Goals: This dance 2 course is designed to help bring a greater awareness in the art of dance, its technique, style, performance quality, musicality and strength needed as well as implement better body alignment, identify dance terminology, movement phrases, and history.
Course Content: Progressing in or dance pathway, this course is designed for those students who have obtained the proficient level of Beginning Dance (or the equivalent). Dance 2 involves student participation in various aspects of movement. It will continue to enhance their aesthetic perception and valuing, creative expression, and the study of dance heritage. Various activities and performances throughout the course will accomplish these goals. By further expressing, exploring and creating, students will build upon existing knowledge of this movement art and its relevance to society.
In this year long course, students will continue to develop the dance skills and techniques learned in the previous course. Students are exposed to a variety of dance forms including jazz, hip hop, theater dance, contemporary, ballet, modern, dance history, anatomy and choreography principles.
Students will have the opportunity to perform two times a year. They are expected to perform in an informal dance recital (1st semester) and dance concert performance (end of 2nd semester). Alternating each week, we will have either a classroom writing day or a fitness day (mile run, circuit training, core strengthening, pilates, etc.) Students must bring athletic shoes for fitness days and must bring a pen or pencil.
This course is open to all 9-12 grade students with teacher’s approval.
*Students are required to dress for class everyday, no exceptions!! Students learn a great deal of material everyday by teacher demonstration so if they are absent it is extremely difficult to make it up. A doctor’s note is required to sit out for medical reasons and is needed to avoid losing participation points.