Modern Dance II
Grades 10, 11, 12
This course consists of learning and performing intermediate to advanced levels of the Graham and Horton Modern dance techniques. Class is structured like a professional contemporary dance class, with a warm-up, across-the-floor progressions, center combinations, improvisation, and choreography. Students continue to learn and develop advanced movement skills and weight shifts characteristic of the Graham and Horton techniques, which include fortifications, stags, forced arch, tilts, and bison jumps. We also view dances on video to further expose students to Modern Dance from a global perspective. Students may also participate in community and school performances. Scheduling preferences will be given to upperclassmen when necessary.
Prerequisites: Modern Dance I, or teacher permission based on previous dance experience and dance audition.