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Class V Dance

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Class V is a blend of Modern Dance, African Dance, and Ballet Dance techniques. Students learn more advanced combinations in all three techniques and compare and contrast through contextual research, embodying, and their own creative compositions. Use of Anatomical language will be advanced for understanding the alignment of the body and individual parts of the body that make up the whole instrument. Physical and written expression facilitate the students' understanding of both the elements of dance and their own creative voice. Grammar and the elements of dance are combined to explore the quality of dance forms, such as verbs, adverbs, and adjectives relating to time, space, shape, and energy. Many concepts used to accomplish the above goals are: noticing deeply, making connections, embodying through art making, and recognizing patterns.