What is the historical development of jazz and tap through American history? How did they originate
organize your revised research questions, current thesis statement, and an outline or checklist of your plan for conducting further research on your topic into a new discussion post. In a few paragraphs, discuss what relevant sources you have identified and the process for accessing those sources.
When responding to your peers, critique their plan and offer suggestions for thinking like a historian. Does their plan suggest that they are thinking about change over time, context, causality, complexity, and contingency?
What are the steps in the production process of a dance concert? What is the beginning point of the process? What other factors are important and who makes those decisions? Speak specifically regarding the choreographer, dancer, and the logistics/issues of the actual performing space.
What is the current status of dance in the American student’s education? What is the feeling of dance educators towards the rights and privileges of students to a dance education? Speak to the similarities and differences in dance education in grades K-12 and higher education. What role does creative movement play in the public education system? Why is teaching a popular profession for the dancer? What are the most common types of dance teachers?
What is the historical development of jazz and tap through American history? How did they originate? Who were some of the influential artists in the development of jazz dance and tap dance and what was their significance? What were some of the famous musicals that helped signify the development of these dance forms? How would you define jazz dance and tap dance? What characteristics are similar and different regarding these two dance forms?