SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2022 1:46:09 AMDANCE 13.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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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
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 30.1B

Catalog Description:
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This course, for advanced-beginning (Level II) dancers with prior jazz dance experience, focuses on advanced-beginning (Level II) jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality. The course also includes advanced-beginning (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 advanced-beginning (Level II) dancers with prior jazz dance experience, focuses on advanced-beginning (Level II) jazz dance training in the areas of technique, movement vocabulary, terminology, rhythm and musicality. The course also includes advanced-beginning (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: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 2000Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Execute and analyze advanced-beginning (Level II) jazz dance sequences  using applicable
    dance vocabulary.
2.  Perform advanced-beginning (Level II) jazz dance choreography.
3.  Choreograph a advanced-beginning (Level II) jazz dance combination.
 

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

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)
         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
         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. 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
 
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 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)
    
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Jazz dance technique class activities assessed in terms of improvement (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

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%
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 ed. Kraines, Minda and Pryor, Esther. McGraw-Hill Education. 2004 (classic)
Instructor Prepared Materials

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