Jazz Dance III (DATQ 123)
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Fridays 11:10a.m..-1:15 p.m.

  8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019

Section #19881 Fall 2019
Location: Kinesiology South Bldg. Rm.202

Course Objectives/SLOs:

Students perform several dance combinations with an emphasis on basic Jazz Dance steps, stylistic quality, technique, terminology, music, and appreciation of dance as a performing art form.This course will focus on the proper techniques of choreographing, performing and teaching jazz dance  routines. Expected student outcomes include:

 1. utilization of proper warm-up exercises for the entire body including isolations

 2. application of correct alignment

 3. memorization of movement sequences with correct timing, transitions and line.

 4. performance of common choreographic skills on a movement combination such as reversing it, canon, changing facings, using levels, unison, group formations to create interesting dance segments.

 5.  demonstrating proper techniques for stretches and cool-down.

 6. performance of the teacher's and their own choreography in a variety of stage settings

 SLO:

1. Perform an intermediate jazz dance combination to musical accompaniment with correct timing, line, technique and projecting appropriate performance quality based on thematic material.
2. Demonstrate precise kinesthetic principles for all dance elements.

3. Students will notate dance movement using appropriate advanced Jazz Dance terminology.

4. Students will work with others to create a full dance sequence

5. Students will view and analyze a dance performance in terms of performance quality.

Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN225. Office hours: Fri. 8:30-9:00a.m., 1:20-1:40p.m.
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: ecklerp@lacitycollege.edu

Website: www.phylliseckler.info

Prerequisites: DATQ122 Jazz Dance II
Requirements:
1.
Attendance is crucial as it is the basis for all improvement.

2. Participation in muscle flexibility, coordination and  conditioning over the course of the semester.
3. Doing in-class assignments that prepare the student for choreographing and teaching jazz dance classes.
4.
Ability to write dances in notational form as taught. Students must bring a notebook and pencil to every class for note-taking.

5. Choreographing and teaching a jazz dance movement phrase to a group.

6. SLO:

1.Perform a given elementary jazz dance combination to musical accompaniment. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the movement and the ability to execute it with muscle memory, correct line, timing and desired perfomance quality.

Grading:
 IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DROPPING THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT OFFICIALLY DROP THE COURSE A GRADE OF "F" WILL APPEAR IN YOUR TRANSCRIPTS.

Final grade will be out of 100 points as follows:
  • Attendance/Participation is out of 40 points. Each class missed equals minus 3 points.* Each late equals minus 1 point. Points can be made up by participating in other Kinesiology classes with the permission of the class teacher up until the 12th week of the semester (see Extra Credit below).
  • Effort and Improvement is out of 10 points
  •  Test on Routine #1: Friday, Oct. 18(worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED

  • Individual Choreography Presentation with notes: Friday. Oct. 25 (worth 20 points)  NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED

  • Final Exam: Group student choreography demonstration Friday. Dec. 13

    (worth 20 points) NO MAKEUP DATES ALLOWED

    If you require an accommodation in order to complete an assessment or the coursework please contact the teacher at least three weeks in advance.*

    NO MAKEUP DATES FOR TESTS, OR ASSESSMENTS  WILL BE GIVEN.**

No Class: Friday, Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving

 

Extra Credit:
 

1. You may make up this class in the any other Kinesiology  class with the permission of the instructor. Please bring a note or makeup slip to verify attendance.

2. You may write a five paragraph comparison review of two dance films from an approved list of dance movies. The format of the review must follow the outline  in this link. Worth up to 6 points. To receive full credit for this paper you may wish to visit the Learning Skills Center on campus for help with writing and formatting..

Point System:
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
Below 60 F

Attire:
Students may wear workout pants, sweatpants, muscle shirts, support bras, T-Shirts (tight-fitting) or sweats
Sturdy jazz hip hop shoes, athletic shoes or sneakers are necessary.
Long hair must be tied back
NO LOOSE JEWELRY(i.e.bracelets, drop earrings or necklaces).
NO CHEWING GUM IN CLASS
Kneepads, a towel and cold water in a sport top plastic bottle are recommended.

 NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN LATE. LATECOMERS (those that arrive after warmup stretches are over ) MUST SIT OUT AND OBSERVE WHILE TAKING NOTES. THOSE NOTES MUST BE SHOWN TO THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE END OF  CLASS. THOSE WHO ARRIVE LATE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING IN WITH THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE END OF CLASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN PARTIAL ATTENDANCE CREDIT.

Students with a verified disability who may need a reasonable accommodation(s) for this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Office for Special Services (Student Services Bldg., 323-953-4000 X2270) as soon as possible.  All information will remain confidential.
Academic Dishonesty. Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume oneís identity for the purpose of enhancing oneís grade.
 
*Excused absences must be accompanied by a note from a doctor, hospital, jury duty receipt, or funeral program. An e-mail or phone call to the instructor must be delivered as well. No excused absences will be accepted for the final exam or performance.
 
Financial Aid If you need help paying for books and other college expenses, call the Financial Aid Office at (323) 953-4000 ext.2010 or email finaid@lacitycollege.edu.
 
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