DAN*113*10 Description


Ballet I: Beginning Ballet


An introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet vocabulary; correct body placement; alignment; positions of the feet, head, and arms; flexibility; and basic locomotion in the form. The class is primarily a technique class with emphasis on proper technique at the barre, execution of movement in center and en diagonale with short variations of adagio and allegro. The course differentiates between classical and modern forms and investigates Cecchetti, Vaganova, Bourgonville syles. Some reading and writing required.