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    Dance Department Website  


    Course Description:

    The Dance Curriculum is written in order to provide the student with levels of beginner to advanced skills and the knowledge of dance as an art form and lifetime activity. The student will increase efficiency of movement through kinesthetic awareness, muscle memory, and visual recall. The student's creative expression will be demonstrated through choreography of a complete movement statement to be presented in a class performance. We teach levels I, II, III, and IV along with Partner Dance. Students receive Fine Arts or P.E. credit for this course. We recommend freshman count Dance I as Fine Arts credit, and then students can take Dance II for P.E. credit.

    For a copy of our Dance Syllabus, please click HERE. 

    Course Outline:

    • Introduction to dance

    • Ballet/Nutrition

    • Jazz/Muscles

    • Tap/Bones

    • Ballroom/Eating Disorders

    • World Dance

    • Broadway/Musical Theatre

    • Modern/Choreography for Final Exams

     (*Dance I is pre-requisite for Partner Dance.)

    Partner Dance:

    Partner Dance is an inclusive Dance I curricular program featuring students of various disabilities supervised by their peers. The purpose of this program is to provide the opportunity to gain an appreciation of dance as an art form for all students following the Dance TEKS.

    Course Prerequisites:

    SPED-None/General-Dance 1 

    Director Contact Information: 


    Keli Jones



    Conference during 5th Block


    Emily Schaefer



    Conference during 5th Block

Last Modified on September 20, 2021