SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 6:43:34 PMDANCE 11.3 Course Outline as of Spring 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 11.3Title:  BALLET III  
Full Title:  Ballet III
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

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 27.2

Catalog Description:
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This course is for students who wish to continue their ballet experience and broaden their scope as dancers through the study of ballet at the intermediate level. Emphasis is on increasing kinesthetic awareness, movement analysis, development of intermediate level ballet technique, and performance skills. May include a performance in a dance concert.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.1 ( or PE 27.1 or PE 146.1) and Course Completion of DANCE 11.2

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition the first day of class

Schedule of Classes Information
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For students who wish to continue their dance studies through the technique and principles of ballet at the intermediate level. May include a performance in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.1 ( or PE 27.1 or PE 146.1) and Course Completion of DANCE 11.2
Limits on Enrollment:By audition the first day of class
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 proper alignment in the performance of ballet movements.
2.  Perform intermediate level ballet skills and techniques.
3.  Demonstrate the strength and flexibility required to perform ballet
   movements at the intermediate level.
4.  Perform intermediate level ballet combinations with performance
   dynamics and qualities.
5.  Analyze ballet movement both physically and aesthetically.
6.  Choreograph and/or stage a ballet combination.
7.  Discuss various ballet genres (classical, romantic, and contemporary).
8.  Demonstrate musicality (the ability to relate to music through dance
9.  Analyze ballet movement in terms of current technical standards and in
   relation to dance injury prevention.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Theory
   A.  Ballet aesthetics
   B.  Ballet movement analysis
   C.  Ballet genres, such as Classical, Romantic and Contemporary
   D.  Injury prevention in ballet
II. Technique
   A.  General ballet techniques including practice of:
       1. intermediate ballet steps and movements to develop strength,
          flexibility, physical and mental agility
       2. proper alignment
       3. balances
       4. development of kinesthetic awareness
       5. incorporation of performance qualities and dynamic
          capacities in the performance of all movement in class, from
          warm-up through the final bow (reverance)
   B.  Floor barre and traditional barre work to include:
       1. a wide repertoire of intermediate level ballet warm-ups
       2. strengthening and flexibility of the body's core and the back
       3. barre combinations incorporating complexity and technical
          challenges commensurate with the intermediate level
   C.  Center practice to include:
       1. porte de bras
       2. adage
       3. pirouettes
       4. petite and grande allegro
       5. waltz
       6. extended combinations incorporating complexity and technical
          challenge commensurate with the intermediate level
       7. reverance (final bow)
III.    Ballet composition fundamentals
       A.  Designing and staging ballet movement - choreographic devices
           in ballet compositions
       B.  Relationship of choreography to music
IV.  Musicality - timing, phrasing, mood
V.   Current approaches to ballet technique and dance injury prevention

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May include any or all of the following -
1) One- to two-page paper on one of the following:
  a) Critique of a live ballet performance
  b) Report on a ballet-related topic that demonstrates an awareness of
     ballet aesthetics and genres
  c) Analysis of current trends in ballet
2) Practice and study of intermediate level ballet skills
3) Practice of performance skills and qualities throughout each technique
4) Memorization of dance sequences
5) Choreography and/or staging of a ballet combination either alone, with
a partner, or in a small group
6) Practice of exercises to further strengthen and/or stretch muscle
groups required to execute ballet movements at the intermediate level
(both in class and outside of class)
7) Participation in class discussions
8) Physical analysis of ballet movement (verbal; i.e., as part of a class
discussion, or written)

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
10 - 20%
Term papers
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
0 - 0%
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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