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Ballet 3,4 (P) (4828, 4829)    - 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:
 10–12
 Prerequisites:
 Ballet 1,2; audition and/or teacher recommendation
 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:
 Note: this course earns Visual and Performing Arts, not Physical Education, graduation credit.
Course Description:
 This course provides a second year of ballet study to students interested in further developing their technique and becoming better versed in the repertoire. Students begin to monitor and modify independently their foot articulation, body alignment, body and directional positions, musicality/phrasing, and execution of ballet vocabulary. Their overall artistry improves as they assimilate these core ideas. Students perform repertoire from different historical periods and a variety genres, and use more complex evaluation criteria to analyze performances. They study works by prominent choreographers, as well as music forms and structures as they pertain to choreography. Students display proficient rehearsal and performance etiquette, and present in formal and informal performances.

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