Dance Department Head Erika Brown
The Dance Department offers a wide variety of classes including Exploratory Dance, Ballet, and Jazz. Dance education begins with an awareness of body movement and its potential for self-expression. Students do exercises and movement designed to teach them the practical applications and the creative interpretation of dance. Students learn that techniques, attention to the nuances of movement, and artistic discipline help them create more powerful and professional expressions.
The development of BHS’s courses is based on State and National Dance Standards. This makes sure that high academic expectations of knowledge and performance is taught. Students learn that dance is the product of intentional and well thought physical actions. Students learn about historical and cultural dance. They develop their ability to evaluate and assess dance.
Most of all they learn that Dance can be fun. It is learning in the most open and engaging environment.