NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Aug 13, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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THEA 1480 - Beginning Jazz

This course introduces the basic movements, patterns, and vocabulary of jazz dance technique. Individual artistry will be nurtured as well as the development of an enjoyment and appreciation of the art form. Physical movement is the primary focus of this class. Proper alignment and safe execution of movements is also emphasized. Students learn movements at a rate that is comfortable for all students, yet challenge mind and body daily with new concepts and patterns.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lab



Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PEAC/THEA 1480  Beginning Jazz, the student will:

  1. improve specific health-related fitness components.
  2. describe elementary principles and techniques used in Jazz.
  3. perform basic movement patterns, qualities of movement and musical analysis as it relates to Jazz.
  4. develop muscular coordination, agility and kinesthetic sense at an elementary level of difficulty.
  5. describe the significance of jazz as a disciplined art form.
  6. reflect on dance performance on stage or video through a written response.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of THEA 1480 Beginning Jazz, the student will:

Theater & Dance AA

PO#2 Integrate theory and practice through performance

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