DAN-135: Advanced Beginning Ballet I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-135 Advanced Beginning Ballet I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-134, or permission of the Department

Course Description in college catalog:

A traditional class for students who are already acquainted with the rudiments of ballet. A barre will be followed by adagio and allegro work in center. Traveling combinations will challenge the student in performance technique and styles.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Dance

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will have an increased body awareness and improved alignment
  2. Students will understand and execute ballet vocabulary on a basic/low intermediate level.
  3. Students will be able to accurately apply advanced beginning ballet terminology in written and oral communication
  4. Students will increase their musical sensitivity, working in 3/4 and 4/4 meters.
  5. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ballet performance.
  6. Students will learn how to look at, discuss, and write about ballet performance
  7. Students will demonstrate self-awareness and awareness of others when performing and engaging in group activities.
  8. Students will learn the sequence of Ballet barre and center exercises and execute these at the advanced beginning/low intermediate level.
  9. Students will learn to move from their centers and dance with core stability
  10. Students will learn to use the power of a grounded plié to move across the floor
  11. Students will understand and be able to execute safe jumping and landing mechanics in Ballet
  12. Students will learn to articulate their feet
  13. Students will learn to coordinate upper and lower bodies in dancing Ballet.
  14. Students will learn to use breath as an element in Ballet dancing.
  15. Students will learn to express themselves in Ballet dancing
  16. Students will learn to shift their weight and balance on one leg.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Identify and apply the following concepts of dance: space, weight, time, dynamics/energy through writing, movement, performance, or choreography.
  2. Apply fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology.
  3. Demonstrate the development of an individual movement voice and application of creative process tools.
  4. Demonstrate the following rehearsal/performance skills: proactive preparedness, punctuality, self rehearsal, self reflection, awareness of your role and role of others in production, effective communication, and perform dance roles with accuracy and expressivity.
  5. Develop and support critical response through writing and/or speech.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:


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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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