“To learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live
by practicing living, the principles are the same."- Martha Graham
2011-2012 is the inaugural year for St. Andrew’s dance
program after being student-led for several years. The dance program is
designed to give the highest level of instruction in classical ballet and
modern dance while facilitating dance in other aspects of campus life. Students will explore their own
personal creativity and artistry through the exploration of movement.
The program offers dance for every student from the beginner
with no previous experience to those with years of dance training. The Introduction to Dance class inspires
an appreciation for dance while preparing each student for more in depth study
of dance technique. Basic dance
elements are addressed such as line, form, body placement, movement quality,
musicality, muscle control and artistic expression. Further
advanced Ballet and Modern classes delve deeper into dance technique refining
the student’s use of core control, movement quality, body placement and
aesthetic line. An emphasis
is placed on increasing strength, agility, coordination, flexibility and
stamina while nurturing self-expression and artistic freedom.
All III Form students have the opportunity to learn dance
through the Introduction to the Arts class.
The dance program also facilitates dance through other
opportunities on campus including:
- Assisting with the choreography for the school’s Winter
- Offering Fall & Spring dance classes as an athletic
- Coordinating dance performances throughout the school year
- Working with the Dance Club
The program is always looking for new ways for students to
explore and experience dance in their lives.
To learn more about the St. Andrew’s Dance program, please
contact Director of Dance, Avi Gold at email@example.com.