SRJC Course Outlines

6/29/2022 12:00:53 AMDANCE 11.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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
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 27.1

Catalog Description:
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This course for beginning (Level I) dancers covers beginning ballet principles and skills in the areas of technique, movement, vocabulary, style, and musicality. The course also includes basic ballet aesthetics and performance skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for beginning (Level I) dancers covers beginning ballet principles and skills in the areas of technique, movement, vocabulary, style, and musicality. The course also includes basic ballet aesthetics and performance skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10.1
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Execute and analyze beginning (Level I) Ballet dance sequences using applicable dance
    vocabulary.
2.  Perform beginning (Level I) ballet dance choreography.
3.  Choreograph a beginning (Level I) ballet dance combination.
 

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   French Ballet Terminology and Corresponding Ballet Movement Vocabulary
II.  Level I Staging Terms
III. Level I Ballet Technique
    A. Technical principles
         1. alignment
         2. turn-out
         3. use of plie
         4. releve
         5. extension
    B. Directions
         1. en face
         2. croise
         3. efface
    C. Body positions
         1. en dehors
         2. en dedans
         3. en avant
         4. en arriere
         5. devant
         6. derriere
    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
IV.  Level I Enchainments
V.   Supplementary Strengthening and Stretching
VI.  Ballet Movement Qualities
VII. Performance Skills
    A. Projection
    B. Dynamics
    C. Style and facial expression
    D. Musicality
VIII. Rhythmical Principles for Level I Ballet
IX.  Counting Level I Ballet Movement
X.   Level I 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
XI. Critiquing Ballet Choreography - What to Look for in a Ballet Work
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
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)
6. Quizzes (1 - 4)
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Ballet technique class activities assessed in terms of overall improvement (class
    performances)
2. One to three performance exams (performance of Enchainments)
3. Note-taking
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
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Exam and Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation, partner activities, video viewing and analysis


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

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