This course is designed to guide students’ knowledge and awareness of the performing art form that is Classical Ballet through the following process: the study of the history of Classical Ballet by assigned reading, viewings of videotaped performances by various professional ballet companies, and by attending a live performance (which may require special travel and separate ticket purchase); the physical execution of basic ballet technique. (Special attire – Women: leotard and tights or other dance/exercise clothing, ballet slippers; Men: fitted sweat pants, running pants or shorts and fitted t-shirt.)