SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 5:48:03 PMDANCE 13.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 13.4Title:  JAZZ DANCE IV  
Full Title:  Jazz Dance IV
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

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 30.3

Catalog Description:
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This course for advanced dancers focuses on advanced jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also emphasizes jazz dance choreography and emphasizes performance skills.  May include a performance in a dance concert.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 and DANCE 13.3

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for advanced dancers focuses on advanced jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also emphasizes jazz dance choreography and emphasizes performance skills.  May include a performance in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 and DANCE 13.3
Limits on Enrollment:By audition
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:Spring 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
 
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 this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Utilize jazz dance terminology to describe advanced jazz dance
     exercises, technical principles, and movement vocabulary.
2.  Perform advanced jazz dance warm-ups, techniques, stretching and
     strengthening exercises, and movement combinations.
3.  Describe technical principles incorporated in advanced jazz dance
     and apply these to the execution of advanced jazz dance
     movement.
4.  Display performance skills in the performance of advanced jazz
     dance movement sequences.
5.  Perform advanced jazz dance movement in one or more jazz
     dance styles.
6.  Identify basic rhythmic concepts incorporated in advanced jazz
     dance and relate them to the execution of dance movement.
7.  Count advanced jazz dance movement sequences.
8.  Critique a jazz dance performance or piece applying advanced jazz
     dance concepts.
9. Repeating students must demonstrate increased depth and breadth of related skills,
      with new learning objectives.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Advanced jazz dance terminology and corresponding movement
    vocabulary
II.  Advanced jazz dance technique
    A. Technical principles such as alignment, balance, extension,
          turn-out and inward rotation of the legs, moving from the
          center, isolation
    B. Floor work:  Stretching and strengthening
    C. Jazz dance locomotor movements: Steps, turns, leaps and other
         aerial movements
    D. Linking movements:  Across the floor and center combinations
III. Picking up and retaining choreography
IV.  Rhythm and counting music
V.   Style
    A.  Jazz dance movement qualities
    B.  Exploring styles (e.g. Latin Jazz, Classical Jazz)
VI.  Performance skills such as:
    A.  Projection
    B.  Dynamics
    C.  Musicality (reflecting musical mood, accents, dynamics, etc.
           in the performance of dance movement)
    D.  Managing performance anxiety
VII. Choreographing an advanced jazz dance combination or dance study
VIII.How to execute advanced jazz dance movement:
    A.  Verbal descriptions
        1. Dance terminology
        2. Use of imagery
        3. Biomechanics (anatomical and kinesiological references)
    B. Demonstration of movement
    C. Tactile information (hands-on)
    D. Kinesthetic awareness-enhancing tools or methods
    E. Corrections
IX.  Critiquing jazz dance choreography - what to look for in a jazz
       dance piece.
 
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 and the music to
which it is choreographed will vary from semester to semester.

Assignments:
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Homework (averaging 1 hour per week per unit):
1. Weekly practice of instructor choreography and dance skills covered
     in class sessions
2. Choreography of a jazz dance solo
3. Performance of exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups
     required to execute dance movements
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance approved by
     instructor. Note: Critique is based on a performance occurring during
     the current semester, or for video viewing option, instructor will
     provide or approve a video.
5. Reading of class hand-outs
In class assignments include:
1. Jazz dance technique class activities assessed in terms of technique
     and performance. (class performances)
2. 1 to 3 performance exams
3. Note-taking when appropriate
4. Practice sessions
5. Written final exam
Optional assignments:
1. Jazz dance video viewing and analysis
2. Partner activities focusing on dance technique
3. Student choreography work sessions
4. Rehearsing of choreography for performance

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
5 - 11%
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
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, Choreography assignment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer or essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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