Dance

Program Overview

Dance students will be encouraged to utilize their own perceptual skills through choreography, performing & responding to dance. In exploring their understanding of all styles of dance, students will be asked to demonstrate the relationship to significant components of history and human experience as well as the ways that it provides opportunities for individual, cultural, and creative expression. Progressing to production activities, students will demonstrate their ability to create dance by improvising, organizing ideas, choreographing, and performing. By interpreting and expressing their own ideas in this dance form, students will demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and apply criteria for making aesthetic judgments.

For general information about the program, please link to the following:

Dance Class Audition and Placement Information  

Technique-Syllabus

Dance For Athletes-Syllabus 2017-2018

Choreography-Syllabus

Dance uniforms & shoes
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Please contact the following if you have any questions:

Jenna Mercurio

Tiffany Alastanos

Julianna Mackie

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Dance uniforms & shoes

 

Upcoming Events 

2017-2018 Dance Concert Dates

Event

Dates

Students Report

Show Start

Winter Concert Rehearsal January 8 & 9 During School During School
Winter Concert Performance January 9, 10 & 11 6:30 pm  7:00 pm

Spring Concert Rehearsal

April 5 & 6

During School

During School

Spring Concert Performance

April 10, 11, & 12

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

    

Dance Class Audition and Placement Information

 

Incoming 6 th  graders and 7 th  and 8 th  graders new to the school:  

Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders who are new to the school have the opportunity to audition after the 6 th  grade orientation on Thursday August 31st, 2017 from 11:30-12:30pm . This is a closed audition. The students do not need to bring anything prepared, they just need a ride at 12:30pm.  They will learn a ballet technique and modern dance phrase that day. It is important to wear clothes you can move in. Additionally, dance shoes are not necessary. The students will be scored by each of the dance teachers. These scores will be compared to the current students as a way of ensuring the most appropriate placement based on their overall performance. If a student signs up for "Beginning Dance" or "Dance for Athletes" the audition is not required. Students who do not audition in dance will have Beginning Dance as their introductory course.

Rising 7 th  and 8 th  graders who are currently students at Loiederman (6 th  and 7 th  graders):  

All dance students participate in a placement audition at the beginning of quarter 3, which happens within the students' dance class. The students will learn and perform a ballet technique and modern dance phrase. The scores are then compared and students are placed accordingly. Students who are absent on their placement audition date will be placed into the same level and have the option of re-auditioning at the 6 th  grade orientation audition in August.

Questions and Concerns about Placements  

If any student has a question about their placement they can make an appointment to meet with the dance teachers. During the meeting, the students will watch and review the video. The dance teachers will discuss areas of improvement for next year.

 

Dance Company Audition Information

Dance Company is a select, auditioned after school group that performs multiple times throughout the year at assemblies, open houses, and concerts.

Clinics  

In September there are two clinic dates in which the dances for the audition are taught. The clinics will occur on Tuesday September 12th and Wednesday September 13th after school until 4:30pm.  It is highly encouraged that students attend the dance clinics prior to their audition.  A ballet technique phrase and modern dance phrase are taught and these dances are also posted on the dance class youtube page at "LMSDanceClass" for additional practice and learning purposes.

Auditions  

We have two companies at Loiederman.  The dance company auditions will occur Thursday September 14th after school until 4:30pm . Students will perform the technique and modern dance in small groups. There is no teaching that takes place on the audition date. The performances will be scored by the dance teachers.

Questions and Concerns  

If a student has a question about his/her performance they can make an appointment with the dance teachers to watch and review the video.

* Students invited into Dance Company must be enrolled in a technique class at Loiederman: Exploring Dance (Beginning), Fundamentals of Dance (Intermediate) or Dance as a Fine Art (Advanced)

 

 This link goes to a youtube playlist which includes all of the videos

 

Photo Gallery

 Click on the links below to watch previous performances.

Dance Show Case Photo Gallery 2017

Spring Dance Concert 2016

2nd Annual MCPS County Dance Showcase

Winter Dance Concert 2016

Dance Concert April 2014

Winter Wonderland Concert December 2012

Dance Concert April 19, 2012

Dance Class March 2012

Dance Concert January 11, 2012

Winter Wonderland Concert

Advanced Dance Class  

 

Video Gallery

Click on the links below to watch previous performances. 

04 LMS Finding Hope

10 LMS Cracks in the Foundation

MCPS Showcase Video 2017

Winter 2015 Dance Concert

Building Confidence

Sterotypes

River Flows

Diablo Rojo

Perserverance

Family  Portrait

Fighting the Darkness

Frozen and Fearless

Hidden Dragon

Jaws

 

 

Click on the links below to watch previous performances. 

Winter 2014 Dance Concert

Click here to watch a video of "Animal Kingdom"

Click here to watch a video of "Remembering The Fallen"

Click here to watch a video of "Tetonic Shifts"

 

Winter 

2012 Dance Concert

Click here to watch a video of "Ready Set"

Click here to watch a video of "Rumors"

 

Spring 2012 Dance Concert

 

Older Dance Performances  

Click here to watch a video of "Scream"

Click here to watch a video of "Imma Be"

Click here to watch a video of "Somebody to Love"

Click here to watch a video of "Beauty and the Geek"

Click here to watch a video of "Ramalama"

Click here to watch a video of "Sinnerman"

Click here to watch a video of "Billie Jean"

Click here to watch a video of "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That"

Click here to watch a video of "Black or White"

Click here to watch a video of "Winter Song"

Click here to watch a video of "Night Fever"

Click here to watch a video of "Welcome to the Jungle" (Spring 2009)

Click here to watch a video of "Stronger" (Spring 2009)

Click here to watch a video of "Bridging The Gap"" (Winter 2008)

Click here to watch a video of "Speed" (Winter 2008)

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