Jazz Dance Techniques II (DATQ 122)
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Fridays 11:10a.m..-1:15 p.m.

  9/1/2017 - 12/15/2017

Section #11168 Fall 2017
Location: Women's PE 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. Demonstrate knowledge of the movement and the ability to execute it with muscle memory, correct line, timing and desired performance quality.

#2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of elementary Jazz Dance terminology by using elementary Jazz Dance steps in a dance phrase.

Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN225. Office hours: Fri. 8:30-9:00a.m., 12:20-12:40p.m.
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: ecklerp@lacitycollege.edu

Website: www.phylliseckler.info

Prerequisites: DATQ121 Jazz Dance I
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 60 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).
  •  Test on Routine #1: Friday, Oct. 13(worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED

  • Individual Choreography Presentation with notes: Friday. Oct. 20 (worth 10 points)  NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED

  • Final Exam: Group student choreography demonstration Friday. Dec. 15

    (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. 10 - Veterans Day

 

Friday, Nov. 24 - 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 (CH 109, 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 one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s 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.

Copyright ©2017 by Phyllis Eckler