DANC 1500R, Jazz Dance I

(2.0 Credit)

Course Description
A beginning jazz dance class for students interested in acquiring skills in jazz dance. This class is to instruct students in the basics of jazz dance technique and to encourage a basic understanding and appreciation of jazz dance history through the current time. Elective credit. This course is a prerequisite to DANC 2500.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Recall foundational knowledge of jazz dance vocabulary, technique, and related history.
  2. Perform beginning jazz dance exercises with proper placement, anatomical alignment, body awareness, connectivity, and coordination of body parts in class and on stage.
  3. Perform different styles of jazz including lyrical, contemporary, Broadway, and/or classical jazz with artistic expression in class and on stage.
  4. Acquire skills of responsibility and Grit as they relate to a career in the dance field.
  5. Contribute insights to discussion related to the discourse of dance.