DAN-3020 Intermediate Ballet: Technique and History

3 credits

Prerequisite: DAN-2131 or permission of the instructor.

A continuation and progression of the work begun in DAN-2131 with a further exploration of classical ballet vocabulary and technique through the execution of more accelerated barre and center floor exercises. Emphasis is on proper body alignment, development of rhythmic attack, musicality, clarity and precision, increased strength, flexibility and flow of movement. This course includes a survey of the history of ballet from its beginnings in the courts of Renaissance Europe to the present. May be repeated for credit.