Rooted Jazz Dance

“Rooted Jazz Dance sends the very clear message that jazz dance is reclaiming its time.”—Ayo Walker, Austin Peay State University   “Explores the long overdue recognition of jazz dance as historically a Black American form of dance, steeped in Africanist aesthetics that parallel the cultural history of Black people in the country. It is not only a … Continue reading Rooted Jazz Dance

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

NOW IN PAPERBACK “A wonderful tool for teachers looking for in-depth profiles of historic jazz figures or a sampling of the second half of the 20th century’s jazz ideologies for a dance history course.”—Dance Teacher "A must-read for all dancers as the invaluable historical references and in-depth coverage of the different jazz forms cannot be … Continue reading Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!

Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day, everyone! All over the nation today, individuals are celebrating the importance of every category of art--whether fine, visual, performing, or another artistic medium. To take part in this celebration, we've discounted some of our recent art books on our website. Simply visit http://www.upf.com/AAD15 and apply code AAD15 at checkout to take … Continue reading Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Jazz Dance

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches Edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver “A must-read for all dancers.”—Debra McWaters, author of Musical Theatre Training Grown from African roots and shaped by European influences, the branches of jazz dance include tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and … Continue reading Jazz Dance