An introduction to the study of classical ballet. Students learn the ballet terminology that denotes the traditional position of the feet, arms and body, and the basic ballet steps. Each class includes barre work, center floor exercises to improve balance and coordination, and traveling across the floor combinations incorporating jumps and leaps. The course presents the rich history and theory of ballet, and its widespread cultural impact through lectures, video viewing, outside-of-class reading, or assigned performance attendance. For more information about class content/format, please call (413) 775-1262. This the non-credit option of DAN 107/108.