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Turkish American Association

Jazz & Dance Workshop

A series of workshops where we will examine early jazz music and social jazz dances within their historical and socio-cultural framework and share both theoretical and practical information. 8-15-22-19 November Tuesdays at 20:00 - 21:30

Jazz & Dance Workshop
Jazz & Dance Workshop

Time & Location

08 Nov 2022, 20:00 – 21:30

Turkish American Association, Guvenevler, Cinnah Cd. No:20, 06540 Cankaya/Ankara, Turkey

About the event

We would like to point out that you do not need to have any previous dance background to participate in this workshop series, where we will examine early jazz music and social jazz dances within their historical and socio-cultural framework and share both theoretical and practical information.

1 week

  • History of Jazz & Dance presentation
  • Interactive communication platform
  • Introduction to social jazz dances

2 weeks

  • 1920s & Charleston (Roaring 20s & Charleston)
  • 1920s in America and Turkey, music, dance, entertainment culture,
  • Teaching Charleston basic dance steps and figures

Three weeks

  • 1930s & Harlem Renaissance
  • Reaching the masses of swing music, socio-cultural and political interactions, teaching the basic steps and figures of original swing dance (Lindy Hop).

Week 4

  • 1940s & Today Lindy Hop
  • Lindy Hop in Hollywood and exemplary scenes, World War II. With the World War II, swing music lost its popularity, spreading to different geographies with individual efforts in the 1980s and increasing today.
  • Swing & Lindy Hop, a short dance routine tutorial (solo or partner participation possible)

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