Dance

Instructor:
Lisa Hicks

Email:
hicksl@portlandschools.org

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Program Description:
The Arts Academy Dance program is a modern dance based program.  Students study modern dance technique, which includes choreography, improvisation, and dance composition.  Students are exposed to a wide range of professional guest artists and other styles of dance including African dance, hip hop, ballet, ballroom dance as well as weekly classes in yoga, Pilates, and conditioning for dancers.  Students perform at the end of each semester and at the PATHS Spring Fashion Show.  Students in the program attend a number of concerts and workshops with professional touring companies through a partnership with Portland Ovations. Dancers of all levels may apply to the program.  After an initial first visit, potential students need to participate in an audition/class.  The audition class is scheduled in May or dancers may audition individually by setting up a date with the instructor.

 

Curriculum:
Modern Dance Technique Dance Composition Choreography Conditioning/ Pilates/ Yoga Hip Hop Technique African Dance Technique Ballet Technique Interdisciplinary Projects with Visual Art, Video, & Music

 

Career Opportunities:
Dance & Choreography
Arts Education
Physical Therapy
Dance Movement Therapy
Occupation Therapy
Theater

Requirements:
Two visits required: one introductory & one audition