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Middle School Dance Electives

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  • Dance 1 - (6th-8th grades)

    (Beginning level dance technique)
    This is an instruction based course for the beginning dancer. Students will study ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique. Other areas of concentration will include dance history, anatomy, movement science, vocabulary, improvisation and composition/choreography.
  • Dance 2 - (6th-8th grades)

    (Intermediate level dance technique)
    This is an instruction based course for the intermediate level dancer. Students will study ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique. Other areas of concentration will include dance history, anatomy, movement science, vocabulary, improvisation and composition/choreography. Open to 6th-8th graders with recent studio training.
  • Dance 3 - (7th-8th grades)

    (Advanced level dance technique)
    This is an instruction based course for the advanced level dancer. Students will study ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique. Other areas of concentration will include dance history, anatomy, movement science, vocabulary, improvisation, and composition/choreography. Open to 7th and 8th graders with considerable dance experience and studio training. Teacher placement or audition required.

High School Dance Electives

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  • Advanced Dance - Up to 8 Semesters - Gr. 9–12 (Advanced level dance technique)

    Prerequisite - Teacher Recommendation and/or Audition
    This is an instruction-based course designed for the dancer with one-two years in a high school dance program and/or two or more years of recent studio training. Students will study Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique. Other areas of concentration will include dance history, anatomy, movement science, vocabulary, improvisation and composition/choreography. Students in ninth through twelve grades may be placed in Advanced Dance. Placement in this class for students new to the dance department will be determined by results of the spring audition or teacher recommendation.
  • Introduction to Dance

    (Beginning/Intermediate level technique)
    This is an instruction-based course designed for the beginning to intermediate dancer. Students will study Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique. Other areas of concentration will include dance history, anatomy, movement science, vocabulary, improvisation and composition/choreography. Students in ninth through twelve grades may be placed in Intro to Dance. There is no pre-requisite for this class. Placement in this class for students new to the dance department will be determined by results of the spring audition. (Teacher Recommendation and/or Audition)
Middle School Dance

High School Dance
The dance faculty believes that our ability to dance is a gift given to us by God and it is our duty to teach our children how to worship and show glory to God through dance and movement. We seek to positively influence a younger culture through artistic integrity and their contribution to the world and the Christian community. We believe that is vital to provide a positive model to young students on the sanctity of their bodies and teach them how to use their bodies to portray a positive, wholesome message and to use their gifts to the glory of the Lord. (From Middle School Dance Standards)
 
Below is the GAC School of Ballet Prayer, which the dance faculty believes will prepare the young dancers' minds to dance for Him and not just for our own personal gain:
 
Dance with me today Oh, God
For I am fearfully, and wonderfully made
Your presence with me is a gift Oh, God
Let Your light shine through me and not fade
I send up to heaven this dance a prayer
Protect me from injury I move in Your care
I will praise You Lord for the grace You have shown
Until I can dance at Your heavenly throne.
Amen
 
Psalm 149:3 “Let them praise his name with dancing…”