DAN-137: Advanced Beginning Ballet III
Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-137 Advanced Beginning Ballet III
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4
Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-136, or permission of the instructor
Course Description in college catalog:
Advanced Beginning Ballet III is a continuation of Advanced Beginning Ballet II. It places greater emphasis on building technique towards an intermediate level to prepare dance majors for Intermediate Ballet as well as to transfer into four-year degree programs.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Students will have an increased body awareness and improved alignment
- Students will understand and execute ballet vocabulary on a basic/low intermediate level.
- Students will be able to accurately apply advanced beginning ballet terminology in written and oral communication
- Students will increase their musical sensitivity, working in 3/4 and 4/4 meters.
- Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ballet performance.
- Students will learn how to look at, discuss, and write about ballet performance
- Students will demonstrate self-awareness and awareness of others when performing and engaging in group activities.
- Students will learn the sequence of Ballet barre and center exercises and execute these at the advanced beginning/low intermediate level.
- Students will learn to move from their centers and dance with core stability
- Students will learn to use the power of a grounded plié to move across the floor
- Students will understand and be able to execute safe jumping and landing mechanics in Ballet
- Students will learn to articulate their feet
- Students will learn to coordinate upper and lower bodies in dancing Ballet.
- Students will learn to use breath as an element in Ballet dancing.
- Students will learn to express themselves in Ballet dancing
- Students will learn to shift their weight and balance on one leg.
- Identify and apply the following concepts of dance: space, weight, time, dynamics/energy through writing, movement, performance, or choreography.
- Apply fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology.
- Demonstrate the development of an individual movement voice and application of creative process tools.
- 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.
- 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:x
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).
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.