May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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D 195 - Pointe

1 Credit(s)

Pointe focuses on building strength, coordination, and stability en pointe. Work at the barre includes leve, releve, and bouree. Center work includes some pointe work, and variations where students work in soft ballet shoes. This Pointe class focuses on the ability to articulate quarter, half, three-quarter and full pointe; cleanly execute 5th position, and consistent control of turn out. Students attending this beginning through intermediate course must be at an intermediate level in Ballet, and be taking a regular Ballet class concurrently with Pointe. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Ballet: D 186  or D 187  
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion fo this course the student will be able to:

  1. Be able to perform and articulate the quarter, half and full pointe at the barre
  2. Know the dynamics of alignment and apply that knowledge directly to variations in centre
  3. Be able to move from barre to centre work with strength and clarity
  4. Express meaning and emotion through performing variations
  5. Develop personal movement "voice" with honest and open expression
  6. Perform variations with self-confidence and ease
  7. Work with others with respect and value for diversity

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