SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:46:39 PMDANCE 11.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

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Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 11.4Title:  BALLET IV  
Full Title:  Ballet IV
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.0017 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: 

Catalog Description:
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This is an advanced level ballet course designed for students who have attained proficiency in intermediate ballet skills and wish to continue their dance experience through advanced level floor, barre, adagio, allegro, pirouettes and, as appropriate, beginning pointe studies. Emphasis will be placed on combining physical virtuosity with individual interpretation and the refinement of expressive skills. This course will include both classical and contemporary ballet techniques as well as the study of ballet in a historical context.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is for students who have attained proficiency at the intermediate level of ballet and wish to continue their dance experience through the study of advanced level ballet techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on integrating physical, mental and expressive skills. This course may include pointe work and participation in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2)
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 2003Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:

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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By the completion of the course the student will be able to:
      1.  Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in ballet vocabulary.
      2.  Execute ballet movement at an advanced level in terms of
          both technique and performance qualities.
      3.  Demonstrate long dance sequences showing the ability to
          both retain choreography and perform it at a technically
          advanced level.
      4.  Perform the differences between classical ballet and
          contemporary ballet.
      5.  Choreograph and perform a ballet composition.
      6.  Demonstrate the ability to dance en pointe (with instructor
          approval) using proper form and correct technique.
      7.  Dance with performance energy throughout each class.
      8.  Demonstrate artistry in terms of both musicality and
          the ability to interpret ballet movement without sacrificing
          choreographic accuracy.

Topics and Scope
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I. Technique
  A.  Incorporation of intermediate level ballet vocabulary into
      more choreographically complex and technically difficult sequences
  B.  Advanced ballet techniques
          1.  Leg extensions
          2.  Balances in adagio
          3.  Multiple turns
          4.  Petite allegro and beats
          5.  Virtuosity and speed in grande allegro
          6.  Fluid port de bras
          7.  Pointe work (with instructor approval)
II.  Oral and written usage of ballet, stage and musical terminology
III. Artistry
    A. Individual interpretation
    B. Musicality
III. Historical style
    A. Romantic period
    B. Character dance from classic period full length ballets
    C. Contemporary choreography
IV.  Composition
    A. Traditional ballet choreography
    B. Non-traditional choreography integrating other dance forms
    C. Critique of choreography in terms of ballet criteria
V.   Performance
    A. Projection
    B. Facial Expression
    C. Expressiveness of the body as an instrument
    D. Performance style appropriate to ballet

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Term paper on a professional ballet performance or other ballet-related
topic; term paper or oral presentation comparing and contrasting
historical ballet to contemporary ballet.
Assignments (both during class and outside of class) may include any or
all of the following: 1) practice choreography and advanced dance skills,
2) choreograph original dance movement, 3) perform and practice exercises
to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups required to execute ballet
movements at the advanced level.

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 - 60%
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
30 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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