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The Ballet Class

Rory Foster

in Ballet Pedagogy

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034591
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046297 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034591.003.0003
The Ballet Class

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There are multiple approaches to teaching ballet according to traditional methods or schools. Each method follows a sequentially progressive syllabus for each year or level of instruction that addresses the training goals and objectives from which barre and center exercises are constructed and taught. When the lesson plans are methodically designed and taught effectively, the goals become self-evident. Knowing these goals and having access to any one of these syllabi will be extremely helpful as a reference point or guide for teachers developing their own syllabus. Without this, they will have to construct their own. This chapter is a guide on how to do this. Topics covered include constructing your class, sequencing the barre exercises, barre exercises, center floor work, and notating your class.

Keywords: classical ballet; dancing; dance; teaching; barre exercises; floor work

Chapter.  10379 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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