SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 6:33:18 PMDANCE 13.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 13.1Title:  JAZZ DANCE I  
Full Title:  Jazz Dance I
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.003 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 30.1A

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the study of jazz dance techniques including warm-up exercises, isolations, floor stretches and strengthening. This course includes jazz steps "across the floor" and short jazz dance combinations.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the study of jazz dance including warm-up exercises, isolations, floor stretches & strengthening, jazz steps "across the floor" and jazz dance combinations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the semester, the student will be able to:
I.      Identify basic jazz dance terminology.
II.     Analyze and perform basic jazz walks, footwork and movement
III.    Recognize and verbalize the proper counting of dance movements
       and demonsrate how the movements correlate to music.
IV.     Perform dance skills that demonstrate an increased comfort level
       in the jazz dance style(s) presented.
V.      Demonstrate correct biomechanical form as it relates to
       strength, flexibility, and alignment.

Topics and Scope
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   A.  Stretches
   B.  Isolations
   C.  Strengthening
   A.  Basic posture and alignment through movement (plies,
       tendus, battements, developpes, etc.)
   B.  Balance and turning techniques
   C.  Jazz dance movements analyzed
   A.  Jazz dance walks, footwork and movement combinations
   B.  Jazz phrases used in the current dance combinations
   A.  Working with the movements involved earlier in the class
   B.  Rhythmic correlation to music will be emphasized
   C.  General dynamics of style and presentation will also be
   D.  Learning to recognize jazz dance movements by sight
       (visualization techniques)
   E.  Application and practice of the combinations in order to
       affect neuromuscular memory

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May include any or all of the following: practice choreography and dance
skills, choreograph original dance movement either alone or with
a partner or group, perform exercises to further strengthen and/or
stretch muscle groups required to execute dance movements.

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%
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%
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
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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