HONORS JAZZ DANCE Course #: H7381 (5 Credits)
Honors Jazz Dance: Students will experience dance on an intermediate/advanced level. Honors Jazz Dance is an extension of the Dance I & II courses but will delve deeper into Jazz technique, content, and history, providing students with the opportunity to further their creative experience. Students will continue to focus on anatomy, body, weight, shape, space, time, effort, history, and technology, as well as learning the universal language of dance, LMA. Through these concepts, students will work to interpret, appreciate, compose, and critique dance. Students will focus on 16 specific components of the Jazz Dance Technique, as well as Musical Theater and HipHop. Students are also required to see and critique professional dance performance. Prerequisite: Upon successful completion of Dance 1 & Dance 2, students may elect to take Honors Jazz Dance by teacher recommendation. Students may also double up on both Dance 2 and Honors, but only by teacher recommendation.