Andrea Huelsenbeck, Teacher of General Music at Weinberg, had this to say about the presentation: "Weinberg Elementary has been a beneficiary of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society sponsored concerts for many years, and they are consistently excellent. This year’s addition of professional dancers to the 52 Street Band, demonstrating the Charleston, Lindy Hop and other dances, created another layer of experience for our students, many of whom might never have an opportunity to hear jazz music performed live. To see the delight on the faces of the students and teachers alike brings joy to my heart. Thank you so much for coming."
This 45 minute (or 1 hour) Jazz History program was developed to educate children about the origins and early stages of jazz and dance history. Jazz is defined as improvisation, syncopation and swing, accompanied by dances such as the Charleston, Balboa, Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag. Through songs representing the jazz era, the relationship of jazz and dance development are tied to major events in American History during the first half of the twentieth century: such things as early days in New Orleans, WWI, the first jazz recording, prohibition, major migration of blacks from the south to Chicago, organized crime impact during the roaring twenties, musician migration to New York, and the reasons for the decline of dancing to jazz music.
Schools interested in this free program may contact Helen Daley at (480)620-3941 for details.
Arizona Classic Jazz Society
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