in the early 1900s, but its influence has spread throughout the county and collided with many other art forms. In this pre-recorded lesson, students will learn about the relationship between Jazz music and dance and how artists of both art forms utilize improvisation. After learning basic Jazz movements from Governor's School Dance Instructor Maeghan McHale Hobbs, students will try their own hand at improvising dance!
How is improvisation used in both Jazz music and Jazz dance?
D.CR. AL.1.2. I can improvise using a variety of stimuli in order to create movement phrases for composition.
This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:
World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation
Life and Career Characteristics: Self Direction and Global Perspective
About the Project Creators
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