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History and Theory of Dance

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 epochs in dance are encompassed. The students' understanding of art and dance will be reinforced by means of their own individual observations, descriptions, reflections on and evaluation of dance from a practical aspect and personal points of view. This course is a wider-ranging extension of the course History and Theory of Dance part 1.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • be able to describe and reflect on the careers of notable classical ballet artists and put their work and influence in perspective in relation to the historical development of classical ballet.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of educational guidance and independent study.

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. Evaluation will be conducted by the supervisor in consultation with the programme coordinator.

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