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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Maintain a physical conditioning program
  2. Build on basic ballet dance technique
  3. Maintain expertise in ballet dance technique

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:

explain how the following principles relate to ballet positions and movements:

relationship with gravity

spatial awareness

successional movement

use of breath




shifting weight

explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention:

articulation of the spine

engagement of the feet

bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso

range of motion of the joints

differentiation of the legs and pelvis

healthy nutrition and diet

explain and demonstrate how the musical elements of time signatures, beat, tempo and syncopation apply to ballet dance technique

describe key periods and prominent dancers in the history of ballet.