Advanced Dance

Intermediate/Advanced Dance Course Description

This class is for students who have several years of prior dancing experience in Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary styles and is more extensive but along the same lines as Mixed Dance. Students can be selected for this class by Ms. Salazar or students may request it by listing their experience in the explanation selection of the elective form. This class is also for students with experience whom would like to perform at school functions. This is for students who have a passion for various styles of dance and wish to pursue dance in the future or audition for VPA dance programs in high school. We will focus on the techniques for Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary styles. We will also focus on connecting emotionally to choreography and performance. Instruction will also include Strengthening & Flexibility/ Pilates classes to work on range of motion and conditioning the body. Students will have group choreography projects and a research project which will be completed in class quarterly. Dress out clothes and dance shoes are required for this class and will be included in grading.

Course Goals

QUARTER 1: KEY FOCUS POINTS

  • Review Basic Ballet Principles/Techniques/Barrework
  • Ballet Vocabulary/History
  • Strengthening & Flexibility classes/Pilates
  • Ballet Conditioning
  • Jazz/Ballet Instruction Choreography (Preparations for Winter Show Performance)

QUARTER 2: KEY FOCUS POINTS

  • Barrework (Intermediate Level)
  • Ballet/Jazz Turns and Jumps (Intermediate)
  • Spotting
  • Ballet Vocabulary
  • Strengthening & Flexibility classes/Pilates
  • Continued Jazz/Ballet ¬†Instruction and Choreography (Preparations for Winter Show Performance)
  • Project: In-class Written Research Project (Dancer or Choreographer)

QUARTER 3: KEY FOCUS POINTS

  • Continued Barrework/Technique (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Ballet Center work (Traveling Movement/Combos/Jumps/Turns)
  • Ballet Vocabulary
  • Contemporary/Lyrical Choreography (Preparations for Spring Performance)
  • Strengthening & Flexibility classes/Pilates
  • Lesson: Choreographic Process
  • Project: Group Hip Hop Choreography Project

QUARTER 4: KEY FOCUS POINTS

  • Continued Barrework/Technique (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Ballet Center work (Traveling Movement/Combos/Jumps/Turns)
  • Ballet Vocabulary
  • Contemporary/Lyrical Choreography (Preparation for Spring Performance)
  • Strengthening & Flexibility classes/Pilates
  • Review: Choreographic Process
  • National Dance Week
  • Project: Group Genre Dance Choreography Project

 Evaluation

Quarterly Demonstration Tests

Dressout/Effort/Participation

Projects/Performance

Vocabulary Quizzes/Tests

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