Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
In this class students will study jazz dance technique at a intermediate I-II level. Jazz dance will be taught through the practice of technique, supplemented with attendance at performances, and viewing of videos.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Student evaluation will be based on quality of participation, attendance, individual improvement, and writing assignments. Attendance at two dance performances and a written analysis from at least one concert will be required. Students should master specific movements, performance skills, and a strong dance vocabulary by the completion of the course. Oral, physical, or written quizzes may be given to evaluate these skills.
Probable Grade Breakdown:
20% Performance attendance and analysis
10% Skill and vocabulary
10% Final Project
Prerequisite: Minimum of 9 hours in lower division ballet, modern, or jazz dance or permission of the instructor