Approved by Faculty Senate March 17, 2003

 

 

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PROPOSAL FOR NEW COURSES

 

Department _Theatre and Dance_____________________________                                                Date ____2/5/2003____________  

 

______THAD 153________                 ____JAZZ DANCE I                ____________________                                    ____1________

Course No.                                                   Course Name                                                                                                                    Credits

 

This proposal is for a(n)                          ___X__ Undergraduate Course                                 ______ Graduate Course

 

Applies to:          ______ Major                                                 ___X__ Minor                                            ___X__ University Studies*

_____ Required                                           __X__ Required

_____ Elective                                           _____ Elective

 

Prerequisites        _______None                                                                                                   ______________________

 

Grading method   ______ Grade only                     ______ P/NC only                                    ___X__ Grade and P/NC Option

 

Frequency of offering  __every semester (2x/year)___

 

*For University Studies Program course approval, the form Proposal for University Studies Courses must also be completed and submitted according to the instructions on that form.

 

Provide the following information (attach materials to this proposal):

 

A.         Course Description

         1.     Catalog description.

         2.     Course outline of the major topics and subtopics (minimum of two-level outline).

         3.     Basic instructional plan and methods.

         4.     Course requirements (papers, lab work, projects, etc.) and means of evaluation.

         5.     Course materials (textbook(s), articles, etc.).

         6.     List of references.

 

B.         Rationale

         1.     Statement of the major focus and objectives of the course.

         2.     Specify how this new course contributes to the departmental curriculum.

         3.     Indicate any course(s) which may be dropped if this course is approved.

 

C.         Impact of this Course on other Departments, Programs, Majors, or Minors

         1.     Does this course increase or decrease the total credits required by a major or minor of any other department?  If so, which department(s)?

         2.     List the departments, if any, which have been consulted about this proposal.

 

D.         University Studies Course Proposals

              The form Proposal for University Studies Courses must also be completed and submitted according to the

               instructions on that form.

 

Attach a Financial and Staffing Data Sheet.

 

Attach an Approval Form.

 

Department Contact Person for this Proposal:

 

 

___Gretchen Cohenour                            _________________            ___457-5665__              ___gcohenour@winona.edu_____

Name (please print)                                                                                         Phone                        e-mail address


WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSES

 

Department __Theatre and Dance___________________________                                                            Date ___2/5/2003_____________  

 

         ____THAD 153_________           _____JAZZ DANCE I__________________________                              ___1_________

         Course No.                                          Course Name                                                                                                               Credits

 

         This proposal is for a(n)                 ___X__ Undergraduate Course

 

         Applies to: ______ Major                                                 ___X__ Minor

_____ Required                                           __X__ Required

_____ Elective                                           _____ Elective

 

         University Studies (A course may be approved to satisfy only one set of outcomes.):

Course Requirements:

                       Basic Skills:                                                             Arts & Science Core:                                 Unity and Diversity:

                       _____ 1. College Reading and Writing                       _____ 1. Humanities                                       _____ 1. Critical Analysis

                       _____ 2. Oral Communication                                     _____ 2. Natural Science                               _____ 2. Science and Social Policy

                       _____ 3. Mathematics                                                  _____ 3. Social Science                                 _____ 3. a. Global Perspectives

                       _____ 4. Physical Development & Wellness              __X__ 4. Fine & Performing Arts                  _____     b. Multicultural Perspectives

                                                                                                                                                                                    _____ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship

                                                                                                                                                                                    _____     b. Democratic Institutions

         Flagged Courses:                               _____ 1. Writing

                                                                        _____ 2. Oral Communication

                                                                        _____ 3. a. Mathematics/Statistics

                                                                        _____     b. Critical Analysis

 

         Prerequisites ______None                                                                                     ______________________

 

 

Provide the following information (attach materials to this proposal):

 

         Please see “Directions for the Department” on previous page for material to be submitted.

 

 

Attach a University Studies Approval Form.

