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    JAZZ DANCE I #9932

    Grades: All grade levels (.5 Credit)

    Prerequisite: (Students must have previously taken Wellness Fitness I or currently be registered for Wellness Fitness I in order to be eligible for this course).

    Course Materials: Appropriate dance attire with jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

    Course Description: 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 just as a professional jazz dance class with a warm-up, across the floor progressions, center combinations, and group choreography. Students will learn and develop basic rhythmic skills and weight shifts characteristic of Jazz dance such as: jazz runs, triplettes, chasses, jazz square, pas de bourees, 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 school performances. Scheduling preferences will be given to upperclassmen when necessary.