DANC205 Intermediate Classical Ballet
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Dance
- I. Course Number and Title
- DANC205 Intermediate Classical Ballet
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- DANC106 (C or better) or Permission of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Course offered in Fall Semester.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides the student with intermediate practice of Classical Ballet. Instruction includes flexibility and other physiological benefits. Participation in barre, and center movement focuses on proper alignment at an intermediate level. Classes concentrate 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 at an intermediate level;
- demonstrate a personal movement aesthetic as it relates to intermediate Classical Ballet;
- discuss topics from the required text as it relates to Ballet;
- recognize the anatomy and placement of the body as it relates to Classical Ballet and its diversified techniques at an intermediate level; and
- demonstrate performance as it relates to intermediate Classical Ballet.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Body placement and Classical Ballet principles at an intermediate level.
- Proper alignment, barre work, and stretches that directly influence and relate to the study of Classical Ballet at an intermediate level.
- Barre, petite allegro, adagio, turns, and grande allegro directly related/embracing Classical Ballet at an intermediate level.
- Dance movement: focus, dimension, direction, level, control, execution and refined movement style.
- 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