Dance 131 - Jazz Dance II

Lauren Cox

TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM

UMass Amherst
Totman Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
This course is designed to be simultaneously technical, philosophical, and socio-cultural. It is intended to cultivate a practice of mining an available body within the landscape of Jazz dance technique and researching the possibilities of self-transformation through shifts in perception of dance. Through both directed improvisational and structured exercises, students will learn to tune their mind/body by deepening texture, tone, availability, dynamic intent, rhythmic complexity, musicality, emotional/theatrical capacity, isolation, technical versatility, nuance, expansive physicality and performance quality.

Open to DANCE and BFA-DANCE majors only. Jazz Dance Technique Survey

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.