SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2022 6:28:50 AMDANCE 11.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.256 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 27.2

Catalog Description:
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This course, for low-intermediate (Level III) dancers with prior ballet experience, covers  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet principles and skills in the areas of technique, movement, vocabulary, style, and musicality. The course also includes ballet aesthetics and emphasizes performance skills as they pertain to low-intermediate (Level III) ballet.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course, for low-intermediate (Level III) dancers with prior ballet experience, covers  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet principles and skills in the areas of technique, movement, vocabulary, style, and musicality. The course also includes ballet aesthetics and emphasizes performance skills as they pertain to low-intermediate (Level III) ballet.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Execute and analyze low-intermediate (Level III) ballet sequences using applicable dance vocabulary.
2.  Perform  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet choreography.
3.  Choreograph a low-intermediate (Level III) ballet combination.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Utilize ballet terminology to describe  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet movement vocabulary.
2. Perform  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet warm-ups, techniques, stretching, strengthening exercises, center and across the floor exercises.
3. Explain technical principles incorporated in  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet dance and apply these principles to the execution of  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet movement.
4. Perform  low-intermediate (Level III) level enchainments (chains of steps).
5. Display performance skills in presentations of  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet class choreography.
6. Identify basic rhythmic concepts incorporated in  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet dance and relate them to the execution of ballet movement.
7. Count  low-intermediate (Level III) ballet movement sequences.
8. Critique a ballet performance or a ballet piece applying ballet aesthetics and  low-intermediate (Level III) level ballet principles.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Ballet terminology and corresponding ballet movement vocabulary
II.  Level III ballet technique
     A. Technical principles
         1. alignment
         2.  turn-out
         3.  use of plie
         4. releve
         5. extension
     B. Directions of Movement
         1. devant
         2. derriere
         3. en avant
         4. en arriere
         5. en dedans
         6. en dehors
    C. Eight Body positions
         1.croise derriere
          2. croise devant
         3. en face
         4. efface derriere
         5. efface devant
         6. a la seconde
         7. ecaret derriere
         8. ecarte devant
    D. Positions and movements of the arms (port de bras)
    E. Positions and movements of the feet and legs
    F. Turns
    G. Jumps
    H. Adagio
    I. Petit allegro
    J. Grand allegro
    K. Reverence
III. Level III enchainments
IV. Supplementary strengthening and stretching
V.   Ballet movement qualities
VI.  Performance skills
    A.  Projection
    B.  Dynamics
    C.  Style and facial expression
    D.  Musicality
     E.  Creating the illusion of effortlessness
VII. Rhythmical principles for Level III ballet
VIII.Counting Level III ballet movement
IX.  Level III ballet movement execution
    A.  Verbal descriptions
         1. Ballet terminology
         2. Use of imagery
         3. Biomechanics
     B. Demonstration of movement
    C. Tactile information
     D. Kinesthetic awareness enhancing tools or methods
    E. Corrections
    F. Critical analysis of performed movement
X.   Critiquing ballet choreography - what to look for in a ballet work(ballet aesthetics)

Assignments:
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Homework
1. Weekly practice of ballet skills and or choreography covered in class sessions
2. Memorization and practice of enchainments
3. Perform exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups required to execute ballet movements
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance. (2 - 3 pages)
5. Reading of handouts and/or selected readings (5-10 pages per week)
 
In class assignments include:
1. Ballet technique class activities assessed in terms of technique and performance capabilities (class performances)
2. 1 to 3 performance exams (performance of enchainments)
3. Note-taking when appropriate
4. Practice sessions
5. Final exam
 
Optional assignments
1. Ballet video viewing and analysis
2. Partner activities focusing on ballet techniques

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
5 - 11%
Critique, Note Taking
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Quizzes or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation, video viewing and analysis, partner activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Techniques, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet. Minden, Eliza Gaynor. Simon & Schuster: 2005. (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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