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Ballet 6th-8th Beginning (4861)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -


Approved Site(s):
 Approved for SCPA. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 6–8
 Prerequisites:
 None
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Course Description:
 Beginning Ballet 6-8 allows beginning middle school dancers to develop their ballet technique using the VAPA content standards and the National Core Arts Standards. Students learn and practice basics in ballet skill development, proper body alignment along with dance safety, technical strength and endurance. They study, analyze, and modify their foot articulation, body and directional positions, execution of basic ballet vocabulary and begin to develop overall artistry as they assimilate these core ideas. Students study and perform balletic dance studies that take place in a variety of performance settings and venues. Students create dance competitions based on improvisation and evaluate performances using rubrics and agreed upon methods of evaluation.

This course is part of the scope and sequence of pre-dance majors that prepares them to audition for the high school dance program.

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