THEA 1420 - Ballet II
This first year, second semester course focuses on expanding the dancers understanding and knowledge of the technique, vocabulary, and principles of classical ballet. Particular attention will be paid to proper concepts, approach and execution of classical technique. Previously acquired skills are broadened and refined. Ballet 2 technique classes will introduce the use of port de bras and epaulement while developing a thorough understanding of body positions and head direction. Introduction of elementary battu actions, grand allegro, and turning vocabulary is broadened. Transition steps are clarified and proper execution of all movements is emphasized while paying particular attention to the finer details of the movements. Proper alignment is of particular focus and appropriate conditioning exercises are also introduced.
Instructional Method Studio Lab
Successful completion of THEA 1410 Ballet I, or instructor approval
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of THEA 1420 Ballet II, the student will:
1. Students will be introduced to the basic skills of beginning-intermediate ballet technique, and be able to perform these skills at or above this level.
2. Students will gain understanding of the heritage, tradition and contemporary practice of ballet as an art form.
3. Students will be able to perform connected ballet steps at an appropriate level of complexity from memory and in harmony with the music.
4. Students will be able to view and asses their own work and provide written critique of their skills as demonstrated in class.
5. Students will be engaged in an expressive art form that promotes their individual aesthetic, physicality, fitness and wellness.
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