The Waterford Dance Department seeks to foster dance artists and movement thinkers. We promote the growth of the art form through study, practice, improvisation, and performance. Our program invites all students to begin to dance in a caring environment, without regard to previous training or physique. At the earliest levels, we nurture movement and locomotor skills, promoting a healthy sense of body and space. As students progress, they learn elements of dance technique, dance forms, and choreography. At our more advanced levels, students explore more fully the history, vocabulary, and culture of dance as they come to identify themselves as dance artists. As students advance through the dance program, they will focus increasingly on performance to allow them to most fully express themselves as artists on stage.