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Solo Vernacular Jazz Dance


Adult Enrichment / Fitness -
Winter 2022

Travel back in time and learn some dance steps with roots in African-American communities starting as early as the 1800s. Solo vernacular jazz dance is all about rhythm, individuality, and self-expression. Come dance to jazz and swing music while focusing on syncopated steps and learning to call and respond to the music. Develop a fresh bounce in your step as we learn classic steps like the Charleston, the Shorty George, Fall-off-the-log, Apple Jacks, Tacky Annie, and more. Remember, as Ella Fitzgerald sang, “Tain’t what you do, it’s the WAY that you do it.” No experience required. Wear comfy shoes!

Photo: Dancers at The Savoy, Harlem, c.1950, courtesy of the New York Times

Katie Piselli

Katie Piselli is a dance teacher, performer, and choreographer specializing in vernacular jazz dances including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Jazz Roots. Her mission is to promote jazz music, dance, and history through dynamic instruction.

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FT-Jazz Dance

  Katie Piselli


Online
Mondays, Jan 24 - Mar 21
6:00 - 7:00 PM

  No Class Feb 21


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Price: $ 119 00