Methods of Teaching Ballet

Methods of Teaching Ballet
Teaching classical ballet from preballet through advanced; includes analysis of Bournonville, Cecchetti, Vaganova, RAD, Kneeland, and SAB methods.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDance 390R or equivalent.
 TaughtFall odd years
 ProgramsContaining DANCE 396
Course Outcomes

Ballet Curriculum

1. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of ballet class structure and progression between levels bywriting an 8-year ballet curriculum.

Ballet Class Observation and Analysis

2. Students will experience practical observation of ballet classes/labs and analyze teachers at work.

Music in Teaching

3. Students will apply sound musical principles in practical teaching experiences.

Methodology Analysis

4. Students will philosophically and historically analyze each of the major ballet methodologies: Cecchetti, Royal Academy of Dancing, Vaganova, etc.

French Ballet Terminology

5. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge (both written and verbal) of ballet French terminology for the technique appropriate for each level of ballet instruction.