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DAN 111 - Ballet 1, Experimental

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course studys classical ballet technique and theory with an emphasis on proper placement and correct execution. Barre, Center and across the floor exercises will be included along with the study of ballet history.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to maintain body alignment appropriate to ballet while performing complex movement sequences.
  2. Illustrate appropriate use of time, space and energy when performing dance steps.
  3. Perform positions and patterns using principles governing classical ballet.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to perform ballet techniques with a sense of dynamics, musicality and artistry.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the ballet terminology.
  6. Contribute and work cooperatively with classmates.
  7. Identify areas of ballet movement needing change through observation and practice.
  8. Identify the major periods of ballet history and training techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic ballet positions and patterns
  2. Basic ballet body, hand and feet placement in stances
  3. Balance, weight transfer, weight distribution and coordination
  4. Barre work including plié, relevé, battement tendu
  5. Center work (recapitulation of barre work in unsupported fashion)
  6. Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans
  7. Petite Allegro
  8. Grand Allegro
  9. Ballet history
Reference Materials
Videos of relevant classical ballets, internet, text books, field trips

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