Week of March 25-29, 2019

Week of March 25-29, 2019

Happy Sunday!

Last week before Spring Break!

This week, our goal is to complete the dances on the first day that I see you and then the juries are the following day. Remember that the juries are a snapshot of your progress throughout the year. Be sure to review all of your body directions, room numbers, arabesques, and take a quick look at the vocabulary that has been on my blog all year. If you don’t remember how to do a step that you have learned this year, ask me. I will not be able to help you during the jury.

The gold group will be receiving their quizzes back. Please hang on to these as you will need these for your unit test when we return from Spring Break, as this is out last week on Unit Five.

Don’t forget to see “The Amen Corner” this weekend.

Have a great day!

Ms. D



March 25, 2019

Good evening. A couple of updates occurred today that I need to inform you about.

There will be a videographer that will be filming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This will include interviews of individuals, classes, rehearsals, etc. These videos will be short clips that will be used for promotional purposes in many ways. In all classes, you need to look nice but in dance, make sure that you have your nice dance wear and shoes. Pointe dancers, get those ribbons tucked in! All dancers need hairspray and no jewelry.

Now, because the videographer may come into ballet classes on Thursday, we need to move the juries to Wednesday instead of Thursday for the Silver groups in ballet.

Ms. D

Dance Update March 11-15, 2019

Dance Update for the week of March 11-15, 2019

There will be a quiz next week in ballet. When preparing your week, plan on Tuesday for the Gold classes and Wed. for the Silver classes for the quiz. It will only be on “Coppelia”, 10 questions, short answer.  Wed. is an early release day….

The present schedule:

  • First: 8:20-9:02
  • Second: 9:09-9:51
  • Third: 9:58-10:40
  • Fourth: 10:47-11:30

Silver groups: be prepared to move in whatever you are wearing after the quiz. You will not need your dance clothes in ballet on Wednesday, March 13, NEXT week.

Next Thursday, March 14, the High School Dance Festival dancers leave for the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Edwards and I will both be here for first and second periods. We leave after second period. Third period, we will let you know what you are doing. For dance majors during fifth periods, we will let you know where you need to report, either drama or vocal. The teachers in each area will have a list of the dancers that need to report to those areas. DON’T change areas, vocal or drama, or you will be marked absent and written up for skipping unless you have an excused absence.

Next Friday, March 15, Silver groups, 1-3 periods, you will be dancing! Be on your best behavior!

Monday, March 18, you will be watching the ballet “Coppelia”. There is a worksheet that must be turned in as you leave class. If you don’t turn in the paper, your grade will reflect this. There are no late papers accepted and no make ups for the work that should be accomplished while watching the ballet. Both groups will be combined on Monday and Tuesday in one room.

Tuesday, March 19, the classes will be combined again. Ms. Edwards will plan this class. Look out for information from her concerning classes on Tuesday. Both classes will be combined.

See you tomorrow!

Ms. D

Week of March 4-8, 2019

Week of March 4-8, 2019

GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO, so glad that many of you got to experience this amazing technique and workshop classes this weekend. You will be a better person and dancer! Hopefully, they will return next year! If they do return, spaces may be limited as more outside dancers of CCCEPA, will be eager to attend. Be proud of yourself for being the first group to have this experience.

As you know Ms. Edwards will not be at school on Monday and Tuesday, so during 5th period, you will not be dancing or dressing out unless you are in a Senior Showcase piece that will auditioning during 5th period for all of the dance majors on Tuesday.

Nan Giordano: “Head in line with the spine”. As we were working on this concept in many of the ballet classes last week, I wanted to remind you to use you head as a very important part of your dancing. This goes for all styles of dance!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Ms. D

Week of February 25, 2019

Week of February 25, 2019

I hope you had an awesome winter break!

We begin our next unit in ballet about the Ballet “Coppelia” and what makes it unique and special in ballet history.

We will also continue our dance choreography for the concert.

FREE CLASS: Giordano Atlanta Workshop is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday! There are still spaces available if you want to be a part of this amazing opportunity. $200.00 gives you two full days of amazing teachers and classes. To get the Pebblebrook rate of $200.00, you will need to call and register with Giordano in Chicago at 312-922-1332. In addition to the Sat. and Sunday classes, they are offering a free class on Friday for everyone! You don’t need to be attending the Sat. and Sunday classes to attend. We are scheduled to be on the stage and the class is this Friday from 4:30-6:00, March 1. Be sure to sign up with Ms. Edwards or myself to attend.

Have a great rest of your evening!

Ms. D


February 11-15, 2019

February 11-15, 2019

I hope you have had a great weekend!

Tuesday is the Unit test that includes 20 questions. 10 questions for jazz and 10 for ballet. This is a multiple choice, scantron test. Ballet includes “Sleeping Beauty” notes, questions, and all information that we have covered in class.

Thursday, there will be a Junior meeting in the Theatre beginning during Advisement. Look out for that information this week.

If you are watching the Grammys tonight, keep an eye out for Jeffery Duffy. He will be performing in them. I don’t know when or where you will see him.

Don’t forget that jewelry is not allowed in class. We are finding pieces of jewelry on the floor, in people’s feet, lost, etc. If you need to wear a watch for the class that your are taking, I will need notification. Three points are deducted from your grade.

“Sleeping Beauty” will be streamed live at AMC Movie Theater, Barrett Commons 24, at 12:55 on March 10. The live stream is 2 hours and 50 minutes long and costs $19.08. A lot cheaper than flying to Moscow! You can get tickets by going online to Fandango and checking the date of March 10.

Congrats to all of Dance 4 for making into the Regional High School Dance Festival in Wisconsin in March. ALL of the pieces were selected. Eshé, Isaiah, and Eugene are all up for the same award of Student Choreography!

Have a great evening! (Next week is break so we will be pushing hard on choreography!)

Ms. D



February 4-8, 2019

February 4-8, 2019

Happy Sunday!

Hopefully this week is a bit calmer for many of you as you work towards the Black History Month program on Friday.

We will finish the video this week for this unit on Sleeping Beauty so you will be ready for the unit test next week and the conclusion of the 4th six weeks of this year! Choreography continues this week!

Have a great evening, Ms. D

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