This course is for students who have reached an intermediate level of ballet and are serious about continued progression in their technique and artistry and interested in working with spirit, perseverance, and joy. ANY student with adequate prior knowledge is welcome to this class! Proper alignment and rigorous but safe application of technique are stressed. Classes will follow the traditional ballet class format of barre work proceeding into center work*; vocabulary, ability and stamina will be built in a safe but challenging atmosphere. Students will be guided to work safely and correctly with their individual abilities. The classes have live piano accompaniment. In Fall 2020, classes will be offered each week in the following formats: in-studio for on-campus students; live-streaming for off-campus students in a similar time zone; pre-recorded films for off-campus students unable to realistically engage in the “live” session blocks. If the number of on-campus students exceeds the studio space limit for this year, we will follow an alternating studio/livestream schedule. Classes will be designed with the knowledge that many spaces will be restrictive. Elements such as floor barre will be given as training supplements for students working in very small spaces. *In Fall 2020, traveling exercises such as traditional grand allegro will be greatly reduced/deconstructed.
Format: studio; Full semester participation, pass/fail or PE credit. In Fall 2020, classes will be offered in these formats: in-studio for on-campus students; live-streaming for off-campus students in a similar time zone; pre-recorded films for off-campus students unable to engage in live session blocks. If the number of on-campus students exceeds the space limit for this year, we'll follow an alternating studio/livestream schedule. Classes will be designed with the knowledge that many spaces are restrictive.
Grading: pass/fail option only
Robust participation and individual progress with material, technique and deeper understanding of concepts
Ballet I and/or prior experience in ballet, and permission of instructor.
students who have taken level I, placement class with instructor or permission based on prior training
May be taken for PE or partial academic credit. If PE, register through the PE dept. Otherwise, students must contact instructors for permission to be put on roster and must attend the first class meeting.
Ballet class attire, i.e., leotards, tights/leggings, slippers (students should purchase their own clothing); Est. cost: $75
No divisional credit