Ballet 5 Skills Eval-Curriculum (last updated 9-7-16)
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Ballet 5 Skills/Self-Evaluation
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Dancer: _________________________________________ Instructor: _________________________________________ Date: ___________________________
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Section CodeSkillRating (1 needs work, 5 mastered)Evaluation NotesDiagrams/Your Notes
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BBARRE BASICS
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BPlié: heels down in demi, proper turnout; knees over toes; upper body aligned (pulled up, back straight, bottom tucked, shoulders pulled down into back); reaching grande, holds weight properly (does not sit) 1 2 3 4 5
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BTendú/Degagé: lead out with heel, toes pull back; "massage" the floor and "peel" through foot to extend fully with force and energy; working leg is weightless 1 2 3 4 5
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BDegagé: working leg extends no more than 2-3 inches off of floor 1 2 3 4 5
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BRond de jambe: complete "D" or pie/pizza half; leg fully extended straight (unbent); weightless, pointed toe 1 2 3 4 5
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BFrappé: flex vs. pointe; fully-extended/stretched leg, with force 1 2 3 4 5
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BElevé: push into floor to rise up on toes w/ straight legs, heels forward, strong ankles, ball of foot+all toes firmly planted, weight equally distributed 1 2 3 4 5
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BRelevé: plié and then push to rise up on toes w/ straight legs, heels forward, strong ankles, & ball of foot/all toes firmly planted w/ weight equally distributed 1 2 3 4 5
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BFondú: standing leg plié turned out as working leg wraps to find coupe and then extended position 1 2 3 4 5
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BCoupé/Cou-de-pied: foot wraps to find position (in front, to the side, or behind the ankle)- toe pointed back, heel forward 1 2 3 4 5
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BPassé: working-leg foot finds proper position at/above knee, heel forward, toes back, "triangle" window formed 1 2 3 4 5
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BAttitude: knee is higher than the foot, curved at a 90º angled position in front, side, or back of body 1 2 3 4 5
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BDéveloppé: leg unfolds from passé to full extension at 90º or higher, to any angle (front, side, or back) 1 2 3 4 5
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BEnveloppé: leg folds into passé from full battement extension from front, side, or back 1 2 3 4 5
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BBattement: straight standing and working legs 1 2 3 4 5
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BBattement: force to kick as high as possible, while keeping hip down and rotator engaged 1 2 3 4 5
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B"De turne" turn at barre: turns into barre when outside foot is in front; turns away from barre when outside foot is in back 1 2 3 4 5
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FFLEXIBILITY
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FCambre: supported from the core, open chest, shoulders pulled down into the upper back, arms supported 1 2 3 4 5
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FLunge: both legs turned out, front leg at 90º or less, back leg straight and fully extended 1 2 3 4 5
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FAllongé: ellongated extensions to side when stretching at barre (hip is allowed to pop out of leveled placement), or also in other various positions: ____________________________________ 1 2 3 4 5
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FSplits: both right and left sides are acheived 1 2 3 4 5 ✓: Right? Left?
*Student shall not progress to next level without having acheived splits
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FSplits: center splits are acheived 1 2 3 4 5
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C/ACENTER FLOOR / ADAGIO
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C/ABalancé: down, up, down pattern; plié and relevé appropriately; "headlights" (hips) square to front 1 2 3 4 5
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C/ABourrée: knees wobble, high heels forward and turned out, arch and ankles strong, back foot leads movement 1 2 3 4 5
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C/APas de bourrée: back, side, and front steps are all executed with straight legs, and toes tight together 1 2 3 4 5
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C/AArabesque extension: balancing, promenade, penché 1 2 3 4 5
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C/APenché: straight-legged back arabesque, arms strong, chest up and open, shoulders down into back, core-supported, lower back-supported 1 2 3 4 5
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C/APromenade: with working leg either in arabesque or attitude, standing leg remains straight and pivots on ball of the foot with heel moving the body around in a stationary position. 1 2 3 4 5
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C/AChassé: upper & lower body alignment (shoulders stacked atop hips), feet glide across/on floor (heel leads turnout) in plié 1 2 3 4 5 (no heel-stepping!)
