DAN-3130 Jazz Dance

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

An introduction to the movement vocabulary and style of jazz, a performance-oriented form. Students of jazz dance learn to incorporate balletic and modern dance techniques into the specialized jazz style. They also develop the ability to handle their bodies as instruments, smoothly, sharply, lyrically, percussively and rhythmically. This course includes a historical survey of jazz dance from its roots in Africa through vaudeville, musical theater, movies and today's jazz artists. May be repeated for credit.