VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (VAPA)

Department Overview

Art programs in the individual schools vary according to the facilities of the school, and the needs of the students. Senior high school introductory and advanced courses offer broad exploratory and/or specialized experiences to meet individual interests of students. All VAPA courses address the AUHSD Content and Performance Standards, the State Content and Performance Standards, and the Visual and Performing Arts State Framework. The courses are designed to encourage the development of Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relations and Applications. Academic skills are reinforced throughout the curriculum. All art programs infuse exciting and emerging technology to aid in delivering the curriculum.

 


0300 MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course explores the many applications of technology to create multimedia productions. Students will use technology as a tool to facilitate critical thinking, organizing information and demonstrate learning. Technology such as the computer, video camera, laser-disc, CD Rom, scanner, Quick Cam, and the internet will be used to produce research-based projects. Skill-based instruction will focus on desktop publishing, computer graphics, art programs, color theory, layout and design, sound mixing, video photography, and report of information writing. The course develops student awareness of the impact of multimedia on our society and examines careers available in this field.



0310 3D DESIGN 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

The primary purpose of this course is to develop aesthetic appreciation and knowledge of the diverse forms of 3D media. The students will explore various processes using traditional and nontraditional methods of construction. The elements and principles of design are stressed. Functional articles as well as purely decorative projects may be produced. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0312 3D DESIGN 2 (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: 3D Design 1(P) with a grade of "C" or better or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

The course is designed to extend the student's technological skills and conceptual approaches to various media. The focus is on craftsmanship, discipline, and creativity. The course helps the student to further develop aesthetic criteria and to investigate potential career pathways. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0320 EXPLORATORY ART
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This exploratory course is designed to stimulate visual involvement and to determine the art interests of the student. This class presents an introduction to various media and art procedures. Both two and three-dimensional problems are presented.



0330 PHOTOGRAPHY 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of photographic techniques and studio/laboratory activities that allow students to express their own creativity and expand their perceptual ability to appreciate the visual experiences they encounter. Students develop a working knowledge of light principles and camera controls. Through hands-on experiences in darkroom laboratories, students will become proficient in film developing and printmaking processes. In the studio, students explore a variety of lighting styles. This course will include exposure to historic photographic events. Students will also be exposed to many cultures, as they apply photography as an art and a technology.



0340 PHOTOGRAPHY 2 (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Photography 1 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Photography 2 is designed to extend students' technical skills, visual awareness, and personal creativity. Critical analysis of individual work, as well as that of other photographers, will assist the student in developing a higher level of artistic understanding and technical practices. Individual research will be an integral part of the class. Vocational potentials will be introduced. Students should have a camera available for personal use.



0350 PHOTOGRAPHY 3 (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Photography 2 or teacher recommendation. 2016-17 is the final year for career education credit.
UC - "F" Approved

Photography 3 is structured so that students who intend to pursue photography as a serious leisure-time activity or a vocation may utilize equipment and techniques that will allow them to expand their creative talents to their full potential. Individualized projects demand that students possess a desire to explore and research the many photographic aspects beyond their mere utilization. A camera and the ability to devote additional time out of class will be necessary.