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C/APas de cheval: “step of the horse.” one foot in cou-de-pied, then developpé it out at a low angle 1 2 3 4 5
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C/APas de Basque: extend a leg forward, carry it to the side, then bring it down to the ground. The second leg is then brought to the front before the weight is transferred back to the first leg 1 2 3 4 5
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C/ATombé: "fallen." used as a lead-in movement to a traveling step; tombé begins with a coupé to the front or a hop, moving to a dégagé to 2nd or 4th devant. The extended foot comes down to the floor with the leg en plié, shifting the weight of the body onto the front leg and lifting the back leg off the floor in dégagé (to 2nd or 4th derrière). 1 2 3 4 5
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C/AFailli: "to give way." begins on one leg, the other raised behind, stepping through with the back foot, moving it forward. Usually done as a preperation step for jumps and is considered an in-between step. 1 2 3 4 5
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TTURNS
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TChaînés turn: straight legs, high-heels and arches strong, small steps (two per turn) 1 2 3 4 5
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TPiqué turn: second leg finds back-passé triangle (turned out), first/standing leg remains straight and strong (high heel) 1 2 3 4 5
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TLame Duck turn: two-step turn followed by front leg finding passé or coupe; standing leg remains straight and strong with a high heel 1 2 3 4 5
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TWaltz turn: down, up, up pattern; feet alternate steps properly 1 2 3 4 5
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TPirouette: appropriate preparation (arms & plie), working leg finds turned-out passe as standing leg remains straight, heels forward as turnout is maintained, arms carry body in rotation, feet finish in appropriate position, finish "up," balanced. 1 2 3 4 5 ✓ Clean single acheived: □
✓ Clean double acheived: □
Note any issues:
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JJUMPS
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JSauttée: full, straight extension of legs in the air with pointed toes, beginning and landing in plié 1 2 3 4 5
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JSoubresaut: a quick jump from two feet (usually starting in 5th) and landing on 2 feet in 5th, traveling slightly forward during the jump 1 2 3 4 5
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JChangement: heels find the floor in plié prep and finish, perfect 5ths (heel to toe), legs find full, straight extension and point in air 1 2 3 4 5
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JEntrechat: jump into the air and quickly cross the legs in front and behind by beating one thigh on the back and front of the other thigh before landing 1 2 3 4 5
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JRoyale: jump in the air and beat legs once before changing the position of feet and landing -the leg that started in front should now be in back. 1 2 3 4 5
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JÉschappé: heels are down when landing in both 2nd and 5th positions, legs are straight with pointed toes in the air 1 2 3 4 5
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JÉschappé: upper body posture is maintained (pulled up, arms supported) 1 2 3 4 5
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JEmboîté: a leap performed while turning and traveling; with the leg forward, jump up and bend it to 45 degrees, landing and placing the other foot in front of the standing-leg ankle 1 2 3 4 5
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JSissone: "sissor" leap in any direction where the dancer moves from two feet by jumping off the ground, with both legs straight, landing on either one or both feet 1 2 3 4 5
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JGlissade: plié to push off standing leg, stretch one leg to full leg extension, followed by the next, toes pointed in air, land in plié in proper position (1st, 5th, etc.) 1 2 3 4 5
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JJeté: (in any given direction) stretch to full leg extension, pointed toes in air, land in plié in proper position (1st, 5th, etc.) 1 2 3 4 5
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JGrandjeté: battement front leg to stretch to full extension, back leg extends, pointed toes in air, legs remain straight throughout the entirity of the jump, splits or hypers are acheived 1 2 3 4 5
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JSodechat: developpe-extend front leg to stretch to full extension, back leg extends, legs straighten, splits or hypers are acheived, pointed toes in air 1 2 3 4 5
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JBattu: “beat-en” any step that is made more technically difficult by adding a beating of the legs in the middle of the jump or step 1 2 3 4 5
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JAssemblé: From 5th, standing leg pliés while working leg degagés to 2nd, then spring into air (both feet pointed), to assemble legs straight together, then land in plié in 5th 1 2 3 4 5
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JPas de chat: plié prep, leading leg finds passé, directly followed by back leg finding passé, land in plié in proper position on ground. Turn out is maintained. 1 2 3 4 5
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JPas de chat: Hips and shoulders "square" (straight forward). Arms are supported. 1 2 3 4 5
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JItalian pas de chat: plié prep, leading leg extends (straightened) to appropriate height, following leg finds passé, land in plié in proper position on ground. Turn out is maintained. 1 2 3 4 5
