Physical Education

CI PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Designed for advanced physical education students with a concentration on team sports. Emphasis will also be placed on fitness for life. This will entail a low impact aerobics, flexibility and strength exercise program.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students will experience a variety of activities in each cycle. Fitness work, relays, and lead-up games will be used for basic skill development, and to teach sportsmanship and cooperation.

SILVER GYMNASTICS
Students will learn basic tumbling skills and stunts on all pieces of apparatus. The students will perform individually and in small groups. They will develop strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, self-discipline, body awareness and body control.

GOLD GYMNASTICS
Students will be able to successfully execute 80% of the required skills on each type of apparatus.

CI GYMNASTICS
Students are selected for this class, based on tryouts. Students will be required to successfully execute a front handspring or back handspring in order to remain in the class.

BALLET/MODERN DANCE
Students will learn basic barre work and center floor combinations. Emphasis will be on body alignment, terminology, musicality, and proper execution of steps. Dance is also explored through the six qualities of movement—swing, sustained, percussive, suspension, collapse, and vibratory. These qualities are used to communicate various ideas and feelings through dance. Appropriate dancewear, leotard, tights, and dance slippers, is requested.

JAZZ
This course provides an introduction to the basic movements of jazz dance, including warm-ups, body isolation, stylized walks and short combos. Appropriate dancewear, leotard and tights, is requested.

ADVANCED JAZZ
This course is designed for students with a strong interest in jazz dance. More difficult movements will be introduced, including leaps and turns. Leotard and tights requested. Teacher recommendation is required.

CI DANCE
This is a full year course for dancers with a higher level of skill and a strong desire to dance. Students will study all forms of dance and are expected to perform on several occasions. Students are screened in June for admittance into this class

CI DANCE COMPANY
This is a full year course. Dancers with a higher level of skills and a strong desire to dance will study all techniques of dance such as jazz, tap, ballet, and modern. Students are expected to perform on several occasions. In order to participate in this class, the students are screened in June for the next school year. Proper dancewear, leotard, tights, and ballet slippers, is required.

TAP
This course provides an introduction to the basic skills of tap dancing, including warm-ups, steps across the floor, and simple combinations. Comfortable apparel is requested.

HIP HOP
This class focuses on the various popular urban styles of highly energetic and free movement evolved from the hip-hop culture. Performed to hip-hop and R&B music, dancers will discover the exciting history and execute simple routines influenced by this unique style and culture.

DANCE UNLIMITED
This is an exciting Introduction to the many styles of Dance Techniques. Dancers will discover the differences in styles through formal training, vocabulary, history and performance. Simple movement sequences, elements and coordinated patterns will be demonstrated. No formal training needed.

DANCE UNLIMITED 2
This is an extension to the previous course (Dance Unlimited) designed for the more experienced young dancer. Dancers will explore and perform more complex movement sequences and formations as a fun and exciting way to identify body parts, shapes and locomotor skills. Proper dance attire required.

ORCHESIS
This is a yearlong course for dancers with a higher level of skill and a strong desire to dance. They will study all forms of dance and are expected to perform on several occasions. Students are screened in September for admittance into this class. Appropriate dancewear, leotard, tights, and ballet slippers, is required.

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