 

Department Contact Person for this Proposal:

 

 

 

__Gretchen Cohenour___________________                   __457-5665__                mailto:_gcohenour@winona.edu________

Name (please print)                                                                       Phone                                          e-mail address

 

 


WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSE

 

DEPARTMENT:   THEATER AND DANCE           DATE: JANUARY 31, 2003

                 

COURSE NUMBER:   THAD 153 

 

COURSE TITLE:    JAZZ I                   NUMBER OF CREDITS:   1

 

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the basic movement techniques, styles, history and music of contemporary jazz dance. Grade only. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: none

 

This course previously existed in the department of Physical Education and Recreation under the category of Physical Development and Wellness and is being transferred to the Department of Theater and Dance. This proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in: Fine and Performing Arts.

 

Department and contact person for this course: Gretchen Cohenour, PAC 212; 457-5665

 

Email: gcohenour@winona.edu

 

                        

This course includes requirements and learning activities that promote students’ abilities to:

 

a.explore the language, skills, and materials of an artistic discipline: Through the knowledge and practice of basic jazz movements from various styles, the student will experience jazz dance as a form of expression with its own vocabulary, technique, and sense of purpose.  Students will be introduced to basic jazz styles including Latin, Afro-Jazz, Modern Jazz, and Theatrical. They will be introduced to principles of alignment that support jazz technique and will deepen awareness of their body through class phrases and warm-ups.

b. use methods of an arts practitioner to actively engage in creative process or interpretive performances: Students will create and perform an original jazz dance (1 1/2 - 2 minutes) based on a jazz style researched and interpreted by the student. The dance, along with an oral presentation and separate movement demonstration, will be performed for the class as a final project.

c. to understand the cultural and gender contexts of artistic expression: Through video, lecture and discussion, students will be exposed to the history of jazz as a hybrid American art form, and will appreciate the changing roles of men and women throughout its evolution. Students will view jazz styles that are products of different cultures and historical periods, providing a context for them to appreciate the roots of the discipline to which they are being exposed.

d. engage in reflective analysis of their own work or interpretive performance and respond to the work of others: Students will view, discuss, and respond in written form to jazz dance performed by professionals and experienced through video. Students will also reflect upon and assess, in written form, their own creative process and product.

 

Course activities and assignments that address these Fine and Performing Arts Requirements will be identified in the syllabus by letter (a), (b), (c), (d)                         

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

A.    Student learners will develop an appreciation for styles of jazz dance including Latin, African-based, Modern Jazz, and American Theatrical Jazz dance as both performer and audience.(a,b,c,d).

 

B.    Student learners will gain an understanding of the basic anatomical and    mechanical principles of movement that support jazz dance technique.(a)

 

 

C.    Student learners will increase skill levels in performing basic jazz steps, isolation, jumps and turns while building flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. (a,b)

 

D.    Student learners will be exposed to a wide range of jazz music from the 1900's to the present while exploring concepts of pulse, syncopation, polyrhythms and theme and variations.(a,c)

 

E.    Student learners will become familiar with jazz dance terminology and history in the context of tap, ballet and modern dance styles.(a,c)

 

BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND METHODS (a,b,c,d)

1.    Class consists of floor work, center work and across the floor sequences. (a)

 

2.    As improvisation is a cornerstone in the development of jazz technique, it will be used in class to deepen the individual's response to music and movement phrasing. Student composition/creation of jazz sequences and peer assessment of this creative work will also be integrated. (a,b,d)

 

3.    Jazz dance history will be integrated into movement demonstrations and musical accompaniment.  We will view and discuss jazz dance videotapes representing diverse styles and applications of the form during the semester.(a,c,d)

 

ASSESSMENT : COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION (a,b,c,d)

80%    Class attendance and participation.(a,b,c,d)

 

 5%    Typed 1-2 page report describing dances witnessed at the WSU Senior Dance Recital performance on Oct. 19-20, 7:30 pm PAC Main Stage. (a,d)

 

10%    Creative Project (Presentations in class). Topic: choose a period in jazz history or a prominent jazz choreographer (see below for ideas).Research, organize, plan and rehearse presentation to include both oral presentation and demonstration or class interaction and a choreographed dance reflective of your researched jazz style.(a,b,c,d)

 

 5%    Final typed self-assessment for course.(Due on last class). (d)

      

Dress

Students dance in movable clothing, barefoot or with jazz shoes. No gum.

