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Learning and Performing Ballet Technique

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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... of equality between the parts. Aesthetic principles support dance and other art forms. Adapted, by permission, from G. Kassing and D. Jay, 2003, Dance teaching methods and curriculum design (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics), 121. These aesthetic...

Safety and Health

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Ballet is a demanding physical activity that requires attention to safety and health. The safety and health considerations covered in this chapter apply to ballet and other dance forms; they are all factors related to a physically active...

Introduction to Ballet

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Ballet dancers glide, spin, and leap across the floor. Like all artists, ballet dancers learn technique that they refine into artistry through continuous study. In the studio, dancers perfect ballet exercises, steps, and combinations...

At the Barre

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...The barre is the first part of the ballet class, which lays the foundation for technique. At the barre, you learn, practice, and refine exercises and steps. Beginning the class at the barre gets you in tune with your body, your mind...

Preparing for Class

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Preparing for ballet class can have several meanings. Ballet class dress requirements vary, as do classes. By putting on your dancewear, you create an outward transformation that helps you get into the frame of mind for dance class—your...

History of Ballet

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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... all solos and other dances contribute or relate to the plot. Production elements such as scenery, music, or costumes relate to the plot. Pantomime and gestures should be meaningful rather than conventional and meaningless. Kassing (2007),...

Basics of Ballet Technique

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Several characteristics distinguish ballet technique from that of other dance genres. These characteristics include specific foot and arm positions that are unique to ballet. Underlying ballet technique is a series of movement principles...

In the Center

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...After barre work is completed, the ballet class moves to the middle of the studio. In the center section of the ballet class, dancers practice exercises from the barre and learn steps and combinations performed either slowly or quickly...