Course Content and Outcome Guide for D 192B
- Posted by:
- Heidi Dyer
- Course Number:
- D 192B
- Course Title:
- Ballet II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
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Course DescriptionContinues development of knowledge and skills in classical ballet technique beyond the beginning level. Emphasizes correct alignment, increased speed, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and ballet vocabulary in more challenging combinations. D 192B and PE 186B are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Recommended: D 192A or PE 186A or equivalent. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Combined classes are limited to two levels. Class meeting times are not to exceed 110 minutes per day.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Increase knowledge and skills in beginning/intermediate classical ballet technique.
- Identify and apply the principles, technique, and vocabulary of classical ballet.
- Explore and appreciate ballet as an art form.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attendance, participation, and effort.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in beginning/intermediate ballet technique.
- Written and/or practical evaluation.
- Paper or project on dance.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Concepts, themes, issues:
Fundamental Principles of Ballet Techniques
- Correct alignment
- Turnout of the legs and feet
- Ballet body positions
- Leg and arm positions
- Seven basic movements of ballet
- Ballet vocabulary in French
- Safe and efficient dance techniques
Ballet Class, beginning-intermediate level:
- Barre work: plies, releves, port de bras, battements, rond de jambe
- Center floor work: body directions, connecting steps
- Use of epaulement and upper body
- Petit allegro-jumps
- Turns—in place and traveling
- Traveling steps and combinations
- Grand allegro
- Structure of a ballet class
- Dance class etiquette
Aesthetics and Awareness in Ballet:
- Flow and dynamics of movement
- Rhythmic and spatial awareness
- Aesthetics of classical ballet
- Elements of expression and communication in ballet
Competence / skills:
Demonstrate correct technique and appropriate skills in beginning/intermediate ballet class exercises and combinations:
- Barre work
- Center floor work
- Petit Allegro
- Connecting steps
- Traveling combinations
- Grand Allegro
Demonstrate increased speed, control, strength, and stamina in ballet technique.
Demonstrate improved quality of movement and musicality.
Demonstrate ability to learn, execute, and retain ballet steps and combinations from visual, aural, and kinesthetic cues with greater speed and accuracy.
Demonstrate ability to reverse combinations.
Identify and comprehend the principles and vocabulary of classical ballet technique.
Examine and articulate ideas about a dance performance.
Present a project/paper on ballet.