Integration of dance into Broadway productions.
Jazz dance influences the choreography.
Formation of the American musical theatre tradition.
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century:
Roots in African and Irish step dances.
Fusion of percussive footwork and syncopated rhythms.
Originates in the Bronx, New York.
Evolves from urban street culture, incorporating breaking, locking, and popping.
Gains recognition through dance battles and street performances.
1980s to 1990s
Hip-Hop Dance in Mainstream Media:
Transition from streets to dance studios.
Featured prominently in music videos, films, and television.
Global spread of Hip-Hop dance culture.
Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century:
Emerges alongside jazz music.
Fusion of African, European, and Caribbean dance traditions.
Popularized in social dances and vaudeville.
20th Century to Present
20th Century to Present:
Jazz Dance in Musical Theatre:
Choreographers like Bob Fosse shape jazz dance in musicals.
Jazz dance becomes a staple in Broadway productions.
Diversity and Fusion:
American dance forms continue to evolve.
Fusion of styles, cultural influences, and technological advancements shape the contemporary dance landscape.