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This applied course expands jazz technique at a pre-advanced level with an emphasis on posture, strength and body alignment. Various jazz styles, history of jazz dance and its relationship to musical theatre are reinforced. Through systematic assessment of their written assignments and performance, students have the opportunity to improve their ability to reproduce technique based on muscle memory, visual reproduction and verbal cuing. Demonstration will occur when introducing new steps and previous steps are reinforced individually and in combinations. Students arrive warmed up and ready to work with the understanding of the physical requirements of a pre-advanced jazz class.