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Last approved: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:18:34 GMT

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HESD (Health Exercise Studies Dance)
265
032243
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Ballet II
Ballet II
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Health and Exercise Studies (24HES)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
8
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Physical Activity0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Beth Wright Fath
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Physical Activity2222NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: HESD 264 or Instructor Permission
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Further development of Ballet technique building on fundamental concepts and vocabulary introduced in Ballet I. Will include increased movement capabilities, rhythmic accuracy, alignment, performance, and access of turnout. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

Ballet technique provides the student with a disciplined approach to learning dance skills emphasizing correct alignment, efficiency of movement, spatial awareness, musicality, and performance qualities. The study of Ballet also allows students to understand and develop an appreciation of dance as an art form. Many students arrive at NC State already accomplished in Ballet I technique and desire to further their study of Ballet. Ballet II allows for this development. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Health and Exercise Studies
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Outcome: Discuss various ballet types or companies and understand their aesthetic and/or historical origins.
 
 
Written evaluation will include specific exam questions testing the student’s understanding of the aesthetic and historical origins of specific ballet styles or companies. Example: Explain 3 reasons why Arthur Mitchell founded Dance Theater of Harlem.
 
 
Outcome: Evaluate a specific ballet or excerpt in terms of form and style.
 
 
Students will attend a ballet performance and will submit a written evaluation of one of the pieces performed in terms of its form and style.
 
 
Outcome: Demonstrate intermediate ballet technique and combinations.
 
 
Practical evaluation will include demonstration of Ballet technique during in-class evaluations. Students will be graded grading according to a provided rubric measuring alignment, timing, coordination, and performance quality.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Outcome: Demonstrate and explain the fitness requirements necessary for an intermediate-level of ballet including cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition.
 
 
1) Students will actively participate in ballet classes, demonstrating health-related fitness ability and will be evaluated through ballet practical skills testing.

2) Students will be asked to share their intellectual knowledge of health-related fitness through specific written exam questions. Example: In order to improve turn out, a student should work to improve his/her (a) cardiovascular endurance, (b) muscular strength, (c) flexibility, (d) both b and c
 
 
Outcome: Discuss how participating in ballet classes can develop, maintain, and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle.
 
 
Written evaluation will include specific exam questions designed to evaluate knowledge of how ballet technique and activity can lead to achieving, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle, including enhancement of core strength, cardiorespiratory endurance and increased flexibility as required by today’s active person. Example: (True or False) Participating in a ballet class can provide a form of aerobic exercise and can help to improve cardiorespiratory endurance.
 
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Outcome: Demonstrate intermediate ballet technique and combinations.
 
 
Practical evaluation will include demonstration of Intermediate level Ballet technique, skills, and combinations by students during in-class evaluations. Students will be grading according to a provided rubric measuring alignment, timing, coordination, and performance quality.
 
 
Outcome: Apply theoretical and historical knowledge about ballet as a dance style to form a system of values about the art.
 
 
Students will attend a ballet performance and will write about the performance in a critical essay, demonstrating their knowledge of ballet styles, compositional choices, historical context, and revealing their personal value systems formed for ballet as an art form.
Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
No restrictions.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
HESD 264 or Instructor permission.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
Elementary ballet technique.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources will be needed at this time. The reallocation of existing resources, including classroom facilities and instructor assignments, permits the offering of this course.

1. Acquire the fundamentals of health-related fitness, encompassing cardio-respiratory and cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition; and


2. Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of health-related fitness toward developing, maintaining, and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle; and


3. Acquire or enhance the basic motor skills and skill-related competencies, concepts, and strategies used in physical activities and sport; and


4. Gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of physical activities and sport


5. Deepen their understanding of aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of artistic traditions; and


6. Strengthen their ability to interpret and make critical judgments about the arts through the analysis of structure, form, and style of specific works; and


7. Strengthen their ability to create, recreate, or evaluate art based upon techniques and standards appropriate to the genre.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to….



  1. Demonstrate and explain the fitness requirements necessary for an intermediate-level ballet dancer including cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility and body composition.

  2. Discuss how participating in ballet classes can develop, maintain, and sustain an active and healthy lifestyle.

  3. Demonstrate intermediate ballet technique and combinations.

  4. Apply theoretical and historical knowledge about ballet as a dance style to form a system of values about the art.

  5. Discuss various ballet types or companies and understand their aesthetic and/or historical origins.

  6. Evaluate a specific ballet or excerpt in terms of form and style.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam20 pointsStudents will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the material covered in class and assigned readings by completing one written exam.
Short Paper20 pointsStudents must attend a professionally-choreographed ballet and write a 3-page paper in response to the concert. Students will also use their textbooks to discuss the historical context of the performance.
presentation60 pointsStudents will perform intermediate level barre and center Ballet exercises. Students will be evaluated on proper ballet technique and alignment principles, as well as the strength, stamina, and flexibility required to complete the exercises successfully.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Orientation/Safety/Alignment1 classSyllabus review, safety discussion, review of alignment
Alignment/barre work1 classClass with focus on alignment and barrework
Ballet technique - frappes & petit battement1 classClass with focus on frappes & petit battement
Ballet History1 classLecture; video
Ballet technique - pirouettes en dedans1 classClass with focus on pirouettes en dedans
Written exam/class1 classWritten exam on Moodle; class reviewing what has been emphasized this far
Ballet technique - pirouettes en dehors1 classClass with focus on pirouettes en dehors
Ballet technique - chaines and piques1 classClass with focus on chaines and piques
Ballet technique - adagio1 classClass with focus on adagio
Ballet technique - grand allegro1 classClass with focus on grand allegro
Ballet technique- beats2 classesClass with focus on beats
Review for practical1 classClass with focus on reviewing for the practical
Practical exam1 classPractical exam given

gmneugeb (Wed, 06 May 2015 14:29:42 GMT): Rollback: HESD 265 Ballet II- APPROVED PENDING unanimously.Discussion: Amanda Beller moved; David Parish seconded. A member pointed out that the course has a similar issue with the contact and credit hours. Catherine Freeman explained to the committee that there is no Dance minor currently; references to this will be removed. Without any additional discussion the action as APPROVED PENDING unanimously: update of contact hour to 4 contact hours to represent over 8 week.
gmneugeb (Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:43:35 GMT): HESD 265 Ballet II- APPROVED PENDING unanimously. Discussion: Amanda Beller moved; David Parish seconded. A member pointed out that the course has a similar issue with the contact and credit hours. Catherine Freeman explained to the committee that there is no Dance minor currently; references to this will be removed. Without any additional discussion the action as APPROVED PENDING unanimously: update of contact hour to 4 contact hours to represent over 8 weeks. UCCC Reviewed at 4.29.2015 Meeting. Changes were resubmitted. GMN 8.20.2015
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