Classical Dance (Dance Education) 1
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
Detailed knowledge of classical dance technique, that is the movement vocabulary numbering up to 600 pas a temps, all positions, poses and foot, leg, arm, wrist, trunk (hips, waist, shoulders, shoulder blade) and head placements. Advanced coordination and condition for performing all classical exercises.
Mode of study
This course is intended for all dance education students. This is a practical type of instruction focused on practicing the fundamentals of classical dance in a professional training sequence. This covers the understanding of the make up of exercises, creating links, principles of proper assignment and explaining elements.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basic physical disposition for the execution of classical dance technique. Proper (for teaching) aesthetic level of demostrating and presenting all movement representing the main indicators and style of that technique. Movement memory.
Practice and instruction assingments of simple phrases, understanding and correction of fundamental classical dance principles according to the curriculum of the 1st year of an 8 year dance conservatory and implementation of a classical dance lesson structure - la barre, au millieu, adagio, allegro, sur les pointes. Also part of the course are instruction demonstrations, observations at dance conservatories and the course paper.
Recommended or required reading
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
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit is awarded based on:
activity in exercises and classes
develpment of the semester paper
During the semester independent readings and active participation in class discussions are required which are a condition for taking the exam. The exam is written and oral. The overal assessment is comprised of 60% for class activity, 20% in the written part of the exam and 20% for the oral.
Conditions for successful completion of the course: Active participation in class, development and presentation of the course paper.
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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Classical Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Modern Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Folk Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)