The mission of the dance program is to provide students with a personalized learning environment that provides students with meaningful creative learning experiences through exploration of choreographic works. In addition, there is a focus on supporting students social emotional and physical well-being through mindfulness practices and physical fitness. Students learn the elements of dance and create choreography that is showcased at various school events. Students enrolled in Conditioning for Dance or Studio in Dance receive credit in Art and PE.
High School Dance Course Offerings
CONDITIONING FOR DANCE
The Conditioning for Dance course is for students who are interested in learning foundational dance techniques and designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion and enhance muscle flexibility and strength. North Shore students will use a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises, incorporating Pilates and yoga. Additionally, students will be exposed to a variety of approaches and methodology in the world of Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance. This class is open to all grade levels and abilities.
Notes: This is a full year course that meets every day.
It meets the .5 credit requirement for physical education, and .5 of an elective credit.
STUDIO IN DANCE
Notes: This course meets the .5 credit requirement for physical education, and .5 of an elective credit.
The Studio in Dance course is for students who are looking to further develop their competency in dance techniques and focuses on supporting dancer’s growth by allowing them to use dance as a form of expression. Students will learn proper alignment, anatomy and musicality while exploring a variety of dance styles and crafting their artistic voice through movement, expression and creation of their own choreography. Additionally, students will be exposed to a variety of cultures and dance methodologies. This class is recommended for students who have some dance experience and open to all grade levels. This course meets every day.