Dance Team 2018/19
Don't miss out on our Dance Team workshop!
The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 17th in the Dance Room. Registration begins at 3:00pm.
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DANCE TEAM WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 17 | Registration begins at 3:00pm
Interested in becoming a member of the 2019-2020 SMCHS Dance Team? Be sure to attend our annual Dance Team workshop on Wednesday, April 17. Registration begins at 3:00pm.
- Click here to view the Workshop & Audition flyer
DANCE TEAM AUDITION
Saturday, April 27 | 10:00am-1:00pm
Dance Room on the third floor of the Eagle Athletic Center
$10 fee & completed application required
What to Expect:
- Dancers will learn and perform across the floor technical skills
- Dancers will learn and perform a contemporary/jazz dance combination
- There will be a panel of 3 judges
What to Wear: Form fitting and comfortable athletic attire that you are able to functionally dance in.
**Click here to access the Audition Application that is required of all dancers attending. The application is due to Ms. Kalina no later than Wednesday, April 24th. You can submit in person or via email at Kalinaa@smhs.org
For More information be sure to attend the Dance Team information meeting on Thursday, April 24th @5:00pm in the Science Lecture Hall.
If you do not receive a place on the team, but would still like to take a dance course elective, you will be placed in the appropriate class level based off of your Dance Team audition.
A yearlong course designed to teach the advanced dance student how to be a better performer, and how to view dance (both live performances and via videos) from a critical perspective. Students must have a solid technical background and experience with Ballet, Modern and Jazz. Participation in the annual SMCHS Christmas Production and the SMCHS Dance Concert are also required. In addition to on-campus performances, these students represent SMCHS at competitive dance team competitions during the winter/early spring. The SMCHS Dance Team is a competitive performance group consisting of well trained, experienced performers who love to dance. An academic program within the Performing Arts Department, the dancers receive academic credit that is UC approved for their class work, as well as PE Credit for 8th period rehearsals.
Arielle Kalina began her dance training at the age of 6. She studied jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip hop at many studios in Southern California. Arielle continued her training, earning her BA in Dance at California State University, Long Beach where she studied jazz, ballet, and modern. Arielle performed, as well as choreographed, for various shows while studying at CSULB. She also performed and competed with the nationally ranked Long Beach State Dance Team for three years, as well as performing with the Black Eyed Peas at the 2010 Kids Choice Awards. Arielle was also a member of the Pace Elite International Competition Team, with whom she is a two time Dance World Champion. Arielle looks forward to pursuing her dance career while sharing her passion for dance with her students.
What are the requirements for making the team?
Although there are no specific requirements, most dancers are expected to be at an intermediate/advanced technical level. Dancers will be asked to perform turns, leg extensions, and various leaps. The judges are also looking for their individual style and performance through the contemporary combination they will learn.
What is the time commitment as a team member?
Dance Team practices up to 3 times a week after school, depending on how many dances each member is in. The schedule rotates weekly, and every dancer is expected to keep those 3 days open.
Dance Team attends 7 competitions throughout the season. In March the team takes a 5 day trip to Florida for Nationals.
The team is expected to perform at 2 football games, 1 basketball game, all Open House's, 8th grade visitation, etc.
As a Dance Team member do you receive P.E. credit?
Yes. If you are a 4 year member of the team you will recieve Fine Art and P.E. credit.