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Ballet PedagogyThe Art of Teaching$
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Rory Foster

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034591

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034591.001.0001

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The Teaching and Learning Process

The Teaching and Learning Process

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(p.90) 5 The Teaching and Learning Process
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Ballet Pedagogy
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Rory Foster

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034591.003.0006

This chapter discusses class levels, the student–teacher relationship, and establishing good technical habits. Dance schools usually divide students into four categories based on age: primary or predance (below the age of 6), preadolescent (ages 6–10), early adolescent (ages 11–15), and late adolescent through adult (ages 16 and up). Developing a relationship with students, especially in a preprofessional environment, is the first step to mastering the training process. It is an equal partnership, in which the teacher and student each have a designated responsibility to recognize and fulfill. Dancers develop a highly complex system of movement habits. Once a bad habit has been established, it can be hard to undo. This is why it is so important to establish correct technique and placement at the outset.

Keywords:   classical ballet, classes, dance teaching, student–teacher relationship

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