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Ballet 1,2 (P) (4826, 4827)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -


Approved Site(s):
 Approved for San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Audition and / or teacher recommendation, and one year of Theatre Dance
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Notes:
 This course earns Visual and Performing Arts, not Physical Education, graduation credit.
Course Description:
 Ballet 1,2 is an introductory course that allows students to develop basic ballet skills and technique, along with dance safety, technical strength, and endurance. They learn and practice foot articulation, body and directional positions, and basic ballet movements. Their artistry improves as they assimilate core ideas of the dance form. Students perform ballet repertoire in a variety of settings and evaluate performances using rubrics and agreed upon assessment criteria. They acquire and use basic ballet terminology and study the history of ballet from the Renaissance to the present.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Each site selects its own resources from available instructional media.