WELCOME TO THE PLACERITA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DANCE ELECTIVE PROGRAM!!!
PLACERITA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Teacher: Mrs. Sucheck
Beginning Dance is a year- long elective that explores several areas of movement. There is strong emphasis on hip-hop and basic jazz technique, but classes may also learn Latin, Social, and Contemporary Dance. This course is designed to introduce and promote the art of dance and encourage physical, social, emotional, and artistic growth. Students are given the opportunity to develop their own creativity through various performance opportunities and choreography projects. Experienced and non-experienced dancers are welcome to take this elective, as it will prove rewarding and challenging for all levels.
Intermediate Dance is a year- long elective for students who have successfully completed Beginning Dance or have auditioned to be in the class. Intermediate Dance picks up where Beginning Dance left off. It is designed to improve technique and performance, while promoting physical, social, emotional, and artistic growth. Students will gain an extensive “dance vocabulary” and will also explore their own creativity through various performance opportunities and choreography projects.
Advanced Dance is a year- long elective designed for students who have an extensive background in dance. Students must audition or gain permission from the teacher to be in this class. Advanced Dance has the same goals and objectives as the other courses, but moves at a faster pace, covers a variety of styles, and focuses on principles of choreography. Advanced Dance students are expected to maintain good grades, be actively involved in performances and productions, and to be responsible for representing/promoting Placerita’s dance program. Advanced Dancers will have several performance opportunities throughout the school year.