Dance

ballet dancers on stage

Course Descriptions

Dance I (Dance at the Beginner Level):  Grades 9-12

1.0 Physical Education credit/1.0 Performing Arts credit (2.0/year)

Note: This course is offered on a "block" schedule (two class periods) for two semesters. This Course is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge of dance as a performing art.  Students will learn introductory dance movements in modern, ballet, and jazz techniques.  Units of learning will include: terminology, nutrition, injury prevention, composition, and dance history.  Students will develop kinesthetic techniques to improve their levels of flexibility, coordination, posture, and balance.  Attendance at rehearsals and performances outside of class is required.  Students are to provide their own personal dance clothes and jazz shoes. Students can choose to use this course to fulfill the graduation requirement for Physical Education or Performing and Applied arts.

Prerequisite: Placement audition is required for Dance I. 
Required: Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes 

Dance II (Dance at the Intermediate Level):  Grades 9-12

1.0 Physical Education credit/1.0 Performing Arts credit (2.0/year)

Note: This course is offered on a "block" schedule (two class periods) for two semesters. This course is designed for students with previous dance training.  This course reinforces more advanced dance techniques in modern, ballet, and jazz.  Students will build upon previous dance experience, knowledge, and training.  Units of learning will include the study of technical and locomotor elements, creative expression, terminology, history and choreographic concepts.  Attendance at rehearsals and performances outside of class is required.  Students are to provide their own personal dance clothes and dance shoes. Students can choose to use this course to fulfill the graduation requirement for Physical Education or Performing and Applied arts.

Prerequisite: Placement audition is required for Dance II
Required: Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes 

Dance III / Dance Composition (Dance at the Advanced Level): Grades 10-12

1.0 Physical Education credit/1.0 Performing Arts credit (2.0/year)

Note: This course is offered on a "block" schedule (two class periods) for two semesters. This performance-based yearlong course is designed for students who are at an advanced dance level in jazz and ballet, and will include Dance Composition. This course is designed for students who have achieved a high degree of skill and explores different dance styles. It focuses on detailed aspects of dance technique at an accelerated pace.  This course will dive into the art of choreography.  Space, shape, rhythm, and dynamics will be explored.  Units of learning include formation development, transitions, music editing, terminology, history, injury prevention, editing, and composition. Attendance at rehearsals and performances outside of class is required. Students are to provide their own personal dance clothes and dance shoes. Students can choose to use this course to fulfill the graduation requirement for Physical Education or Performing and Applied arts.

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation. 
Required: Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes 

All Performing Arts Courses Require Participation in All Performances Scheduled by the Instructor.

Students who do not participate in regularly scheduled performances may not pass the course.

Dance Auditions 2023

PDF Document‚ÄčDance audition information and application for middle school students.

Dance Application for current high school students