Solo Jazz dance

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3 essential habits to improve your solo jazz dance

Discover how to improve your solo jazz dance with 3 essential habits. Learn how to improve and help you refine your solo jazz movement and style. 1. Film yourself, film yourself, film yourself The great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in their latter years would spend large parts of a studio budget on months of pre-production and filming of dance…


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6 tips on how to create a choreography in solo jazz dance

Here are 6 major tips and ideas that will help you work towards a wholesome solo jazz dance choreography rather than create just another combination of some classic jazz steps rearranged in a different way. To make sure that each decision in your choreography is a choice and you are saying something with it it is important to think of this tips.…


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7 essential tips for learning & growing in solo jazz dance

In this post, I am going to share a few valuable tips to improve in your solo jazz dancing. I took it from my own experience of studying dance since I was 6 years old as well as diving into Jazz culture for the last 8 years. I highly encourage you to learn, practice, soak everything you can from teachers, other dancers. Take whatever you are…


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Announcing Jam Circle: a Community Platform

Today I am very excited to launch our new community sharing platform for all members. Jam Circle is a modern, adaptable forum-style website that is designed to serve as a companion to Ksenia’s Secrets of Solo online dance classes, connect our Members with chat and sharing facilities, and provide a place where I can interact and provide…


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How to practice improvisation in solo jazz dance?

Everything we do in solo jazz dances is an improvisation, unless it’s a performance or choreography. We are going to look closer now on how to actually practice it. There is an ocean of things to practice in solo jazz dance styles. Again, limit yourself. Don’t practice everything. Everything means you won't really improve significantly in any…