Week of Feb. 26, 2018
I hope you had a great break!
As we start back, we will continue our dance history with a famous ballet :”La Bayadere”. More exciting dance to discover! Check out the word wall when you return to the studio. It gives you big clues as to what we will focus on in this unit.
The National High School Dance Festival is this week at Point Park University. We leave during third period on Wed. 1-2 silver periods on Wed. will be dancing with me! You will have a substitute teacher for Thursday and Friday! Behave or you know we will hear about you! For Thursday, you will be combined into the ballet studio and watching a video. Take notes as you see fit because there will be an assignment that relates to the video. Vocal third period, as I know you have LGPE and will be leaving campus for third period, and 4th periods, no need to worry as I have you covered for the assignment. The assignment will be posted in the ballet studio on Thursday morning and on my blog.
Have a great evening!
I wanted to clarify what to study for when we have a unit test. Your study guide will always be your questions that we go over at the beginning of class, any handouts, and notes that we have discussed in class. The words on the wall are a great resource in keeping your studying focused on the appropriate knowledge to study.
February 12-16, 2018
Happy Sunday! I hope you enjoyed the rain today and that you were able to get some studying done in preparation for the unit test on Wednesday. This is the day that the unit test is scheduled, but this could change depending on our schedule at school. Last Wednesday we were supposed to have a tornado drill and a code red drill on Friday, but because of the severe weather on Wednesday and the Black History Month performance on Friday, they were both cancelled and will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for updates as we get them.
Valentine’s Day: Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 will be Dance Canvas Auditions and call backs for the Spring Musical will also be that day BUT no need to worry! You CAN do both! If you are called back, you will be doing your call back after the audition!
Gold dancers will have Mr. Davis on Friday.
Have a great week before our break next week!
For those students that were interested in the SMU video link for the dance program, this is what they sent me to give to you! Enjoy!
NOTE: A reminder that Dance Canvas will be holding auditions on February 14, Wednesday from 4:30-6:00. This is a wonderful program. Many of our students have been very successful because of this program. See the flyer on the wall and ask me questions, if you are interested!
Off to see “Sister Act”, as I had food poisoning on Thursday night and was unable to attend. First time in over 20 years that I did not get to see the opening of a musical! Sunday, today, I am certain will be awesome!
No extra credit will be allowed.
LATE WORK POLICY: Any late work will receive a highest possible grade of a 70 if turned in after the assignment is due. The student will have until the unit test to turn in late work and will receive a highest possible grade of 70. For each day that an assignment is turned in late, ten points will be deducted. No work will be graded after the Unit Test.
ATTENDANCE AND MAKEUP POLICY: Make-up work is accepted by the end of the second day after the excused absence for which the class is missed. Make-up work must be completed and turned in to the instructor for which the class was missed. If a student observes a class, this does not count as active participation. If a student does not participate, he/she must actively observe class. Example: no library, no homework, going to another class, sleeping, socializing, etc. Check with the instructor of the missed class for options of make-up work. Also, if you are too sick to participate in a Pebblebrook class, you should NOT participate in a class at a private studio. Attendance and participation are required. Students are responsible for class material and work missed due to absences. Students should be aware that an excused absence is still an absence. The excuse merely means that missed work may be made up.
Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018
You will have a quiz this week on our unit 4 “Don Q” history and our new steps that are on the wall. This is the only information that you will be tested on this week in class. There are 15 questions with 17 answers. It is a fill in the blank, not scantron.
The class meetings could change but this is what was sent out to the teachers:
Friday: First and second periods will be used for 9th grade meetings. They will call which group that they want. You will not miss both periods or all of the period.
Thursday: Juniors at 9:00, take everything with you as you will leave from the meeting and go to second period.
SENIORS: If you are interested in choreographing for the Senior Dance Showcase you must attend the required meeting on Wednesday morning at 7:45. All questions and important information will be discussed.
“Sister Act” opens Thursday and runs throughout the weekend. I am certain you will NOT want to miss it!
Have a great rest of your day!
Week of January 22-26, 2018
I hope you have had a good time off and rested well. We will jump right back into our Ballet history of “Don Q” and our dance steps and technique this week.
Just a reminder that we will have an Open House this Wednesday. We will be glad to see you but mostly it is for students that have new teachers for the second semester.
Silver has modern this week, as gold was scheduled last week, even though we didn’t have class.
Don’t forget to get tickets for “Sister Act”. Tickets are going fast.
Presently, I am at the live streaming of the Bolshoi Ballet performing “Romeo and Juliet” as I type this during intermission. It is such a treat to be able to see live performances from all over the world from dancers of this high quality in movie theatres.
Have a great rest of your day!