Dance Curriculum

Dance I

Dance I

 In this Fine Arts course, students are introduced to a basic working knowledge of performance concepts that they can apply to all dance forms.  Experiences are based on fundamentals of ballet, modern and jazz dance.  This course fulfills the graduation requirement for the Fine Arts elective as it provides instruction in aesthetics, dance history, anatomy, choreographic techniques, and performance components. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required. 

Dance II

In this Fine Arts course students are challenged in sessions of dance technique that use a working knowledge of performance concepts that students will apply to all dance forms. Experiences are based on further developing principles and techniques of ballet, modern and jazz dance. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for the Fine Arts elective as it provides instruction in aesthetics, dance history, anatomy, and choreographic techniques. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required. Completion of Dance I or equivalent experience is required.

Dance III

In this Fine Arts course, students are challenged in sessions of dance techniques that use their maximum movement range. Various styles of dancing are explored. Individuality of artistic expression is encouraged through improvisation and composition, using specific choreographic forms. This course fulfills the Fine Arts elective requirement as it provides instruction in aesthetics, dance history, anatomy, and choreographic techniques. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required. Completion of Dance II or equivalent experience is required.

Dance IV

In this Fine Arts course, students are challenged in sessions of dance techniques that enhance their maximum movement range. Various styles of dancing are explored. Individuality of artistic expression is encouraged through improvisation and composition, using specific choreographic forms. The majority of the class time will be dedicated to providing opportunities to utilize production components and further develop choreographic skills. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required. Completion of Dance III or equivalent experience is required.

Junior Dance Company- GT

Prerequisite: Application and Director Approval

In this Fine Arts course, students are challenged in rigorous sessions of dance techniques that use their maximum movement range. Various styles of dancing will be reviewed and performed. The majority of the class time will be dedicated to the learning of set choreography to enhance performance qualities through production. Additionally, students will develop and refine a performance portfolio that demonstrates originality, quality, shows breadth of formal, technical, and expressive experiences. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required.

Senior Dance Company- GT

Prerequisite: Application and Director Approval

In this Fine Arts course, an emphasis is placed on original creation, portfolio development, independent research, task commitment and special topics related to Dance. The majority of the class time will be dedicated to the creation of a Capstone project in preparation for college and career opportunities. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required.

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Dance for Athletes (0.5 credits)

Dance for Athletes is a movement based course intended to merge cross training and dance.  In this course, the curriculum supports athletes with limited dance experience and non-dancers as they practice dance techniques designed to enhance their overall physical fitness and athletic performance.  The conditioning exercises included in the course increase flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, and body control. 

This class can be taken by any grade and can also compliment the 0.5 Health requirement for juniors to fill out a student's schedule.

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Dance Seminar- GT

Prerequisite: duel or previous enrollment in a dance course at Mount Hebron, Application and Director Approval

In this Fine Arts course, an emphasis is placed on original creation, portfolio development, independent research, task commitment and special topics related to Dance. The majority of the class time will be dedicated to the creation of a Capstone project in preparation for college and career opportunities. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required. The number of required non-school hour practices, events, and performances during a school year may not exceed 20.

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