Busbee Creative Arts Academy
Dancing Bulldogs

BCAA Dance Program

Our dance program at BCAA explores a wide range of dance including creative movement, improvisation and dance technique. 

The Performing Arts Company dancers participate in musical collaborations with the drama and choral departments and further their studies of dance technique. The 8th grade PAC dancers compete in national dance competitions!

The seventh and eighth grade dance classes explore several dance techniques including: Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Lyrical. The students are expected to learn choreographed movement phrases, perform technique and choreograph their own dance composition. The seventh and eighth grade dance classes are performing classes and will perform in various dance showcases throughout the school year. 

The sixth grade dance classes focus on the four elements of dance: body, space, dynamics and relationships. The students will be expected to learn choreographed movement phrases, improvise and create dances based on shapes and levels. The sixth grade classes will perform in an informal performance for parents and fellow sixth graders at the end of each nine weeks.

                                                               About Mrs. Oliver

Mrs. Jenna Oliver graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance Education in 2007. During her time at ECU, Ms. Oliver was a founding member of the Student Choreographer's Association and acted as both a performer and choreographer in various dance productions.

Mrs. Oliver was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina. She began her teaching career at the age of 15, teaching tap lessons to an all boys class in exchange for reduced tuition at The Dance Theatre of New Bern. She went on to teach at several private studios in eastern North Carolina.  In 2005, while working as a children's programming assistant at ViQuest fitness center, Mrs. Oliver began the program 'Danceworks', a class for children promoting physical fitness through movement and dance technique.

Mrs. Oliver began her public education career at Busbee in 2008 and was named Busbee Creative Arts Academy's Teacher of the Year in 2014. She currently serves as the Lexington School District 2 Lead Dance and Drama Teacher, as the Sponsor of the Brookland-Cayce High School Dance Club, and was a member of the 2016 Visual and Performing Arts Standards writing team. 

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