Our dancers get a well-rounded dance education and foster an appreciation and awareness for the arts. The CLHS Dance program was created for dancers of all levels: Dance 1, Hip Hop1, Hip Hop 2, Dance 2, Dance 3, Musical Theater Dance, Dance Ensemble/Ministry (Advanced Dance), and Dance Company (Honors Advanced Dance). Please see school catalog for course descriptions.
Advanced Dance (Honors)
This class is known as dance company and is our competition team. This class is a well diversed class doing many different styles of dance. We do two to three competitions a year, two pep rallies, dance festivals, benefit concerts, featured in the spring musical, and perform in three school concerts a year. Students work on developing their own choreography and finding their own artist voice as an artist. All students should be very proficient with dance terminology and learns choreography at the advanced level. Audition is required!
This class is known as dance ensemble, our dance ministry. These dancers perform at all the major concerts and attend off campus chapel visits. Students work at the advanced level by learning choreography quickly, a clear understanding of vocabulary, and having a mature understanding of how dance is used as worship. Students have a good foundation of ballet technique and open to different styles of dance. Audition is required!
Dance 3 is an auditioned group of students who will continue to be challenged for a higher level. Students learn to find their creative voice as a dancer and learn to choreograph for themselves. Dancers have an intermediate/advanced understanding of dance history, terminology, and choreography elements. These dancers prepare for three major concerts throughout the year. Audition is required!
Dance 2 is continuing to brush up skills and technique that was learned from dance 1. They move at a quicker pace and work on achieving personal goals. Students will work on flexibility, learning progressions for across the floor and center floor work. Students will learn routines for the big end of the year showcase. Audition is required!
This is class is a non- auditioned class open to all male and female dancers. No experience necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals to all genres of dance and prepare for the end of the year dance showcase. No Audition required!
Hip Hop 2
This class serves as our hip hop team. They compete at least two or three competitions a year and perform at two pep rallies. Students must have a good understanding of hip hop history, terminology, and ability to retain choreography. Students will perform at two major concerts a year. Audition is required!
Hip Hop 1
Students will learn basics of hip hop and how to put dances together. Must have a passion and interests to learn. Students do not have to have any prior experience. Students will perform at the end of the year dance showcase. No Audition Required!
Musical Theater Dance
Students will learn the basics of musical theater dance and focusing on jazz and tap technique. Students will develop a connection between dancing, musical rhythm, character development, and learn a variety of musical theater dance styles and build performance skills. Students will participate in the spring musical and create their own Jukebox showcase. Audition required!