Dance Level I-III

Dance Level I (Beginning 9th-12th, no audition required)

This class is for students who have had little to no previous dance experience. In Level I, students are introduced to modern, ballet and street jazz techniques. This fun, upbeat classroom environment allows students to learn dance exercises and techniques at a beginning level pace that build strength, develop coordination, and increase flexibility. Students are exposed to the history of dance, dance vocabulary, new music, choreography, and performance. The semester culminates in a dance concert in which all enrolled students are required to perform. (Semester course – ½ credits)

Dance Level II (Advanced Beginning 9th-12th, audition/placement required)

Students selected for this course should show a basic understanding of dance technique and vocabulary. Students will be exposed to more technically challenging dance combinations as well as group collaborations to help advance their skills as a dancer. Through movement based projects students will take a deeper look into dance history, choreography, and performance. The semester culminates in a dance concert in which all enrolled students are required to perform. (Semester course – ½ credit)

Dance Level III (Intermediate 9th-12th audition/placement required)

Students selected for this course should have a strong understanding of dance technique and vocabulary. In this fast past environment, students will be exposed to exercises and techniques that develop a more proficient dancer and performer. Students will perform works requiring a greater movement range, expression and risk taking. Through dance improvisation and interdisciplinary art projects students will explore new ways of moving and thinking about dance. In this course students will learn the power of dance as a form of artistic communication. The semester culminates in a dance concert in which all enrolled students are required to perform. (Semester course – ½ credit)

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