Provides students with continued applied study of ballet technique based on skill level, supplemented by instruction in ballet history, current choreographers and companies, terminology and classical dance principles. The course provides students with the opportunity to explore multiple aspects of this traditional and foundational dance art. Learning activities include physical practice, observation, discussion, reading and writing to cultivate kinesthetic, aesthetic, and intellectual understanding of ballet.
Classroom physical practice will focus on anatomically correct body alignment, placement, and turn-out, musicality, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Care of the body and conditioning for dance is also emphasized.
The ballet work for Intermediate Ballet I is suitable for students starting to work on their intermediate ballet knowledge and skill set. Intermediate Ballet II and III provides an opportunity for students to continue the development of their ballet movement and expression skills. Student’s will continue their academic growth through immersion in history, choreography, terminology and dance principles.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department.