DANC 272: Intermediate Ballet II

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 18
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Prerequisite: DANC 262 or Audition.
District General Education: E1. Dance Activity
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

A course in the advanced techniques of classical ballet for the purpose of performance. A more in-depth study of movement vocabulary centered on individual style, strength, and technique. 18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • demonstrate various complex techniques in classical ballet
  • demonstrate knowledge of correct vocabulary in relationship to movement
  • demonstrate knowledge of kinesthetic movement as it applies to classical ballet
  • execute complex barre techniques and combinations
  • execute complex center techniques and combinations
  • perform more advanced adagio, petite allegro, and grande allegro variations

Major Course Content

  1. Barre
    1. Plie and port de bras
    2. Battement tendu
    3. Battement Degage
    4. Pas de cheval
    5. Battement frappe
    6. Ronde je jambe a terre
    7. Petit battement
    8. Developpe and fondu
    9. Grande battement
  2. Center Floor
    1. Adagio Movement arabesque, attitude, sustained extensions
    2. Promenade, Grand Promenade
    3. Multipul Pirouette, Epaulement Positions
    4. Petit allegro
    5. Double, triple beats
    6. Fouette turns
  3. Grande Allegro Combinations
    1. Assemble, doubles
    2. Jete
    3. Saute Combinations
    4. Balance
    5. Grande batterie
    6. Tour en l’air
    7. Chanie/Pique turns; Double, triple
    8. Grand jete

Lab Content

  1. Practice Progressive Exercises
    1. Warm-up technique in practicum
    2. Stretching in practicum
    3. Floor Rehearsal of Basic ballet positions for balance, coordination
    4. Low-impact aerobic exercises for toning, building stamina
  2. Execution of Dance Forms
    1. Dance combinations in practicum
    2. Sustained movements in practicum
    3. Jumps and turns in practicum

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Dance Magazine Histories of ballet as an art form Biographies of famous ballet dancers or choreographers

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Four page paper about ballet history, evolution of ballet, biographies of famous ballet dancers or choreographers

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice in class Lab exercises

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab