2018-2019 Catalog

DANC 2480 JAZZ DANCE II

This course will develop and refine jazz dance concepts introduced in DANC 1480.  Through practical experience, students will encounter various elements of jazz dance that stem from the social dance vernacular in the United States.  Course content is drawn from music, rhythm, improvisation and jazz history.  Specific emphasis will be placed on jazz dance as a reflection of American culture, and students will make connections between the movement and the sociocultural influences.  Class will move through a structured warm up, travel across the floor, and learn center combinations. Course work will be contextualized by class readings, discussion, analysis of dance performance, and student created choreography.

May be taken two times for credit.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

DANC 1480 or Instructor Permission