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Dancers Core Academic Program

The High School Dance Curriculum programs are designed to correspond with the Academic Content Standards of grades 9-12 for Dance and Physical Education and are appropriate for recognition for the Credit Flexibility Plan, to meet the required two semesters of Fine Arts, Physical Education requirements and Elective credits.

Take a peek at the High School Ballet Curriculum and Contemporary Curriculum.

Divided into six six-week study blocks of one 1.5 hour classes a week, this program introduces students to material that will provide support for their chosen career, both artistic and practical. The study blocks are project-based and designed to promote student participation and independent study. Open to students in grades 8-12.

Students will understand

  • How their specialized dance form has developed, historically, philosophically and culturally and how it relates to other dance forms and styles both past and present.
  • How to present a personal view of the subject using appropriate technical and critical vocabulary to analyze and justify their interpretation and evaluation of the work.
  • The relationship of dance to the other arts
  • The use of technical and design elements of theatre and performance technology

Material will include

  • History of Dance
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Nutrition
  • Music for Dancers
  • Injury Prevention
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Acting
  • Basic Ballet Pedagogy
  • Costuming & Make-up
  • Theatre Skills; Lighting, staging, etc

For further information, contact Susan Brooker, Academy Director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .