Class Description: |
The dance elective course at Horace Mann Middle School provides students the opportunity to learn and apply basic and intermediate dance technique. The elements of movement (space, time, and force) and choreography (body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationship) will be explored in a variety of dance genres and period styles. Students will participate in conditioning routines to build strength, flexibility, and stamina. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment as well as correct anatomical placement in movement. The class structure will include critique of a live dance performance, critique of a dance rehearsal, application of dance vocabulary, memorization and class performances in many different genres of dance, and a written evaluation of dance history and culture. No previous dance experience is required.