The LVR dance program offers three strands of courses:
Dance General Studies 9-12 (In Timetable Semester - 4 credits Gr 10-12) Dance Company 9-12 (Out of Timetable Linear - 4 credits Gr 10-12) Dance Academy 9-12 (In Timetable Linear - 8 credits or Semester - 4 credits Gr 10-12)
DANCE GENERAL STUDIES 9-12 (IN TIMETABLE- SEMESTER 4 CREDITS GR 10-12) Description: Dance courses at LVR are designed for students who enjoy the creative process, want to improve their dance skills and maintain a high level of physical fitness. All students are enrolled in mixed grade classes, and whenever possible, grouped with students with a similar level of dance experience ranging from beginner to advanced. All classes build upon movement fundamentals: alignment, breathing, strength and balance, while introducing increasing complex dance technique and choreography. Students are introduced to choreographing and performing for public presentations. Full participation is required in each class to ensure success. There is a $25 costuming fee for this course.
DANCE ACADEMY 10-12 (IN TIMETABLE - LINEAR 8 CREDITS) Prerequisites: Audition and application. Description: This course integrates advanced technique classes in ballet and modern dance technique with the Choreography 10-12 curriculum. Students will train en pointe 2-3 days per week once technical proficiency is achieved. Emphasis in this course is placed equally on technical proficiency and artistic development. This course provides aspiring dance artists with the tools they need to hone their craft. Participants will be required to work both individually and collaboratively with dance composition theories in processes similar to those used by writers and/or composers. Students will gain experience as performers in a variety of public venues. This is an enriched performing arts course; a high level of achievement and commitment is required. Extra rehearsals and performances outside of class time are considered part of the curriculum. The course would be offered to a maximum of 16 students and a minimum of 10 students. The is a significant fee for this course which includes costume costs. Interested students should speak to Ms MacMillan or the adminstration for further information.
DANCE COMPANY 9-12 (OUT OF TIMETABLE - LINEAR 4 CREDITS GR 10-12) Prerequisities: Intermediate dance experience. Description:This course is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers in Grades 9-12. This performance based ensemble will create new works, tour and attend workshops, festivals and competitions. Students will be responsible for production tasks throughout the year. This group will meet off timetable on Mondays at lunch and Thursdays from 3:15-5 pm. Additional rehearsals will be required and are considered part of the curriculum. A costume fee of $50.00 will be charged for this course.
For more detailed information on these courses please consult the LVR Course Selection Booklet.