Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Intermediate Jazz Dance
E256 | 6768 | Hamm


PREREQUISITES:
Previous dance training or permission of the instructor

CLASS MEETING:
Two 50 minute periods per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of instruction in the modern jazz style of movement, with
special emphasis on movement precision, clarity, and performance style.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to:
1.  Demonstrate an understanding of proper alignment, through the

application of body mechanics necessary to achieve balance and

centering, during movement and at rest;
2.  Demonstrate performance mastery of at least four intermediate level
jazz combinations;
3.  Demonstrate improved clarity, precision, and musicality;
4.  Show stylistic differences (blues, rock, funk, etc.) through the

performance of the aforementioned movement combinations.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.  Review of locomotor terminology
2.  Additional jazz steps
3.  Ballet for jazz dance
4.  Weight transfers
5.  Technique styles/movement analysis
6.  Movement combinations
7.  Dance films/videos

TEXTBOOK:
Hand-outs and reserve materials in the HPER Library

EXAMS:
Four performance exams

ASSIGNMENTS:
1.  Concert critiques
2.  Personal technique analysis/summary papers

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences.  Upon a fourth
absence, the student has three (3) options:
1)  receive a grade of F;
2)  officially withdraw from the class;
3)  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program
Coordinator.

GRADING:
1.  Four performance exams                            =   100 points
2.  Two concert critiques                                =     20 points
3.  Technique analysis/summary papers             =     10 points
TOTAL COURSE POINTS                   =   130 POINTS

92%  - 100%   =   A's
83%  -   91%   =   B's
74%  -   82%   =   C's
65%  -   73%   =   D's