DANC 305
Advanced Ballet Technique and Performance Fall 2022 (also offered Spring 2023)
Division I

Class Details

Designed for intermediate/advanced ballet dancers looking for a vigorous dance experience in which technique classes, rehearsals, and performances are approached with focus and commitment, and in which these integral processes are conducted with creativity, curiosity, and joy. This is entirely a studio course. Twice a week dancers will have a 75 minute ballet technique class composed of barre and center work (adage, pirouettes, petit allegro, grand allegro); rehearsal, pointe work and/or partnering may be incorporated into some classes or may follow in the 1/2 hour after technique class as applicable. (Please note that pointe work is entirely optional, only for those who desire to continue that aspect of their ballet training.) The 3rd weekly class meeting will consist of a warm-up followed by rehearsal of a new ballet that will be created for the class; material will also be reviewed earlier in the week after technique class. This new ballet will be performed in a formal setting later in the semester, to be determined based on performance scheduling. This course MAY BE REPEATED for general academic credit. ANY student with adequate prior training is welcome to this class! Material will be introduced at an intermediate/advanced level, and individuals will be assessed on their own personal progress.
The Class: Format: studio; The final for this course will consist of at least two performances, outside the informal studio setting, of the original ballet the students will be learning.
Limit: 12
Expected: 6
Class#: 1800
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Quality of participation and progress (throughout the semester) in classes, rehearsals, and performances. Each student will be expected to review/rehearse material on their own, outside of regular classes/rehearsals, in order to come to each meeting prepared and ready to progress.
Prerequisites: a minimum of four years prior training in ballet, and a demonstrated ability to safely keep up with this level of instruction; permission of instructor required
Enrollment Preferences: Students with demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively, thoughtfully, rigorously
Materials/Lab Fee: Ballet class attire (i.e., leotards, tights/leggings, slippers and/or pointe shoes)--students are responsible for acquiring personal clothing and shoes. Est. cost $75-150.
Distributions: Division I

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