The dance program at LVR offers three strands of courses:
Dance General Studies 9-12 (In Timetable Semester - 4 credits) Dance Company 9-12 (Out of Timetable Linear - 4 credits) Dance Academy 10-12 (In Timetable Linear - 8 credits)
DANCE GENERAL STUDIES 9-12 (IN TIMETABLE- SEMESTER 4 CREDITS) 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
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 Mr. Mushumanski for further information.
DANCE COMPANY 9/10/11/12 (OUT OF TIMETABLE - LINEAR 4 CREDITS) 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.