Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 10 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment:
10 hours per week
Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1B
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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
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The introduction to the study of early training of children in classical ballet. Theoretical and practical classes examine the logical progression of the teaching of classical ballet for children aged from 7 years to 10 years approximately. (Equivalent to the First Year of the Russian Training system). Basic principles are analysed. Exercises at the barre, in the centre, and those of allegro are studied separately. Skills in composing those exercises, extending to full classes are taught. Understanding and selecting appropriate time signatures/rhythms and working with accompanists are studied. There are also observation sessions involving ballet students of the appropriate age and level of training. Mime and story making for small children are also studied.
Participation and contribution to tutorials and classes (10%); the structure and composition of a series of barre exercises for Year 1 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%); a viva voce in which the complete structure of a Year 1 ballet class is presented, rationalised and discussed at the end of the Semester (40%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/|
Not offered in 2009
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