PCC/ CCOG / D

Course Content and Outcome Guide for D 151

Course Number:
D 151
Course Title:
Jazz Dance II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Continues development of jazz dance technique at the beginning/intermediate level. Emphasizes increased coordination, strength, control, flexibility, stamina, musicality, and jazz dance vocabulary in more challenging combinations. D 151 and PE 186G are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Recommended: D 150 or PE 186F or equivalent. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Combined classes are limited to two levels.  Class meeting times are not to exceed 110 minutes per day. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Develop and increase beginning/intermediate jazz dance skills and kinesthetic awareness in jazz dance technique.
  • Identify and apply the principles of jazz dance technique and vocabulary.
  • Explore and appreciate jazz dance as an art form.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance, participation, and effort.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in beginning/intermediate jazz dance technique.
  • Written and/or practical evaluation.
  • Paper or project on jazz dance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concepts. themes, issues:
Fundamental Principles of Jazz Dance Technique:

  •     Correct alignment
  •     Turnout and parallel positions of the legs and feet
  •     Body and arm positions
  •     Jazz dance vocabulary
  •     Safe and efficient dance techniques


Jazz Dance Class, beginning/intermediate level:

  •     Warm-up
  •     Axial movements
  •     Isolations
  •     Ballet based movements: plies, battements, rond de jambe
  •     Floor work
  •     Stretches
  •     Connecting steps
  •     Jazz walks
  •     Jazz turns

Jazz jumps

  • Dance combinations

Structure of jazz dance class

Dance class etiquette

Jazz Dance Aesthetics:

  •     Energy and dynamics of movement
  •     Rhythmic variations and syncopation


Spatial awareness

Awareness of jazz dance styles

Competencies/Skills:

Demonstrate correct technique and appropriate skills in beginning/intermediate jazz dance steps and combinations:

  •     Warm-up sequences
  •     Plie sequences
  •     Battements
  •     Isolations
  •     Floor work
  •     Connecting steps
  •     Jazz walks
  •     Jazz turns
  •     Jazz jumps
  •     Traveling combinations
  •     Dance combinations


Demonstrate jazz dance steps and combinations with variations in rhythm, dynamics, levels, and direction.

Demonstrate improved control, strength, coordination, and flexibility in jazz dance.

Demonstrate ability to learn, execute, and retain jazz dance steps and combinations from visual, aural, and kinesthetic cues with greater speed and accuracy.

Demonstrate ability to reverse combinations.

Examine and articulate ideas about a dance performance.

Present a paper or report on jazz dance.