COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 166 - BALLET
Teaches ballet as a
discipline with correct alignment and ballet form. Expresses movement through
traditional dance form with choreographic emphasis. Lecture 1 hour.
Laboratory 1 hour. Total 2 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is designed
to allow students to acquire skills and gain knowledge about ballet as
an art form.
Upon completion of
this course the student will be able to:
A. perform beginning
B. perform beginning
ballet centre exercises and locomotor movements.
C. recognize ballet
terminology for movements learned.
D. condition the body
through proper warm-ups.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT
A. Barre exercises,
focusing on plies, ronds des jambes, and varieties of battements.
B. Centre exercises
including adagio, allegro, and turns
C. Locomotor movements
D. Strength and flexibility
E. Ballet appreciation
discussing historical perspective