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Get ready to MOVE!DANCE I S AND R TRACK
The Dance I S/R Track Course is designed to expose students to the structure and discipline of dance as well as technique, theory, history, creation and performance skills. All elements of the class are meant to provide the student with a unique experience and enhance their appreciation for dance as an art form. While all students may not have prior experience in dance nor intend on dancing in the future; the discipline, thought process, problem solving, and professionalism required in dance are all lifelong skills that can be applied outside of the dance studio.Whether you are an athlete, musician, artist, actor etc. Everyone can benefit from movement classes. Movement and dance will help you familiarize yourself with your body and your body’s relationship to space. Course of study will include Beginner Level Modern Technique, Ballet Technique , Jazz Technique, Movement Improvisation, Beginner Dance Composition, Dance History (Origin of Ballet, Origin of Modern, Origin of Jazz and Social and Ethnic Dance Forms) and Body Maintenance (Strengthening, Stretching and Conditioning).Please refer to the link for the Dance I S/R Handbook which contains dress code requirements for dance, supply list, classroom rules and expectations, description of general class work, policies, rubrics and class schedule. Please also read the Course Guidelines and Expectations. I have also attached a link to the dress code requirements below. Style #'s for the "Recommended" NOT "Required" jazz shoe and resources on where to purchase them can be found there.
DANCE 2 R TRACK
This course is designed for the student who has prior formal dance training , currently taking dance outside of school or who have taken Dance I S or R Track and have been approved for placement in Dance 2. The student must be professional, disciplined, focused and possess a strong work ethic. The student must be committed to their technical and artistic development. Students will participate in Advanced Beginner Level movement classes in Ballet Technique, Modern Technique (Free-Form Based and Advanced Beginner Level Horton Technique), Jazz Technique, Contemporary, Movement Improvisation and Choreography, Theatre Dance, and Audition Skills. All technique classes will include Advanced Beginner barre work, center work, movement combinations, across the floor work and repertoire that address specific skills and technique. The students will continue to work on consistent application of correct body placement, balance, falls, leaps, and turns. Students will create their own choreography by using the elements of dance and a choreography rubric. Students will work on learning choreography as a class, as well. The students will identify, translate, define, and demonstrate terminology, dance technique steps, and movement phrases or movement combinations. Students will make use of written self and peer critiques as well as explore writing about different aspects of Dance through journal entries and responses on discussion board. The class will also write critiques about professional dance company’s work. Please refer to the link for the Dance 2 Handbook which contains dress code requirements for dance, supply list, classroom rules and expectations, description of general class work, policies, rubrics and class schedule. Please also read the D2 Course Guidelines and Expectations. I have also attached a link to the dress code requirements below. It is high recommended that students in Dance 2 have appropriate footwear for dance. For those who dance outside of school, you should use an old pair of jazz shoes or ballet slippers. Otherwise, socks with rubber bottoms should be used for ballet and modern.Lastly, Please utilize the links on my page!!! ALL STUDENTS are responsible to know the weekly schedule! Check the website on Sunday night so you know what genre of dance we will be doing in class each week. Utilize the resources link for Journal Writing Tips , Company Manager Daily Sheets, Company Manager Schedule and Company Manager Requirements.All students new to the course- Please be sure to read through the Course Expectations and Handbook thoroughly and sign off on the Handbook Understanding Document and Expectations and Guidelines Document . These two documents are your first homework assignment and are due Tuesday, September 11th along with all dress code requirements and supplies.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EXCITING SEMESTER WITH YOU!Below is a link to a sample picture of the recommended not required shoe that can be used in dance class. There are other styles available at Gigi's that are similar and may cost less. If If you decide to buy the jazz shoes please do not purchase your shoes on line, you need to be properly fitted for them. Dance shoes do not run true to street shoe size. Once again...shoes are not required but they are recommended for your safety.