Classical Dance Education Seminar 6

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107PSK6 Z 3 1T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is the development of independent teaching practice, i.e. ability to set and lead a class in assignment, communication skills with a coach, ability to analyse one's work and the work of one's colleagues.

Mode of study

This course resolves in part education topics. primarila basic and intermediate en-pointe dance technique, educational references to important persons, current trends in instruction. Emphasis is placed on independent education activity, primarily one's instruction at dance conservatories and detailed analysis. Potential collaboration with guest instructors.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Practice and Theory knowledge in Classical dance technique. Fundamental teaching skills based on experience acquired in classical dance methods.

Course contents

The Education course serves, mainly, to prepare for independent teaching practice so the student can apply the acquired knowledge from the classical dance methods and technique classes.

Group meetings and comparisons by students of various study years allow understanding and development of the assigned topic from the viewpoint of verious levels of instruction. Students from lower study years are forced to react and discuss the work of their older colleagues and vice versa. This work design provides for an understanding of the application, in practice, of the entire scale of elements, phrases and combinations in classical dance technique. This develops creativity and the education-perception skills.

An important parto of the Education course is the invitation of domestic and foreign instructors (this depends, mainly, on the financial situation).

Students have the opportunity to learn the manners of working of other educators, be introduced to various teaching styles, find new opportunities in the approach to understanding issues in instructing classical dance.

In discussion is the analysis of knowledge acquired.

Recommended or required reading

V. Kostrovická - A. Pisarev: Klasický tanec, 1976 Leningrad;

V. Kostrovická: 100 hodin klasického tance, 1972 Leningrad;

N.I. Tarasov: Klasický tanec, 1983 Praha; A. Messerer: Lekce klasického tance, 1967 Moskva;

W.Warren: Classical Ballet Technique, 1989 Florida;

S. Schorer: Balanchine Technique, 1999 New York;

S. Lifar: Traité de Danse Academique;

C.W.Beaumont: Theory and Practice of Theatrical Dancing (Cecchetti Method), 1932 Londýn.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: participation in class, independent teaching skills, creativity, presentation.

Practical exam: Overal evaluation: 30% participation, 30% teaching skills, 30% presentation, 10% exam.

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