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2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
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DNC 151 - Ballet II

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Continuation of DNC 150 . Includes ballet techniques at the intermediate level, terminology, barre, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.

Prerequisite(s): DNC 150  
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Continue learning the terminology of ballet in the French terms.
  2. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for ballet at the intermediate level.
  3. Use basic locomotor and axial movements at the barre, in center floor, and across the floor at the intermediate level.
  4. Identify correct components of ballet technique, theories, and styles at the intermediate level.
  5. Utilize the theory of the body’s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in ballet at the intermediate level.
  6. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy at the intermediate level.
  7. Apply technical skills, theories, and style in performance of ballet at the intermediate level.

Outline:
  1. Ballet (Dance) Terminology
  2. Barre
  1. Placement and centering

B.     Positions of the feet

C.     Positions of the arms

  1. Positions of the torso
  2. Foot and leg articulation
  3. Balance
  4. Stretching
  1. Floor Work
  1. Flexibility techniques
    1. Various types of stretches
    2. Theories of stretching
  2. Floor positions
  3. Strength concepts
  1. Standing and Center Floor Work
    1. Placement and centering
    2. Positions of the feet
    3. Positions of the arms
    4. Positions of the torso work
    5. Leg and foot articulation
    6. Axial work

 

  1. Adagio – slow work
  2. Turns
  1. Locomotor Work
    1. Allegro – fast work
    2. Intermediate combinations
      1. Space awareness
      2. Time awareness
      3. Energy awareness
  2. Intermediate traveling movements
  3. Intermediate aerial (jumping, leaping) movements
  4. Elements
  1. Energy
  2. Time
  3. Space
  1. Developing the Craft
  1. Dynamics
  2. Stage directions
  3. Basic performance skills
    1. Focus
    2. Style


Effective Term:
Spring 2017



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