Designed for intermediate/advanced ballet dancers, this is primarily 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); pointe work and/or partnering will follow for a 1/2 hour, as applicable. 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. This new ballet will be performed in a formal setting later in the semester. The class may go on one or two field trips to attend performances and will write response papers when applicable. 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.
Format: studio; There will be at least two performances, outside the informal studio setting, of the original ballet the students will be learning.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
Quality of participation and progress (throughout the semester) in classes, rehearsals, performances, and other course work.
a minimum of three years prior training in ballet, and a demonstrated ability to safely keep up with this level of instruction; permission of instructor required
Students with demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively, thoughtfully, rigorously
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.