SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2019 1:19:23 PMDANCE 13.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 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 30.1A

Catalog Description:
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This course for beginning (Level I) dancers covers fundamentals of jazz dance in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also covers beginning (Level I) jazz dance choreography and performance skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for beginning (Level I) dancers covers fundamentals of jazz dance in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also covers beginning (Level I) jazz dance choreography and performance skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10.1
Limits on Enrollment:
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:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   Level I jazz dance terminology and corresponding movement vocabulary
II.  Level I jazz dance technique
     A. Technical principles
           1. Alignment
           2. Balance
           3. Extension
           4. Turn-out and inward rotation of the legs
           5. Moving from the center
           6. Isolation
     B. Floor work:  Stretching and strengthening
           1. Stretching
           2. Strengthening
     C. Jazz dance locomotor movements:
            1. Steps
           2. Turns
           3. Leaps
           4. 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 a Level I jazz dance combination
VIII. Executing 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 during 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 (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:
1. Class performance: jazz dance technique activities assessed in terms of improvement.
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

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, Choreography combination
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Final exam
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, 5th edition. Minda Goodman Kraines & Esther Pryor. Mayfield Publishing Company: 2004 (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials.

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