Vernacular Jazz, also known as Solo Jazz or Jazz Roots, refers to black vernacular dances styles ranging from Cake Walk and Charleston through to Be-bop and early rock and roll. It indicates dancing without a partner (rather than dancing with a partner, like Lindy Hop). Unlike Broadway Jazz, it has limited influences from ballet. Solo Jazz can be improvised or choreographed. It ranges from sly and slinky to aerobic and goofy.
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