2018-2019 Catalog

DANC 1490 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ DANCE

This course will include dance techniques drawn from classical jazz dance, lyrical jazz dance, classical and contemporary ballet, dance team technique, and modern dance to give the student a foundation for performance, teaching, coaching, and further study of contemporary jazz dance.  This style of dance is popular in private and professional studios, with competitive dance team s in media, and on stage.  Daily warm-ups will include conditioning exercise that emphasize alignment, strength and flexibility, and freedom of movement.  Travelling movements, turns, jumps, and floorwork will be drilled and incorporated into choreography.  Studio work will be contextualized by online assignments including analysis of video footage of dances made popular in media.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

Any college-level Ballet, Modern Dance, or Jazz Dance class, or instructor permission.