Vandegrift High School Dance Department

The Fine Arts Dance curriculum offers a wide variety of dance courses and performance options for every ability and commitment level. All instructors are certified in both dance and physical education, therefore, students will receive both fine arts and PE credits for dance. Our dance department has been recognized through Texas Dance Educators' Association as a "Division 1" rated program based on our students' learning methods and educators' teaching abilities.

COURSES OFFERED:

General Dance Courses are offered as "Dance 1", "Dance 2", "Dance 3", & "Dance 4". (no audition or experience is required)

"IB Dance" is a new program to Vandegrift HS and we are in first year as an IB school. Students admitted in the IB DP programme are eligible to take HL Dance. This course is currently stacked with Dance 2-4 but will follow the IB curriculum. (no dance experience required)

"Dance Team Prep" is offered to prepare dancers for company & team auditions that are held in December. At semester break, students transfer into corresponding training classes based on the audition results. (experience and training needed)

"Dance Composition" is a course for dancers who hope to pursue a career in teaching dance. They assist in Dance 1-4 courses while learning teaching methods and completing choreography projects. (teacher approval required)

"Vision Dance Company" are the dancers who perform in the Marching Band Show each fall. They take the place of a traditional color guard & are the current UIL 5A State Marching Band Silver Medalist. This is a varsity dance company. (auditions required) For more information about Vision Dance Company please visit www.vhsband.com

"Legacies Dance Team" is the Varsity Dance Team of Vandegrift High School. They perform at all Vandegrift football games, several basketball games, various community performances, compete at dance team competitions and present a yearly spring show, Vanguard, in April. (auditions required) For more information about the Legacies and to register for Legacies events please visit www.vhslegacies.org

More details regarding each course can be found on the Curriculum/Course Outline page.