Ballet I: Practice and Theory|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This elementary level ballet course is a mix of practice and theory. Ballet terminology and stylistic concepts will be introduced with emphasis on correct alignment, musicality, and movement flow. In addition to learning the basics of ballet technique, various ways that ballet choreographers have addressed issues of politics, race, and class are examined through films, readings, and discussions. Traditional ballets will be juxtaposed with iterations from contemporary choreographers who have created unique and powerful works addressing issues from the eighteenth century to today.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
BALLET I: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Ballet terminology and stylistic concepts will be introduced with emphasis on correct alignment, musicality, and movement flow.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short papers on selected topics and films.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some previous dance training required. May be repeated for credit. Prior dance experience in Intro, modern, jazz or the equivalent is necessary for Ballet I.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
UPDATED JULY 9, 2020:
This is a hybrid course, accepting remote students. The teacher will be online, projected in the dance studio and on Zoom.
|Instructor(s): Beaman,Patricia L. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:20PM; Location: CDS; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 6||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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