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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Dance (DANCE)

DANCE 230 (GA) Ballet (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) An exploration of Ballet technique.

DANCE 230 Ballet (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

DANCE 230 is an exploration of Ballet technique. The course is designed for any student with an interest in Ballet and to support the Dance Studies Minor. This class explores the many styles and genres of Ballet developed through history. Emphasis is placed on the development of a strong technique, vocabulary, and performance. Ballet, as a technique class, has at its core, increasing the strength, alignment and flexibility of each dancer.

Each semester, the dancer will be introduced to different aspects of ballet which will require an increasing awareness of ballet and its' impact on all of dance. Technique classes will be supported through viewing historical and contemporary dance footage. In every class, daily movement experiences will be introduced to build coordination, flexibility and strength, as well as the understanding of the ballet technique. These experiences will take place at the barre, in the center floor, adagios and allegros, and culminate in a combination of all these experiences in a combination to develop their potential as a performer.

General Education: GA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Summer 2012

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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