Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1B

Subject 756-812 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week
Prerequisites: Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1A
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: Advanced study of early training of children in classical ballet. Planning the teaching year, teaching strategies, classroom management are all examined. The teaching of Improvisation is taught. Making dances for individuals is included. As well, a programme for body awareness incorporating strengthening and flexibility exercises is examined and taught. There are also practical teaching sessions involving ballet students of the appropriate age and level of training. Anatomical and kinaesthetic concepts are discussed and explored as vital components of teaching ballet.
Assessment: Participation and contribution to tutorials and classes (10%); the structure and composition of elements of a component of ballet training taught in a practical situation at the end of Week 6 (30%); A written presentation of 1,000 words at the end of the Semester (20%); the composition and demonstration of a complete classical ballet class for Year 1 taught in a practical situation at the end of the Semester (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing

  • The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness

  • The ability to interpret and analyse

  • The capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information

  • The ability to identify aesthetic domains

  • The ability to apply theory to practice

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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Classical BalletTeaching

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