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History and Theory of Dance part 2

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

Brief course description

History and Theory of Dance part 2 sheds light on the significance of dance, its evolution and its place in society as well as the importance, characteristics and expression of different historical dance epochs. 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:

  • be able to explain the basic history of philosophy, with emphasis on aesthetic theories.
  • have knowledge of and be able to reflect on the historical development of dance, with emphasis on the evolution of classical ballet.
  • know about and be able to reflect on the relevant and central themes of dance theory and related problems and be able to participate actively in subject-related debates.
  • be able to describe, interpret and evaluate selected choreographic works from different periods, with special focus on classical ballet.

Teaching and learning methods

This course consists of teacher-led instruction, coaching and independent study. In addition, students are expected to attend performances, exhibitions and concerts.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments.
  • attending a minimum of 3 performances each semester.


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.