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DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I: Lyrical, Pop & Broadway

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Kinesiology – Dance (DANC) Courses

Course Description

Jazz Dance covers American jazz-inspired movement techniques developed for musical theater, film and television. Developed by fusing African American social dance forms with Ballet, Modern and Tap dances, Jazz Dance emphasizes body-lines, flexible torso, exaggerated movements of individual body parts, isolations and precise footwork. Jazz dance is ever-changing because it reflects the cultural trends of the times. In multiple styles of Jazz dance, including lyrical and blues, musical theater, and hip hop/street/funk styles, students will work towards mastery at the beginning level.

Units: 0.5 or 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-54
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 7; Area 9E2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E2), UC