SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 9:56:23 AMDANCE 13.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 13.3Title:  JAZZ DANCE III  
Full Title:  Jazz Dance III
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 30.2

Catalog Description:
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This course for low- intermediate (Level III) dancers focuses on low- intermediate (Level III) jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also includes experiences in jazz dance choreography and emphasizes performance skills.  May include a performance in a dance concert.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 13.2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for low- intermediate (Level III) dancers focuses on low- intermediate (Level III) jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality.  The course also includes experiences in 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 13.2
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Execute low-intermediate (Level III) jazz dance sequences using applicable dance vocabulary.
2.  Perform low- intermediate (Level III) jazz dance choreography.
3.  Choreograph a low- intermediate (Level III) jazz dance combination or short dance.
 

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   Level III Jazz Dance Terminology and Corresponding Movement Vocabulary
II.  Level III 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 III Jazz Dance Combination or Short Dance
VIII. How to Execute Level III 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
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
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 (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)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Jazz dance technique class activities assessed in terms of technique and performance
    (class performances)
2. Performance exams (1 - 3)
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, Choreographic Assignment
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
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Jump Into Jazz. 5th ed. Kraines, Minda and Pryor, Esther. McGraw-Hill Education. 2004 (classic)
Instructor Prepared Materials

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