Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Gears Up for Its 42nd Summer

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Gears Up for Its 42nd Summer

This summer, as for the past 42 years, students will flock to Colorado to immerse themselves in jazz dance training and performance. High school and college students, professional artists and teaching artists alike will find opportunities for growth and connection.The...
WATCH and Learn a Giordano Jazz Combination

WATCH and Learn a Giordano Jazz Combination

This sequence takes dancers through several foundational poses of the Giordano jazz technique. These positions aren’t stagnant—they flow together with continuous energy. Nan Giordano stresses that the dancer’s powerful gaze is quintessential to authentic...

Bob Boross Demonstrates a Tricky Matt Mattox Tendu

Boross studied extensively with jazz legend Matt Mattox, wrote his master’s thesis on Mattox’s career and has been a professor in six university dance programs. Here, he teaches one of Mattox’s codified warm-up...

Jazz Dance Takes Center Stage

The National Dance Education Organization’s first “Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches in Practice” conference is happening at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, July 31–August 3. The four-day conference contains movement workshops of a variety of jazz...

What My Teacher Taught Me: Joshua Blake Carter

When Giordano Dance Chicago’s Joshua Blake Carter was in high school, he took jazz from Emily Yewell-Volin. Years later, he can still vividly recall the time she helped him with a particularly tricky step. “She had us do a tombé coupé jeté, landing on the front...

Dancing in the Street–Or Down Gus Giordano Way

Gus Giordano Dance School director Amy Giordano holds the sign that will live in front of the school.You know you’ve made it big when you get a street named after you, and legendary jazz dancer and teacher Gus Giordano is no exception. On Saturday, October 12, the Gus...

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