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Course Offerings

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Students will learn the fundamentals of dance in various styles including: Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, World Dances and Musical Theater. Students develop body awareness, personal artistry & performance skills in preparation for performance in Spring Dance Concert.
 
Audition Required: NO
Students build upon the foundation gained in Dance I to enhance their technical skills, personal artistry and performance capabilities. Across the floor progressions, detailed improvisation exercises, and choreography phrases are delivered at an intermediate pace. Students in Dance II engage with dance history literature, anatomy and injury prevention and perform in Spring Dance Concert.
 
Audition Required: YES
Dance III-IV provides instruction at an advanced pace to challenge and refine coordination, flexibility, strength, stamina, and performance qualities. Emphasis on development of student choreography. Select student choreographers develop routines to be showcased at Spring Dance Concert.
 
Audition Required: YES
Our competitive Dance & Hip Hop Team, Honors Dance Company students are held to pre-professional standards of training and performance by developing versatile dance artists who study kinesiology, nutrition, dance history, dance for camera, and dance pedagogy. 
 
Honors Dance Company students showcase original works within the campus, local, digital and international communities at rallies, football games, competitions, and special events. Students develop and refine their choreographic & teaching skills, participate in community events, and serve as ambassadors to the Mater Dei community. Styles include Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Ballet.
 
Students on the Dance Team track compete in Contemporary, Lyrical and Jazz. Students on the Hip Hop track compete in All Male, All Female & Co-ed Hip Hop.
 
Audition Required: YES
 
The Song Team merges the athleticism of cheerleading with the art of dance.  The Song Team competes at both regional and national levels in Pom, Jazz, & Gameday, while also supporting our school athletic and performing arts departments. The team performs during both football and basketball seasons and also performs at pep rallies and various events throughout the year.
 
Audition Required: YES
Color Guard combines the art of dance with props and equipment during field shows. Color Guard performs alongside Band during football games, competes in regional competitions, and all school rallies.
 
Audition Required: YES
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic postures, stretching techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will enhance their balance, endurance, flexibility, and stamina throughout this practice-based course. Emphasis will be placed on mental and emotional wellbeing, stress relief, and building healthy habits. Class is appropriate for all abilities. NOTE: This class is taken for credit only and is pass/no pass and is a fee-based course. This is not a UC or CSU approved course.
 
Audition Required: NO