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Ms. Tina Parker
Name: Tina Parker
 
Room Number(s): 107 
Subject(s): Dance
Building Phone: 314-231-0413
Planning Periods: 3RD Period
Monday thru Friday--12:04 - 12:34
 
Teacher Message: Course Syllabus

I.  Students will become knowledgeable consumers of dance:

            A.  Study of dance terms and anatomy of the body

            B.  Knowledge of famous dancers, choreographers, and their influence in the art

                 of dance

C.     History of dance (origins of the different styles of dance)

D.    In dance, students will acquire a solid foundation, which includes knowledge of process and technique for the production, exhibition or performance of one

      or more dance style of the performed art

 
II.  Styles of dance:

A.  Ballet                                      B.  Tap                                    C.  Jazz

D.  Modern                                   E.  Hip Hop                             F.  Character/Ethnic

 
III.  Dance apparel:  (MUST BE PURCHASED BY OCTOBER 10)

   (EXCEPT THOSE WITH AN APPROVED EXTENSION (OCTOBER24))

                        Girls                                                         Boys

            A.  Black leotard (short sleeve)                      White t-shirt

            B.  Tan tights (transitional (2 pair))                 Dark shorts or pants (no jeans)

            C.  Ballet shoes (pink)                                     (black)

            D.  Tap shoes (black)          OR                      (oxford tie)

            E.  Jazz shoes (black)                                      (black)

     PAJAMA PANTS OR JEANS CANNOT BE WORN FOR CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!

            Vendors:              Various Payless Shoes Stores(shoes only)

Shoes Unlimited and Dance Supply

Students will purchase items from vendors

Each student will also have to purchase a dance notebook and folder for class

 
IV.  Grading will consist of: 

A.    Student’s performance

B.     Student’s dance attire

C.     Written tests/quizzes

 
V.     Success in class is dependent upon:

       A.  Cooperating and performing to their full potential

       B.  Wearing dance apparel every class day

       C.  Earning high scores on the written test/quizzes

        D.  All make-up work is required and inquired about by the student (routines/tests)

 
Biography:

Ms. Parker, Dance Instructor                                 

Dancer for 30 years                                                  

BA in Dance, Stephens College                               

BS in Physical Education, UMSL                             

MA in Education, Lindenwood University

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