Welcome to Dance
we move forward this class is designed to improve ones movement skill. We will
focus on the wide range of vocabulary, history, structures, and techniques that
encompass the modern dance tradition as well as others genres of dance.
- To learn
self-discipline, self-expression, and self-confidence through the art form
- To explore and become
efficient at basic dance styles and techniques.
- To develop a dance
- To develop a
- Students are expected
to dress in assigned clothes and participate every class.
- Students are not to
bring gum, food, and drinks into the classroom.
- Students are to be in
assigned space for roll call.
- Each student is
responsible for knowing and obeying all rules and regulations of the
- Students should
expect to be pushed and ready to work hard at becoming efficient at basic
ballet, jazz, modern and other various dance styles.
will use choreographic principles to create dances through Horton
Techniques and collaborative groups.
will understand how to use movement skills in dance through creative
movement, warm-up techniques, memorization of technical skills and
will use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance
through rubrics and peer assessment and self-assessment.
will explore cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance
integration of core curriculum, basic anatomy and dance history.
are to bring to class their dance notebook. All dance related notes are to be
kept and accounted for. Notebooks will be randomly collected, checked and
- Have Fun
- Be Respectful
- Be an active
Dance Clothes and
clothes are different than your street clothes no matter how comfortable
or loose you may consider the clothes you wear to school. Dance
clothes are clothes that you can roll around on the floor in, sweat in and
are recognized as such by the teacher. They may take the form of sweat
pants, leggings, biker shorts, basketball shorts and t-shirts.
NO JEANS or SKIRTS on the days you have dance,
this will affect your ability to move which will affect your grade.
- No dangling jewelry
(including earrings, necklaces, bracelets etc.)
- Students will need a
notebook designated just for dance.
- Students must dress
out every day. If recovering from an injury or illness, a student may be
excused from participation with a SIGNED NOTE from a parent or guardian
for two days.
- Anything longer than
two days needs a doctor’s note.
- If you have a
doctor’s note and are ill and observing class, you will be required to
write a participation one-page paper. Your paper will be due at the end of
the class period.
Bring to class each day:
1. Your dance clothes!!
2. Notebook, pen/pencil, and
any handouts you receive in dance.
3. And most importantly yourself.
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I have an open
door policy; please feel free to speak to me when
I am not teaching a