Course Description: 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. Learning Objectives/Outcomes: All units of study for this course address the following major outcomes for the term:
The students will demonstrate precision in their final performance in the Spring Dance Concert.
The students will demonstrate an understanding of other perspectives and cultures.
The students will demonstrate the ability to use perceptual skills through performing and responding in dance.
The students will demonstrate the ability to develop an understanding of dance as an essential component of history and the human experience.
The students will demonstrate the ability to connect health practices and personal goals achieved in dance to developing a lifelong appropriate lifestyle.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time, dress in the appropriate dance attire and participate during the entire class.
Students are expected to respect classmates, choreographers, teachers and visitors.
Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior in class, at rehearsals and during performances.