COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 163 - JAZZ
I (1 CR.)
Introduces dance through
contemporary jazz movements. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance
patterns, and locomotor movements. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour.
Total 2 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this
course is to acquire skills and gain knowledge regarding jazz dance as
an art. This purpose is met by the student learning floor stretches, isolations,
dance patterns, and locomotor movement.
Upon completion of
this course the student will be able to:
A. perform jazz isolations,
barre work, and jazz technique with control and good form.
B. move to percussive
C. perform patterns
across the floor.
D. combine movement
patterns and technique into dance routines.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT
A. Dance and technique:
dance position, posture, isolations
B. Locomotor movement:
walks, chasse, Pas de Bourree, fan kicks, turn
C. Dance routines
D. Rhythmic awareness:
musical phrasing, spacial patterns
E. Jazz dance history