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The following courses are offered by the Ballet Department. Please check with the department for a list of offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

MUS  J100 - Ballet Elective/Secondary

MUS  J208 - Conditioning for the Ballet Body

Injury prevention is an important part of ballet education. Principles of physical therapy, Pilates, and basic floor exercises will be used to train muscles to be strong enough to support all ballet work and supple enough to move freely with as little tension as possible.

MUS  J210 - Jazz Dance

A study of jazz dance, including early jazz and musical comedy as well as contemporary styles. Emphasis on current locomotor jazz techniques.

MUS  J340 - Ballet Pedagogy

P: Sophomore standing. A current approach to the theory and practice of teaching classical ballet.

MUS  J400 - Ballet Majors

Daily technique classes, including pointe, for students in the BS and BSOF Ballet degree programs. Performance emphasis.

MUS  J410 - Choreography Workshop

P: Sophomore standing. A practical study of the craft of making dances using classical ballet technique.

MUS  J700 - Ballet Graduate Elective