Jazz Dance: The Story Of American Vernacular Dance
Artists like Bill Robinson, King Rastus Brown, John Bubbles, Honi Coles and others who speak to us in this book, are our Nijinskys, Daighilevs, Balanchines, and Grahams. There are so many books on ballet and modern dance. There are still a few on tap dance and they are so cavalierly allowed to go out of print even though the interest in them is so deep and sustaining.
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Well this is the only book you need to read specially if you are a Swing Dancer (Lindy, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, Tap etc.).
Such a dancer can most probably relate to the dance steps mentioned in this book. Even if not, you can easily be able to research a bit more on YouTube to find those steps and to employ those steps into your dancing.
At the end of this book you will find a Selected LIst of Films and Kinescopes and Analysis and Notation of Basic Afro-American movements.
This is a bible - and should be ready a few times by any dancer who is interested to understand how dance evolved in the United States.