Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Intermediate Jazz Dance (1 cr)
E256 | 6360 | Hamm


PREREQUISITES:
Previous dance training or permission of the instructor

CLASS MEETING:
One fifty minute period two time per week

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 course;
3.  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program Coordinator.

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

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

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