SENIOR DANCE

Dance Technique

and Performance 11/12

 

Come join our award-winning dance program!

At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school.

 

Dance 11/12 extends from the learning of Dance 9 and 10. This senior level course is fast-paced and physically demanding. Senior students will need to take junior dance or have studio experience in order to successfully participate in this class.

 

Dance Technique and Performance 11/12 exposes students to many different dance styles (jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, etc.) and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance skills, fitness level, flexibility and performance skills. Students in this course will be expected to perform in front of small and large audiences.

 

Requirements:  Dance 9 and 10 or previous dance experience.

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JUNIOR DANCE

Dance Technique

and Performance 9/10

 

Come join our award-winning dance program!

At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school.

 

Dance Technique and Performance 9/10 is open to all junior students with previous dance experience.  The course exposes students to many different dance styles (jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, etc.) and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance skills, fitness level, flexibility, and performance skills. Students in this course will be expected to perform in front of small and large audiences.

 

Requirements:  Students should have previous dance studio experience or relevant experience, such as gymnastics, figure skating, cheer or cultural dance. Students without any experience are directed to take Dance Foundations.

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ADVANCED

Dance Choreography 9/10/11/12

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class!

At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield.

This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival. Styles choreographed in the past vary, including hip hop, jazz, contemporary, acro, tap, musical theatre and even Bollywood. Students also have the opportunity to create and/or be invited into solo, duet, trio or other small group performances.

Dance Choreography is a full year linear course running outside the timetable, usually one day per week at lunch and one day per week in your small group at a time set by the group.

 

Requirements:  Dance Choreography is a course open to all students who have either successfully completed an audition or have previously been given permission to register by the dance teacher. Students are strongly encouraged to registered for Performance and Technique and are required to register for Dance Company.

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ADVANCED

Dance Company 9/10/11/12

Do you love to dance? Do you have a favourite style? Be sure to audition for one of our specialty company groups. Within the Mount Doug Dance Company, we have Hip Hop Crew, Tap Pak and our Contemporary Company that creates our annual Remembrance Day routine.

 

This performance-focused course offers instruction in advance skill-sets with an emphasis on technique and performance skills, artistic expression and musicality. If you want to progress your dancing and surround yourself with others who love to dance, this is the course to take.

Dance Company is a full year linear course running outside the timetable, usually one day per week at lunch with additional rehearsals closer to performance dates.

 

Requirements:  Dance Company is a course open to all students who have either successfully completed an audition or have previously been given permission to register by the dance teacher. Students are strongly encouraged to register for Performance and Technique and are required to register for Dance Choreography.

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BEGINNER

Dance Foundations 9/10/11/12

Looking to have some fun? Want to try dance in a safe and welcoming environment? Come join our Dance Foundations class!!

This course is designed for students without any or very limited dance experience, or for those students who want to dance without performing. The purpose of this class is to foster the joy of dance while teaching basics.  Students develop their coordination, strength and flexibility through warm-up and short cross floor exercises that help them to develop dance vocabulary and technique.  Students learn short pieces of choreography in a variety of genres, including hip-hop, jazz and contemporary, and perform them in class, but do not perform for large groups or in front of the school. 

Upon completion of Dance Foundations, students can be recommended to Dance Technique and Performance or they may continue in Dance Foundations.  

Requirements:  None. Dance Foundations is a course open to all students with or without dance experience.

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ALL LEVELS

Yoga for Mindfulness 9/10/11/12

If you are looking to focus on your mental and physical health and wellness, then this is the course for you. Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life priorities.  Through yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, and mindfulness, students will learn about themselves, and how to identify and manage the things that trigger stress in their lives.

Whether you are looking to decrease stress or improve strength or increase happiness or decrease anxiety or develop focus or balance out intense physical training, Yoga for Mindfulness is a great place to start.

Requirements:  None. This course is open to all students. No experience necessary.

Equipment:  Each student is provided with a mat, blocks, bolster, blanket, and other yoga props.

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