|These courses focus on ballet technique terminology and a study of innovators of ballet. Beginning techniques of Cecchetti, Royal Academie of Dance, and Russian Styles of ballet will be studied together as an American style of ballet. Mini units of modern and other techniques will be taught. The courses also focus on the artistry and refining of ballet as well as a comparison and contrast between the different styles of ballet and modern dance for the dance major. Daily technique class with an emphasis on artistry from the onset is vital for students auditioning for college or a company.