ART-SANAT, vol.3, pp.181-195, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ART-SANAT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-195
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


This resource provides a traditional introduction of the first year of Vaganova Ballet Syllabus for the dance teachers and pupils. With its highly specialised technique and long history, Vaganova Ballet system can seem inaccessible. This Vaganova Ballet Syllabus aims to demonstrate that the underlying principles of the first year in ballet education which are based on basic movement. This resource focuses on key movement principles of ballet, rather than specific steps and emphasis is on correct placement, alignment and paulement, seeking always to allow these to arise through a developing sense of movement. In the first year, the basic skills are introduced. The forms of the steps and slow tempos an excellent way of developing the use of the body, legs and feet. Concentration of the first year exercises of Vaganova Ballet Syllabus is characterised by a particular musicality, precision of movement and clarity of line. Within the steps it's emphasized to find the efficiency and deep physical experience of which the body is capable, through this highly developed training system.