In this course, students are introduced to the basic elements of dance. These elements will be explored through a study of Jazz, Modern, and Ballet techniques with an emphasis on creative movement and improvisation. Students will explore a variety of choreographic devices and create original dance works. Coursework also includes social dance, basic anatomy for the dancer, dance notation and history. Students have the responsibility to participate in informal performances and the annual spring dance concert. Proper dance attire is required. This course may be repeated for credit. Note: Students who have successfully completed Health and Physical Education 1,2, & 3 can fulfill their fourth year of their Physical Education requirement through the Dance curriculum.