This film contains copyrighted material whose use has not been
specifically authorized by the copyright owners. Ryan Martin and the
Hot Rhythm Foundation (hereafter, "The Foundation") are making this
film available to the public in an effort to fulfill the Foundation's mission.
The Foundation recognizes the existence of a community of musicians
and dancers that have formed by way of their shared passion for the
danceable jazz music of the early-twentieth century. It is the mission
of the Foundation to promote and sustain this artistic community and
in this way preserve the two historically American art forms that exist
at its center--early twentieth-century jazz and swing dancing. The
Foundation, like the community it supports, regards this music and
these dances as living, breathing art forms of historical significance
and aims to fulfill its mission by sharing them, as such, through
community outreach, education, and special events.
This film was created to serve as an educational resource for those who
wish to learn more about the American swing dance called shag.
Ryan Martin and Foundation believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the
copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright
Law. Anyone who wishes to use the copyrighted material in this film
for purposes that do not constitute 'fair use' must obtain permission
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