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History and Theory of Dance part 1

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Bachelor’s in classical ballet

Brief course description

The course sheds light on the significance of dance, its evolution and its place in society. Additionally, the importance, characteristics and expression of different, historical dance epochs are explored. The students' understanding of art and dance will be aided by means of their own observing, describing, reflecting on and evaluating dance from personal practice and an individual standpoint.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • have knowledge of the structures, workings and organisation of society.
  • know about the historical evolution of dance, emphasising the development of classical ballet.
  • have knowledge of the central themes of the theory of dance and be able to participate actively in any relevant discussion.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led classes, coaching and individual study. It is expected that students will also benefit from voluntary attendance at performances, exhibitions and concerts.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments.


Coursework requirements must have been met for the student to receive a final assessment in the course.

During the course, the students work and development will be assessed in relation to the course's learning objectives. The course will be assessed by the course teacher in consultation with the programme coordinator.

The course is assessed by the awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.