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

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.

Prerequisite: Placement audition is required for Dance I. 
Required: Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes (Available only at the Pankow Center)

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

1.0 Physical Education credit/1.0 Performing Arts credit

This course is designed for the 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.

Prerequisite: Placement audition is required for Dance II
Required: Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes (Available only at the Pankow Center)

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

1.0 Physical Education credit/1.0 Performing Arts credit

This course is designed for students who have achieved a high degree of skill.  The course explores different dance styles and composition.  It focuses on detailed aspects of dance technique at an accelerated pace.  This course will dive into the art of choreography.  The course will explore space, shape, rhythm, and dynamics.  Units of learning include development, transitions, music editing, terminology, history, injury prevention, editing, and composition.

Prerequisite:   Placement audition is required for Dance III. 
Required:   Performance participation, Dance clothing and Jazz Shoes (Available only at the Pankow Center)

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.

2017 Dance Performances

Jan. 11, 2018, 7:00 pm in the JAPAC
May 10, 2018, 7:00 pm in the JAPAC

Dance Auditions 2018

PDF Document8th Grade Auditions
PDF DocumentAuditions, what to expect
PDF DocumentApplication for Admission