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Performing Arts Department: Dance


Biography

I was born and raised in Carson located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. I went to King Drew Medical Magnet High School (pursuing to be a surgeon) and then furthered my education to University of California, Riverside. I graduated in 2007 with a B.A in Psychology and Dance. During the 5 year journey, I found myself devoting more time and energy to dance than anything else such as being captain of the dance team, teaching at a dance studio 3 days a week, being a recipient of the Gluck Arts Foundation Scholarship for 4 years, and then finally deciding in making it my major. After graduating, I worked with Champions an outdoor adventure, and after school company for almost 2 years. During that time, I was introduced to New West as their P.E and after school director. Fortunately, New West decided to hire me as a staff member. I started the dance program in 2009 that has increased in popularity over the years. I am now the P.E/Dance director of New West. Outside of school, I teach in Riverside at Dancers studio since 2004. I've been dancing for about 24 years and was a member of a professional tap company, "Rhapsody in Taps" from 2008-2013. This is my 11th year at New West Charter and is excited more than ever to continue to expand the dance program.

Dance Announcements

- What do you eat? Project due Tuesday, October 2nd. Refer to the journals below for details. 








Journals

Students are required to keep a daily journal on various dance related topics,writing prompts, and logs in a composition book. Students should bring their journal books daily to class and keep up with the logs, topics, and writing prompts.

S1 2018-2019 Dance Journal



Performance Critique Assignment


Click on the link for the criteria for the performance paper.


Course Description and Syllabus

NW Performance Team

This course is a performing dance team. This is an audition based team. You must demonstrate performance skills, intermediate to advanced technique, and the ability to learn choreography. Choreography includes jazz, hip-hop, percussion and interpretive dance. The course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire an advance knowledge of dance, develop dance skills and expand their creative potential and appreciation of different dance styles. Students will learn various performance skills to expand their stage presence abilities. The students will participate in performances outside of the school and 2 dance concert throughout the year. Students will be required to choreograph their own works and have an opportunity to display their works in the dance concerts.

Intro to Dance

This is a yearlong course that includes ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern dance. The course will provide the students with the opportunity to acquire basic fundamentals of dance technique and expand their creative potential and appreciation of different dance styles. The class is designed for students with no dance training. Students will learn terminology and history with opportunities for collaborative student choreography and to participate in the annual dance concerts.

Intro to Dance Syllabus


Beginning Dance

Beginning dance is a yearlong course that provides students with the opportunity to acquire basic overall knowledge to develop dance skills, and expand their creative potential and appreciation of different dance styles. Students will learn terminology and history with opportunities for collaborative student choreography. This class is intended for students with 1-2 years of experience. This class is an auditioned class only. Auditions are held at the end of the school year.

Beginning Dance Syllabus


Intermediate Dance

Intermediate dance is a yearlong course that provide students with the opportunity to acquire dance technique at an intermediate level and overall knowledge to develop dance skills, and expand their creative potential and appreciation of different dance styles. Students demonstrated understanding and mastered basic and beginning fundamentals. Students will learn terminology and history with opportunities for collaborative student choreography. These fundamentals are applied to more advance dance terminology. This class is intended for students with at least 2-3 years or more of dance experience. This is an auditioned classed only. Auditions are held at the end of the school year.

Intermediate Syllabus




Grading Policy

Grades are based on effort and skill. Students must earn their grade as grades are not given. Grades are weighted.

40%.................... Participation/Behavior/Dress (daily points)

20%.................... Projects/Quizzes/Tests

20%.................... Choreography Assignments/Concert Participation

20%.................... Writing Assignments/Journals


PBD’s (5 points daily)

Participation/Behavior : Students are expected to be in the classroom stretching or warming up until there is further instruction. Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability throughout the entire period every day.

Students are expected to have a positive attitude, be respectful to teachers and other students, and use appropriate language at all times. (2 points)


Dress: Students must wear appropriate clothing explained in dress attire everyday. (3 points)


Dress Code


Students have 2 options

Students are required to dress everyday besides Wednesday (unless they have dance as an enrichment class. )

Option 1: Students can wear any of the New West PE/Dance apparel.

Option 2: Students can wear any SOLID BLACK dance/workout clothes. No sport bras as tops.

Shoes: Tan half sole shoes. Lyrical Canvas Shoe Info Refer to teacher page for more information.



Class Rules

  1. Keep a positive attitude. Leave everything else at the door.
  2. Respect the dance space and everyone in your class.
  3. It is O.K. to make mistakes in class. Encourage and support others.
  4. Stay focused and pay attention.
  5. Be willing to help other.
  6. Come "Dance Ready"
  7. HAVE FUN AND DANCE!!!


Class Wish List

  1. iTune gift and spotify gift cards (Need lots of these to buy music for classes and Premium Spotify Account)
  2. Air Whick Air Freshners https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JZMDIY/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1_w
  3. Wet Swiffers (clean dance floors)
  4. Clear plastic containers (all sizes)
  5. Donations of dance shoes (lyrical tan soles, tap, black or tan jazz shoes)
Together we can make this a beautiful dance studio! Thanks for all of your assistance and support!


Expectations

Do your best, never give up, and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!