Week of May 9-13, 2022

Congratulations on a fantastic concert dancers! Below is our schedule for the week and some important reminders about exam dates.

Weekly Schedule –

Monday 5/9/22 – Silver Group – Final Exam Review

Tuesday 5/10/22 – Silver Group – Exam Review and Stretch Session

Wednesday 5/11/22 – Gold Group – Final Exam Review

Thursday 5/12/22- Gold Group – Exam Review and Stretch Session

Friday 5/13/22- “You Go Girl” Event – Homeroom All Day

FINAL EXAM DATES –

SENIORS – 5/16 (3RD AND 4TH), 5/17 (1ST AND 2ND)

9-11th – 5/24 and 5/25

Week of March 28-April 1, 2022

Hello dancers! This is our last week before Spring Break and our focus will be on technique and concert choreography and the Unit 5 Test on Wednesday 3/30/22.

Monday 3/28/22 – Silver Group

Warmup and Concert Choreography

Tuesday 3/29/22 – Silver Group

Warmup and Concert Choreography

Wednesday 3/30/22 – Gold Group

UNIT 5 TEST, warmup, choreography

Thursday 3/31/22 – Gold Group

Warmup, concert choreography

Friday 4/1/22 – Modern or Jazz, Classes combined:)

Week of March 21-25, 2022

Hello dancers! I have been communicating the past couple of weeks solely through remind due to individual requirements for juries, but wanted to give everyone a blog update.

We only have two weeks before Spring Break and a lot to do! We will finish up the jazz master teachers unit this week and your Unit 5 test is next week. We will also continue to work on concert choreography every day with the intent of getting as much done as possible before the break.

Monday 3/21 – Silver Group

Jazz History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Tuesday 3/22 – Silver Group

Jazz History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Wednesday 3/23 – Gold Group

Jazz History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Thursday 3/24 – Gold Group

Jazz History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Friday 3/25 – Gold

1st/2nd – Jazz

3rd/4th/5th – Modern

Week of February 14-18, 2022

Dancers – this is our last week before winter break! We will continue with technique and your Unit 4 Test is Tuesday 2/15/22. 

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 2/14/22 – Silver Group

Jazz Technique

Tuesday 2/15/22 – Silver Group

UNIT 4 TEST, Jazz Technique

Wednesday 2/16/22 – Gold Group

Jazz Technique

Thursday 2/17/22 – Gold Group

Jazz Technique

Friday 2/18/22 – Gold Group

1st/2nd – Jazz
3rd/4th/5th – Modern

Week of February 7-11, 2022

Dancers – this week we are finishing up our Jazz History Unit 4 and continuing with technique combinations and conditioning.

Reminders – 
-Unit 4 Test – Tuesday 2/15/22
-Black History Month program is this Friday 2/11 at 7:30 pm, come out and support this wonderful show! Tickets are available online. 

Monday 2/7 – Silver Group
-Jazz Technique/Conditioning

Tuesday 2/8 – Silver Group
-Dance History Notes
-Jazz Technique

Wednesday 2/9/22 – Gold Group
-Dance History Notes
-Jazz Technique

Thursday 2/10/22 – Gold Group
-Dance History Notes
-Jazz Technique

Friday 2/11/22 – Silver Group
1st/2nd – Jazz
3rd/4th/5th – Modern

Week of January 31-February 4, 2022

Hello dancers – 

This week our focuses will be on technique, the performance assessment, and jazz history unit 4. Make sure you are keeping up with all notes, corrections and any other information that needs to be in your journals.

Monday 1/31 – Silver Group
-Dance History, Jazz Performance Assessment

Tuesday 2/1 – Silver Group 
-Dance History, Jazz Performance Assessment

Wednesday 2/2 – Gold Group
-Dance History, Jazz Performance Assessment

Thursday 2/3 – Gold Group
-Dance History, Jazz Performance Assessment

Friday 2/4 – Gold Group in Jazz Studio
1st/2nd – Modern
3rd/5th – Jazz

Week of January 24-28, 2022

Dancers –

I am having issues posting on CTLS right now and was obviously out sick last week so wanted to catch you all up on all things JAZZ 🙂

I hope you all enjoyed the African master classes last week! As you we have been discussing all year in our jazz history sessions, jazz dance and music have their roots in African dance. I hope you were reminded about this connection and inspired with the movement from Mr. Stephan’s classes.

