SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 7:03:48 PMDANCE 13.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course

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 Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.0017 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:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 30.3

Catalog Description:
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This course is for serious and skilled jazz dance students who wish to intensify and continue their dance experience. Emphasis will be placed on broadening the dancers' scope with respect to advanced dance concepts including: perfecting alignment and placement, sight-reading of movement, developing personal dance style and performance skills. This course will include warm-up exercises, advanced footwork, multiple turns, development of neuromuscular coordination, and performance of complicated dance combinations. Material will be presented at a fast pace. Selected students may have the opportunity to perform in the annual dance concert.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2) and Course Completion of DANCE 13.3 ( or PE 30.2 or PE 149.2)

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is for serious and skilled dancers wishing to continue their dance training in the jazz dance genre. Material will be presented at a fast pace. May include participation in a dance performance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2) and Course Completion of DANCE 13.3 ( or PE 30.2 or PE 149.2)
Limits on Enrollment:By audition
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:Spring 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:

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 course, students will be able to:
I.    Verbalize and demonstrate a knowledge of advanced jazz dance
II.   Demonstrate the ability to sight-read advanced jazz dance
III.  Perform advanced jazz movement skills; including triple turns,
     turning jumps and complicated rhythmical patterns.
IV.   Demonstrate understanding of alignment and placement.
V.    Apply strength and flexibility to advanced dance techniques.
VI.   Choreograph jazz dance combinations.
VII.  Correlate dance movements to various styles of music.
VIII. Perform choreography with dynamics, projection, expression and
     personal style

Topics and Scope
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I.   Advanced warm-up techniques
    A.  Strengthening to facilitate performance of advanced dance skills
    B.  Stretching for the flexibility demands of advanced jazz dance
II.  Advanced Jazz Techniques
    A.  Refining proper alignment and placement
    B.  Practicing of dance movements emphasizing balance, strength, and
    C.  Practicing of advanced level turns, aerial movements and complex
        choreographic sequences
    D.  Complicated rhythmical patterns
    E.  Correlating movement to a variety of music styles
III. Choreography
    A.  Incorporation of advanced level skills within compositions
    B.  Development of personal jazz dance style
IV.  Performance
    A.  Dynamics
    B.  Projection
    C.  Dancing with performance energy throughout class
    D.  Expressing character and emotion through movement and facial

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Assignments may include any or all of the following:
1.  Critique of a live dance performance
2.  A short research paper (3 to 5 pages) on a dance-related topic
3.  Practicing of choreography and dance skills both during class and
outside of class
4.  Performing exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups
required to execute dance movements at the advanced level of jazz dance
(both during class and outside of class)
5.  Choreography of one or more jazz dance combinations, notating
choreography in some manner
6.  Teaching of original choreography to the class
7.  Two to four performance exams covering material taught in class
8.  Solo, duo or group performances of combinations taught by instructor
before an audience composed of the instructor and fellow dancers

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 - 20%
Research paper and/or critique(s)
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
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, Choreography assignment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 50%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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