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Dance (A, ILA)

Aerobics - Course #7124 | Credit (ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This course is designed to help individuals become physically fit and trim through continuous movement activities coordinated with music.

Dance 1 - Course #7140 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course offers instruction in the basic fundamentals of dance techniques and composition. Performances outside of the regular school day may be required, and they will constitute a portion of the course grade.

Dance 2 - Course #7141 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Dance 1 or Instructor approval
This intermediate course emphasizes techniques, choreography, and improvisation. Performances outside of the regular school day may be required, and they will constitute a portion of the course grade.

Dance 3 - Course #7142 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Dance 2 or Instructor approval
This advanced course teaches dance technique with further development of skills in choreography and composition.

Dance Company - Course #7143 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Auditions
This course emphasizes the development of a performing group. Members develop skills in all forms of dance and choreography. Students perform for the school and community. Performances, as well as rehearsals outside of the regular school day are required and constitute a portion of the course grade.

Hip Hop 1 - Course #7155 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Through the implementation of the state core curriculum, students are taught technique, elements of dance, and the choreographic process. Students are required to meet performance based assessments, self-evaluations, peer evaluations, teacher evaluations, and visual data collection standards. They are also taught the history and culture behind each dance form and use this knowledge to apply historical impact to their dancing.

Hip Hop 2 - Course #7156 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Hip Hop 1
In this course, students have experiences that deepen their understanding and implementation of the core curriculum and previous learning in Hip Hop 1. Higher level technique skills are implemented.

Social/Ballroom Dance 1 - Course #7144 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course offers instruction and practice in the social dance steps, rhythms, and techniques. The following dances may be included: foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, swing, mambo, western swing, and western line dance. Performances and rehearsals outside of the regular school day are required and will constitute a portion of the course grade.

Social/Ballroom Dance 2 - Course #7145 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Ballroom Dance 1 or Instructor approval
This intermediate course offers instruction and practice in intermediate ballroom dance steps, rhythms and techniques. Performances as well as rehearsals outside the school day are required and will constitute a portion of the course grade.

Social/Ballroom Dance 3 - Course #7150 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Ballroom Dance 2 or Instructor approval
This course offers further study and more in-depth work with the elements of design, dance choreography, and technique. Along with expanding the student’s repertoire in various dance styles, students will also be required to choreograph and perform as a group. Students will also review the work of other performers and learn how to analyze the purpose and meaning in a dance piece as well as give constructive feedback.

Social/Ballroom Performing 3 - Course #7151 | Credit (A, ILA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition or Instructor approval
This course offers advanced instruction in the elements of design, dance, choreography, and technique (ballroom and other forms) with an emphasis in performance. This course expands the student’s experience with critical thinking and learning how to artistically infuse concepts like historical and cultural contexts within their performance. Students are expected to work as team members and manifest a higher level of technique and artistry in their performance. This course offers a strong focus on self/group analysis, creativity and what it means to be a responsible partner and performer; as well as the steps necessary in preparing an actual dance performance.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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