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SMHS Dance Company

SMHS Dance Company

The SMHS Dance Company is a performing class designed to further the student's dance technique as well as give them the opportunity to choreograph, costume and perform their own work. Students produce two concerts per year as well as perform at various community and district functions. The course can be taken for P.E. OR Fine Arts Credit.

Admission is by audition only, Students auditioning must meet entry level technique requirements.

The class meets daily from 3:15 – 5.

The class can be repeated for credit. Students can receive P.E OR Fine arts credit

Students must maintain a B or better to remain in the class.

Expectations
All students are expected to:
  • attend class daily ANY MEMBER MISSING 2 OR MORE REHEARSALS FOR A SINGLE PIECE OF CHOREOGRAPHY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THAT PIECE
  • be on time TARDIES WILL AFFECT CITIZENSHIP GRADES
  • dress appropriately INAPPROPRIATELY DRESSED STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A TARDY
  • work to the best of their ability
  • maintain a positive and cooperative attitude
  • attend all dress rehearsals and class performances
  • purchase costumes and/or shoes for their performance

Grading: The student's grade is based on the following four components

  1. DAILY IN CLASS PARTICIPATION: This includes performance of prescribed activities, use of appropriate effort and the demonstration of a positive attitude.

  2. ATTENDANCE: Absences (for any reason) lower the attendance grade ONE letter grade for each TWO absences. *Serious illness or doctor excused medical situations will be treated on an individual basis.

  3. WRITTEN AND PERFORMANCE TESTS: This will be determined by observing warm ups and choreography.

  4. SEMESTER PERFORMANCE: attendance and participation at mandatory dress rehearsals and performances.