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:

  • Use the characteristic elements of exercise for a Jazz Dance Class.
  • Perform progressive exercises to stretch, strengthen, align and condition the dancer's body.
  • Identify how specific jazz movements in warm-up will later be incorporated into a dance combination.
  • Display how alignment and placement determine the dancer's ability to turn, jump or move fluidly through space.