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WELCOME TO DIAMOND RANCH DANCE ACADEMY

"Panthers dancing with Passion"

 

ABOUT

Diamond Ranch Dance Academy

The dance program at Diamond Ranch High School is committed to rigorous and excellent physical training, personal reflection, and the critical analysis of dance and its relation to the world.  Our students grow as technicians, leaders, and responsible citizens, through self-discipline and the spirit of community.  As a dancer, you will be asked to engage in the skillful development of your body and mind.  This movement experience, which is designed to connect the physical act of dancing with the working mind, is intended to prepare dancers for life through movement.


 

OUR CLASSES

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DANCE I

Beginning Dance

Beginning Dance Technique and Theory provides the student with the opportunity to create, perform, and participate in dance at a beginning level. They do this by participating in Multiple Intelligence-based exercises that support and meet the requirements of the Dance Content Standards of Artistic Perception, Creative
Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relationships, and Applications. Beginning Dance is a basic exploration of dance styles and choreography.

DANCE II

Intermediate Dance

Dance II provides the student with the opportunity to create, perform, and participate in dance at a intermediate
level. They do this by participating in Multiple Intelligence-based exercises that support and meet the requirements of the Dance Content Standards of Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relationships, and Applications. Beginning Dance is a basic
exploration of dance styles and choreography.

DANCE II/IV

Dance Company

Advance Dance provides the student with the opportunity to create, perform, and participate in dance at an advanced level.  They do this by participating in Multiple Intelligence-based exercises that support and meet the requirements of the Dance Content Standards of Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, Aesthetic Valuing, and Connections, Relationships, and Applications.  Advanced Dance is a further exploration of dance styles and choreography offered in Dance and includes optional work in Dance Company.

DANCE COMPOSITION III/IV

Dance Team

The Dance Team is composed of the highest most elite group of dancers on campus.  Along with all of our department performances, the dance team also performs at select football and basketball games and school rallies.  Team members are typically members of the VAPA Conservatory.

 
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COURSE CONTENT

Course Content

The major units of study for this class are Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, Social/Cultural, and Hip-Hop
Dance. Students will also learn the history of all of these dance styles. Students will learn about and be able to
identify the major bones and muscles in the Skeletal and Muscular Systems, so that they become aware of how
their bodies are moving. They will also evaluate and reflect on their in class performances and live performances
in the community through writing. Throughout the year, students will utilize the choreographic elements (time,
space, and energy) to create their own works which will be performed in class. In turn, the teacher will facilitate
students’ efforts through constructive feedback and guide them through the choreographic process. Although
direct instruction will be given by the teacher (in all genres of dance), students are expected to think
independently and access prior knowledge to problem-solve.

Dramatic Dance

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Course Objectives

1.  To learn and improve in a variety of dance techniques and styles.
2.  To learn and improve appropriate and necessary performance qualities for various types of dance.  
3.  To communicate effectively through movement and words.
4.  To express thoughts, ideas, and feelings through creative movement.
5.  To apply information learned in other subjects to the art form of dance.
6.  To develop skills required to work in a commercial or artistic area of dance.
7.  To evaluate one’s own class, school, and public performances, and also other school, community, and professional performances in dance.
8.  To collaborate with VAPA students and to increase awareness and appreciation of the arts among all DRHS students.

Dance Studio

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY, CONSERVATORY OF DANCE, & DANCE TEAM

Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Conservatory of Dance, & Dance Team

  • All dancers must chronologically move through the progression of classes. Since our program is so heavily grounded in academics that not usually taught in studio venues, it is important that every student goes through every experience.

  • Fine Arts Track- The Fine Arts track are for students who wish to take class just to fulfill their A-G requirements.  

  • Conservatory Track- Diamond Ranch High School is the Visual and Performing Arts Academy of the Pomona Unified School DIstricts, therefore dancers who continue in the program automatically become a part of the VAPA academy, whereby graduating with “dance major”.  This track is an elite program for dancers who wish to fully commit to the dance program and open the possibility of pursuing dance at the collegiate or professional level. These dancers performing in every concert, and are the student choreographers for the spring dance concert.  Conservatory acceptance is by audition only.

  • DRHS Dance Team- The Dance Team is composed of the highest most elite group of dancers on campus.  ALong with all of our department performances, the dance team also performs at select football and basketball games and school rallies.  Team members are members of the Conservatory.

 
Upcoming Events
DRHS Dance Company Presents... Dancing with the Staff
Thu, Nov 07
Diamond Ranch High School
Nov 07, 2019, 7:00 PM
Diamond Ranch High School, 100 Diamond Ranch Rd, Pomona, CA 91766, USA
The Diamond Ranch Dance Company Hosts its annual Dancing with the Staff fundraiser. This fun filled event is just like your favorite dance television show Dancing with the Stars, however we used DRHS staff members as our "Stars".
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“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

Martha Graham

 

CONTACT US

100 Diamond Ranch Rd
Pomona, Los Angeles County 91766
USA

123-456-7890

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