DAN136: Advanced Beginning Ballet II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN136 Advanced Beginning Ballet II

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

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-135, or permission of the instructor

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is a continuation of the technique and the theory of Advanced Beginning Ballet. Greater emphasis is placed on advanced beginning to low intermediate ballet technique and the application of movement principles essential to the training of the dancer. In this course, Ballet technique and vocabulary will be presented through breath and the flow with an emphasis on improving anatomical awareness and alignment, developing musical sensitivity, and using dance as a form of expression

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

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

DAN-136 fulfills a requirement for the A.S. Degree program in Dance.

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

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  4. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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. 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:

  1. Attendance and Participation 20%

  2. Growth and Progress 20%

  3. Journal entries 10%

  4. Goals and Self Evaluation papers 10%

  5. Mid-term exam 20%

  6. Final Exam 20%

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
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).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.