To dance in a musical theatre production, you need to know how the world of musical theatre works; expectations you must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for yourself. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance provides essential support—from the classroom to the stage.
The text introduces students to basic dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and details how to put these techniques into practice for performance. It also presents the history of musical theatre dance, including significant artists, works, and styles. Part of Human Kinetics' Interactive Dance Series, Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is for students enrolled in their first dance course.
The text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps, techniques, partnering, and lifts. For those new to musical theatre dance, this text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury.
Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is a part of Human Kinetics' Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.