Dance 223 - Ballet IV

Thomas Vacanti

M W 2:30PM 3:45PM

UMass Amherst
Totman Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
In this course, we will engage in the studio practice of intermediate ballet technique. Grounded in anatomically sound alignment, the class borrows from a number of styles in order to explore various technical challenges. It is designed for dancers of all movement forms who have developed their ballet practice to an intermediate level. Through our practice we will increase the strength, flexibility and range of each student's ballet dancing. We will focus on musicality, phrasing, gesture, focus and other details of the form, and we will develop the individual aesthetic and creative expression of each dancer. We will cultivate the joy of dancing with our whole selves and in community, and we will experience ways the form of ballet is related to other forms of dance with which we are engaged.

Open to DANCE and BFA-DANCE majors only.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.