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Dance Courses

Courses Offered

Beginning Dance

Students are exposed to the basic principles of jazz dance, while incorporating ballet and modern techniques. No prior experience is required for placement into this class.

Intermediate Dance

Student placement in this class is based on a successful audition that is determined by the Director of Dance. Intermediate Dance is a course designed to further student training in performance, composition, and technique.

*Placement Audition: Saturday, May 5th 2018 @ 8:00am in Dome

Advanced Dance

Student placement in this class is based on a successful audition that is determined by the Director of Dance. This course is designed for the highly technical and highly trained dancer. Students will learn warm-ups, and difficult movement phrases executed across the floor, and dance combinations at the advanced level.

*Placement Audition: Saturday, May 5th 2018 @ 8:00am in Dome

Frequently Asked Questions

Which class do I join?

Students with little to no previous dance experience should sign up for Beginning Dance. Students with significant previous dance experience should audition for Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance or Dance Production (if interested in competing with the Dance Team). Students become eligible for IB Dance their junior year if they have taken at least one dance class at SMCHS and obtain approval from the director of dance.

Do I have to audition?

No previous dance experience is required for Beginning Dance. Auditions are only required for students interested in joining Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance or Dance Production/Dance Team.

*Dance Course Placement Audition: Saturday, May 5th 2018 @ 8:00am in Dome

*Dance Team Audition: Saturday, May 5th 2018 @ 9:00am in Dome

How do I sign up?

Simply choose Beginning Dance as your elective. For Intermediate or Advanced Dance, students must attend the class placement audition. Students that are interested in joining the Dance Production Class (Dance Team) must attend the Dance Team audition.

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