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Jump Rhythm® Jazz Technique Class with Billy Siegenfeld

Price: $25 in advance, $30 day of workshop
Level: Advanced beginning and above jazz

Jump Rhythm® focuses on the concept of full-bodied rhythm-making, whose goal is to fuse the dancing body and scat-singing voice into a rhythm-accurate percussion instrument. The technique bases all work on two overarching principles: rhythmic clarity comes from making clear shifts of body-weight; and shifts of body-weight are most clearly achieved using the body-grounding concept of Standing Down Straight®. Now taught abroad as well as in the United States, Jump Rhythm’s vocal-rhythmic approach to movement learning can be considered essential preparation for performing any genre of dance or stage movement done to beat-driven music with both musical precision and emotional clarity. Because Standing Down Straight® also promotes moving with efficiency (using the least amount of energy to achieve one’s goal), with grace, and without causing injury to the body, no matter how high-exertion the activity, the technique can also be used by workers like musicians, athletes, and public speakers to improve their own performances.

Event begins at 4:30PM

Presented by: Joy of Motion Dance Center

Featured Artist(s): Jump Rhythm Jazz

Categories: Dance

Event Venue

Joy of Motion Dance Center Friendship Heights

5207 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
  • Saturday, December 8, 2012

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