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Phyllis Eckler

Jazz Dance Assignment


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ASSIGNMENT FOR JAZZ DANCE
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Create an eight count dance phrase to teach to others.

1. The routine must be submitted in written notation on the form below.

2. It must have at least two moves on “and” counts so that it is syncopated.

3. Moves have to be described according to the count or “+” on which they occur.

4. The combination has to also include at least three of the following features (circle the ones you are using):

a) A change of facing

b) A change of levels (getting low to the floor or a jump).

c) A few travelling steps (e.g. walks, runs, chass├ęs, leap, chain turns)

d) A head or shoulder isolation

e) Arm moves

f) A turn or roll (on the floor)

For ideas and inspiration watch dance films, clips on Youtube, or reuse/reorder some of the steps that you have learned in class.

Student Worksheet

Counts Words
(if necessary)
Describe Moves
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Rubric

Criteria

Maximum points

Your points

Assignment in on time

2

 

Required elements included

2

 

Written notes correct

2

 

Performance same as notes

2

 

Creativity

2

 

TOTAL

10

 

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