Dickinson High School Dance

Kelsey Hardage

281.229.7839

khardage@dickinsonsid.org

 

Kimberly Hookanson

281.229.6512

khookanson@dickinsonsid.org

Dance I

Dance I is an introductory course that provides the students with an exploration of the basic fundamentals of movement. Ballet, jazz, theatrical dance , modern and choreography are the dance elements that will be emphasized. In addition, students will receive a brief historical dance overview. Students will have the opportunity to perform basic dance skills which will increase their self-confidence, self-discipline, and dance appreciation.
Dance II

Dance II is an extension of Dance I with a continuing dance curriculum that emphasizes dance vocabulary, various choreographic skills, kinesthetic awareness, and a historical overview of dance. Students will have the opportunity to perform a variety of dance styles and techniques. Performances of dance skills achieved will help build self-confidence using the body as an expressive instrument. All students must audition to be placed into the Dance II class.
Dance III

Dance III provides a progressing curriculum with emphasis on basic dance foundation. Perception, creative expression, performance and cultural heritage will be demonstrated. Dance students will be encouraged to promote understanding of themselves and others through effective interactions within the community. By mastering movement skills the students will have a better insight in to self-discipline and maintenance of a healthy body. All students must audition to be placed into the Dance III class.
Dance IV

Dance IV provides students with an advanced dance curriculum with a continuing emphasis on all basic dance knowledge and skills. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate refined kinesthetic and spatial awareness, lead peers in the performance of dance movements, and extend their multicultural studies and events. All students must audition to be placed into the Dance IV class.

Dance I Course Outline

Dance II Course Outline
Dance III Course Outline
Dance IV Course Outline

Diamonds in Training/Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in training is an introductory course that provides the student with an exploration of the basic fundamentals of movement, as well as a prep class for auditions for Diamonds. Ballet, jazz, theatrical dance, modern and choreography are the dance elements that will be emphasized. In addition, students will receive a brief historical dance overview. Students will have the opportunity to perform basic dance skills which will increase their self-confidence, self-discipline, and dance appreciation. All students must audition to be placed into the Diamonds in Training/Diamonds in the Rough Class.
The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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