The Dancer who understands both the music and the dance, becomes the VISUAL part of the music. The “Artistic Skill” with which a Dancer learns to move to Music can actually change the way an audience HEARS that Music.
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. ~Ruth St. Denis
Introduction to Dance
Students will demonstrate through performance, classroom rehearsal, research and written assessments, fundamental skills in various dance forms and styles. Through their participation in dance, students will develop an appreciation for the art of dance, and an understanding of dance and its significance to culture and society.
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. ~Source Unknown
Dance 2 - 3 - 4
Students will demonstrate through performance, classroom rehearsal, research papers and written assessments, intermediate through advanced skills in various dance forms and styles. Through their participation in dance, students will further enhance their appreciation for and understanding of dance and its connection to culture and societies values.