0360 DRAW PAINT 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

This course introduces the student to fundamental techniques of drawing and painting through the study of art elements and principles and through direct experience with different drawing and painting materials. Students also study the works of various artists and art movements throughout history. Students read and write about different aesthetic theories of art to help them learn how to analyze and appreciate works of art.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0370 DRAW PAINT 2 (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Drawing and Painting 1 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course builds upon the knowledge and experiences gained through Drawing and Painting 1. Emphasis will be on developing skill in drawing and painting technique and creative expression as well as the pursuit of individual style through more independent work. Further exploration of aesthetic theories and art history is encouraged. This course also develops student awareness of the impact of art in our society and examines careers available in this field. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0380 DRAW PAINT 3 (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Drawing and Painting or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course builds upon the knowledge and experiences gained through Drawing and Painting 2. Emphasis will be on developing skill in drawing and painting techniques and creative expression as well as the pursuit of individual style through more independent work. Further exploration of aesthetic theories and art history is encouraged. This course also develops student awareness of the impact of art on our society and examines careers available in this field. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0390 CERAMICS 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed to provide knowledge of ceramic techniques, history, and aesthetic appreciation through hands-on experiences. Emphasis is on the technical, intellectual, and expressive qualities of clay. Students develop a working knowledge of physical properties of clay, while creating original clay objects, using basic wheel and hand building methods. Students explore a variety of surface enrichment techniques using textures, glazes, and oxides, and will develop an understanding of the purposes, procedures, and problems of firing clay. Student’s study and gain knowledge of the ceramic arts produced by cultures and individuals, past and present. This knowledge helps students formulate aesthetic criteria for judging ceramic design. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0400 CERAMICS 2 (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Ceramics 1 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Ceramics 2 extends the students’ technical skills and conceptual approaches to clay and glazes. Focus is on craftsmanship, discipline, and originality. This course helps students to further develop aesthetic criteria of ceramic arts and to investigate potential vocational aptitudes. Students sequentially develop more technical skills in their wheel and hand-building process to demonstrate mastery in one or more areas of clay construction. Students experiment with a wider range of glaze effects and extend their knowledge of glaze formulation and application. Students make more informed judgments of ceramic works, derived from their own working knowledge and continued study of ceramic cultures, past and present, and individual ceramists. The acquired techniques can produce functional as well as purely decorative projects. Students may examine career opportunities in the ceramics industry and ceramic arts. They learn to solve problems both independently and in teams. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0410 CERAMICS 3 (P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Ceramics 2 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed to develop students’ technical and problem solving skills. Emphasis is on craftsmanship, self-discipline, and originality. This course helps students further develop aesthetic criteria of ceramic arts and investigate vocational aptitudes. This course also develops student awareness of the impact of ceramics on our society and examines careers available in this field. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0420 COMMER ART/PRINT (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: One year of a previous high school art course with a grade of "C" or better or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course offers instruction in specialized areas of commercial art and/or print making techniques. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0450 AP ART HISTORY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for students who are interested in a deeper appreciation and understanding of the historical, cultural, and philosophical influences on art. It will cover the study of various phases of art-painting, sculpture, and architecture of the past and present. Students will be expected to take the AP exam at the end of the course. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0460 AP STUDIO ART
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

In this class, students produce art works, as required by the College Board and/or IB Program, which will provide eligibility for college-credit consideration. Students may elect to prepare a General Portfolio or a Drawing Portfolio. If the General Portfolio is chosen, most of the work will be two-dimensional (drawing, painting, collage, etc.), but some work in three-dimensions (sculpture, etc.) is also required. If the Drawing Portfolio is chosen, all of the work will be two-dimensional and will be in drawing media.Students who enroll in this class are expected to have a strong interest and ability in art, and to invest substantial time to produce quality work. For most students, this will mean working outside of class time. This course is designed to span a full school year. Colleges may accept one year of credit; however, the College Board does allow students to submit portfolios to them with work done over a two-year period. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0461 AP STUDIO ART-DRAW PORTFOLIO
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

(Traditional Drawing and Painting – such as Museum work) Mastery of Traditional Fine Art Drawing and Painting Techniques. Addresses wide range of approaches and media. All work demonstrates mastery in traditional applications of line quality, light and shade, rendering of form, composition, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth in perspective, mark making, concept, composition, and execution. Works may include painting, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Abstract, observational, surreal, and inventive works may also be submitted provided they demonstrate mastery of traditional fine art drawing and painting techniques. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



