SRJC Course Outlines

6/8/2023 4:19:58 AMDANCE 11.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 11.1Title:  BALLET I  
Full Title:  Ballet I
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 27.1

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the basic techniques and principles of ballet, including investigation of ballet as a means to physical development and as an art form.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to basic techniques and principles of ballet. Includes investigation of ballet as a means to physical development and as an art form.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate an understanding of essential information about ballet
2.  Demonstrate fundamental ballet skills and beginning level ballet
3.  Explain the concept of "turn-out" in ballet.
3.  Analyze and verbalize basic elements of ballet.
4.  Recognize and identify basic ballet terminology.
5.  Perform basic ballet combinations and compositions.
6.  Demonstrate comprehension of correct biomechanical form (alignment and
   placement) as it pertains to ballet.
7.  Demonstrate muscular strength and flexibility necessary to perform
   basic ballet movements.
8.  Demonstrate a basic level of kinesthetic awareness in the performance
   of beginning ballet movements.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Theory
   A.  Brief overview of the history of ballet
   B.  Ballet terminology
       1.  Terms the beginning ballet dancer should be familiar with and
           the corresponding movements for these terms
       2.  English translations of the French ballet terms
   C.  Understanding and applying the concept of "turn-out"
II. Technique
   A.  Stretches for the specific needs of ballet
   B.  Floor barre
   C.  Traditional standing barre work such as:
       1.  plies
       2.  tendus
       3.  degagees
       4.  rond de jambe
       5.  developpes
       6.  other barre exercises to prepare the student for the specific
           movements to be included in center floor practice
   D.  Center and "across the floor" practice of basic ballet techniques
       such as:
       1.  porte de bras
       2.  adage
       3.  pirouettes
       4.  combinations including stationary and traveling movements
           with emphasis on memorization and expressive performance
           of the movements
       5.  allegro (petite and grande)
       6.  waltz steps
       7.  aerial movements
   E.  Reverance (end bow)

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May include any or all of the following:
1) Practicing ballet skills at the barre, across the floor and in center
2) Strengthening and stretching exercises
3) Study of theoretical ballet topics (ballet history, terminology, turn-
out) through class notes and/or reading of class handouts
4) One midterm or final exam
5) Two to Four in-class performances and/or performance exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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