Prerequisite: in Grade 9, 10, 11, or 12
This is an introduction to dance and no prior experience is required! Students will be introduced to a variety of different styles of dance and will focus on basic dance techniques and movements. Students will explore the different elements of dance and learn how to communicate emotion, meaning, and intent through movement. The course will consist of daily warm-ups, across the floor work, teacher-lead choreography and team building exercises all in a safe and trusting environment. Furthermore, students will reflect and respond to different aspects of dance and develop an appreciation of the histories, diversities and influences of dance in society. Students can expect to work individually, in small groups, and as a large class in preparation for a showcase.
Prerequisite: Dance Technique & Performance Level 1 or permission of instructor
This course is an extension of Dance Technique & Performance Level 1 and is intended for those seeking to further their abilities in dance. Students will continue to look at a variety of dance styles and genres and will be challenged with more complex choreography and movement. Students will build upon the skills and techniques learned in Level 1 and further develop their abilities to communicate through dance. The structure of the course is similar to Level 1 and will consist of a daily warm-up, across the floor work, teacher-led choreography and team building exercises. Furthermore, students will begin to explore choreography and have the opportunity to create, reflect on and refine their own original work. Students will also take the time to explore the history of certain dances and genres and reflect and respond to how dance affects culture and society. Students can expect to work individually, in small groups, and as a large class in preparation for a showcase.