"This course helped me to see a clear course of study for jazz dance practice and content in an online format. This is why I initially took the class. I really liked the clarity of the assignments and the connection between thinking and writing, thinking and observing, and thinking and creating. "
"Taking this course benefited me immensely. I gained the knowledge and resources I needed to give my students a much more thorough exploration of jazz dance history, musical composition, and cultural perspective. I have so many ideas after reading about the plethora of pioneers and elements learned throughout. I enjoyed the diversity of the assignments and precise feedback that was also encouraging and accurate."
"Help me to put the style of jazz that I teach in the timeline of jazz through history and prompt me to consider new things to include in my teaching of jazz dance. I particularly enjoyed learning about the history of jazz dance."
"This course was very beneficial to me as an instructor. The assignments allowed for me to learn history, explore my own connections to jazz dance and relate this information to how I teach my classes."
"The content was exactly what I needed to better understand the nature of jazz dance and how I can apply this to my teaching."
"I learned so much. This course also got me thinking so much that I think I'd like to repeat it in another year or two to help keep my jazz class fresh."
"This course benefited me as a teacher by informing me of the history of jazz dance and how to teach it as a continuum. I enjoyed all of the assignment options, being encouraged to read a textbook, and of course creating movement from our chapter topics! "