We will be jumping back into jazz history this week and next moving forward with our Unit 4 that will be focused on the changing landscape of both jazz dance and music in the 1930-1950s.

Jazz Performance Assessment – all classes, except 4th period, will have this assessment next week (I will update 4th in class today when yours will be). I will be looking at different combinations for different levels, but ALL CLASSES will be evaluated on the new Isolations combination I taught in early January. I will be sending individual reminds to classes to let you know what other combinations you will be evaluated on.

Keep up with your weekly corrections in your journals and make sure that if you are absent, for any reason, that you catch up on the EQs or notes for the days you missed.

Weekly Schedule –

Monday 1/24 – Silver

Jazz Technique

Tuesday 1/25 – Silver

Jazz History Notes/Jazz Technique

Wednesday 1/26 – Gold

Jazz Technique

Thursday 1/27 – Gold

Jazz History Notes/Jazz Technique

Friday 1/28 – Silver

1st and 2nd period – Modern

3rd and 5th period – Jazz

Week of January 5-7, 2022

Welcome back dancers! I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday break and that you are ready to get back to the studio! Below are some important reminders, as well as some schedule changes for this week and semester.

We WILL be dancing on Wednesday so make sure you bring your dance clothes with you to school.

Also, Wednesday 1/5 and Thursday 1/6 we will be on the 30 minute Homeroom schedule, so make sure that you go to your Homeroom BEFORE 1st period on both days.

LUNCH SCHEDULE CHANGE – all 3rd period CCCEPA classes will have E lunch this semester. Third Silver and Gold dance classes will get a quick snack break at the beginning of 3rd, so plan on bringing a snack every day this semester.

Wednesday 1/5/22 -HR Schedule
Gold – Jazz Technique
Silver – Ballet Technique

Thursday 1/6/22 – HR Schedule
Gold – Jazz Technique
Silver – Ballet Technique

Friday 1/7/22 –
1st/2nd Silver – Ballet
1st/2nd Gold – Modern
3rd/4th/5th Silver – Modern
3rd/5th Gold – Jazz

Week of December 13-17, 2021

Dancers – here we are at the last week of the semester! Let’s finish strong with reviewing for your final exam this week. We will be doing review games in class so you need to be dressed out to move but you do not have to be in dance technique dress code.

Monday 12/13/21 – Silver Group

Exam Review Games

Tuesday 12/14/21 – Gold Group (except 4th)

Exam Review Games

Wednesday 12/15/21 – Gold/Silver

This will be another half and half day split between Ms. Denise and myself to make sure you are ready for finals.

Holiday Vocal Concert 7:30 pm

Thursday 12/16/21 – FINAL EXAMS/EARLY RELEASE DAY/NO 5TH PERIOD

1st and 2nd Block Finals

Friday 12/17/21 – FINAL EXAMS/EARLY RELEASE DAY/NO 5TH PERIOD

3rd and 4th Block Finals

Week of December 6-10, 2021

Congratulations on a fantastic show everyone! We are so proud of you and how hard you have all worked this semester. It was such a joy to see you all on stage again!

This week our focus will be on taking care of our bodies and preparing for the final exam.

Monday 12/6 – Silver Group

Exam Review Worksheet, Stretch/Relaxation class

Tuesday 12/7 – Silver Group

Jazz History – Swing Dance and Music, Jazz Technique class

Wednesday 12/8 – Gold Group

Exam Review Worksheet, Stretch/Relaxation class

Thursday 12/9 – Gold Group

Jazz History – Swing Dance and Music, Jazz Technique class

Friday 12/10 – Silver and Gold

Ms. Denise and I will split class time with each group to do final exam review.

Final Exam Schedule –

Thursday 12/16 – 1st and 2nd periods

Friday 12/17 – 3rd and 4th periods