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Basic Jazz Dance Steps: By Rachel Hanson Dancer & Choreographer Learning basic jazz dance steps are the first part of exploring jazz dance, an energetic and exciting display of physical prowess. Jazz dance itself is a combination of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American popular culture, including African and Celtic dance influences. While it has become a fine art form, originally jazz dance was designed to entertain, and even the basic steps have a showy, extreme feel to them.

Basic Jazz Dance Steps

This wonderful big production number is the finale from the Tony Award-winning revue "Fosse". This is part 1 of 2. Louis Prima's 1936 composition "Sing Sing Sing" became one of his biggest hits and one of the most covered standards of the swing era; Benny Goodman's performance of the song at Carnegie Hall with a featured performance by Gene Krupa on drums has become iconic. From the highly recommended 2002 DVD "Fosse". View excerpts easily at www.theBestArts.c...