New DANC Course: Jazz Technique

DANC 213
Professor Joya Powell
TR 6:30-8:10pm
Schonberg Dance Studio

This course is an introduction to the African American jazz dance vernacular through the embodied practice of Simonson jazz. It will cover basic principles of alignment, centering, and technique through the context of jazz’s African roots. Class sessions will principally consist of movement exploration including a comprehensive warm-up and will be supplemented by online discussions and media to better understand the place of jazz dance in society and culture at large.