teachers; Nathalie Caris, Ainara Garcia Navarro, Grigori Tchitcherine, Ernst Meisner

Study year and course duration
AD 1 and AD 2 full years

Study load (weekly)
AD 1 = 6 x 1.5 hours
AD 2 = 6 x 1.75 hours

Contribution to the competences
1. Creative ability
2. Technical capability
3. Problem-solving ability
4. Communicative Ability
5. Ability to grow and develop
6. Ability to Collaborate

Brief description of the content
In AD 1, the student builds on the classical ballet technique that is taught in the Preparatory Course. In AD1, the idiom becomes more elaborate and complicated. The student learns to perfect and connect the idiom acquired in the preparatory course.

Every day, the barre technique is worked for half an hour, followed by perfecting the allegro and adagio work in the center. Musicality, coordination, dance feeling, jumping ability and turning technique must come together. The student becomes aware of his own body and skills and masters the classical technique to a level that enables the corps de ballet and soloists to work in the evening-long classical ballet. The student is also able to understand how to use classical technique to dance contemporary work and to work with choreographers.

In addition, in AD2, the student builds on a personal understanding of their own body and technique and is able to conduct an entire lesson well and self-correct without too many corrections from the teacher. The men emphasize jumping ability and turning techniques. Point work is important for the women; they are able to do a whole lesson on pointe.

Learning goals
The student:
- masters the classical basic techniques.
- show that in the classical ballet techniques at the barre and in the middle.
- can dance on pointe for an entire lesson (only for women).
- demonstrates the ability to self-correct one's own technique and perform complex combinations in a musical and coordinated manner, using the appropriate port de bras.
- is able to perform classical repertoire at a high level and can bridge the gap between what is learned in Classical Ballet and Repertoire classes.

Method(s) used
Assignments, training, instruction/lectures.

Assessment method
Evaluation and feedback based on permanent feedback and instructions (on the work floor), and execution of assignment(s)/presentation/exam lesson.

Assessment criteria
1) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2) 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
3) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4) 1
5) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6) 1, 2, 3

Linked to the Male Technique and pointe lessons and can be applied well in all other lessons such as repertoire and variations.