This year long course satisfies the UC requirement for Fine Arts. This upper intermediate dance company increases technique and performance skills through studies in multiple dance genres. Major choreographers and dance performers are studied through written and visual materials. Students create and perform original choreography through group collaboration. Students have several performance opportunities that include the Winterfest Dance Concert. Students enrolled in this course may request a PE waiver for one semester. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
This yearlong class fulfills the UC requirement for Fine Arts. This class enables advanced dance students to develop their understanding, appreciation, and artistic expression through dance. Students will advance their skills in ballet, lyrical, modern, tap and jazz techniques, as well as develop their own choreography. Stage presence and confidence are vital for a performer and students will work on enhancing these techniques. By working on body flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and relaxation, students will strengthen technique, projection dynamics, memorization skills and confidence. Local diocesan schools will be invited to the class for dance art enrichment programs. This company will study and prepare for the annual Winterfest Dance Concert. Company members will also participate in competitions and workshops during the Spring semester. Students enrolled in this course may request a PE waiver for one semester. This course may be repeated for credit. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
Show Choir is an advanced choral and dance group which is open to all students 9-12 by audition only. Students will perform intermediate and advanced level popular and musical theater repertoire. Training on interpretation, vocal and dance techniques and performance will be emphasized. Required rehearsals, performances, and competitions are scheduled by the director. The course may be repeated for additional credit.
Prerequisites: Audition and teacher recommendation. Student must have the ability to sing and dance at an intermediate level; one to two years experience or equivalent private instruction.
This intermediate dance class is designed for students interested in improving their dance ability. The class will focus on ballet and modern movement in order to increase knowledge of various turns, leaps, and expand the students’ overall dance vocabulary. Students will have a performance opportunity at a SFHS event.