Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

This course assumes no previous knowledge of ballet dance. Course work emphasizes technique, knowledge of steps, style of individual dances, and the ability to combine movement with music. Students need to learn the covered dance steps and be able to perform these steps with confidence.

Student Outcomes

Students will learn beginning steps and technique. They are expected to learn the French terminology for steps and be able to identify steps with the correct terms. The course will progress to more advanced steps as students are able. Instruction will begin at barre with warm-ups and stretching, which emphasizes technique, strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. Progressing to center, students will work on short combinations concentrating on continuous movement and presentation. Videos for review have been posted on Google Drive.