SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 11:25:58 AMDANCE 14 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.003 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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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Lyrical jazz dance draws from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. This course, for intermediate through advanced level dancers, follows a jazz dance class format including center warm-ups, progressions, and combinations. The choreography focuses on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of the songs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
DANCE 11.2 and DANCE 13.2 ( or PE 30.1B)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lyrical jazz dance draws from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. This course, for intermediate through advanced level dancers, follows a jazz dance class format including center warm-ups, progressions, and combinations. The choreography focuses on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of the songs.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:DANCE 11.2 and 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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate competence in the ballet, jazz, and modern dance skills incorporated in
       lyrical jazz dance choreography.
2.  Incorporate lyrical jazz dance performance skills such as expressive movement quality
     and appropriate facial expressions in the context of a lyrical jazz dance class.
3.  Choreograph a lyrical jazz dance combination.
4.  Differentiate between lyrical jazz dance and other dance genres including ballet, modern,
      jazz, and contemporary dance genres.  
5.  Demonstrate musicality in the performance and choreography of lyrical jazz dance movement.
6.  Apply knowledge of lyrical jazz dance to the analysis of dance pieces viewed in a live
     or video performance.
7.  Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth of dance skills and
     aesthetic comprehension in the lyrical jazz dance genre.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Theory
     A.  Background and characteristics of lyrical jazz dance
     B.  Comparison of stylistic elements of  lyrical jazz dance to those of other dance
            genres (ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary)
     C.  Dance terminology and corresponding movement vocabulary incorporated in
            lyrical jazz dance
II.  Lyrical jazz dance skills and techniques
      (All skills taught appropriate to intermediate to advanced level)
     A.  Warm-up exercises
     B.  Footwork and plies
     C.  Legwork
     D.  Alignment and limb placement
     E.  Balance
     F.  Stretching and strengthening
     G.  Floor work
     H.  Progressions (across the floor movements)
     I.   Center floor combinations
     J.  All of the above include practice in assimilation and retention of dance sequences
III. Lyrical jazz dance performance skills
      A.  Emotional expressiveness
      B.  Facial expression
      C.  Dynamic contrast
      D.  Projection
      E.  Performance energy
      F.  Dealing with performance anxiety
IV.  Musicality
       A.  Expressing musical mood and color through movement quality
      B.  Phrasing and rhythmical timing
      C.  Accents
      D.  Learning dance movement with and without counts (i.e. to lyrics or         
             instrumentation of music)
V.  Choreographing an intermediate to advanced combination in the lyrical
            jazz dance style
     A. May include improvisational experiences as a precursor to choreography
     B. Synthesis of lyrical jazz dance vocabulary and stylistic elements with personal style
VI.  Critiquing a dance performance in relation to lyrical jazz dance
      A. Deciphering dance - what to look for in a dance performance
      B. Comparing and contrasting elements of a dance piece to characteristics of
           lyrical jazz dance
Topics for repeating students:  Although some concepts, techniques, and movement vocabulary will be reviewed, the specific choreography of the movement sequences included in every phase of the class (Topic II.) and the music to which it is choreographed will vary from semester to semester.

Assignments:
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In class assignments:
1.  1 to 3 performance exams
2.   Midterm exam on intermediate/advanced lyrical jazz dance terminology
3.   Final exam (generally comprised of performance of student-choreographed
      combinations but varies from instructor to instructor)
 
Homework:  Average of 1 hour per week per unit
1.  Practice of dance skills and combinations from class.
2.  Reading of instructor prepared materials and/or text book reading assignments.
3.  Choreography of a dance combination (short dance sequence) either in solo, with a partner, or group choreography projects.  
4. Study for intermediate/advanced lyrical jazz dance terminology exam.
5.  Written 2 to 3 page critique of a live dance performance. (Alternate assignment: paper
     on a video-taped dance performance)
 
Assignments for repeating students:  students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth of skills in completion of in class and homework assignments.

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
10 - 15%
Critique
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 performance in general, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Midterm and final exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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