Spring 2022 - CA 428 D100

Advanced Ballet II (3)

Class Number: 7687

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th, Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 427 or prior approval.



An advanced course. Students must have a thorough background in the vocabulary and techniques of classical ballet. Attention will be given to movement sequences from the ballet repertoire. May repeat for credit.


This is a progressive studio course in ballet for serious dance students who have been accepted to the Dance Program via audition. The course explores the vocabulary and movement range of ballet technique at the upper-intermediate to advanced level. Further attention will be given to the understanding of body placement, balance, flexibility and strength. Practical studio experience is offered within the context of specific theoretical principles. Prerequisite: acceptance into the dance major or extended minor program, or prior approval from Dance Area Coordinator and Course Instructor.  May repeat for credit.



Students are advised that grades in studio courses are based on attendance, active participation, attitude, work ethic, overall improvement/progress, technical level and performance potential. Grades are determined primarily by the instructor’s observation and work accomplished in class over the semester. Due to the nature of this course, class attendance is crucial and mandatory and will affect final grades.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.