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Mission Statement: Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically
challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and
service to God and humankind.
COURSE NAME: EXSS 1102 - Ballet
SEMESTER: Spring 2015
INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Anna Garnett Phone: 254-396-0486 Email: garnetta@wbu.edu
OFFICE HOURS: Upon Request
CLASS MEETING TIME: Laney aerobic room/studio
TIME: Mon.Wed. 4:35 - 5:50
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the study of the elements of classical ballet through
exploration of movement principles as defined by traditional ballet techniques. Focus on elements of
ballet and core techniques. Application towards the development of technical skills, spatial awareness,
physical dynamics, and personal physical management. Attention to the development of performance
quality. Course Fee: $35.00 Fulfills general education activity requirements.
Prerequisites: None
COURSE CONTENT: This class is participation oriented. Movement is presented by means of
demonstration and description. Practice and repetition are the primary modes of learning and are
followed by correction, clarification, and more detailed analysis. Exercises will progress from the
simple to the more complex during the semester. Therefore, movement material will become more
complicated and demanding, integrated and refined.
-Introduces definitions, terms and descriptions relative to Ballet.
-Emphasizes the values and benefits of social dance activities.
-Introduces basic Ballet movements, steps, positions, and specific technique
-Presents basic dance formations and basic dance steps / positions.
-To increase flexibility, strength and endurance.
-To develop awareness of musicality in dance (rhythms, phrasing).
-Students will demonstrate the ability to consistently perform Ballet combinations with the
understanding of body alignment using basic ballet technique through classroom participation.
-Students will show their deepened understanding of balance, flexibility, strength and endurance
with increased technical skills through ballet movements during class.
-Students will demonstrate their knowledge of ballet terminology through an in class written exam.
Regular attendance and participation is expected! Any student who misses twenty-five (25%) or
more of the regularly scheduled class meetings will receive a grade of F for the course.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty:
Wayland students are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest standards of academic
honesty. Academic misconduct for which a student is subject to penalty includes all forms of cheating,
such as possession of examinations or examination materials, forgery, or plagiarism. Disciplinary action
for academic misconduct is the responsibility of the faculty member assigned to the course. The faculty
member is charged with assessing the gravity of any case of academic dishonesty and with giving
sanctions to any student involved. The faculty member involved will file a record of the offense and the
punishment imposed with the dean of the division, campus dean, and the provost/academic vice
president. Any student who has been penalized for academic dishonesty has the right to appeal the
judgment or the penalty assessed.
“Plagiarism — The attempt to represent the work of another, as it may relate to written or oral works,
computer-based work, mode of creative expression (i.e. music, media or the visual arts), as the product
of one's own thought, whether the other's work is published or unpublished, or simply the work of a
fellow student.
1. When a student submits oral or written work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of
others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and
specific references, and, if verbatim statements are included, through use of quotation marks as
well. By placing one’s name on work submitted for credit, the student certifies the originality of
all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgements. A student will avoid being
charged with plagiarism if there is an acknowledgement of indebtedness.”
Disability Statement: “In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the
policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational
program or activity in the university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator
of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 2913765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations.”
Participate in classroom activities, assignments and discussions.
Dress: Wear appropriate and presentable clothing for aerobic activity. Short shorts, jeans and flipflops are not appropriate. If you show up to class wearing inappropriate clothing, you will be
marked as absent since you will not be able to participate. Do not wear jewelry or chew gum in
class. Demonstrate knowledge of ballroom terminology and principles through a written
GRADING CRITERIA: Grades will consist of daily participation grades, written observation of
professional performance, quizzes over terminology learned as well as a course final both written and
performance based.
You will be graded as follows:
1. Attendance -
100 points
2. Participation 3. Quizzes, Daily Assignments
Total Points
300 points
100 points
500 points
University grading system
A 90-100%
B 80-89 %
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F Below 60 %
450 - 500
400 - 449
350 - 399
300 - 349
Below 300
Grade Appeals: Students shall have protection through orderly procedures against prejudices or
capricious academic evaluation. A student who believes that he or she has not been held to realistic
academic standards, just evaluation procedures, or appropriate grading, may appeal the final grade given
in the course by using the student grade appeal process described in the Academic Catalog. Appeals may
not be made for advanced placement examinations or course bypass examinations. Appeals are limited to
the final course grade, which may be upheld, raised, or lowered at any stage of the appeal process. Any
recommendation to lower a course grade must be submitted through the Executive Vice
President/Provost to the Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee for review and approval. The
Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee may instruct that the course grade be upheld, raised, or
lowered to a more proper evaluation.
Tentative Schedule (Subject to change)
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Topics/ Activities/Assignments
Introduction / Syllabus/Stretches
Ballet 101
Ballet 101
Ballet 101
Performance Quiz Ballet 101
Ballet 201
Ballet 201
Ballet 201
Performance Quiz Ballet 201
Ballet Combinations
Ballet Combinations
Ballet Combinations
Performance Quiz Ballet Combinations
Routine work for the Final Performance Exam
Routine work For the Final Performance Exam
Final Exam Performance Preview