Back To Basics Jazz: James Robey’s syllabus builds dancers from the ground up

“You need a stable, grounded lower body,” says James Robey to his attentive students in an advanced jazz class, “and an expressive, mobile upper body.” Robey wrote his own syllabus to fill the hole in jazz dance education, which lacked a codified system along the lines of Vaganova or RAD. (Photo by Sherryl Hauck) Robey, [...]