--History: of modern ballet and the origins of the current
schools of technique.
--Aesthetics: ballet as a changing art form, and its relationship
to the dance/theatre
--Assignment: to view a performance of both ballet and modern
dance, and to discuss and compare their styles. Reading.
--Continuation of the practice and performance of steps in the
ballet vocabulary, to develop strength, flexibility alignment,
and balance. Particular emphasis on kinesthetic awareness and style
---plies,tendues,rondes de jambes for alignments
---extensions, stretches-for strength and suppleness
---adage-for balance, fluidity, strength, style, and alignment
---Etc., through the complex repertoire of ballet warm-ups,
working individual body part-muscle groups, and whole body.
---port de bras and adage - for balance and fluidity
---individual steps, jumps and turns
---allegro- for speed and agility
- Incorporation of technical practice into working amalgamated
combinations designed to develop preformance qualities and
style as well as physical and mental agility.
-Composition fundamentals in the ballet style using tools
developed in technical practice, and knowledge from historic
and aesthetic studies.
--combinations of movements and psotions
--special design using people and movement
--rhythmic content of movement and its relationship to music