Year, duration
AD1 and AD2 (full year) 

Study load (weekly) 
AD 1 – 1x 1 hour

AD 2 - 2x 1,25 hours

Builds these competencies
1. Creative skills
2. Technical skills

3. Problem Solving Skills
4. Communicative Skills
5. Capacity for growth and innovation
6. Collaborative skills

Course content 
The Pas De Deux class builds on the Supported Adage class in the preliminary programme, when male and female students are first taught the basic principles of partner work within the classical ballet idiom. Pas de Deux expands on this knowledge with exercises becoming increasingly challenging and students learning to make bigger lifts as soon as they have developed the muscle strength to do so in Power Training classes. 
In AD1, this class focuses primarily on the development of partnering technique through exercises and longer combinations. The student may also start learning pas de deux from full-length classical ballets. This offers him/her the opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in Repertoire classes and – in a similar manner to what they will encounter in Variation and Repertoire classes – establish a link to professional practice, stylistic sense, musicality, understanding of role (character) and feel for dance.
In AD2, Pas de Deux classes primarily focus on pas de deux repertoire from 19th, 20th and 21st century ballets, with a particular focus on Dutch National Ballet versions. 

Learning objectives
The student:
-Develops knowledge on partnering, as well as strength (boys) and coordination, and the ability to dance together and execute complex pas de deux.
-Demonstrates a feel for dance sense that extends beyond the language of classical ballet.
-Can (on conclusion of the course) perform a pas de deux from a full-length ballet.
- Demonstrates an affinity for a variety of styles; develops personality in the context of dance styles.
-Understands and has knowledge on collaboration with a partner, and reflects this in the physical performance.
-Understands the connection between Pas de Deux, Variation and Repertoire classes and is able to incorporate this understanding in performance contexts.
-Is knowledgeable on the subject of the various versions performed by various companies in the history of ballet, and on the changes that have taken place. 

Working methods 
Working in group classes, the student first learns partner material and later pas de deux from the repertoire. 

Study material (specialist literature, case histories, assignments, videos, etc.)


Watch videos; attend performances. 

Assessment method
Evaluation and feedback based on presentation.

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

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

Remarks relating to overall context of the study programme (e.g. connectional and sequential requirements), or other remarks
Connects withClassical Ballet, Solos and Repertoire classes.