The McKinley Classical Junior Academy Dance program is designed for the student who is interested in using dance as a performing art form by conveying an idea or an emotion though movement. Providing a basis for stable or active postures and movement, students will learn and perform the fundamentals of classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and Dunham Technique, as well as dance history and pedagogy.
Students also participate in residency programs offered through Dance St. Louis which brings teaching artists from worldwide performing companies into the classroom. In the residency classes, students receive instruction in the resident company's technique, create their own short choreography, and participate in activities that make cross-curricular connections with language arts, social studies, career development, music, and health.
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