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JEntrelacé: “interlaced.” Battement one leg to the front while plieing on other, then jump and land on first leg while completing a half turn in the air. Second leg (push off leg) typically ends in arabesque. 1 2 3 4 5
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JBrisé: “broken” or “breaking.” take off from one or two feet, jump and beat legs and ends on one or two feet (from 5th or 4th position; can travel forwards or backwards) 1 2 3 4 5
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JCabriole: “caper.” jump in the air off one leg; as the top leg is thrown upwards, the bottom leg raises to meet and beat with the top leg; the top leg continues to go higher as the bottom leg returns to the floor 1 2 3 4 5
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JFouetté: (en sautté) "whip." begins with grand battement front, then hips rotate quickly to face the opposite direction, standing leg jumps (pointed toe), to land in plié, maintaining the height of the battement leg which finishes in back arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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JTourjeté: grand battement front, then hips rotate quickly to face the opposite direction, standing leg kicks to back battement, straight legs, standing leg lands in plié, maintaining the height of the back leg which finishes in back-arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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PPOSITIONS OF THE BODY
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P1st Arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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P2nd Arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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P3rd Arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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P4th Arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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P5th Arabesque 1 2 3 4 5
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PCroisé devant (Cecchetti method): cross to the front 1 2 3 4 5
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PQuatrieme devant (Cecchetti method): straight forward to the front 1 2 3 4 5
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PEffacé devant (Cecchetti method): "shaded" (arms in 3rd) to front 1 2 3 4 5
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PA la seconde (Cecchetti method): open second (lateral) 1 2 3 4 5
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PCroisé derrière (Cecchetti method): crossed to the back 1 2 3 4 5
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PÈcarté (Cecchetti method): separated or thrown wide apart 1 2 3 4 5
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PEpaulé (Cecchetti method): Shouldered (so when people talk about épaulement, they really are referring to the position of the upper body starting from the shoulders and the upper back) 1 2 3 4 5
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PQuatrieme derrière (Cecchetti method): straight forward to back 1 2 3 4 5
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PEfface derrière (Cecchetti method): shaded to the 1 2 3 4 5
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PEpaulement: “shouldering.” The rotation of the shoulders used to create a more complex and aesthetically pleasing line. 1 2 3 4 5
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GGENERAL SKILLS
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GTurn out: heels forward, knees over toes, comes from rotator 1 2 3 4 5
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GPointed toes: tendu, degage, ballet walks, jumps, passé, etc. 1 2 3 4 5
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GComprehension/retention of combinations: ability to memorize & execute combos and exercises in class 1 2 3 4 5
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GTiming: has a sense of rhythm, musicality, is on-tempo, and stays on time (not ahead of or behind music) 1 2 3 4 5
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GArm support: strong, consistently extended arms, held within control zone, supported from the back as well as underarm 1 2 3 4 5
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GSpot: consistently uses head while turning, maintains good focus 1 2 3 4 5
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GBarre ettiquette: correct spacing from the barre, light touch/hold, uses barre appropriately (as instructed; does not go under barre, does not stand on barre) 1 2 3 4 5
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GAttendance: attends at least two classes per week 1 2 3 4 5
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GAttendance: on time to class ("early = on time; on time = late!") 1 2 3 4 5
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GPreparation: proper supplies in dance bag (shoes, towel, notebook, writing utensil, water) 1 2 3 4 5
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GPreparation: dressed appropriately (black leotard, pink tights, proper footwear), hair secured properly 1 2 3 4 5
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GPreparation: practice at home/dedication to dance craft is evident 1 2 3 4 5
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GEttiquette: prepares/begins and completes exercises and combos with proper finish 1 2 3 4 5
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GClassroom decorum: respectful and attentive in class (listening, alert, aware, anticipating instruction), well-behaved and follows instruction well, receptive to learning, receives correction well, supports other classmates, appropriate positive attitude 1 2 3 4 5
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