Dance workshop in Saratoga Springs celebrates Black History Month

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A workshop in Saratoga Springs celebrated Black History Month through movement and dance.

The Joyful Resistance Dance Experience explored the history of jazz tap dance as a means of expression for those seeking a path to equality.

Led by Skidmore Dance Professor Tina Fretto, the master class was held at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga on Saturday.

Participants were led through a gentle warm-up that culminated in an energetic dance combination based in both jazz and tap.

The dance form has its origins in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, when African were brought to America.