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29th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Fesival 2015
March 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - March 15, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Enjoy America’s indigenous dance art form – Jazz Dance at the 29th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival 2015.
Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company proudly presents its signature annual jazz dance event! Back for its 29th season the Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival fills the auditorium with energy and soul as area dance companies showcase their newest creations in jazz, tap and hip-hop. This is the only major jazz dance festival in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is a rare opportunity to witness a large-scale tribute to American’s indigenous dance art form.
Jazz dance, whose roots extend deep into the cultural soil of Louisiana, has traveled from the streets of New Orleans to Broadway and to the concert stage. Contemporary jazz dance is a powerful fusion of original jazz dance styles with other forms of dance ranging from classical ballet to popular street dance. As a living artistic history, jazz dance stems from the heart of a nation never at rest. Kinetic yet fluid, technically acute yet hugely entertaining, jazz dance reflects the diversity of our nation and celebrates its energy. Jazz dance is “Made in America!”
Jazz dance is a true American art form, with 20th century styles evolving and merging toward today’s 21st century music. Jazz dance has changed as jazz music itself has advanced and as popular culture has shifted. York frames the Festival as a sequence of jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater dance numbers, in the vaudevillian or revue style.
“This is art that honors original street dance techniques with contemporary energy and inspiration,” says Marilyn York, Artistic director of Dancin’ Unlimited and Producer of the Festival. The power of live jazz, tap and hip-hop dance is in its vitality and rhythmic creativity. It’s always fresh, free, and fundamental to our American spirit.
The 29th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival is at 8 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2015, and 4 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Camps Theater. All tickets are $23 in advance and $27 at the door. Tickets are General Admission and all patrons must have a ticket regardless of age. Tickets are available at www.jazz-dance-show.org, or at the theater box office prior to the show. The Festival is family friendly and framed as a sequence of dance numbers in the vaudevillian or revue style.
The Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus theater is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia and is convenient to Capital Beltway Route 495 Beltway Exit 52-A. There is plenty of free parking on campus in Lot B. The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Please arrive early to facilitate parking and getting to your seat.
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