APPROACHES TO THE DESIGN OF THE ONLINE COURSE IN CLASSICAL DANCE THROUGH MODERN WEB TECHNOLOGIES
To date, there are many Russian and foreign higher education institutions of additional education that do not support online education, especially in the field of choreography. There are only a few high – class professionals who are ready to transfer their skills to the younger generation. For various reasons, the master of this art form is not able to cover remote regions with master classes.
The relevance of this topic is due to the fact that this type of training as online courses, aimed at creating opportunities for students to acquire new professional skills and hone existing ones. Thus, the combination of approaches and methods of teaching with the help of modern web technologies can increase the efficiency of using online courses in the field of classical choreography, which will help students in mastering the art of ballet, and can also be useful when entering a choreographic UNIVERSITY.
The aim of this work is to study modern methods of online learning in order to develop the concept of an online course on classical dance.
In the process of studying and processing the materials used the following research methods: methods of comparative analysis, grouping of information, synthesis of information.
The Internet has a lot of resources dedicated to the teaching of art. One of the forms of application of information technologies in the field of choreographic pedagogy – thematic websites, including literature, educational materials, articles about choreographic art and creativity; video recordings of the best choreographic works (numbers, ballet performances, dance clips), regardless of the genre; video dance lessons; useful tips for choreographers, the necessary software; consistently built programs for distance learning; a platform for interactive learning .
The aim of the study , titled “students’ Perspectives on e-learning and the use of virtual learning environments in choreographic education”, was to learn how students were taught in an international e-learning program using a virtual learning environment platform. According to data collected from 42 students who used the questionnaire and group interviews, it was found that the most important factor for the performance of all educational tasks is the teacher’s guide and feedback on the work of students. As for the training platform, the authors found that compared to other training tasks, the implementation of practical tasks in choreography was most limited by the available tools. For comparative analysis of ten online courses with top positions: DAR Online, Viennese Waltz Basic Dance Course, STEEZY STUDIO DanceClass.com, DriveDance, online dance school Alain Manoukian, Dance magazine, LearnToDanse, DancePlug, SkillShare. The courses are distance learning and are designed for students who are already actively working in choreographic groups.
In the course of the analysis, the following conclusions were made:
Most online schools – a set of video or flash lessons with the ability to ask clarifying questions in chat, forum or e-mail.
Online training in the field of choreography is more common abroad than in Russia.
Most of the online courses are available on international platforms, which limits their use by Russian students who do not speak foreign languages.
There are no online courses in classical dance from higher educational institutions of choreographic training.
The lack of interactivity in many e-learning resources reduces learning effectiveness, motivation and leads to dropout.
The cost of online courses is a barrier for some students, which leads to a decline in the desire to learn a new art form.
Based on comparative analysis of methods and forms of education given in the online course, revealed the most sought-after master – classes and video tutorials from leading choreographers and ballet artists, the relationship with a personal mentor during the entire period of study; demonstration of video tutorials with the help of modern web technologies; interactive learning; checking the homework and the various forms of control of knowledge of different creative tasks, check the instructor of the course, the use of progressive forms of education. For more effective online learning, all the materials used should be systematized in the order of their sequential assimilation in accordance with the choreographic logic of presenting educational and creative tasks.On the basis of the studied methods of teaching classical dance  and the specifics of online learning, developed approaches to the design of the online course.
The main purpose of the online course: the organization of cultural and leisure activities using the Internet. Increased access to additional education in classical dance.
Objectives of the online course:
(a) provision of additional education and cultural and leisure activities to residents in areas with an undeveloped or non-existent network of institutions;
b) expansion of opportunities of additional professional education in the sphere of culture and arts (master classes, webinars, video recordings of the best choreographic works (numbers, ballet performances, dance clips), educational and methodical materials, articles about choreographic art and creativity).
3. Target audience:
a) young people and adults interested in developing their classical dance technique;
b) those who dream to learn from outstanding masters of ballet art, but do not have such an opportunity;
C) people with extensive experience: dancers who may be interested in training, for example, to enter a UNIVERSITY with a choreographic orientation;
d) beginners who would like to prove themselves in choreographic training for personal or professional development.
4. Organization of training:
After enrollment the student will be sent to the e-mail: link, login and password to enter the personal account, where the student will be able to plan their training. After clicking on the link, the participant enters a username and password, and then opens access to training materials and other components of the online course.
b) In your account you will need to specify the name, age, city and level of classical dance. Next, the student will be provided with basic information on training – the period and rules of training, the instruction of the listener. Students will be able to assess their capabilities during the first few days to make sure they are placed in the right group and, if necessary, reallocated to another level of study.
C) the Online course will be organized in the form of training modules.
The modular principle of the organization of training makes it possible to independently select the desired course and a set of modules. Each module includes video tutorials, practical exercises and a master class from leading choreographers and ballet dancers.
d) Each student will be assigned a personal curator who will be in touch on any training issues.
e) At the end of each module there is a control of the acquired knowledge viewed by the expert. After checking the assignment is sent to the student with recommendations and notes about errors. After elimination of defects and errors, the student can send the completed task again.
e) the Proposed online course will gradually be filled with master classes from leading choreographers and masters of ballet. It is planned to conduct master classes online, notification of which will be sent to the mail and to the student’s personal account.
W) During the passage of the training module, the student will be prompted to download a mobile app with a ballet theme, which will serve as additional stabilizing material to the video lessons and increase interest in learning (Google Play: Ballet Free; App Store: the Russian school of ballet, Ballet class, Ballet Training, Ballet Lite, Companion Teacher of Ballet, Russian ballet, Scarsdale Ballet Studio, the Lesson of classical dance).
I) Students may be trained without any qualification.
The online course will be available anywhere in the world, you only need an Internet connection. Classes will be held on an online platform, which has already uploaded video tutorials. The materials are provided in a compact form, dynamic and diverse. Students will be able to study at a time when it is convenient for them, but within the framework of the access that they have acquired.
The proposed set of approaches will serve as a motivation for effective online training in classical dance for beginners; experienced dancers who would like to improve their knowledge; fans of classical dance, living in cities where there is very little information and material; those who want to get to the master classes to the leading choreographers, but does not have such an opportunity.