500 14th Avenue North
Ph: (409) 916-0700
7:35 am - 2:50 pm
Monday - Friday
Dance I is an introduction to the genres of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and ethnic dance presented in cultural and historical context. Learning the vocabulary, principles, and elements of each style is important. The class focuses on students’ development of body awareness, technical facility, spatial expressiveness, and personal creativity. Both written and practical assessments are administered throughout the year. Skills learned in Dance I are refined and reinforced in every level and stage of dance. Appropriate attire is required for all dance activities.
Dance II builds on the basic technical facility and kinesthetic body awareness attained in Dance I. The class reinforces and refines fundamental skills and allows students to individually choose genres for focused study. Dance II focuses on the physical conditioning of the dancer, emphasizing the importance of agility, strength, and endurance. Dancers work individually, in pairs, and in small groups, developing timing and rhythmic activity, and creating and choreographing simple dances according to teacher guidelines. Both written and practical assessments are administered throughout the year. Appropriate attire is required for all dance activities. Prerequisite: Dance I
Blocker Dance Team
Blocker Dance Team members are dedicated to promoting spirit, enthusiasm, and a positive winning attitude through example. Dance team members perform at football games, pep rallies, basketball games, competitions, and other school and community functions.
Candidates must be in 7th grade going into 8th grade, to audition to become a member of the Blocker Dance Team. Auditions are held in March for the upcoming school year.