SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2022 2:18:09 AMDANCE 11.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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
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: 

Catalog Description:
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This course, for intermediate (Level IV) dancers with prior ballet experience, covers intermediate (Level IV) 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 intermediate (Level IV) ballet.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course, for intermediate (Level IV) dancers with prior ballet experience, covers intermediate (Level IV) 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 intermediate (Level IV) ballet.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3
Limits on Enrollment:By audition
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 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
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 intermediate (Level IV) ballet sequences using applicable dance vocabulary.
2.  Perform intermediate (Level IV) ballet choreography.
3.  Choreograph an intermediate (Level IV) ballet combination.
 

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   Ballet terminology and corresponding ballet movement vocabulary
II.  Level IV 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 IV enchainments
IV. Supplementary strengthening and stretching
V.   Ballet movement qualities
VI.  Performance skills such as
    A.  Projection
    B.  Dynamics
    C.  Style and facial expression
    D.  Musicality
     E.  Creating the illusion of effortlessness
VII. Rhythmic principles for intermediate ballet
VIII.Counting Level IV ballet movement
IX.  Level IV 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

Assignments:
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Writing Assignments
1. Journaling: vocabulary, facings and history.
2. Written critique of a dance piece or performance. (2 - 3 pages)
3. Reading of handouts and/or selected readings and responses. (5-10 pages per week)
 
Skill Demonstration
1. Ballet technique class activities assessed in terms of overall improvement (class performances).
2. 1 to 3 performance demonstrations (performance of enchainments).
 
Exams
1. Midterm and final vocabulary exam.
2. Midterm and final history exam.
 
Attendance and Participation
1. Perform exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups required to execute ballet movements.
2. Learn sequences of ballet barre exercises.
3. Partner activities focusing on ballet techniques
4. Weekly practice of ballet skills and/or choreography covered in class sessions (ungraded).
5. Ballet video viewing and analysis.

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, rehearsals


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Techniques, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet (1st). Minden, Eliza Gaynor. Simon & Schuster: 2005. (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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