This unit focuses on the history and development of ballet technique. Throughout this unit, along with notes, students will focus solely on ballet technique. In order to fully value ballet and its codified technique, dancers must learn the background, the “why,” of what we do. This will lead to the deeper development of skills as they continue to pursue dance. This will also help them to connect ballet to the development of other genres, which we will cover in future units.
How does ballet technique help with all genres of dance? How did ballet originate and evolve? Why is it relevant today?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- D.P Performing - I can perform movement skills with technical proficiency and artistic expression.
- D.C Connecting - I can relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.
- Grade 5: Acquire and use general academic and domain specific words or phrases that signal contrast, addition, and logical relationships; demonstrate and understanding of nuances and jargon.