Classical Ballet Pedagogy 2B

Subject DNCE60008 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

July, Southbank - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week
Prerequisites: Classical Ballet Pedagogy IA and 1B

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
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Subject Overview: An advanced study of the training of children and adolescents in classical ballet. Planning the teaching year(s) is examined. There are practical teaching sessions involving ballet students of the appropriate age and level of training. Advanced Pointe Work is studied. Basic partnering skills in the study of Pas de Deux technique are also taught. Assessing and reporting skills are analysed.

Assessment: Participation and contribution to tutorials and classes (10%); the structure and composition of a Pointe Work exercises taught in a practical situation at the end of the Week 6 (30%); a written presentation of 1,000 words at the end of the Semester (20%); the structure and composition of a classical ballet class for Years 4 8 taught in a practical situation at the end of Semester 2 (40%)
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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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Notes: Not offered in 2009

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