CCOG for PE 120D Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 120D
Course Title:
Ballet II
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Continues development of Ballet technique at an Intermediate level with a focus on dynamic alignment, musicality, movement qualities, and functional technique. D 191B and PE 120D cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 191A or PE 120C. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Engage in and appreciate different forms of artistic expression through Ballet.
  • Promote health and well-being via physical activity, self-expression, and group interaction
  • Integrate dynamic alignment and functional technique at an intermediate Ballet skill level.
  • Compare and contrast beginning Ballet skills verses intermediate Ballet skills.
  • Interpret ballet terminology and musicality to critically analyze Ballet performances.
  • Provide and interpret feedback regarding performance.

Course Activities and Design

Barre work
Center Work
Basic positions of the body
Fixed points of the studio or stage
Intermediate Jumps and Turns
Traveling and linking steps
Allegro (petit and grand)

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Practical exam
Other outcome assessment strategies may include:
Written reviews/critiques
Creative project
Class discussion
Written exam

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate beginning/intermediate skills in sequencing
Introduce the positions of the body
Introduce fixed points in the studio or on stage
Utilize axial and locomotor movements
Further examine use of line and shape
Adapt choreography to varying tempos, kinds of music, etc.
Explore musicality at a continuing level
Apply instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
Work from internally and externally rotated positions
Demonstrate spatial awareness
Demonstrate different movement qualities
Execute intermediate jumps, turns, and patterns
Prepare students to advance to Ballet III