DANC 300 Fall 2014 Ballet: Technique, Variations and History

This course is designed for dancers who have achieved an intermediate/advanced level of ballet technique. Students will have technique class twice a week, followed by men's work and point work for the women (students who are not on pointe will be able to do the work in regular ballet slippers). Both male and female students will be taught and coached in variations from existing ballets in a third session and time permitting partnering. Assignments will include readings, viewing of media and performance and two short research papers on a figure or topic related to our area of study. The class may go on one or two field trips to attend performances. This course may be taken for academic and or PE credit and MAY BE REPEATED for academic credit. PE-only participants must attend the ballet technique portion of the class two times per week for credit.
Class Format: studio/lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: based on participation and progress throughout the semester, the quality of research papers and performance of ballet variations taught during the semester
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Prerequisites: a minimum of three years prior training in ballet and a demonstrated ability to safely keep up with this level of instruction
Enrollment Preference: students considering this course should take the Dance Department placement class or seek permission from the instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 8
Class Number: 1392
DANC 300 - 01 (F) STU Ballet: Technique, Variations Division 1: Languages and the Arts Janine Parker
MWF 11:00 AM-12:50 PM '62 Ctr Thea&Dance Dance Studi 1392
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