To help you understand a little bit about jazz dance and music we offer some information and activities.
Here you will find:
- A short background and history of DJD
- A short history of Jazz dance
- Lists of recommended reading for both you and your students, as well as web sites that we have found useful
- A jazz era list with examples of musicians and performing artists to research and/or listen to
Some of the suggested student activities require accompanying jazz music. We have made a couple of suggestions regarding pieces to use, but if you have favourite pieces of jazz music that you feel are appropriate go ahead and use them!