0463 AP STUDIO ART-2D DESIGN PORT
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

(Integrative (non-traditional) two dimensional Arts - such as illustration, graphic arts, commercial art, photography, Photoshop, fashion design, textile design, etc.) Mastery of Integrative Two-Dimensional Arts. All works must demonstrate mastery of purposeful decision making about using the Elements and Principles of Art in an integrative (non-traditional) way bridging traditional concepts with non-traditional innovation. Work should address understanding of design principles as applied to a two-dimensional surface. The principles of design (unity/variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm, repetition, proportion/scale, and figure/ground relationship) should be articulated through the visual elements (line, space, shape, form, color, value). Any 2-D process or medium may be submitted, including, but not limited to graphic design, digital imagery, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, fashion design, illustration, etc. Mastery of drawing should be apparent in the concept, composition, and execution of all works (including photography, computer rendered, and digital manipulation imagery) whether they are simple or complex. Work must successfully demonstrate mastery of 2-D Design issues in an innovative way.



0490 ART ELECTIVE CREDIT
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.


Elective credit for students who took an art elective course outside of the Anaheim Union High School District.



1695 THEATRE 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

This course introduces the student to practical experiences in the creation, development, and production of theatre. Students will learn pantomime and improvisation, script reading, oral interpretation, monologues, one-person acts, and the study of theatre history. Students will have the opportunity to create and present characterizations from published works and to write and direct plays and performances.



1697 THEATRE 2 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Theatre 1 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course provides students with expanded experiences in the creation, development, and production of theatre --- from production of acts, to building sets, designing costumes, and beginning makeup techniques. Students will have multiple opportunities to create and present characterizations from published works and to write and direct plays.



1700 THEATRE 3 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: A grade of "C" or better in Theatre 2 or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course provides students with enriched experiences in the production of full-length plays. Emphasis may include work in development/design of scenery, lighting, stage sets, studies of advanced blocking, costuming, makeup, technical theatre, and techniques of play direction. Also included in this course is the study of historical/world acting styles, the writing of theatre reviews, the budgeting for performances, and theatre management. Attendance and/or participation in outside performances/productions is required.



4220 GUITAR 1
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is open to beginning students on guitar. Students learn to read music and tablature. The chromatic scale is used to teach all notes on fingerboard and all major, minor, seventh, and minor seventh chords in # and A positions. Repertoire of songs taught include single string lead and bass patterns as well as chord songs. A typical student masters five songs per quarter.



4230 GUITAR 2
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: Teacher recommendation.


This course is a continuation of Guitar 1.



4240 MUSICAL PRODUCTION (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course combines the skills learned in music and theater. Students are involved in every aspect of producing and presenting a final performance. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4300 MIXED CHOIR
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is an entry level performance ensemble open to students with little or no previous vocal music experience. Instruction is given in fundamental vocal techniques and basic musicianship. Students continuing from junior high vocal ensemble are encouraged to enroll in this course. Attendance at all rehearsals and performance is required.



4310 CONCERT CHOIR (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is reserved for students with a high degree of musical ability and interest. It is a performing ensemble with a greater emphasis on vocal independence and musicianship, as the literature often includes up to eight vocal parts. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4320 SHOW CHOIR (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for students with greater vocal independence and performance skills. Choreography, staging, and showmanship are stressed as well as an understanding of modern harmonies and vocal improvisation. This course may be open to instrumentalists, necessary as the back-up group. This ensemble performs frequently. Availability for all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4330 CHOIR ENSEMBLE (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for outstanding vocal musicians with greater vocal background, independence, and performance skills. Special emphasis is placed on studying techniques and literature specifically designed for the advanced small vocal ensemble. This group performs frequently. Students must be aware of the amount of time required for rehearsals and performances beyond scheduled class time. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4340 VOCAL JAZZ ENS (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for students with greater vocal independence and performing skills. Staging, showmanship, and solo performance will be stressed, as well as an understanding of modern harmonies and vocal improvisation. This course may be open to instrumentalists, necessary as the back-up group. Vocal Jazz ensemble performs frequently, and attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4350 BASS ENSEMBLE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed for specialized vocal groupings and open to students with some musical ability and interest. Instruction is given in fundamental vocal techniques and basic musicianship using singing materials written for specific voices. This may be a performing group.



