DAN-230: Intermediate Ballet I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-230 Intermediate Ballet I

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

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-131, or permission of the Department

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is a continuation of the technique and the theory of Advanced Beginning Ballet. Emphasis is placed on intermediate/advanced ballet technique and the application of movement principles essential to the training of the dancer. In this course ballet technique and vocabulary will be explored. Emphasis on flow, anatomical awareness, efficient alignment, line, phrasing and musical sensitivity will expand the dancers' ability to use dance as a form of expression.

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

DAN 230 fulfills a requirement for the A.S. Degree 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 ballet vocabulary.

  3. Students will be able to accurately apply ballet terminology in written and oral communication.

  4. Students will increase their musical sensitivity.

  5. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ballet performance.

  6. Students will set personal goals and evaluate their progress in writing.

  7. Students will demonstrate self-awareness and awareness of others when performing and engaging in group activities.

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

  2. Growth and Progress

  3. Written Assignments

  4. Mid-term Evaluation

  5. Final Exam

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.