Jazz Dance I
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed for the beginning dancer with no previous dance experience who is looking for an introductory course of dance. Class is structured like professional jazz dance class, with a warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, center combinations, and group choreography. Students learn and develop basic rhythmic skills and weight shifts characteristic of Jazz dance, such as jazz runs, triplettes, chasses, jazz square, pas de bourées, battements, and leaps. We also view dances on video to further enhance our process and to further expose students to dance on a more global perspective. Students may also participate in community and school performances. Scheduling preferences will be given to upperclassmen when necessary.
Prerequisites: Wellness I. Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of, Wellness/Fitness II.