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Ballet 3 & 4

Assigned Faculty: DANCE FACULTY
Course Description:

Expanding on the basic fundamentals, students develop strength through adagios, concentrating on jumps and presentation, with more challenging materials and greater demands. Classes will be geared toward developing a greater comprehension of ballet technique with a continued awareness of how it assists in developing the full potential of the contemporary dancer/performer. The emphasis will be increasingly placed upon virtuosity, performance quality, movement quality, and stage presence.

Students are expected to consistently demonstrate and exemplify the attributes of a professional dance student:

·      A strong mature and professional attitude toward their art, their academics, and their lives

·      Leadership behavior through the embodiment of the daily required etiquette in class and rehearsal

·      The full understanding that only through honest assessment (both from the students themselves and their instructors) can genuine improvement occur and the consequent relentless desire and seeking out of challenges and honest feedback

·      The mind-set of a disciplined and powerful performer