Dance

Dance 1

Open to: 9,10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites:None

Dance 1 is a course designed to introduce students to basic dance technique, performance qualities and development of physical strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and fitness.  Students will gain experience in the movement styles including ballet, jazz, modern and world dance forms. Students will expand their dance vocabulary, skills, and develop their creative abilities through choreography, improvisation and performance.  Performance is a class requirement.


Dance 2 - Intermediate Dance

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites: Dance 1

Dance 2 is a continuation of the development of basic dance technique, performance qualities and the development of physical strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and fitness introduced in Dance 1.  Students will be expected to execute skills at a high level and have a cognitive understanding of how to work safely. Students must be dance majors or have instructor permission to participate. Performance and choreography exercises are class requirements.


Dance 3 -  Advance Dance

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites: Audition only class

Dance 3 is a dance technique course designed for dance majors.  Dancers must be dance majors or have instructor permission to be in the course.  The course is designed for students interested in continuing dance outside of the school setting and will include auditioning skills, artistic statements and may include some projects used for portfolio completion. Students will be expected to execute skills at an advanced level, have a cognitive understanding of how to work safely and a general understanding of how dance is historically/globally relevant.  Performance and choreography exercises are class requirements.

DANCE I

Dl expand their dance endurance, coordination, and fitness. Students Ballet 1 (Concurrent Credit) (semester course)

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

Content: Class  emphasis will be focused on understanding correct ballet terminology, movement, body placement, muscle development, and flexibility. Depending upon school year of student, concurrent credit through Boise state University will be available.


Choreography (Concurrent Credit) - Dance Theory (semester course)

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites:Dance 1 or full year of Ballet

Dance Theory is a course only for Dance Emphasis students.  It is designed to encourage students to explore dance in an historical context, provide a framework for which students can respond to dance from an analytical and critical perspective, and finally, provide tools for creating and composing dance.  Design, performance technique, and other historical influences will be discussed. Students will be required to participate in out of class activities. Completion of this class is a requirement for Dance Emphasis students.