Dance 1 is an introduction to basic dance principles (jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, fitness education, social dance, choreography, and production) including terminology and history of dance forms. Students will learn stretching techniques and choreographic skills, as well as participate in small and large group routines. They will also develop artistic judgment and self-discipline. Instruction will also be given in general fitness, health, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. This class requires specific attire and may require one out of school performance.
Prerequisite: Dance 1, and teacher approval
Dance 2 will continue to build a strong base in jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, fitness education, social dance, choreography, and production. This course further extends skills and concepts introduced in Dance I. Group and individual projects through choreography and research are introduced as well.