|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Create intermediate jazz dance sequences and express individuality through dance, demonstrating correct body placement and positions while exhibiting flexibility, coordination and core strength.
|Description - |
|Opportunity to practice and develop intermediate jazz techniques. Emphasis on techniques presented as well as information on historical and stylistic perspectives of this dance form.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- perform the fundamental exercises of intermediate jazz technique.
- define the traditional vocabulary of positions and steps in the intermediate jazz class syllabus.
- identify and explain the progression and purpose of the specific order of individual classroom exercises.
- analyze the historical development of jazz dancing.
- increase body awareness and confidence.
- apply the spatial concepts of alignment, placement, isolation, and release in all activities.
- recognize and appreciate jazz as an intellectual, physical, and artistic expression.
- appreciate various forms of music and rhythms as an integral part of jazz with an increased awareness of space and time.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Dance studio, Audio Set up, and dance shoes, character, jazz oxford. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- grande battement
- plies on releve
- plies with contractions
- plies with isolations
- body arcs
- body rolls
- head rolls
- shoulder isolations
- shoulder rolls
- rib isolations
- hip isolations
- jazz walks
- Historical analysis of jazz dance
- sources and influences of historical periods in development of jazz dance
- transition from highly specialized training to a universal form of exercise
- Body awareness
- Spatial concepts
- Artistic references
- reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
- sources and styles of musical accompaniment for jazz dance
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Periodic instructor evaluation of performance skills
- Demonstration and explanation of selected combinations
- Written critiques on a live dance performance
- Written test(s) on vocabulary and history of jazz technique
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary. 2011. |
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture and Visual Aids
- Discussion of Assigned Reading
- Discussion and Problem-Solving in class
- Collaborative learning and small group exercises
- Quiz and examination review performed in class
|Lab Content - |
- Demonstration and practice of intermediate jazz isolations
- Demonstration and practice of intermediate jazz center and across the floor exercises.
- Demonstration and practice of proper body awareness and body alignment.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Written critique of a live dance performance, optional writing exercises based on recommended reading. |