Study year and course duration
AD1 (1 year)

Study load (weekly)
2 x 1 hour

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 Male Technique and Pointe class is an extension of the Classical Ballet classes, with the boys focusing on complex jumps and turns, while the girls focus on comprehensive pointe work. Students work on bravura steps and material for potential application in variations in repertoire, so as well as improving and expanding technical range, these classes prepare the student for Solo and Repertoire classes. 

Learning objectives 
The student:
-Develops knowledge of new steps, complex jump and turn combinations (boys) and challenging pointe work (girls).
-Develops knowledge on bravura technique and is able to execute same. 
-Is able to make connections with what has been learned in the Classical Ballet classes, and with what is expected of them in the Variation and Repertoire classes.
-Is able to recognise, identify and use a variety of musical rhythms, coordination and associated idiom.

Working methods 
The student is taught complex combinations and bravura technique in group classes that incorporate a great deal of individual coaching. 

Study material (specialist literature, case histories, assignments, videos, etc.) 
No additional study material. 

Assessment method
Evaluation and feedback based on classes 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

Remarks relating to overall context of the study programme (e.g. connectional and sequential requirements), or other remarks
Techniques learned here must be properly applied in other classes such as Repertoire and Solos.