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Dance

Year Course
 
Fulfills “F” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
This dance course covers the basic principles of performance, rhythm, and choreography in multiple dance genres (e.g., modern, jazz, hip hop, ethnic dance, etc.) The curriculum created has been built on the California visual/performing proficient dance content standards. It is recommended for students who have had little or no dance training and who are interested in studying dance through other cultures as an art form. Students are required to perform in the annual dance production in the spring. Written work, technology, notebooks, all black attire, and dance shoes are required.  
 
After completing year 1 of the physical education core curriculum, students can obtain a waiver for up to two (2) years in grades 10-12 and receive P.E. credit or Fine Arts credit or Elective credit by taking Dance 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Year Course
 
Fulfills “F” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: “C” in Dance 1 or teacher recommendation
 
This course is an extension of skills learned in the previous dance course. Students are exposed to a variety of dance forms and have the opportunity to experience further skill development and creativity. Students are required to perform in the annual dance production in the spring. Written work, technology, notebooks, all black attire, and dance shoes are required. Students may audition to skip levels.
 
After completing year 1 of the physical education core curriculum, students can obtain a waiver for up to two (2) years in grades 10-12 and receive P.E. credit or Fine Arts credit or Elective credit by taking Dance 1, 2, 3, or 4.
 
These courses may NOT be used as a make-up/substitute for year 1 of the CORE 9 physical education requirement. Core 10 physical education requirements can be fulfilled by obtaining a waiver and advancing to Dance 3, 4, or Advanced Dance after year 3 or 4 in dance.
 
The following Physical Education components are fulfilled through this course:
  1. Effectiveness of Physical Activity Upon Dynamic Health
  2. Mechanics of Body Movement
  3. Gymnastics and Tumbling
  4. Rhythms and Dance
  5. Combatives (only at El Camino High School)
Year Course (ECHS only)

Fulfills “F” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
 
Prerequisite: audition and consent of instructor
 
Advanced dance students will improve their ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, and move within the curriculum of various movement genres with the intension of self-mastery. This is in accordance with the blueprint for California and national visual/performing advanced dance content standards.
 
Students will multi-task in exploration, sharing, and analysis of various dance forms, compositional problem-solving and choreography in oral discussion, note-taking, reflections, critiques, essays, and research using technology as a medium to build character and prepare for college and lifelong careers in dance or a related field of interest.
 
Advanced dancers are expected to attend classes daily in dress code for guided instruction in multiple dance techniques (e.g., hip hop, ballet, modern, jazz, and ethnic dance). Dancers are required to perform in the annual spring dance production and in school and community functions. Technology (dance website and concept videos) and written work are required.