March 12-16, 2018
I hope you are having a great weekend!
We are continuing with “La Bayadere” and beginning to get a better feel for the choreography this week.
As of now, only one announcement for this week: The drama show is this weekend on Friday-Sunday! I am sure it will be great, so don’t miss it in the black box!
Have a great Sunday!
Week of March 5-9, 2018
Good morning! I hope your dance classes went well while we were at the dance festival. We have been working hard auditioning, dancing and attending showcases and Galas. We observed a lot of interesting dancing and creativity from all over the world. You would have been proud of your fellow dancers representing your school in the classroom, in auditioning and on stage! Congrats dancers for a job well done.
This Wednesday, March 7 we will have another master class after school from 4:30-6:00. The teacher is an alum, Allison Gupton. She attended the University of Alabama as a dance major and is now the director and owner of Dance Fest which includes Jazz on Tap and Ballet Fest. Many of you have performed and have taken classes through the event.
Have a great Sunday as we are off to take more classes this morning and attend the awards ceremony before we go to the airport and return to Georgia.
Have a great Sunday!
March 1, 2018
A typed, 12 font, double spaced paper is due March 7, 2018 by the end of the day. NO late papers will be accepted. The paper must discuss and include six paragraphs of which three paragraphs will include three similarities between “Don Quixote” and “La Bayadere” and three paragraphs will include three differences between these ballets. Choreography and music can be one paragraph, not separated into two paragraphs. Your choices of discussion must be different in all of the paragraphs. You cannot say that a similarity is also a difference. You must support your choices with facts. Your information cannot be the same as anyone else in dance. Do your own work! Grades will reflect your original content.
For those of you that are at the National High School Festival and at LGPE, use the internet to check out “La Bayadere” as you will miss the video that will be shown in class on Thursday.
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!