SRJC Course Outlines

1/19/2022 5:52:18 AMDANCE 11.5 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 11.5Title:  BALLET V  
Full Title:  Ballet V
Last Reviewed:4/25/2016

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:  DANCE 81.5

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.4

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

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

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.4
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 2013Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

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

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   Ballet terminology and corresponding ballet movement vocabulary
II.  Level V 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. Petite allegro
    J. Grand allegro
    K. Reverence
III. Level V 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. Rhythmic principles for Level V ballet
VIII.Counting Level V ballet movement
IX.  Level V 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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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
3. Rehearsal of choreography for performance

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, NoteTaking
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, rehearsal


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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