4360 TREBLE ENSEMBLE P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for specialized vocal groupings and open to students with some musical ability and interest. Instruction is given in fundamental vocal techniques and basic musicianship, using singing materials written for specific voices. This may be a performing group.



4370 SONGWRITING (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will learn to compose, score, arrange, perform, and direct their own musical compositions. Students may utilize combinations of voice, keyboard, guitar, and other instruments to create and develop musical ideas from inception to completion. Students will integrate the skills of writing, musicianship, computer facility, and presentation to produce a recital of the final products.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4380 VOCAL MUS STUDIO (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Students are introduced to age-appropriate vocal development and health issues for the singer through vocal literature including one or more of the following genres: Italian Art Song, German Lied, French Chanson, English Part Song, Oratorio and Opera Aria, Broadway and Contemporary Song. Students are introduced to the standard vocal literature with emphasis on sight singing, diction, and stylistic interpretation. Students are exposed to, and have a basic understanding of, correct physiological terminology as it relates to vocal production. Students will present a recital upon completion of each semester's work.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4400 CONCERT BAND (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Concert Band is open to students who desire to learn to play a band or orchestra instrument. Students will learn how to read musical scores and will gain confidence in performing before audiences. Students are expected to practice on their own and in groups, in order to become proficient musicians. Sufficient progress will enable students to become members of an intermediate or advanced performing group. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4410 SYMPHONIC BAND (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

Symphonic Band stresses development of the fundamentals of reading and interpreting music. Students learn the dynamics of group musical performance and will be expected to demonstrate their learning in a variety of performances. Students are expected to practice on their own and in groups, to reach higher levels of musicianship and technique. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4420 BAND
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or instructor recommendation.


This group combines with the Marching Band which performs at all football games, parades, and other marching activities. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required, unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4425 MARCHING BAND
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
Replacement course for the PE/March Band course that sunsets June 30, 2016.


This course is designed to teach performance skills in marching maneuvers in the context of a musical setting. This group performs at all football games, parades, and other marching activities. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4430 WIND ENSEMBLE (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This performance class accommodates the highest level of musicianship in the instrumental music program. Emphasis is placed on musicianship, technical skills, interpretation theory, and musical works enabling the student to understand the relationship of music to history and cultures. The student writes critiques and evaluations of compositions and performances. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4440 PERCUSSION 2 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This performance class focuses on a comprehensive study of all percussion instruments with emphasis on the development of rudiments, melodic playing, and tuning skills. This course is limited to percussion players only. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4450 ORCHESTRA (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is open to those students who can perform on an orchestral instrument and have knowledge of music fundamentals. The orchestra performs at festivals, school, and community concerts. Emphasis is placed on vibrato, position work, sight-reading, and musicianship. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4460 MUSIC ENSEMBLE-BRASS 3 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or instructor recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is a comprehensive study of the music of brass instruments, with an emphasis on proper tone production and techniques in the performance of brass ensemble literature. This course is limited to outstanding brass players. Attendance at performances is required, unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4470 MUSIC ENSEMBLE-WOODWIND 3 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or instructor recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is a comprehensive study of the music of woodwind instruments with emphasis on proper tone production and techniques on the performance of woodwind ensemble literature. This course is limited to outstanding woodwind players and attendance at rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



4480 JAZZ ENSEMBLE 1 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for outstanding instrumental musicians. Special attention is given to the development of technical proficiency, improvisation, musical ability, and sight-reading as applied to jazz and popular idiom. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4490 JAZZ ENSEMBLE 2 (P)
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed for outstanding instrumental musicians who have a desire to learn jazz and the popular idiom. Techniques and styles are learned which will advance the students’ musicianship. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



4500 MARIACHI ENSEMBLE
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.


This course is designed to introduce students to Mariachi music, including its history and cultural significance. Performance of instrumental music, voice, and dance will be incorporated for students specializing in these areas. Attendance at performances in required.



4520 INTERMEDIATE STRING ORCHESTRA
9th - 12th
5.0 semester credits
Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation.


