May 28, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
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DANCE 140 - Ballet Technique I

2 CR

Introduces the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of classical ballet. Students learn placement, flexibility, strength, and coordination. For beginning and advanced-beginning students. May be repeated for a maximum of ~ 6 credits.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the composition of a dancer’s line and form and apply correct body alignment and posture to ballet technique.
  • Perform fundamental ballet conditioning exercises.
  • Identify basic ballet movements using French terminology Illustrate how a system of practice exercises at the barre prepares dancers for proper ballet technique.
  • Analyze the way in which acquired skills developed at the barre coordinate with movements in the center and across the floor.
  • Explain how musical phrasing is used in ballet.
  • Improve physical fitness and cultivate self-expression.
  • Outline how the mechanics of ballet technique can be used to progress toward a mastery of other dance styles.

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