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Jazz Dance II
Course: DAN136

First Term: 2016 Summer
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   2.4 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Theory and practice of jazz dance at the advanced beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply the theory of contraction and release at the advanced beginning level. (I)
2. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for dance at the advanced beginning level. (I, II)
3. Apply basic jazz dance technique, theories, and styles at the advanced beginning level. (I, II, III, IV)
4. Utilize the theory of the body`s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in jazz dance at the advanced beginning level. (I, II, III, IV, V)
5. Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the advanced beginning level. (II, III)
6. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy with particular attention to rhythm and syncopation at the advanced beginning level. (IV)
7. Practice basic rhythmic analysis and the impact of polyrhythms and syncopation on jazz dance at the advanced beginning level. (IV)
8. Utilize technical skills, theories and style in improvisation and performance at the advanced beginning level. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Floor Work
   A. Placement and centering
   B. Stretching techniques
      1. Various types of stretches
      2. Theories of stretching
   C. Basic floor positions
   D. Isolations
   E. Upper body designs
   F. High release
   G. Basic contraction

II. Standing and Centerfloor Work
   A. Placement and centering
   B. Positions of the feet
   C. Positions of the arms
   D. Torso work
   E. Leg and foot work
   F. Axial work

III. Locomotor Work
   A. Basic movements
   B. Advanced beginning combinations
   C. Turns

IV. Elements
   A. Energy
   B. Space
   C. Time

V. Developing the Craft
   A. Dynamics
   B. Stage directions
   C. Basic performance skills
   D. Basic improvisational skills

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 22, 2016

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.