Dance I and II

Course Number: 622/623

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA or PE graduation requirement.

Course Description:
Dance I and II is designed for the intermediate dancer who has had two or more years training in jazz, ballet, lyrical, or modern dance and who seeks to continue developing technical and choreographic skills. Students will improve flexibility, coordination, range of motion, musicality, and poise. Students will also develop greater self-confidence, self-expression, and body awareness.

Students will learn and develop technique in the center and across the floor, as well as incorporating movement into larger dance combinations. This course will focus on jazz, ballet, lyrical, and modern performance technique and composition. Through creative movement improvisation, students will develop new movement vocabularies and tools to aid in creating original choreography.

This course will also explore the history of dance, highlighting famous and renowned men and women who have pioneered a new path in both the dance world and in our society as a whole. Students will learn how to describe, analyze, and critique dance works in the classroom and in live performances.

Public performance is required.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Instructor approval (audition) AND
Minimum 2 years dance experience