Intermediate String Orchestra is a class for students who already know how to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. Students will build on prior knowledge while learning intermediate skills including shifting and vibrato. Students will learn performance practices while exploring basic string orchestra literature from various time periods. This is a performance-based class; participation in performances is mandatory.



4530 MUSIC HIST/THEO
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This non-performance course is designed for those students who wish to study music history and theory fundamentals. This course may be taught as a semester of music history and a semester of music theory and harmony. Keyboard knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.



4540 MUSIC: LISTENING & LITERATU(P)
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved





4550 (AP) MUSIC THEORY
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved





4553 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

Recommended: Previous musical experience in a school music class or performance group. This course is designed to integrate music fundamentals as they relate to contemporary songwriting arranging by use of software. Specifically, students will learn to write music in a variety of contemporary styles using Apple’s "GarageBand" software as well as their professional recording software, "Logic". In addition, students will learn about the music industry by use of accompanying software: "iMovie," "iWeb," "Keynote," and web-based music theory software, and through exploring the world of the contemporary artist. All students are expected to create songs, movie trailers, podcasts, re-mixes, and attend master classes with working artists.



4590 MUSIC ELECTIVE CR
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for music courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.



5166 COLORGUARD - MARCHING BAND
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Selection process through auditions. Does not satisfy PE graduation requirement.


Selection is made through an application process and tryouts. Auditions will be held during the second semester of the preceding school year for 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Auditions consist of ratings on posture, appearance, grooming, rhythm, coordination, and mastery of skills. Mastery of skills includes basic marching and equipment handling on banner, tall flag, and/or rifle. The Color Guard performs at all home football games (pre-game and half time), selected school assemblies and home basketball games. The Color Guard accompanies the band to numerous parade and field show tournaments. During the second semester, Color guard activities include participation in indoor court competitions. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



5171 DANCE TEAM - MARCHING BAND
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Selection process through auditions. Does not satisfy PE graduation requirement.


Selection is made through an application process and tryouts. Auditions held during the second semester of the preceding school year for 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Auditions consist of ratings on posture, appearance, grooming, rhythm, coordination, and mastery of skills. The Dance Team performs at all home football games (pre-game and half-time), selected school assemblies, and home basketball games. The dance team competes in numerous parades and field show tournaments. During the second semester, dance team activities include participation in indoor court competitions and demonstrations. An annual spring show may be presented. Availability for all performances and practices is required for each member unless prior approval has been granted by the school.



5185 DANCE PRODUCTION (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition and teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is a higher level course open only to those students who have had previous dance experience and are willing to commit their time and effort to a rigorous performance schedule. Students +dance increasingly complex choreographies in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and ethnic forms, often involving improvisation and choreographic ability. Emphasis is placed on developing creative artistic ability and artistic performance in both contemporary and classical dance styles. Students also learn the mechanics of dance production from choreography to the show production.



5188 HISTORY OF DANCE/PROD (P)
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: One year of Dance and teacher recommendation. As of June 2016, no PE credits awarded.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is offered to students who have advanced dance training and techniques. The course is designed to meet the needs of students with a vocational interest in the Performing Arts and for those who enjoy the artistic and self-expression of this art form. Upon completion of this course the student has developed the technical skills and artistic appreciation of ballet, tap, jazz and modern music video production. Students will learn dance terminology, varied dance formats, and the history of modern dance.This course meets the approved "F" requirement for UC A-G.



5192 DANCE 1 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition and teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed to offer a variety of dance forms which will develop body awareness, coordination, flexibility, introduction to movement fundamentals and techniques. The history of dance is introduced, with a review of famous performers. Some rehearsal and performance time is required beyond the traditional school day.



5193 DANCE 2 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Prerequisite: Audition and teacher recommendation.
UC - "F" Approved

This course is designed to serve the student who exhibits a higher level of achievement in the area of dance performance. The progression of techniques developed in Dance 1 will continue at a more advanced level. The influences of history and culture on dance will be researched and presented. Rehearsal and performance time will be required beyond the traditional school day.


 

 

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