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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Ballet Beginning Level
Course: DAN134PA

First Term: 2016 Summer
Lec + Lab   0.5 Credit(s)   1.5 Period(s)   1.2 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Dance training for personal skill development and interest. Theory and practice of ballet at the beginning level.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for ballet. (I, II, III)
2. Use basic locomotor and axial movements at the barre, in center, and across the floor. (I, II, III, IV)
3. Identify correct components of ballet technique, theories, and styles. (I, II, III, IV, V)
4. Utilize the theory of the body`s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in ballet. (I, II, III, IV, V)
5. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time and energy. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Barre
   A. Placement and centering
   B. Positions of the feet
   C. Port de Bras
   D. Port de Corps
   E. Foot and leg articulation
   F. Balance
   G. Stretching
II. Floor Work
   A. Placement and centering
   B. Stretching techniques
      1. Various types of stretches
      2. Theories of stretching
III. Standing and Center Floor Work
   A. Placement and centering
   B. Positions of the feet
   C. Port de Bras
   D. Port de Corps
   E. Leg and foot articulation
   F. Axial work
   G. Adagio
   H. Temps Leve
IV. Locomotor Work
   A. Allegro
   B. Beginning combinations
      1. Space awareness
      2. Time awareness
      3. Energy awareness
   C. Turns
   D. Aerial work
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 22, 2016

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