SRJC Course Outlines

7/17/2019 4:00:56 AMDANCE 13.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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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
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.256 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 30.3

Catalog Description:
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This course for intermediate (Level IV) dancers focuses on intermediate 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 13.3

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course for intermediate (Level IV) dancers focuses on intermediate 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 13.3
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Execute and analyze intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance sequences using applicable dance vocabulary.
2.  Perform intermediate  (Level IV) jazz dance choreography.
3.  Choreograph an intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance solo.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Utilize jazz dance terminology to describe intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance exercises, technical principles, and movement vocabulary.
2.  Perform intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance warm-ups, techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, and movement combinations.
3.  Describe technical principles incorporated in intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance and apply these to the execution of intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance movement.
4.  Display performance skills in the performance of intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance movement sequences.
5.  Perform intermediate (Level IV)  jazz dance movement in one or more jazz dance styles.
6.  Identify basic rhythmic concepts incorporated in intermediate (Level IV)  jazz dance and relate them to the execution of dance movement.
7.  Count intermediate (Level IV) jazz dance movement sequences.
8.  Critique a jazz dance performance or piece applying intermediate (Level IV)  jazz dance concepts.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Level IV  jazz dance terminology and corresponding movement vocabulary
II.   Level IV  jazz dance technique
     A. Technical principles
      1. Alignment
      2. Balance
      3. Extension
      4. Turn-out
      5. Inward rotation of the legs
      6. Moving from the center
      7. Isolation
    B. Floor work
      1. Stretching
      2. Strengthening
    C. Jazz dance locomotor movements
      1. Steps
      2.Turns
      3. Leaps
      4. 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 a Level IV  jazz dance combination or dance study
VIII.How to execute Level IV  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.

Assignments:
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Homework:
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 group required to execute dance movements
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance (based on a performance from the current semester, or for video viewing option, instructor will provide or approve a video) (2 - 3 pages)
5. Reading of handouts and/or selected readings (5-10 pages per week)
 
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
4. Practice sessions
5. 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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Jump Into Jazz. Minda Goodman Kraines & Esther Pryor. Mayfield Publishing Company. 2004 (classic)
Instructor Prepared Materials

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