• 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.




Daily Work

  • 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).

    Performance Exams:
    Basic Body Skills - August
    Basic Body Skill PowerPoint

    Ballet - September/October
    Ballet PowerPoint
    Advanced Ballet PowerPoint

    Modern - October/November
    Modern PowerPoint

    Jazz/Hip Hop - November/December

    Choreography - January/February

    Performance - March/April (Performance in May)

    Skill Assessment - May




Class Schedule

  • 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