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DANCE 130 Jazz Technique I • 2 Cr.


Develops the movement techniques that are the basis for a highly energized, theatrical style of jazz dance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand the characteristic elements of exercise for a Jazz Dance Class.
  • Learn progressive exercises to stretch, strengthen, align and condition the dancer's body.
  • Understand how specific jazz movements in warm-up will later be incorporated into a dance combination.
  • Understand how alignment and placement determine the dancers ability to turn, jump or move fluidly through space.
  • Perform isolation exercises while standing or moving across the floor.
  • Combine the elements of technique, coordination and memory to learn a dance combination.



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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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