Dance and Pop Culture (PE or FA)

6366 Semester

Grades 9-12

Fee: see Fee Chart 

Prerequisite: None.

This course will be a study of popular dance forms, the roots of these dance forms, what roles they play in society, and how they relate to the four main elements of dance. Popular dance forms might include but not be limited to hip hop, break dancing, funk, contemporary jazz, and house dance. This course welcomes dancers of all levels, however, basic steps and concepts will likely be the focus. Students with more advanced skills in one area can use their skills to help strengthen other students. This class will present a dance in the dance department concert at the end of the semester. All students in the class will be required to perform. Students will be graded on participation, improvement, and limited written work.