dance styles

dance styles

Friday, February 4, 2011

Art of Dance Premier!!!

Teachers and students alike were impressed by the debut performance of dancers currently enrolled in The Art of Dance during the February 4th Flag Ceremony. If you missed the show, there will be an encore on May 20th, 2011! Be sure to catch them as they tell the dance story of, "Rocketeer".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Storybook in motion:"When Pigasso Met Mootise"

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Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have excitedly begun a new unit, storybooks in motion.. The students read and discussed the book, "When Pigasso Met Mootise" , which has a creative spin on famous artists. The students then retold the story through dance. We will now compare and contrast our dance story with the book. The kids not only had the opportunity to dance, but many a displayed talent for the dramatics as well!

Structures of dance: Unity

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Jr High students involved in a musical theater workshop have been exploring various elements of dance, in addition to their dramatic studies.Today, they tackled 1 tool choreographers use to create dance routines, unity. After discussing the concept of unity, the students learned 2 counts of 8 and then practiced demonstrating unison in motion.