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Class/Team Descriptions

DANCE 1:
Fall Semester; B6
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Fee required: see school fee schedule
No Prerequisites
Dance is a universal language, an expressive and vibrant art with the capacity to unify the physical, mental, social, emotional, aesthetic, and spiritual. This is a beginning level course which builds dance knowledge, vocabulary, skills in technique, and basic body control. Students will be able to define, demonstrate, and identify the elements that go into all dance styles. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary dance; other units include hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and folk dances. Students will also study criticism and aesthetics. There are no pre-requisites so this is the perfect class to get you out of a desk, get your blood flowing, try something new, and interact with others!
Taught by: Kristi Newsome, knewsome@alpinedistrict.org 


DANCE 2:
Winter Semester; B6
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Fee required: see school fee schedule
Prerequisite: Dance 1, or audition/permission.
This intermediate level dance course is a continuation of Dance 1. Intermediate dance techniques and movements will be taught using the dance elements and vocabulary previously learned. This course is designed to build dance knowledge and skills in technique, improvisation, artistic expression, identity, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. Students will also study criticism and aesthetics. Emphasis will be place on contemporary dance.
Taught by: Kristi Newsome, knewsome@alpinedistrict.org 


MOMENTUM/DANCE 3 :
Full Year; B7
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Fee required: $220 team fee
Pre-requisite: by audition. See Dance Team Audition page for details.
This intermediate-advanced contemporary dance team will focus in depth on basic principles that will improve the student’s technique, strength, flexibility, performance, stamina, and overall dance ability. The biggest push will be on taking prior skills learned and being able to create and compose using dance elements, improvisation, choreography forms, performance skills, and artistic expression. Students will also study criticism and aesthetics. This is a team with some performance experiences and outside class commitments!
Taught by: Kristi Newsome, knewsome@alpinedistrict.org 


TDT/DANCE COMPANY:

Full Year; B5
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Pre-requisite: Audition and teacher approval. See Dance Team Audition page for details.
Fee required: $400 Company fee/ $50 Participation (see fee schedule) + optional additional fees
This advanced level course is a jazz/contemporary performance team designed to study dance as a universal language.  One that is expressive and vibrant, with the capacity to unify the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional body.  Dance Company is designed to broaden student perspective, artistic ability, and movement aesthetics; while improving in technique, improvisation, choreography, and performance.  Through various projects over the year, we will work to connect dance with history, culture, life skills, and other curricular areas.
Taught by: Kristi Newsome, knewsome@alpinedistrict.org


BALLROOM DANCE:
Fall and Spring Semester; A2
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Fee required: see school fee schedule
No Prerequisites
This dance class teaches the basics of several ballroom dances, including, Cha cha, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Samba, Tango, and more. Classes taught will differ each semester. All of the dances taught are designed to give students dance experience that they can share and enjoy on any social dance occasion. Emphasis is placed on leading and following techniques, as well as dance etiquette.  No previous experience is required.
Taught by: Karoline Fisher, kfisher@alpinedistrict.org


BALLROOM TEAM:
Full Year; A1
Prerequisite: Ballroom Dance/Audition. See Dance Team Audition page for details.
Boys and Girls; Grade 10, 11, 12
Fee required: $250 -tour is an additional cost.
The Timpanogos Ballroom Dance Team is a performance and competition based group that focuses on unity on and off the stage. Throughout the year students will compete in multiple events and perform in various assemblies and sporting events. Students will also participate in the Winter Dance Showcase and Spring Ballroom Concert. This class does have minimum GPA requirements and an audition is required to enroll.
Taught by: Karoline Fisher, kfisher@alpinedistrict.org