DANCE 9 – CHOREOGRAPHY
No prior dance experience needed to take this class.
This course introduces students into the culture of dance through building techniques, developing dance terminology and offering opportunities to perform. Students should expect a rigorous training atmosphere with high expectations as to dance etiquette. Appropriate dance wear is required. Emphasis will be placed on performance for this course.
*Please note that you are expected to also sign up for Dance 9 Performance as an additional course (dance after school). A course fee may apply.
DANCE 9 – PERFORMANCE
*This course is offered after school and is considered an extra elective.
Dancers will develop the skills and attitudes necessary to participate as a dance performer. They will be given opportunities to perform various kinds of choreography and be expected to commit fully to the process of rehearsals and performances. Appropriate dance wear is required. This course is meant to follow Dance 9 Choreography.
DANCE 10 – DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY (DNC-10)
This course introduces students into the world of dance choreography while applying all parts of the creative process (exploration, selection, refinement and reflection). Students will learn dance literacy and composition skills while discovering ways to explore their unique identity and sense of belonging. Through perseverance, resilience and risk taking, students in this course will develop growth as a choreographer. This course is meant to be a part of the linear process leading into the performing aspect of dance in semester 2. Appropriate dance wear is required.
DANCE 10 – DANCE TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE (DNP-10) *this will be chosen as an additional elective if you choose the dance program
Dancers will continue to develop technique and performance skills from semester one, through specialization in particular dance style and through experience in a variety of dance genres. They will express a range of meanings, intents and emotions through combined dance elements and technical skills. The dancers will practice to think critically, exchange ideas and work cooperatively in preparing choreographed routines to perform. Appropriate dance wear is required.
DANCE 11 – DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY (DNC-11)
Students will study the elements of movement and participate in the creation and composition of several dance works. They will develop an awareness of various factors involved in choreography such as the elements of music, feelings and emotions, and abstract ideas. Dancers will learn about the skills and attitudes necessary to participate as a dance choreographer. Appropriate dance wear is required. This course is meant to lead in to Dance Performance 11.
DANCE 11 – DANCE TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE (DNP-11) *this will be chosen as an additional elective if you choose the dance program
In this course dancers will be required to participate in the performance or performances of a set piece of choreography. They will have been involved in the development of this creative work and will learn to refine and polish their performance skills to achieve a connection with their audience and further their artistic growth. Appropriate dance wear is required. This course is meant to follow Dance Choreography 11.
DANCE 12 – CHOREOGRAPHY (DNC-12)
Same as grade 11 but more intensive. A course fee may apply.
DANCE 12 – PERFORMANCE (DNP-12) *this will be chosen as an additional elective if you choose the dance program
Expanding on the concepts of grade 11, this course explores a greater range of skills and movements.