Dance

This dance course explores dance from the cultural, historical, educational, and anatomical perspective. While learning various styles of dance, the student will understand the value that all dance forms have and how they are related to one another. This course will provide students with opportunities to read, write, discuss and perform the many facets of dance. All students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 who are on the talent track are required to wear a specific dance uniform and ballet and jazz shoes. See Ms. Session for more details.

What do we do?
Grade 6

  • Talent Cycle (one marking period) – Introduction to various dance styles
    • Basic Horton Technique & Modern Dance
    • Basic Jazz Dance
    • Swing
    • Salsa
    • Mini Choreography Assignment
    • Brief history of modern and jazz dance

Grade 7
•      Ballet
•      Horton Technique (Modern)
•      Improvisation
•      Creative Unit – Choreography based on a theme (cultural, world, community, social, time period)
•      Dance Videos
•      Dance History
•      Basic Anatomy for Dance
•      Dance Appreciation and Etiquette
•  ​Dance articles and selected readings/texts

Grade 8
•      Review of Ballet and Horton Technique
•      Jazz
•      Audition preparation
•      Performances
•      Dance Videos
•      Senior Choreography
•      Dance and Dance Related Careers Project
•      Performance Etiquette

Visual Arts

Chorus

Bands