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Dance training 3: contemporary and classical ballet34207/1914/2021/1/31
Study guide

Dance training 3: contemporary and classical ballet

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 15 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Reehorst Nienke
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 450,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Short description

Dance Training is a core part of the programme that delivers a range of different inputs from several different guest teachers throughout the year. Students experience a series of movement styles in order to explore their own movement potential and artistic vision.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Obtained credits for Dance Training 2

Learning outcomes (list)

Embodies a wide range of dance skills
Physically and intellectually embodies the concepts required for each dance technique explored
Embodies and integrates the propositions from each teacher
Embodies a sensory awareness of own physical possibilities
Facilitates spatial awareness and projection within and outside the body
Integrates appropriate dynamic use to reach expressive requirements of movement material
Incorporates appropriate use of muscle tension, release and breath
Integrates relevant musical, phrasing and impulse choices within movement phrases
Masters the technical level necessary to enter the professional dance domain
Critically reflects and integrates feedback from self, peers and teachers
Invests in diverse physical practices to support mind-body awareness and connection
Invests and investigates all techniques offered regardless of the ease or challenge confronted
Analyses and redefines mind and body connections with each movement technique studied
Critically reflects on own practice to consolidate and challenge personal potential and recognise unique individuality
Employs intrinsic motivation to challenge and extend personal boundaries
Broadly integrates skills and knowledge in order to develop a sustainable dance practice
Invests in, evaluates and applies the possibilities of own mind/body and works wisely with these potentials and limitations
Integrates and transfers knowledge between taught techniques and other courses in the curriculum to enhance understanding and embodiment
Utilises a problem solving attitude to overcome challenges within a technique

Course content

Dance Training 3 is a core part of the programme that delivers a range of different inputs from several different guest teachers throughout the year. Students experience a series of contemporary, classical and improvisation movement styles in order to explore their own movement potential and artistic vision.
Students fully participate in all movement styles delivered by all teachers and search for their personal awareness and connectivity within each movement style. Many aspects of training will be addressed including strength, connectivity, awareness, physical intelligence, floor work, standing work, articulation, spatial awareness, intensity, safe practice, movement quality, movement intent, increased tempo and complexity, amongst others. Students will also experience a range of teaching methodologies and will explore their personal connections to each method. Students will be encouraged to explore their mind-body connection through increasing their body consciousness and sensing through embodied practice. Students will be encouraged to prepare for their life in the professional dance field through the approaches utilised by the invited teachers. Students should analyse the range of practices experienced in order to identify their own personal movement voice and preferences.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Practicum350,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours100,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment45,00
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)45,00
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)10,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must always be present during the lessons for this course unit.
During these lessons, permanent evaluation takes place. This permanent evaluation counts towards the realization of the entire examination mark for this course unit.
If the student is unlawfully absent for more than 1/5th of the lessons, they will receive 0/20 for the part 'permanent evaluation'.

Conditions for legitimate absence:
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- A previously requested absence, approved by the artistic coordinator