Methodology of Classcial Dance 8

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107MEK8 ZK 4 1+1/T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course is linked to Classical Dance 7. The instruction aim: analysis of new elements, allegro, sur le points technique for the 7th and 8th study years. Ability to independently lead a classical dance lesson at the most advanced stage of instruction. Ability to lead a classical dance lesson not only in school instruction but also in a professional dance ensemble.

Mode of study

This course completes instruction in Classical Dance Methodology. It completes a detailed analysis of classical dance technique elements of the 7th and 8th study years according to an 8 year dance conservatory curriculum. The master's thesis originates in this course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory knowledge of and practice in classical dance for elementary (1st - 3rd year), intermediate (4th - 5th year) and advanced (6th year) instruction phases and knowledge of new elements a la barre, au millieu for the 7th and 8th years.

Course contents

Detailed methodic analysis of new elements of the 7th and 8th instruction years - principles, practice, corrections - allegro, sur le pointes, creation of challenging combinations.

Music accompaniment - working with a coach.

Analysis and comparison of differences in the instruction at various schools and styles of classic dance. Awareness of contemporary tendencies in mutual influence of those various systems and styles.

Assessment, analysis and comparison of work at dance conservatories and professional ballet ensembles.

Intensive preparations of the thesis

Recommended or required reading

A.Vaganovová: Základy klasického tance, 1980 Praha;

N.I. Tarasov: Klasický tanec, 1983 Praha;

V. Mejová - N. Bazarovová: Abeceda klasického tance I.-III., 1980 Praha;

N. Bazarovová: Abeceda klasického tance IV.-V., 1985 Praha;

V. Kostrovická - A. Pisarev: Klasičeskij taněc, 1976 Leningrad;

V. Kostrovická: 100 urokov klasičeskogo taňca, 1972 Leningrad;

Akademija russkogo baleta A. Vaganovovoj (Klasické taneční osnovy), 2000 Petrohrad.;

V. Ždychincová - O. Pásková: Metodické poznámky ke klasickému tanci I. a II., 1973 Praha;

Group authors under the guidance of G.Lorinc: Methodik des klassischen Tanzes, 1975 Berlin;

V. Janeček: Metodika klasického tance v umělecké škole (Cecchettiho metoda), 1993 Praha;

C. Beaumont - Idzikovský: A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical Dancing - Cecchetti method, 1932 London;

W.Warren: Classical Ballet Technique, 1989 Florida;

S. Lifar: Traité de Danse Academique;

S. Schorer: Balanchine Technique, 1999 New York;

T. Karsavina: Ballet Technique;

J. Gabriel: Ballet School;

Maria Fay: Mind over body, 1997 London;

L. Kirstein: Ballet Alphabet, 1939 New York;

G. Grant: Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, 1967 New York;

CD-ROM: Ballet on CD-ROM by V.Morgan;


Slovník klasického baletu, Balanchine Esseys - SAB (1994 New York);

D. Howard - Beginners (1981 New York), Intermediates,

M.Fay - Faults, Corrections, Perfections (1990 Londýn),

F. Jhung - Basic Ballet ( 2002 New York),

B. Fewster - Pointe by Point (1980 Londýn), Bujones in Class (1986 Danzart)

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: participation in lectures, ability to methodically work with the given material, presentation

Exam oral-practical

Overall evaluation: 30% participation, 30% methodical work, 30% presentation, 10% exam.



Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

room H2041
white studio

(Hartigovský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 14:15–15:45 Mahulena KŘENKOVÁ white studio
Hartigovský palác

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