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DANC 154 - Jazz Dance I

Unit(s): 1.00

Advisory:>It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:
UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 4 units credit for PE activity courses)

This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the fundamental physical skills, polyrhythms, terminology, and historical context that form the basis of jazz dance technique. Highly visible on stage and screen, jazz dance is an eclectic and versatile contemporary art form with deep roots in African-American music and dance. A variety of jazz dance styles are introduced, and may include tap, musical theater, contemporary lyrical, pop, funk, hip-hop, Lindy Hop, and other African-American, Latin, Cuban, and Afro-Caribbean social dances that form the basis of this dance genre in the United States.

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