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Audrey's Pilates & Dance


Chapman Pilates Syllabus

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 5:00 AM

Chapman University Department of Dance

Course Syllabus

DANC 267-01: Conditioning for Dance

Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-3:50pm in PC 104

Professor: Audrey Wilson


You may reach me by text: 714-345-3443 or by email:

Note: I will NOT drop you. If you cannot complete the course, YOU must drop yourself.


Welcome to PILATES

I look forward to spending this semester doing PILATES with you. You will be amazed at how helpful it is with your own personal health and fitness goals. Together, we will explore ways to help you accomplish these goals using the PILATES method. Pilates is great. Plan to experience a range of feelings in this process, including: success and failure; challenge and boredom; frustration and accomplishment. Reach out to me early if you have any questions or concerns. You can do this and you will progress!




This course is designed to provide supplemental training for dancers. Included in the training will be Pilates principles, injury prevention and kinesiological awareness designed to improve students' level of dance performance and technique. This course may be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester)


COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (Program Learning Outcomes):

Student will be able to:

Demonstrate increased core strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. (BA 1: BFA 1)

Demonstrate improvement in body articulation, coordination, transitions, weight transference, connections and lines of movement. (BA 1: BFA 1)

Demonstrate increased body awareness and alignment. (BA 1: BFA 1)



Student will actively participate in a Pilates mat workout; learn new exercises and their proper techniques; and apply the six basic principles inherent in Pilates to their workout.

Students will develop a list of Pilates exercises designed to address 3 personal goals chosen at the beginning of the semester.

Students will be exposed to a series of applied kinesiological techniques designed to balance their health, muscle strength and connection, and reduce stress.

Students will evaluate their progress.



Physical participation and execution of cross-training exercises (CLO 1,2,3)

Lecture and group discussions (CLO 1,2,3)

Instructor's corrections and feedback (CLO 1,2,3)

Written assessments (CLO 1,2,3)



ATTENDANCE (affects the FULL semester grade): This is an activity course so, of course, attendance in this class is very important. Good news: you get three (3) free (excused or unexcused) absences to work with. Other school activities must fit into these 3 freebies.  After your 3rd absence, however, your entire semester grade drops a FULL grade for each subsequent absence. And arriving late or leaving early = a tardy. Two tardies = one absence. So, if you are concerned about your attendance, communicate with me early so you and I can find a solution before it becomes too late. THERE ARE NO MAKE UPS, If you are absent, you will not receive credit for participation. PLEASE DON'T MISS CLASS!

PARTICIPATION: Participation is essential for the same reason listed above in attendance. Being present and participating will help you both physically and mentally grow stronger in Pilates. If you cannot participate, a well-written observation of the class turned in at the end of the session will ensure you receive attendance and 2/3's credit for that day's participation.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Your assignment is all about you and accomplishing your own personal goals for yourself. Please be sure your assignment is typed using font size 14 and 1.5 line spacing. This gives me room to write feedback as I read your work.

1) Goals- (5 points) List three (3) things you would like to see improvement in this semester. Be specific.

2) Discuss how Pilates helps you reach each goal. (30 points) As you learn a Pilates exercise that will help you:

-Write the exercise and the corresponding goal down.

-Explain how it helps accomplish the goal.

-Discuss two (2) helpful modifications to the exercise. Modifications may make the exercise easier or harder depending on the goal.

EXTRA CREDIT: you may do more than three goals or more than one exercise for each goal.

3) Self-Evaluation - (5 points) Evaluate the progress you have made this semester. What has improved in your technique? What are you still working on? Are there any changes you would like to make? How will you implement these changes? To help me know if we are thinking alike, please include the grade you feel you have EARNED (NOT deserved) this semester.



-Six Principles Test (24 points) - List and describe each of the six principles inherent in Pilates.

-Skills Test (10 points) - Evaluation of a Pilates workout based on exercise execution and knowledge.


EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES: See above - #2 in Class Assignment. Note that while extra credit helps your grade, it will not affect the consequence of absences. PLEASE DO NOT MISS CLASS.


IMPORTANT DATES: Due dates will be discussed on the 1st day of class.

1st class meeting. - Signed contract for the semester is due.

___9/12/17______________ - Goals for the semester are due.

___10/3/17______________ - 6 Principles Test

___week of 11/21/17 & 11/23/17__ - Thanksgiving or Spring Break

___10/10/17______________ - 1st Goal project is due

___10/24/17______________ - 2nd Goal project is due

___11/7/17_______________ - 3rd Goal project is due

___12/7/17______________ - Self-evaluation is due

___12/7/17______________ - Skills Test


Chapman University Academic Integrity Policy:

Chapman University is a community of scholars which emphasizes the mutual responsibility of all members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated anywhere in the University. Students with disabilities policy: In compliance with ADA guidelines, students who have any condition, either permanent or temporary, that might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to contact the office of disability services. If you will need to utilize your approved accommodations in this class, please follow the proper notification procedure for informing your professor(s). This notification process must occur more than a week before any accommodation can be utilized. Please contact Disability Services at (714) 516-4520 or ( if you have any questions regarding this procedure, or for information and to make an appointment to discuss and/or request potential accommodations based on the documentation of your disability. Once formal approval of your need for an accommodation has been granted, you are encouraged to talk with your professor(s) about your accommodation options. The granting of any accommodation will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards of integrity of the course.

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