SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 11:06:25 PMDANCE 14 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 14Title:  LYRICAL JAZZ DANCE  
Full Title:  Lyrical Jazz Dance
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 58

Catalog Description:
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The lyrical style of jazz draws from ballet and modern techniques while maintaining the attitude and style of jazz dance.  This class will follow a jazz dance format including center warm-ups, across the floor sequences and combinations, with the choreographic focus on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of songs.  May include a possible performance in a dance concert.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANC 11.1 ( or DANCE 11.1 or PE 27.1 or PE 146.1) and Course Completion of DANC 13.2 ( or DANCE 13.2 or PE 30.1B)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Jazz dance format including center warm-ups, across the floor sequences and combinations, with the choreographic focus on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of songs.  May include a possible performance in a dance concert. (CR/NC OPTION)
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANC 11.1 ( or DANCE 11.1 or PE 27.1 or PE 146.1) and Course Completion of DANC 13.2 ( or DANCE 13.2 or PE 30.1B)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Demonstrate intermediate level competence in essential
   ballet, jazz and modern dance skills.
2.  Practice dramatic performance of dance sequences through
   movement quality and facial expressions.
3.  Expand his or her movement repertoire to include flowing,
   expressive and graceful qualities within a jazz dance
   context.
4.  Improvise lyrical jazz dance movement to hone the
   expressive capacities essential to performance of
   lyrical jazz dance and to discover personal lyrical
   jazz dance style.
5.  Choreograph a lyrical jazz dance combination.
6.  Perform lyrical jazz dance sequences or dances for the
   class and/or an audience.
7.  Demonstrate theoretical understanding of lyrical jazz
   dance.
8.  Develop musicality i.e. relating of dance movement to
   the phrasing, rhythm, mood and lyrics of the music.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Lyrical Jazz characteristics
   A.  Floor work (movement that takes place on a low level i.e.
       sitting, lying or kneeling on the floor or moving through
       sitting, lying or kneeling positions)
   B.  Balletic movements and vocabulary
   C.  Modern dance movements and vocabulary
   D.  Emotional expressiveness in body movement and facial
       expression
   E.  Jazz dance isolations such as shoulder, rib and hip movements
   F.  Prevalence of sustained (i.e. smooth and continuous) movements
       and transitions contrasted with strongly accented movements
   G.  Musicality i.e. relating dance movement to the phrasing,
       rhythm, mood and lyrics of the music.
II. Lyrical Jazz Warm-ups emphasizing the stylistic characteristic
   above
   A.  Opening warm-up segment
         1.  Gross movement patterns and rhythmical movement designed
             to increase the blood flow and the internal temperature
             of the muscles
         2.  Secondary focus on  articulation of the spine through
             the sagittal and frontal planes of the body
   B.  Isolations i.e. movements of one part of the body at a time
       such as head and neck movements, shoulder movements, rib cage
       and pelvis movements
   C.  Footwork and plies
         1.  Articulation of the feet and ankles
         2.  External rotation of the hip joints (turnout)
         3.  Vertical alignment of the spine
         4.  Strengthening of the quadriceps and hip flexors
   D.  Legwork
         1.  Leg extensions that demand leg strength and flexibility;
             vertical alignment of the spine
         2.  Off-center movements of the torso
         3.  Placement of the extremities in relation to the torso
         4.  Balance
   E.  General stretching and strengthening
         1.  Muscles of the back, legs, hips, feet
         2.  The body's core, i.e. the lumbar/pelvic abdominal
             regions of the body
III."Across the Floor" i.e. locomotor movements
    A. Emphasis on traveling through space
    B. Lyrical jazz dance steps and movement vocabulary that will
       serve as the building blocks for lyrical jazz choreography
    C. Lyrical jazz turns based on a combination of ballet, jazz and
       modern movement vocabulary
IV.  Lyrical Jazz Combinations
    A. Longer dance sequences that integrate the elements of
       technique practiced throughout the previous segments of class
       and the stylistic characteristics of lyrical jazz dance
    B. Challenge the dance student to rapidly assimilate and retain
       complex dance sequences
    C. Attention to detail and performance quality
    D. Capabilities associated with lyrical jazz dance
         1.  Emotional expressiveness throughout the body
         2.  Facial expressions that reflect the mood or feeling of
             the choreography and music
         3.  Dynamic contrast i.e. changes in energy flow
         4.  Enhanced connection to the music in terms of:
             a. accenting movements with musical accents
             b. reflecting the impact of the mood of the music in
                movement quality
             c. rhythmical timing
V.  Student choreography demonstrating the distinctive features of the
   lyrical jazz dance style
   A.  Improvisational experiences
         1.  Spontaneous creation of lyrical jazz dance movements
         2.  Precursor to actual choreography
   B.  Combination (dance sequence) in the lyrical jazz dance style
   C.  Synthesis of lyrical jazz dance vocabulary and stylistic
       elements with the student's personal style and movement
       inventions
   D.  Performance of choreography for the class

Assignments:
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Observation of a dance performance and written paper comparing and
contrasting the style of the dance viewed to the lyrical jazz dance style.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Written critique
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance


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