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The student is acquainted with the principles and historical aspects of the world
of classical and theatrical dance and their implications for developmental movement,
creative expression and educational activities.
Students are acquainted with two basic methods of classical ballet, Cecchetti and
Vaganova. Students learn theories of movement of the body in dance, French terminology,
barre, centre floor, adage, allegro and enchainements. This course follows a graded
syllabus for participation.
Brief lectures on historical figures in dance combined with video presentations of
significant choreographic works set the stage for each class topic. Exploring the
basic elements of time, space and energy with structured exercises that will challenge
the student to explore new directions in movement. Sharing and discussing choreographic
studies will provide a stimulating experience
This course offers students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for choreography
and dance ability through practice. Emphasis will be given to refining traditional
movement exercises and choreographic endeavors in ballet, modern and jazz technique