Dance 120 - Beginning Ballet 1

Beginning Ballet 1


TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
Berenson Studio
Beginning study of the basic principle and vocabularies of classical ballet. Class covers both Barre and Center. Emphasis is placed on body alignment, the development of whole-body movement and musicality. The basics of more advanced steps, from turns to jumps, are introduced. Primary concepts such as outward rotation, weight shifts and physical safety are emphasized. Two to three semesters are recommended at the beginning level before advancement to Intermediate levels. May be repeated up to three times. Enrollment limited to 25.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.