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|Dance: Jazz Certificate
||Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance
Total Units: 12.5
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The Dance: Jazz Skills Certificate will give the student dancer an opportunity to present validation of his or her time, effort, and talent in dance. The certificate encompasses teaching, performing, and the choice of a dance style.
Jazz dance style is always changing. The technique used in jazz classes can take on many attitudes depending on instructor and style influence. Some of the major jazz styles today are lyrical jazz, musical theatre, west coast jazz, modern jazz, jazz funk, and Latin jazz. Jazz dance is appealing because of its energy and variety. It can reflect and inspire a variety of moods. The various jazz dances have been characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music.
The student who receives the Jazz Skills Certificate will have a better opportunity to obtain employment at dance studios and recreational classes, or work as a choreographer with community or school plays.
More information about the Dance program can be found at the Dance page on the Athletics Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Demonstrate proficiency in jazz dance form, in both the performance and production aspects of dance;
- display the skills and techniques necessary for employment as instructors, choreographers, and/or performers; and
- apply the craft and aesthetic qualities of dance orally, practically, and in writing.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Dance: Jazz Certificate program are:
Complete 12.5 units from
- Dance Core Requirements
- Jazz Emphasis Requirements
|Dance Core Requirements - complete 9.50 units|
|DANCE 3.1||Choreography I||2.00|
|KFIT 50||Teaching Aide||1.00-2.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|DANCE 27||Dance Production||2.00|
|DANCE 28||Choreography for Performance||2.00|
|DANCE 29||Dance Ensemble||2.00-3.00|
|Jazz Emphasis Requirements - complete 3.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|DANCE 13.3||Jazz Dance III||1.50|
|DANCE 13.4||Jazz Dance IV||1.50|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.