The A Level Guide to American Jazz


Specially filmed studio excerpts with counts. Featuring Katie Fouracre, the excerpts are broken down and taught as well as performed.  Excerpts include:

  • Kelly musicals,  Singin’ in the Rain from Singin’ in the Rain.
  • Fosse musicals, including Rich Man’s Frug from Sweet Charity, Steam Heat from The Pajama Game
  • Robbins musicals, including Cool from West Side Story, Wedding Dance from Fiddler on the Roof

Analysis and context of the featured video excerpts including:

  • technique, movement and choreographic style of Kelly, Fosse and Robbins
  • choreographic developments appropriate to each choreographer
  • constituent features of the musicals featured
  • social context
  • stylistic features
  • artistic influences
  • relevance to the genre














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