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DNC 220 - Jazz Dance II

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Continuation of DNC 219 . Progressive development of alignment for intermediate level jazz dance. Includes class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.

Prerequisite(s): DNC 219  
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for jazz dance at the intermediate level.
  2. Apply basic jazz dance technique, theories, and styles at the intermediate level.
  3. Utilize the theory of the body’s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in jazz dance at the intermediate level.
  4. Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the intermediate level.
  5. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy with particular attention to rhythm and syncopation at the intermediate level.
  6. Practice isolation movements in syncopated rhythms with all parts of the body at the intermediate level.
  7. Practice basic rhythmic analysis and the impact of polyrhythms and syncopation on jazz dance at the intermediate level.
  8. Perform jazz dance utilizing technical skills, theories, and style at the intermediate level.

  1. Class Protocol
    1. Concepts
      1. Warm-up
      2. Floor work
      3. Standing and center floor work
      4. Locomotor work
      5. Combination
      6. Cool down
    2. Class decorum
  2. Warm-Up
    1. Placement and centering
    2. Basic anatomy and physiology of a proper warm-up
  3. Floor Work
    1. Flexibility techniques
  1. Various types of stretches
  2. Theories of stretching
    1. Floor positions
    2. Floor isolations
    3. Upper body designs
    4. Strength concepts


  1. Standing and Center Floor Work
    1. Placement and centering
    2. Positions of the feet
    3. Positions of the arms
    4. Torso work
    5. Leg and footwork
    6. Axial work
    7. Isolations
    8. Intermediate turns and beginning turning combinations
  2. Intermediate Locomotor Work
    1. Across the floor movements
    2. Combinations
    3. Traveling movements
    4. Aerial (jumping, leaping) movements
  3. Elements
    1. Energy
    2. Space
    3. Time
  4. Developing the Craft
    1. Dynamics
    2. Stage directions
    3. Intermediate performance skills
  1. Focus
  2. Style

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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