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 intermediate
level. For students who are taking the course to meet a requirement for the ADT in
Kinesiology, be advised that the Movement Based Courses requirement requires the course
be 1.0 unit.
Units: 0.5 or 1
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lab hours/semester: 24-54
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 7; Area 9E2
(CSU GE Area E2), UC