 

Research Ideas and possible topics for Creative Projects

Presentation Dates:  November 29 and December 4

 1.    African Dance

 2.    Minstrel Shows

 3.    Vaudeville Shows

 4.    Pearl Primus                                                                

 5.    Katherine Dunham

 6.    Fred Astaire                                                           

 7.    Gene Kelly

 8.    Jerome Robbins

 9.    Gus Giordano

10.    Luigi (Eugene Louis Facciuto)     20th century jazz-based social dance forms

11.    Jack Cole                                         Charleston

12.    Alvin Ailey                                       Lindy Hop

13.    Bob Fosse                                         Swing 

14.    Hollywood Jazz                             Rock and Roll

15.    Broadway Jazz                                     Sixties

16.    Daniel Nagrin                                     Disco

17.    Michael Kidd                                      Hip Hop

18.    Topic of Your Choice- approved by instructor      Rave etc.....

19.    Garth Fagan

20.    Danny Buraczeski

 

Note: Research should include watching a video in the dancer’s style if possible.

 

Textbook

Kregel & Vaccaro.  Jazz Dance Today. St. Paul, MN:  West Publishers, 1994.

 

Bibliography

Emery, Lynn Fauley,  Black Dance in the U.S. from 1619 to 1970.Palo Alto, CA:  National Press Books, 1972.

 

LaPointe-Crump, Janice.  Discovering Jazz Dance: America's Energy and Soul.  Dubuque, IA:  William Brown Communications, Inc. 1992.

 

Kraines, Minda.  Jump Into Jazz.  Mt. View, CA:  Mayfield, 1983.

 

Stearns, Marshall and Jean.  Jazz Dance:  The Story of American Vernacular

Dance.  New York. NY:  Schirmer Books, 1968.

 

 

 

B.      Rationale

 

1.     Statement of the major focus and objectives of the course.

 

      See above.

 

2.     Specify how this new course contributes to the departmental curriculum.

 

It is required in the dance minor program, and will also serve as a Fine Arts Core in the University Studies Program.

 

      3.   Indicate any course(s) which may be dropped if this course is approved.

              

               PER 118 Jazz Dance I

 

C.      Impact of this Course on other Departments, Programs, Majors, or Minors

 

1.     Does this course increase or decrease the total credits required by a major or minor of any other department?  If so, which department(s)?

 

      No

     

2.     List the departments, if any, which have been consulted about this proposal.

 

Department of Physical Education and Recreation

Department of Music

 


 

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

FINANCIAL AND STAFFING DATA SHEET

 

                                                                                                                                                                          Course or Program__THAD 153 Jazz Dance I_

 

Include a Financial and Staffing Data Sheet with any proposal for a new course, new program, or revised program.

 

Please answer the following questions completely.  Provide supporting data.

 

1.     Would this course or program be taught with existing staff or with new or additional staff?  If this course would be taught by adjunct faculty, include a rationale.

 

 

This course will be taught with existing staff, including adjunct faculty.  The Dance Minor program has one full-time faculty member and historically has depended on adjunct faculty to meet the needs of the program.  Although WSU is currently experiencing a hiring freeze, the CLA dean has committed necessary adjunct money to maintain the Dance Minor program.

 

 

 

 

 

2.     What impact would approval of this course/program have on current course offerings?  Please discuss number of sections of current offerings, dropping of courses, etc.

 

 

Since this class is currently being offered under a PER course number, approval of this course in THAD will enable us to maintain the Dance Minor at its current level and support the Fine Arts Requirement for the University Studies program.

 

When the PER Department revised its curriculum in Fall of 2002, they decided to drop dance technique classes and their involvement in the shared Dance Minor program, and offered these courses to the THAD Department.

 

Jazz Dance I classes are taught one or two times each semester.

 

Since this course has existed in the Dance Minor program for years as a PER course, transference of the course to the THAD Department will have no impact on current offerings.

 

 

 

3.     What effect would approval of this course/program have on the department supplies?  Include data to support expenditures for staffing, equipment, supplies, instructional resources, etc.

 

 

Approval will have no effect on department supplies.  The Department of Theatre and Dance within the College of Liberal Arts has supported the administration of the Dance Minor program for years, and has provided equipment and supplies.  A portion of the full-time THAD dance faculty member’s load has been dedicated to teaching PER dance classes, and CLA has covered PER dance adjunct salaries.  Bringing the dance courses into the Department of Theatre and Dance will have a positive effect in that there will be greater efficiency in the Dance Minor program being contained within one department (THAD) and one college (Liberal Arts).