Academic Courses


  • MUS J100 Ballet Elective/Secondary (2 cr.) P: For undergraduate students only.
  • MUS J208 Conditioning for the Ballet Body (1 cr.) Injury prevention is an important part of ballet education. Principles of physical therapy, Pilates, and basic floor exercises will be used to train muscles to be strong enough to support all ballet work and supple enough to move freely with as little tension as possible.
  • MUS J210 Jazz Dance (1 cr.) P: For undergraduate students only. A study of jazz dance, including early jazz and musical comedy as well as contemporary styles. Emphasis on current locomotor jazz techniques.
  • MUS J220 Contemporary Ballet (1 cr.) Study of contemporary ballet movement. Students will work towards the coordination of full body use as applied to musical expression. Contemporary repertoire will be taught and refined and students will gain confidence in this genre. Students will be able to apply their contemporary corrections to all their classical ballet practices.
  • MUS J340 Ballet Pedagogy (2 cr.) P: For ballet majors only. A current approach to the theory and practice of teaching classical ballet.
  • MUS J400 Ballet Majors (2-6 cr.) P: For ballet majors only. Daily technique classes, including pointe, for students in the BS and BSOF Ballet degree programs. Performance emphasis.
  • MUS J410 Choreography Workshop (2 cr.) P: For ballet majors only. A practical study of the craft of making dances using classical ballet technique.
  • MUS J700 Ballet Graduate Elective (2 cr.)

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