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Dance Technique 5 (DT5) furthers the expansion of skills established in DT4 with emphasis on preparing the student for the professional dance sector. Three classes in Contemporary dance technique, two in Ballet technique and one in Yoga per week form this subject maintaining focus on co-ordination, momentum, economy of action, anatomical function and dynamic alignment to support and expand technical proficiency, articulation and expressiveness. Some classes in both Contemporary and Ballet will be delivered in smaller groups to facilitate greater attention to individual needs. Other classes with dance industry professionals complement the training and foster students’ versatility and ability to respond and adapt to a range of styles and vocabularies. Working at an advanced level in both Ballet and Contemporary technique students are challenged to develop their highest potential in terms of technical proficiency, movement range, cardiovascular endurance, expression and musicality.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable the student to:
- Demonstrate ballet and contemporary techniques with an advanced level of physical and technical proficiency.
- Display advanced skills relating to the acquisition and retention of highly complex movement sequences.
- Demonstrate advanced performance skills within the contexts of ballet and contemporary techniques.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Perform ballet and contemporary techniques at an advanced level through the integration and embodiment of knowledge acquired throughout the course.
- Demonstrate a broad dynamic range encompassing strength, control, flexibility, balance, speed and the ability to efficiently organise changes of direction and traverse space with strength and ease.
- Demonstrate an ability to learn unseen work quickly and accurately.
- Perform complex movement sequences with clarity maintaining dynamics, rhythm, spatial organisation and compositional intent.
Last updated: 29 October 2019