Dance has been a part of the program of studies at FSK for 11 years, since the 2005 fall semester.  Students enrolled in dance study movement elements, choreographic principles, learn about dance history through various cultures, and apply critical and creative thinking skills to their work.  They also make connections between dance, healthful living and other disciplines, meeting the dance standards on the national, state and local levels. 

Course Descriptions

Dance I is designed to give the student exposure to dance as an art form and discipline.  The study of ballet and modern dance will provide a foundation for the study of other genres such as jazz, tap, hip-hop and multicultural dance.  Students will study dance technique, choreography and performance as well as the historical and cultural aspects of dance.  In addition, students will work to develop critical and creative thinking skills through aesthetic judgment.

Dance II is a continuation of Dance I with extended concepts in technique at the advanced beginner level.  Emphasis will be on creating and communicating through dance; performance quality and concepts such as dynamic alignment.  Units include Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Jazz.   Students should expect some financial responsibility for proper class and performance attire.

Applied Dance is a continuation of Dance II with extended concepts in technique at the intermediate level.  Emphasis will be on creating and communicating through dance; performance quality and choreography as well as independent research.  Units include Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz.  Students should expect some financial responsibility for proper class and performance attire.

Dance Company

The Francis Scott Key High School Dance Company started 8 years ago as an extracurricular activity for student dancers.  Through company, students have the opportunity to dance with their peers, choreograph pieces, and participate in performances through local and state venues.  The vision of the company is to promote school spirit through dance, develop participants physically, socially and academically, and to have fun!

For more information about  the dance progam at FSK, contact Shellie Rosso, Dance Teacher