Dance Performance 11 is a performance-based course suitable for beginner to advanced dancers. Throughout the semester, students work to increase dance technique, stamina, flexibility, knowledge of proper dance terminology and history, as well as artistic and creative expression. Each class includes warm-up, cross-floor combinations, and choreography. Throughout the course, students are involved in the creation…

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Dance Performance 12 is a performance-based course suitable for beginner to advanced dancers. All levels of committed, hard-working, determined, students are encouraged to take this class. Students work daily on choreography, technical skills, flexibility, and artistic expression. Each class includes warm-up, cross-floor combinations, and choreography. Throughout the course, students are very involved in the creation…

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Dance Choreography 11/12 is intended to give dedicated dancers the opportunity to begin exploring their own creative potential. In this class students will learn the foundations of dance composition. Students in this course will create choreography and participate in our dance informal, as well as have the opportunity to audition their pieces for our end…

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Dance Conditioning is designed for beginner to advanced dancers. This course gives students tools they need to become more technically proficient dancers and movers. Elements of yoga, Pilates and floor barre, along with the use of exercise equipment are incorporated into the class. Students will gain the strength, flexibility and physical awareness necessary to take…

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Dance Leadership 11/12 is a highly specialized course for advanced dance students. In this course, students work with a junior grade 8 or 9 dance class as a mentor and choreographer. Students are challenged to lead warm-up and cross-floor activities, as well as through creative exploration, choreograph a piece that the junior students will perform…

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This advanced course consists of classes in ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. Students work alone and in groups to create, explore, and refine movement and choreography. Together with the teacher, students create a repertoire of dances in a variety of genres. Grade 12 students work as captains to mentor and support grade 9, 10 and…

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This course is an introductory course by which students are introduced to the maintenance, technique and rudiments of a selected band instrument. Concepts such as articulation. embouchure, blend, balance, tone and style are introduced to form a foundation of musical awareness that encourages expression, reflection and performance. Students will create, listen to, perform and understand…

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Junior Band provides an opportunity for students to expand on their beginner band experiences. Students will continue to master their individual instrument and frame their musical experiences through independent learning as well as group rehearsal. Students will perform a wide variety of music (appropriate to their level) ranging from classical to modem music. Students will…

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Concert Band is the main ensemble for brass, woodwind, and percussion. This course focuses less on the physical demands and rudiments of music, and more on the expressive and aesthetic elements of music. Students enhance their ability in creating. composing, arranging through rhythmic and harmonic instruction. Theory is enhanced through musical terminology, technology listening, performing…

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Concert Band is the main ensemble for brass, woodwind, and percussion. These bands will involve the majority of students in the Music Program and perform a wide variety of musical styles, including Classics, Overtures, Film Music, and some Pop music. Students will combine technical knowledge, music literacy, and contextual observation to make musical decisions and…

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