THF 40A/B Dance Pedagogy: Adolescence

This course combines the theory and practice of teaching classical dance and provides students with an overview of the material required to teach students aged 13 and up. Students will study the principles, objectives and chronological development of ballet technique, free movement and character dance, employing the internationally recognized Royal Academy of Dancing Graded syllabi from Grade VI to VIII and the Vocational Graded Elementary and Intermediate syllabi as a basis of reference. Other elements covered include preparation of class plans, methods of dealing with individual physiques and common physical problems, giving constructive corrections – both general and individual, working with an accompanist, fostering a sense of freedom of movement, dance quality and musicality, and encouraging creativity. Lab: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 2.00 Billing Units: 1/1

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