Dance: The Cutting Edge

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Jazz Choreography "Shimmy 'n Shake": Beginner

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Note: Syllabus in Choreo series is a one page description of the routine. (Complimentary)

“Dance: The Cutting Edge-Jazz Choreography -Shimmy n’ Shake” was created with authentic material by Kimberly Beck Thomson, an award-winning choreographer. The newbie to Jazz will thoroughly enjoy the energy and engagement in this video. This is an exciting approach to the Jazz genre with choreography including Three-Step Turns, Lindys, Ball-Changes, Kimbos, Triple-Hip Variations, and other moves. Students learn basic moves like Jazz Walks, Model Walks, Pas de Bourrées, and Chassés. Kimberly integrates multiple influences from the Jazz genre, in both movement and music. Students will learn how to match their artistic movements to the smooth trombones and syncopated drum rhythms of classic Jazz music. Dancers will learn to love the Jazz combinations presented here.

The beginner skill level dancer will love the unique and playful choreography of steps demonstrated within the “Jazz” video library. This streaming video was professionally filmed with multiple camera angles, allowing students to view detailed demonstrations and breakdowns, as though Kimberly was right there beside you! Dance: The Cutting Edge videos are essential for the Jazz dancer’s collection!