Ballet Goal Development

Lesson Overview

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.

Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How does ballet technique help with all genres of dance? How did ballet originate and evolve? Why is it relevant today?

Lesson Created By: JessicaMcFarland

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)