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
Articles and films related to coursework to be distributed in class.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short reflections and critical papers based on classwork, readings, and films.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some previous dance training required. Previous enrollment in Intro, Contemporary technique, Jazz, or equivalent will prepare you 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.
|Instructor(s): Beaman,Patricia L. Times: ..T.R.. 04:40PM-06:10PM; Location: CDS; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|