Show Tunes(Broadway)

Brittany James

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Broadway dance can be defined as the incorporation of ballet, jazz and modern dance styles with theater and singing. At its beginnings, people were intrigued with Broadway theater because it was the first time dance was an integral component of a play's plot. Because theater critics did not approve of Broadway as a serious type of theater in its first few decades, its creators were known as "gypsies" until successful productions proved otherwise. Some of the earliest recognized Broadway dance choreographers include George Balanchine, Robert Alton and Gower Champion.