Techniques of Classsical Dance 3

Subject is not scheduled Display Schedule

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107TEK3 Z 2 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor


Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the course is to provide students a detailed knoweldge of classical dance technique, provide an understanding of the principles of creating individual elements and phrases so one may work with them in instruction. Instruction follows dance conservatory curricula.

Mode of study

This course is linked to Classical Dance Technique 2 and is closely related to Classical Dance Methodology. Students adopt Classical dance technique. In this semester the intermediate level of Dance conservatory instruction is covered. This is the 4th and 5th study years. The aim is to train the instructor not the performers.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Presumed developed knowledge of classical dance technique. The aim is not performer but instructor training. Instruction is linked from semester to semester. The completion of the previous semester is necessary.

Course contents

The systematic elaboration of new elements of classic dance in the 4th and 5th years of study and simultaneous repetition and practice of elements covered earlier which appear in phrases and combinations for intermediate study. In this semester we focus and elaborate, primarily, work a la barre and au milieu related to methodology.

Development of movement coordination, working with the head, arms and feeling for the shoulders. Development of artistic and stage senses, endurance, musicality, accelerando. Arranging simple combinations with an emphasis on th purity of execution of the phrase elements. Particular emphasis is placed on promenades and pirouettes technique.

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;


Ballet on CD-ROM by V.Morgan;


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

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

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: basic and intermediate skills in classical dance technique. Active participation.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room H2041
white studio

(Hartigovský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 12:30–14:00 Mahulena KŘENKOVÁ white studio
Hartigovský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans