Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Dance Department

DANCE - Ballet Pedagogy - repeated enrolment mode, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31 23:59:00

Language

Polish

Description

Having obtained the intended learning outcomes, graduates in the Specialty of Ballet Pedagogy obtain a title of MA in Arts (magister sztuki). They are entitled to pursue artistic, teaching and creative work at general education ballet schools. They are prepared to teach dance in all techniques, forms and  styles included in the curriculum of ballet schools. They are also predestined to teaching theoretical subjects connected with the art of dance. They have professional and teaching qualifications necessary to work at different institutions of culture, schools, ensembles, clubs, etc. Candidates who have not completed first cycle studies majoring in Dance, specialty of Ballet Pedagogy, have an option to obtain a teaching qualification.

Classes are held in a form of sessions (Sundays, Mondays) every two weeks and continuously during winter session (January/February) and summer session (June/July).

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.

Tests

  • practical skills test  (demonstration), theoretical knowledge (performance principles)
    and methodological knowledge (subject teaching) of classical, folk, characteristic and contemporary dance; level – grades 1-6 of general education ballet schools – sending audio-video recordings
  • test of teaching skills referring to classical, folk, characteristic and contemporary dance – online test (using the ZOOM app)

Scope of material

Stage 1:

  • portfolio with information about artistic education – certificates of completion of dance courses, workshops or studies, certificates connected with dance, competition awards and diplomas)
  • presentation of a fragment of a classical dance lesson, video file (3 minutes),
  • presentation of a fragment of lesson in a non-classical technique, style or form of dance (2 minutes),
  • portfolio in a pdf format signed with name and surname should be sent to: taniec@chopin.edu.pl

Stage 2:

  • test of classical dance skills:
    • practice and theory — presentation and discussion about rules of performing the elements of exercises of a classical dance lesson,
    • teaching methodics — proving one’s knowledge about the methodics of classical dance teaching, enriched with examples of well-constructed exercises,
  • test of folk dance skills:
    • practice and theory — presentation and discussion about rules of performance of national and regional Polish dances (from the regions of Silesia, Kurpie, Great Poland, Kaszuby and Rzeszów). Characteristic features and history of national Polish dances,
    • teaching methodics — proving one’s knowledge about the methodics of folk dance teaching; preparing exercises helping perform the steps and figures in the right way, constructing thematic dance compositions,
  • test of characteristic dance skills:
    • practice and theory — presentation and discussion about rules of performing and characteristic features of Russian, Hungarian and Spanish dances,
    • teaching methodics — proving one’s knowledge about the methodics of teaching the above mentioned dances; preparing exercises helping perform the steps and figures in the right way, constructing thematic dance compositions,
  • test of contemporary dance skills:
    • practice and theory — presentation and discussion about rules of performing, knowledge how to name and match the particular pas with the relevant contemporary dance techniques,
    • teaching methodics — proving one’s knowledge about the methodics of contemporary dance teaching; knowing how to use the notions of contemporary dance in practice; knowledge how to prepare exercises and dancing etudes on one’s own

Literature

  1. I. Turska, Krótki zarys historii tańca i baletu. Warszawa 1983.
  2. J. Rey, Taniec jego rozwój i formy. Warszawa 1985.
  3. B. Sier-Janik, Post Modern Dance. Warszawa 1995.
  4. I. Turska, Spotkanie ze sztuką tańca. Kraków 2000.
  5. R. Lange, O istocie tańca i jego przejawach w kulturze: perspektywa antropologiczna. Poznań 2009.
  6. A. Rembowska, Teatr Tańca Piny Bausch. Sny i rzeczywistość. Warszawa 2009.
  7. W. Klimczak, Wizjonerzy ciała. Panorama współczesnego teatru tańca Kraków 2010.
  8. Tańcząc piórem. Nauka w służbie Terpsychory. Pod redakcją H. Raszewskiej. Warszawa 2014.
  9. Tomasz Nowak. Taniec narodowy w polskim kanonie kultury. Źródła, geneza, przemiany. Warszawa 2016
  10. Tańce polskie. Polonez, krakowiak.  Redakcja K. Carlos-Machej. Warszawa 2016.

Date of exams

14.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 (on-line)