This course teaches the fundamental dance technique and vocabulary used in classical ballet and modern dance. The class develops strength, flexibility, coordination, and promotes dance as part of a healthy lifestyle. Students will perform for the public, create choreography, learn proper theatre etiquette, and develop an appreciation for the art of dance.
Offered to 9th-12th grade students with Department approval
The second level of dance is designed for students with a basic knowledge of dance technique. This course continues study in ballet and modern dance with an emphasis on body placement, expanding dance vocabulary, and developing creative self-expression skills. Students participate in performances, create choreography, acquaint themselves with dance history, and develop artistic expression skills through a variety of dance styles.
Offered to 10th-12th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the dancer with an intermediate level of dance training and an interest in further development of dance skills. Students will strive towards a professional level of dance technique to prepare for professional goals in dance, theatre, dance education, or related fields. Students will work to increase their creative and choreographic abilities, perform in solo and group forms, study injury prevention, and learn audition skills and techniques.