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Course Number:
PE 120E
Course Title:
Ballet III
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Course Description

Develops Ballet technique at an advanced level with a focus on dynamic alignment, musicality, movement qualities, functional technique and performance. D 290A and PE 120E cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 191B or PE 120D. 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 advanced Ballet skill level.
  • Compare and contrast intermediate Ballet skills verses advanced Ballet skills.
  • Apply knowledge of space, time, and energy to manipulate choreography.

Course Activities and Design

Barre work
Center Work
Grand Adagio
Intermediate/Advanced Jumps and Turns
Traveling and linking steps
Allegro (petit and grand)
Manipulation of choreography (variations, retrograde, adapting sides, etc)

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 Intermediate/Advanced skills in sequencing
Clearly apply body positions, facings, port de bras, and epaulement
Execute increasingly complicated axial and locomotor movements
Clearly demonstrate understanding 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
Effectively demonstrate different movement qualities
Execute intermediate jumps, turns, and patterns
Focus on performance and how movements are effectively used to create a desired impact
Elements of expression and communication in Ballet
Clarify transitions
Demonstrate stamina, increased speed, control, strength, and balance