Fridays 11:10a.m..-1:15 p.m.
8/30/2010 - 12/13/2019
Section #10599 Fall 2019
Location: Kinesiology South Bldg. Rm.202
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:
utilization of proper warm-up exercises for the entire body including
application of correct alignment
memorization of movement sequences with correct timing, transitions
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.
demonstrating proper techniques for stretches and cool-down.
6. performance of the
teacher's and their own choreography in a variety of stage settings
#1. Demonstrate knowledge of the movement and the ability
to execute it with muscle memory, correct line, timing and desired
#2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of elementary Jazz Dance
terminology by using elementary Jazz Dance steps in a dance phrase.
#3. Students will notate dance movement using appropriate Intermediate
Jazz Dance terminology.
#4. Students will work with others to create dance phrases that link
together within spatial designs (floor patterns) using locomotor
#5. Students will view and analyze a dance performance in terms of
Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN225. Office hours: Fri. 8:30-9:00a.m.,
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
Prerequisites: DATQ121 Jazz
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
5. Choreographing and
teaching a jazz dance movement phrase
to a group.
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.
grade will be out of 100 points as follows:
Attendance/Participation is out of 50 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).
Friday, Oct. 18(worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED
Presentation with notes:
Friday. Oct. 25 (worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED
Effort and Improvement
(Worth 10 points)
Group student choreography demonstration Friday. Dec. 13
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.**
Friday , Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving
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
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..
Below 60 F
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to
provide an educational, employment and business environment free
from Prohibited Discrimination, as defined by Board Rule 15003.
Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the
District who engage in Prohibited Discrimination as defined in
this policy or by State and Federal law shall be subject to
discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsion, or
termination of contract. The specific rules and procedures for
reporting allegations of Prohibited Discrimination and for
pursuing available remedies are included in Administrative
Regulation C-14. A copy may be obtained from the Title IX
Coordinator or from the Districtís Office for Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion. Any member of the Los Angeles City College
community, which includes students, faculty, and staff, who
believes, perceives, or actually experiences conduct that may
constitute prohibited discrimination, has the right to seek the
help of the College. Every employee has the responsibility to
report such conduct to the Title IX Coordinator or other
designee(s) of the College President when it is directed toward
students. Potential complainants are advised that administrative
and civil law remedies, including but not limited to injunctions,
restraining orders or other orders, may be made available. For
assistance, contact the Title IX Coordinator at (323) 953-4000,
Ext. 2758, or the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at
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