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Performing Arts: Dance

6th Grade: Intro to Dance (.5)

7th Grade: Dance 1 or 2 (1.0)

8th Grade: Dance 1, 2, or 3 (1.0)

RRHS Academy: Fine Arts Music Entertainment

Introduction to Dance (.5 Semester – 6th grade) & Dance 1– 1 Year    Students develop dance technique and movement vocabulary in two or more dance forms. In the process, dancers demonstrate use of class and performance etiquette, analytical and problem-solving skills, and studio practices in a safe dance environment. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source. Please note that this course satisfies one semester of the required physical education needed toward middle grades promotion.  

Dance 2 – 1 Year      Students attend to alignment, acquisition of complex technical skills, collaborative problem solving, dance conditioning, and safe studio practices. They learn about dance in its cultural and historical contexts through research and physical experiences, explore exemplary modern works, employ dance as a healthy life skill, and use dance terminology appropriately to describe the expressive and aesthetic qualities of performance. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source. Please note that this course satisfies one semester of the required physical education needed toward middle grades promotion.

 Adv. Dance 3 – 1 Year   Students build technical and creative skills relative to choreographic structure, performance, dance science, and somatic movement practices; and attend to alignment, collaborative problem solving, dance conditioning, and safe studio practices. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.   Please note that this course satisfies one semester of the required physical education needed toward middle grades promotion.