Jazz Dance

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Jazz Dance

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Dance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Jazz Dance technique. Students work on developing a sound technique, a good sense of line and posture and understanding of rhythm and musicality through engaging with another style of dance.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course is designed to complement the students’ technical training by offering opportunities to learn and perform jazz dance sequences. The course is geared to broaden students’ personal performance and compositions skills.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
    1. Identify characteristics and styles of Jazz Dance and demonstrate its value as an art form.
    2. Apply Jazz Dance terminology, positions, techniques exercises and steps correctly.
    3. Show accuracy in performance taking into consideration variations in style.
    4. Demonstrate increased physical strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination throughout warm-up and technique exercises as well as choreographed sequences.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge and apply correct use of anatomical alignment, posture and the centre`` including motor skills and motor memory.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - The course is delivered as a 1.5 hr. technique class.
    - Repetition, demonstration and improvisation are the main learning-teaching tools.
    - Viewing of dance works (either by video or in ‘live performance) as a means to develop observational and analytical skills necessary to the creative process.
    - Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, announcements, and other resources
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can be consulted as to their research paper, assignments, or any other element of the module