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Program Overview

The study of Dance at Louis St. Laurent is intended to provide training and performance opportunities for both beginner and more experienced high school students interested in furthering their knowledge and skill level while earning high school credit.

MYP Dance 7 - The focus in class will be on basic ballet, jazz, and contemporary technique, including foot and arm positions, as well as basic jumps, turns, and combinations. Dance styles studied will include, but will not be limited to, ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip-hop, folk, and lyrical dance.  

MYP Dance 8 –This fun and energetic dance class is designed for students with three years or less of consistent dance training in jazz, contemporary, ballet or modern dance. This full year course focuses on basic ballet, jazz and contemporary technique, including foot and arm positions, as well as basic jumps, turns and combinations. Dance styles studied will include, but will not be limited to, ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip-hop, folk and lyrical dance.  

MYP Dance 9 - This class is for Dance students who wish to focus and major in elements of contemporary, modern and jazz dance. It is a full-year course, where part of the time is spent on technical development and part of the time is spent on creating and learning choreography. There is a large focus on performance. 

Dance 15 MYP/25/35 Emerging (5 credits) 

This course is intended for students who are new to the study of dance or who are still working at an emerging or intermediate level. Through various dance disciplines, students continue to develop focus and projection with emerging accuracy and fluency. 

Dance IB DP

The course focuses on the composition, performance and analysis of dance, or “expressive movement”, which is practiced amongst peoples of various backgrounds, and for a variety of purposes, throughout the world. Students create, participate in, and reflect upon dance forms and styles from a range of cultures and traditions both familiar and unfamiliar.

This course is offered for Grade 11 and 12 students who are registered in any level of dance course each year and who want to challenge themselves further in the areas of Composition, World Dance and Performance. Students study some components within the standard Dance class and also extend their learning outside of class time on a schedule created with the instructor. Students take part in additional field trips and performance opportunities. There is a fee associated with all IB courses. For more information, please contact the instructor.

Dance Intensive  (10 Credits)

The Dance Intensive program is open only to intermediate/advanced dancers in grades 10 through 12.  This program offers students the opportunity to expand and refine their skills in a variety of dance genres.  Intensive students earn a total of 10 credits per year.

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Yvette Timtim-RamirezCatherine Bawol

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