Techniques of Classsical Dance 4

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107TEK4 Z 2 2T Czech summer

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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 3, continuing elements of Classical dance technique in the 4th and 5th study years at a Dance conservatory. Emphasis is placed on the instructional aspects of mastering technique issues.

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

Systematic development of new elements of classic dance in the 4th and 5th years and a simultaneous repetition and practicie of elements already covered which arise in phrases and combinations for the intermediate phase of instruction. In this semester in continuity with the method we work primarily on allegra, and optional sur le pointes exercises.

Development of movement coordination, working with the head, arms, should feeling, devleopment of the artistic and stage senses. Emphasis on memory, endurance, musicality, accelerando, arranging more complex jump variations with an emphasis on clean execution of phrase elements. A particular emphasis is placed on technique principles of launch and landing of jumps, batte jump techniques and arm coordination in allegro variations.

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.



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