dance styles

dance styles

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A capella Exploration

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Art of Dance Jr High students, work to get in sync as they use their bodies to create music.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

And....we are off!!!!!!!

The year has started and the students are doing fabulously well!Jr High students are working hard to learn to communicate effectively with their audience. They have begun to explore various beats while dancing a capella or without music. Be on the look out for a performance coming soon to a stage near you. 1st through 5th graders have been working hard on idenfiying various reasons why dancers warm up. They have begun to challenge their bodies through flexibility, strength, and cardio warm ups. Kindergarten students have also begun to explore and enjoy the world of dance. They have begun to learn the words and movements to their brand new song, " Boogie, Woogie Piggy".
Students are excited to take the stage. Look for notifications alerting you to our upcoming perfomances in the Performing Arts Center!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome back for more adventures in dance....

     Welcome to dance class! I want you to know how pleased I am to have your child in my class. This is going to be an exciting and challenging year. I will do my best to keep you informed of your child’s progress, as I feel that close communication between home and school is important in order for your student to be successful. With your help, we can be partners in your child’s dance education.
    
     The website is a great way for us to communicate. I will also send home letters when your child will be performing at the Herrera Performing Arts Center (Panther Pavilion).  The website and letters sent home will help to keep you up to date on what’s happening in our dance class and let you know about upcoming dance performances.
     I encourage you to contact me anytime with questions or concerns that you may have. If your child becomes discouraged, as dance can be challenging, please contact me so that we can not only discover the source of the problem, but create an effective learning experience for your child. I can be reached by phone at 602-452-6944.
     I look forward to a great year. Thank you  in advance for your continued support and cooperation.
Mrs. Danielle Benson