Posts tagged vernacular
University of Calgary

In this program, you will transform your knowledge of dance by engaging with dance history, pedagogy, choreography, critical theory, dance for the camera, dance science, improvisation, dance production, and various dance techniques.

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Ryerson University

The Dance program is the most intensive and comprehensive undergraduate program of its kind in Canada. Delivered by a faculty with extensive professional experience and a passion for student development, the program has earned widespread respect throughout the Canadian and international dance communities.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Our students choose from a variety of introductory and advanced courses, each designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the technical, theoretical and historical aspects of dance. Beginning to advanced technique courses are offered in Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Global Dance.

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Holla Jazz

Established in 2016 by Artistic Director Natasha Powell, Holla Jazz was founded as a forum for developing and presenting artists that work and improvise together, to create harmonious and transformative experiences. The company aims to reinvigorate jazz dance with its sister dances including hip hop and house, as innovative and important vehicles for expression, while showcasing freedom and one’s own identity through the spirit of jazz.

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Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance

The late Marshall Stearns was author of The Story of Jazz, and was the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and Institute of Jazz Studies. He died in 1966 while completing his book Jazz Dance co-authored by his wife Jean. Jean Stearns is an authority on jazz and assisted her late husband Marshall in researching and writing Jazz Dance.

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Chapman University

As dance majors at Chapman, students participate in a strong professional training program with high quality productions while still enjoying the benefits of a small university. Students may choose from a pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance or from the more broad based Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Contemporary and Commercial Jazz styles are taught.

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