Fine Arts Department


Art - Band - Orchestra - Choir - Theater Arts - Dance - Music Electives


Course #:  7402, 7430   
Course:     DANCE I
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 9 12
Prerequisites:            Interest
Course Description:  The student will be offered opportunities to explore the vocabulary of dance movement and to acquire fundamental skills in ballet, jazz, novelty, military, pom, high kick, and prop.  The student will explore hand routines, cheers and chants, and marching fundamentals.  Further the student will develop creative expression through movement, develop an awareness of space, time, and energy as design factors in dance and develop self-confidence through dance and appreciation for dance as an art form.
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Course #:  7403, 7412, 7416, 7431   
Course:     DANCE II
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 9 12
Prerequisites:            Prior Dance Experience and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Vocabulary of dance movement and knowledge of factors that influence movement will be further explored.  Creative expression through choreography opportunities will be introduced.  Development of sensitivity to tempo, spatial concepts and floor patterns, and an increased ability to perform technical skills in dance will be pursued.  Audition procedures for performance will be introduced.  The student will begin the performance phase at this level.
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Course #:  7408, 7413, 7417, 7432
Course:     DANCE III
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 10 12
Prerequisites:            Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement.  The student will additionally explore design factors in dance techniques and composition, audition, rehearse and perform in public, choreograph movement statements, and analyze and evaluate dance performance.  Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.
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Course #:  7409, 7414
Course:     DANCE IV
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 11 12
Prerequisites:            Prior Dance Experience/Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Emphasis will include more in-depth instruction in factors that influence movement.  The student will additionally explore design factors in dance technique and composition, learn to audition, rehearses, and perform in public, choreograph movement statements, and analyze and evaluate dance performance.  Instructional and choreography procedures will be utilized at this level.
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