Dance

Dance 9

A performance based course in a fun filled environment.   Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn various dance styles including; hip-hop, jazz, breakdance and contemporary.   Students will explore creative expression, and will be encouraged to use their artistic voices

Dance 15-25-35 

A performance based 5-credit course designed to provide students with the opportunity to discover various forms and aspects of dance. These include the study of ballet, jazz, tap, modern and cultural dance. Students will explore creative expression, and will be encouraged to use their artistic voices. 

Contemporary 25-35 

A full year 5 credit course that provides students the opportunity to focus on contemporary dance as a discipline and art form. Students will have the opportunity to further develop existing skills and attitudes. The curriculum allows for a deeper exploration of contemporary technique and history. Students will continue to build strength, flexibility, coordination and expression in a unique atmosphere. 

Dance Performance 15-25-35 

A 5-credit course that focuses on the process of creating, rehearsing and performing dance. This course is designed to teach students the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and technique required for the art of dance in performance.  Dance Performance builds on the foundation of dance 15-25-35 and is a developmental progression for students to develop skills directly related to the study of dance in performance. 

Jazz 25-35 

A full year 5 credit course that provides students the opportunity to focus on jazz dance as a discipline and art form. Students will have the opportunity to further develop existing skills and attitudes. The curriculum allows for a deeper exploration of jazz technique and history. Students will continue to build strength, flexibility, coordination and expression in a unique atmosphere. 

Ballet 15-25-35 

A full year 5 credit course that provides students the opportunity to focus on ballet dance as a discipline and art form. Students will have the opportunity to further develop existing skills and attitudes. The curriculum allows for a deeper exploration of ballet technique and history. Students will continue to build strength, flexibility, coordination and expression in a unique atmosphere. 

Composition 35 

A full year 5 credit course that provides students the opportunity to focus on dance creation. Students will have the opportunity to experience the role of choreographer from concept, idea development, to audition, to the rehearsal process, to the production designs and finally the actual performance. 

 

Dance Academy Write-Up

The LCI Arts Academy dance program offers a four-year comprehensive dance program for students in grade 9 through 12. This program is designed for dancers interested in broadening their dance experience in a technically and artistically challenging environment. Dancers study theory, anatomy and dance history to expand their understanding of the art form. 

Regular guest artists and choreographers are an integral part of the program. 

In addition, students are encouraged to and a voice of their own through learning the aspects of composition and choreographing works of their own. 

Students will participate in one dance class every day for the first semester and students in grade 10-12 will participate in one class a day for the entire school year and cover a broad range of dance styles. At the time of graduation, students will attain 50 credits in various dance courses. These courses include; Dance 15, Ballet 15, Jazz Dance 25, Contemporary Dance 25, Ballet 25, Jazz Dance 35, Contemporary Dance 35, Ballet 35, Dance Composition 35 and Advanced Dance 15, 25 and 35. 

At the end of the first semester, students will perform in a culminating show that includes a collection of works from local and celebrated Canadian choreographers. Within the LCI Arts Academy dance program we recognize that many of our dancers are pursuing further training outside of school, for this reason, extra-curricular commitment is minimal.

In completion of the program Grade 12 students will present a capstone choreographic project to an audience that includes an artist talk back. The capstone project includes all elements of theatre design from choreography to lighting design.