Classical Dance (Choreography) 1

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107KTC1 credit 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study Czech winter

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In the first semester the instruction focuses on elements and combination exercises a la barre and au millieu. Instruction procedes from the basic form of individual exercises to their more complicated forms. As well from simple combinations to more the complicated. In this instruction the aim is to broaden the awareness of the student, unify the understanding of classic dance and equip the future choreographer with the most detailed knowledge of the movment canon of classic dance so they will be able to create and innovate new classic dance technique models.

An emphasis is on the physical experience of the students with classic dance technique and as well an understanding of the manner of how to create dance movement in it physical mechanics.

Learning outcomes

The course aim is to develop student experience in choreography using Classical academic dance technique so they will be able to have a good bearing at the professional level.

Prerequisites and other requirements

Dance experience, knowledge of classical dance at the intermediate level is required.


Vaganovová A.: Základy klasického tance, 1981

Tarasov N. I.: Klasický tanec, 1983

Kostrovická V. ? Pisarev A.: Klasický tanec, 1968

Kostrovická V.: 100 hodin klasického tance, 1981

W. Warrenová W.: Klasická baletní technika,1989

Messerer A.: Lekce klasického tance

Janeček V.: Metodika klasického tance v uměl. škole (Cecchettiho metoda), 1993

Beaumont - Idzikovský: A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical

Dancing - Cecchetti method, 1940

Lifar S.: Traité de Danse Academique, 1952

Schorer S.: Balanchine Technique, 2000

Karsavina T.: Ballet technique

Video: David Howard - Class for beginners, Balanchine Essays

Evaluation methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in exercises.

Conditions for successfull completion of the course: active participation in exercises.

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