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PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
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Undergraduate Dance Courses: Ballet

Ballet Vocabulary
DPB 1000
/ 1 credit / Spring
A lecture course focusing on the knowledge of ballet nomenclature.

Ballet Technique I
DPB 1010
(Fall) and 1020 (Spring) / 1.5 credits (per semester) / Every year
A year-long technique class that provides intermediate-level training for students in Level I ballet technique. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment, awareness of musical phrasing and performance, knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary, and understanding of training principles. Placement audition required; placement by faculty.

Ballet Theory
DPB 1030
(Fall) and 1040 (Spring)
1 credit (per semester) / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Emphasis on the basic techniques of classical ballet.

Introduction to Ballet
DPB 1060 / 1.5 credits / Every semester
Classical ballet course designed especially for students in all disciplines.

Intermediate Ballet
DPB 1080 / 1.5 credits / Every semester
Intermediate-level course in classical ballet, designed especially for students in all disciplines.

Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I/Freshmen
DPB 1400
/ 1 credit / Every semester
Proper use of ballet technique while on pointe. Includes ballet barre warm-up and strengthening exercises at the barre and in the center, followed by classical phrases and/or variations.

Ballet Partnering I (Pas de Deux)
DPB 1600 (Fall) and 1610 (Spring) / .5 credit (per semester) / Every year
The art of classical ballet partnering is studied and practiced to increase each dancer’s knowledge of the skills required to perform pas de deux. Focuses on reinforcing the basics of classical partnering (adagio, pirouettes, lifts, and grand allegro) and partnerships. Segments of choreography of classical pas de deux from the repertoire are taught.

Men’s Class/Variation
DPB 1655
(Fall) and 1665 (Spring) / 1 credit (per semester) / Every year
A year-long class focusing on pirouettes, jumps, tour en l’air, petit allegro, grand allegro, virtuoso steps, and the musical quality of male variations in dance.

Special Ballet Technique: First Year
DPB 1800
(Fall) and 1820 (Spring) / 1 credit (per semester) / Every year
Classical ballet technique class for freshman dance majors.

Ballet Technique II
DPB 2010
(Fall) and 2020 (Spring) / 1.5 credits (per semester) / Every year
A year-long technique class that provides advanced-level training for students in Level II ballet technique. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment, awareness of musical phrasing and performance, knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary, and understanding of training principles. Placement audition required; placement by faculty.

Ballet Technique III
DPB 3010
(Fall) and 3020 (Spring) / 1.5 credits (per semester) / Every year
A year-long technique class that provides advanced/professional level training for students in Level III ballet technique. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment, awareness of musical phrasing and performance, knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary, and understanding of training principles. Placement audition required, placement by faculty.

Purchase Dance Company
DPB 3055
/ Variable credits / Every year
Students participate in the process of rehearsing a ballet work to be performed at the Performing Arts Center, on tour, or in the Dance Theatre Lab. In a practical application of technique, students are required to analyze movement vocabulary and adapt general principles to specific movement challenges. They also engage in various professional models of creating, rehearsing, and performing: learning material taught by the choreographer, altering or inflecting material as directed, and responding to creative assignments. Students practice receiving and/or participating in critical feedback and are guided in understanding the individual performer’s responsibility in achieving the success of the whole work. Also offered as DPM 3055.

Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe I
DPB 3530
(Fall) and 3535 (Spring) / 1 credit (per semester) / Every year
A continuation of DPB 1400. Audition required.

Ballet Technique: Advanced Pointe II/Variation
DPB 3540
(Fall) and 3545 (Spring) / 1 credit (per semester) / Every year
A continuation of DPB 3530 and 3535. Audition required.
Prerequisite: DPB 3535

Special Ballet Technique
DPB 3800
(Fall) and 3820 (Spring) / 1 credit (per semester) / Every year
Classical ballet technique class.

Ballet Technique IV
DPB 4010
(Fall) and 4020 (Spring)
1.5 credits (per semester) / Special topic (offered irregularly)
A year-long technique class. Placement audition required, placement by faculty.

Ballet Partnering II
DPB 4600
(Fall) and 4610 (Spring) / .5 credit (per semester) / Every year
The art of classical ballet partnering at the professional level, in preparation for performance.

Contemporary Off-Pointe Partnering
DPB 4620
(Fall) and 4630 (Spring)
.5 credit (per semester) / Special topic (offered irregularly)
An off-pointe partnering class that uses classical ballet partnering to explore more contemporary work. Material is not gender-based.


For updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Dance/BFAcourses.aspx.

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Dance BFA Program

Concentrations &
Academic Requirements:

Performance
Ballet
Dance Composition
Dance Production

Undergraduate Courses:
DPB 1000–4999
DPC 1000–4999
DPD 1000–4999
DPM 1000–4999
Arts Open Access*
*open to students in other disciplines


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