teachers; Grigori Tchitcherine, Ainara Garcia Navarro

Study year and course duration
AD1 (1 year)

Study load (weekly)
2 x 1 hour

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

Short summary of the content
The Male Technique and Pointe classes are an extension of the classical ballet class where the focus is on complex jumps and turns for the men and the extensive pointe work for the women. In addition to expanding and improving the technique, the students work on developing their bravura technique. The lessons are also preparatory, because the material that is being worked on can be used in the variation and repertoire lessons.

Learning goals
The student:

  • develops knowledge of new steps, learns complicated jump and turn combinations (men) and challenging pointe work (women).
  • can perform complex combinations and develop knowledge of the bravura technique.
  • can connect with what is learned in the classical ballet class and with what is expected in the variation and repertory class.
  • is able to recognize, name and actively use different musical rhythms, coordination and matching idioms

Method(s) used
In group lessons, the student learns complicated combinations and bravura technique. There is also a lot of individual coaching in these classes.
In AD 2, this lesson can also be used (like the variation lesson) as preparation for audition videos and material that can be filmed for auditions.

Study materials used (specialist literature, case studies, assignments, videos, etc.)
No additional study material. Possible inclusion of videos for auditions AD2

Assessment method
Evaluation and feedback based on lessons and presentation.

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 classical ballet class and suitable for use in all other classes such as repertoire and variations.