Welcome to Beginning Dance and Falcon Dance Company!
My Educational Philosophy/Personal Teaching Statement:
I am a dance educator who is passionate about inspiring young dance artists. I am approachable and committed to offering stimulating and challenging dance curriculum to my students. In my first four years teaching dance at a public high school, I grew the dance program from 120 to 290 dancers. I am infectious about my art, and I am able to create a classroom environment where my students are too. My primary interest is merging contemporary issues, historical moments, and contextualizing cultures with dance, and then bringing them to performance. Additionally, I enjoy exploring rhetorical theories and their connections to historical and contemporary dance choreography, as well as persuasive writing and dance-creating on public issues, while focusing on arts in Arizona.
Students should be practicing the performance exam dances and movement skills each day. The expectation is that students spend five to ten minutes a day on knowledge of contect (memorization), musicality (reviewing the counts), and technique (correct technical placement of the steps).
Basic Body Skills - August
Basic Body Skill PowerPoint
Modern - October/November
Jazz/Hip Hop - November/December
Choreography - January/February
Performance - March/April (Performance in May)
Skill Assessment - May
Period 1: Off Campus
Period 2: Prep
Period 3: Beginning Dance
Period 4: Honors Falcon Dance Company
Period 5: Beginning Dance
Period 6: Beginning Dance