dance styles

dance styles

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sneak Peek at our Junior High Competition Dance Team during rehearsal

Above you see the Hip Hop B squad of our competition dance team at their first rehearsal. Dancers are working hard to connect to the audience through eye contact, facial and physical expression.
The team is making Herrera History by being part of the very first competition team. With hardwork each and every rehearsal, they are sure to make Herrera proud at competition in May of this year!

Hip Hop Moves..Stars in the Making!

Mr.Medina's 5th graders have worked hard to learn fundamental dance movements. In order to prepare to learn new choreography for their upcoming performance in May, they have been working on a hip hop combination. Students are continually honing their skills in dance technique and musicality!

Exploring Ballet Movement...

Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade have recently taken on a new form of dance, ballet. After creating a brainstroming chart to gather information, studying a pair of pointe shoes, and studying a professional performance of "The Nutcracker", the students were ready to take on ballet based movement. The above video depicts, Maestra Pozo's Kinder students practicing releve bouree acorss the floor.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Herrera's Dancers Rock the Stage!

Congrats to our junior high dancers, "Art of Dance", for a fabulous performance on December 16th, 2011. The hard work that students put into their studies paid off and was well demonstrated in their routines. Hip hops moves in "Love Sick"and "On the Floor" were a huge hit! Our step routine, "Acapella Beats" was not one to be forgotten. Students had fans on their feet as they "Party Rocked"!

Check back often for info on upcoming performances.

A big shout out also goes to our Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grad dancers. Their "Holiday Extravanganza" was a phenomenal show. Students danced to such tunes as "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "Last Christmas", and Winter Wonderland"!

I am so proud of all dancers who took the stage and am looking forward to more performances to come!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The study of contrasting movement....

5th graders students began by defining the vocab word contrast. They then identified movements that were in direct contrast with one another. Their final task was to take the vocabulary and put action to it! Great choreography dancers! Below you'll find students collaborating to perform acapella beats, which they choreographed independently!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Junior High Retreat

Junior High students took a small break from their classroom studies to explore the natural beauty of Arizona. Their trip to Lake Pleasant was educational and fun. A great time was had by all!

Student Choreography: Exploration of Acapella Beats

5th graders worked in small, cooperative groups to create patterns using their body as their instrument. The kids enjoyed themselves and were pleased with what they created!