DANC105 Fundamentals of Classical Ballet
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Dance
- I. Course Number and Title
- DANC105 Fundamentals of Classical Ballet
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Course offered in Fall Semester.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides the student with fundamentals of Classical Ballet Technique. Instruction includes flexibility and other physiological benefits. The course includes participation in barre, and center movements with proper alignment. Class concentrates on: classical disciplines, alignment and core connection, physical strength and flexibility, and self-discipline.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- recognize and apply the terminology and techniques associated with Classical Ballet;
- demonstrate a movement aesthetic as it relates to Classical Ballet;
- discuss topics from the required text as it relates to Classical Ballet;
- recognize the anatomy and placement of the body as it relates to Classical Ballet and its diversified techniques; and
- demonstrate performance as it relates to Classical Ballet.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Body placement and Classical Ballet principles.
- Proper alignment, barre work, and stretches that directly influence and relate to the study of Classical Ballet.
- Barre, petite allegro, adagio, turns, and grande allegro directly related/embracing Classical Ballet.
- Dance movement: focus, dimension, direction, level, control, execution.
- Discussion/reflection on the chosen text.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Movement assessments: The semester consists of three movement assessments in addition to the midterm/final exams. These assessments focus on the culmination of 2-3 weeks' worth of movement ideas to demonstrate the students' knowledge and understanding of the current course work.
- Discussion topics: Reflections of the students are kept in a personal journal and presented in class bi-weekly.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 6/2020