SRJC Course Outlines

2/26/2024 10:58:07 PMDANCE 13.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 13.2Title:  JAZZ DANCE II  
Full Title:  Jazz Dance II
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

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 30.1B

Catalog Description:
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This course, for beginning dancers with prior jazz dance experience, focuses on Level II jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality. The course also includes Level II jazz dance choreography and performance skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 13.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course, for beginning dancers with prior jazz dance experience, focuses on Level II jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality. The course also includes Level II jazz dance choreography and performance skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 13.1
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 this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Utilize jazz dance terminology to describe Level II jazz dance
    exercises, technical principles, and movement vocabulary.
2.  Perform Level II jazz dance warm-ups, techniques, stretching and
    strengthening exercises, and movement combinations.
3.  Describe technical principles incorporated in Level II jazz dance
    and apply these to the execution of Level II jazz dance movement.
4.  Display performance skills in the performance of Level II jazz
    dance movement sequences.
5.  Perform Level II jazz dance movement in one or more jazz
    dance styles.
6.  Identify basic rhythmic concepts incorporated in Level II jazz
    dance and relate them to the execution of dance movement.
7.  Count Level II jazz dance movement sequences.
8.  Critique a jazz dance performance or piece applying Level II 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.   Level II jazz dance terminology and corresponding movement
    vocabulary
II.  Level II 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.How to execute 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
VIII.  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 combination (solo, duet or group
    collaboration)
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 handouts and/or selected readings from text
    
In class assignments include:
1. Jazz dance technique class activities assessed in terms of improvement.
    (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

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
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, Choreographic Assignment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer, essay
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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Jump Into Jazz. Minda Goodman Kraines & Esther Pryor. Mayfield Publishing
Company. 2004.
Instructor Prepared Materials

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