DANC 1100R, Ballet Technique I

(2.0 Credits)

Course Description

A beginning ballet technique course for students with an emphasis in dance and for all students interested in developing skills in ballet. This class introduces the fundamentals of ballet technique including body alignment, barre and center movements, and ballet terminology. Students who successfully complete this course will have beginning ballet technique skills and be prepared to enroll in DANCE 2100. This course is a prerequisite to DANCE 2100.

Course Objectives

  1. Learn beginning ballet exercises to develop the placement and coordination of the body, legs, arms and head.
  2. Develop correct technique and alignment necessary for all dance forms.
  3. Learn beginning combinations and phrases as performance experience.
  4. Appreciate the complexity, joy, and beauty of movement as expressed through ballet.