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DANCE

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. At this level, Dance is organized into two separate programs:

EMERGING

This program is intended for students with no prior experience or for those students who are still working at a beginner level.

EXPERIENCED

This program meets the needs of the intermediate or advanced student who is beginning to master the technique and skill level of a more experienced dancer.

Dance 15 MYP/25/35 Intermediate (5 credit)

This course is intended for those intermediate dance students who possess higher-level skills and experience. Students are expected to demonstrate self-discipline and self-motivation, both strong determinants of technical progress and expression as a dancer. Students study various dance disciplines and often enjoy working with a guest choreographer.

Students who wish to dance all year are encouraged to register in both Dance Emerging and Dance Inter- mediate.

IB DP Dance

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 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 level. Through various dance disciplines, students continue to develop focus and projection with emerging accuracy and fluency. 

Louis St. Laurent Dance Intensive

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 16 credits per year.

Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor or Audition

The Dance Intensive program consists of the following courses:

· Dance (Intensive) 15, 25, 35 (5 Credits)

This course is designed for those students with significant dance training.  Students explore dance theory, technique and increase their awareness of the rage of dance genres.  Students will continue to develop advanced dance technique and demonstrate commitment and discipline.

· Dance Performance (Intensive) 15, 25, 35 (5 Credits)

This course moves beyond the immediate experiences of and 15, 25, or 35 level dance option into the development of performance skills and attitudes, values and behaviours associated with the professional performing artist.  Pivotal to this course is a commitment to building meaningful partnerships between student performers and the professional arts community.

· Technical Theatre (Intensive) 15, 25, 35 (3 Credits)

· Musical Theatre (Intensive) 15, 25, 35 (3 Credits)

There is a fee associated with the Dance Intensive program.  Fees collected go directly to performance costs, master classes, guest instructors and choreographers, workshops and field trips.

Students requesting this program need to:

· Register and successfully complete the audition component or receive approval from instructors; and

· Select the Dance Intensive Program

They will then be placed into appropriate courses based upon previous coursework already completed.