Dance Tech is offered in grades 10, 11, 12
Dance Technique 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D
This year-long course is designed as an introduction to basic dance technique, composition, dance history, and philosophy. Through dance, students will learn the fundamentals of kinesthetic awareness, spatial awareness, proper body alignment, locomotor and non-locomotor movements, physical and technical exercises, patterns, and combinations will help students develop their strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, memory, and performance skills. Students will learn the history and philosophy of various forms of dance through lectures, discussions, readings, videos, and written work. At the end of each quarter students will be required to perform in a dance show as their final project in each dance course.
Dance Technique 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
This year-long sequence of intermediate courses is designed to follow Dance Tech 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of fundamental concepts and skills involved in basic dance movements. Technique and composition, history and philosophy continue at an intermediate level in this course. At the end of each quarter students will be required to perform in a dance show as their final project in each dance course. **Please contact the instructor for approval prior to registration.
Dance Technique 3A, B, C, D (Grade 12 only)
The Dance Technique 3 sequence of courses is offered to advanced students who have mastered intermediate levels of technique. This course gives students the opportunity to continue to study dance technique, composition, improvisation, history, philosophy and criticism. Students will learn and perform patterns of increasing length and difficulty to enhance their overall technique. Students will create solo and/or group compositions based on more complex movement concepts. Students will continue to perform in a concert setting. **Please contact the instructor for approval prior to registration.