Dance was first offered in Carroll County Public Schools during the 2003-2004 school year. Each high school has the ability to offer Dance instruction. The availability of the course offering at each high school is determined by the number of students who indicate a desire to take Dance classes through the course selection process. When available the high school dance programs offer opportunities to explore a variety of styles and active involvement in curricular as well as extracurricular dance program experiences. Enrollment in the curricular classes fulfills the fine arts graduation requirement mandated by the State of Maryland. The high school dance programs offer course work that can provide students with the ability to begin their journey to have dance as a profession or to gain a richer insight to a life long avocation. Ask your school’s administration about the availability of dance at your school.