DANC1111 Ballet Technique 1
Credit Hours: 1 semester hours
This class will cover the beginner/intermediate movement vocabulary for American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum® foundational Ballet. The course is intended to help the student understand dance as a process of exploring movement, performing and relating to other dancers and audience. The ABT NTC curriculum involves the integration of Classical Ballet technique with Kinesthetic development. This course will introduce the fundamentals of Classical Ballet Technique.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
Follow class structure with correct placement.
Confidently execute technical ballet movements.
Effectively complete simple combinations of movements at the Barre, Centre and Traveling through Space.
Identify and self-correct placement and posture mistakes.
Perform simple and complex dance movement with poise, grace and technical ability.
Students who complete this course will be able to:
Demonstrate dance as a technically specific, physical and creative art form.
Perform the beginner/intermediate Ballet movement vocabulary proficiently.
Perform intermediate/advanced ballet movement vocabulary with a level of understanding that show a progression in technique.
Speak intelligently and academically about their experiences with movement.
Professional in their approach to class.
Identify what Ballet techniques are currently and what they could become
Grow qualitatively with increased awareness.
Show a retention in skills and will be able to demonstrate simple step combinations and proper placement.
Respect for their fellow dancers, instructors, material, studio space, and guest artists.
Create and think independently about complex movements.
Have a deeper understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology.
Book: Technical Manual and Dictionary of Ballet, and Pas de Deux: A Textbook on Partnering by Gail Grant
Black shorts or tights
White T-Shirt or tank
Black ballet shoes