DANC 260: Intermediate Jazz Dance I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 18
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Prerequisite: DANC 160 or Audition.
District General Education: E1. Dance Activity
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

Development of the techniques necessary to execute modern jazz dance. This class is designed to further develop the techniques of the student with intermediate instruction in stretching, body control, strength, stamina, more challenging dance combinations and progression of personal style. 18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • demonstrate a kinesthetic perception of line, movement, rhythm and coordination, thereby using the body as an instrument of expression
  • build stamina, strength and locomotor recognition with emphasis on dance technique
  • demonstrate body control, flexibility, endurance, and locomotor recall

Major Course Content

  1. Review of Basic Skills
  2. Intermediate Level Exercises and Conditioning
    1. Contractions
    2. Body rolls
    3. Various jazz dance styles
    4. Rhythmical recall
    5. Turn combinations
    6. Jump combinations
    7. Dance combinations
  3. Intermediate Skills
    1. Beginning Adagio Training
    2. Exploration of style
    3. Use of contraction with level changes
    4. Floor work
    5. Basics of knee floor work

Lab Content

  1. Practice Progressive Exercises
    1. Warm-up technique in practicum
    2. Stretching in practicum
    3. Floor Rehearsal of Basic ballet positions for balance, coordination
    4. Low-impact aerobic exercises for toning, building stamina
  2. Execution of Dance Forms
    1. Dance combinations in practicum
    2. Sustained movements in practicum
    3. Jumps and turns in practicum

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Dance Magazine Histories of jazz as an art form, Biographies of famous jazz dancers or choreographers

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Four page paper about jazz history, evolution of jazz, biographies of famous jazz dancers or choreographers

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice in class Lab exercises

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab