6th Grade Dance
Dance in 6th grade is a one year class. Dance is covered the first semester and Functional Fitness is covered the second semester. Functional Fitness exposes students to a variety of health club and individual fitness activities (basic yoga, Pilates, weight and circuit training, etc.) that promote health-related fitness for a lifetime.
In Dance students will learn:
o Correct stretching/warm-up technique
o Basic muscle structure, body mechanics, & alignment
o Choices for a fit & healthy lifestyle
o Dance terminology and history in the areas of dance studied
o Jazz, hip-hop, and ballet technique
o Social and folk dancing
o Cultural awareness of dance
o Projection and stage presence
o Basic choreography skills
o How to critique and polish a dance
6th grade dance classes are not required to perform outside of class, but students have the option to perform in the CSMS Dance Department's annual Spring Show.
You will be required to purchase appropriate dance attire for class. This includes black stretch pants, black jazz shoes, and a CSMS Dance class t-shirt.
7th and 8th Grade Dance
Dance in 7th and 8th grade is a one semester class. You can take Dance in either the Fall or Spring semester for a PE credit. (If you audition for Cougar Dancers and are selected to be part of the team, you will be in Dance for BOTH semesters).
In Dance students will learn the same principals outlined above (for 6th grade dance) but in more depth and with a focus on intermediate/advanced techniques.
7th and 8th grade Dance classes are required to perform in the CSMS Dance Department's annual Winter and Spring shows.
You will be required to purchase appropriate dance attire for class. This includes black stretch pants, black jazz shoes, and a CSMS Dance class t-shirt. If you were in dance during the previous school year you may use the same uniform.