Fall 2024

Dance Technique: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-120H


Kate Martel (Section 01)


The study and practice of ballet as a contemporary movement vocabulary. Objectives include the intellectual and physical introduction to, or continuing practice in, ballet, as well as increased body awareness, alignment, flexibility, coordination, strength, musical phrasing and the expressive potential of movement. The course material is presented at the beginning/intermediate level.  A half-course.  This course may be repeated for credit. Limited to 22 students. Fall semester.  Visiting Instructor Goudie-Averill.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to majors, first-year and second-year students.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, possible viewing and writing assignments, group work outside of class including rehearsal or other artistic assignments appropriate to the workload for a 2-credit half-course, as well as physical or vocal performance work and/or visual, aural, and physical analysis as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class may also be required.

Course Materials


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024