Beginning Dance is for students with little or no dance experience. Modern dance, ballet, and jazz are taught with an emphasis on 20th century modern dance. Master classes, videos, and field trips help students develop a historical and multicultural appreciation for dance. Students work toward a multidisciplinary project and perform in the annual dance show.
Intermediate Dance adds composition and choreography to the continued study of modern, jazz, and ballet. Master teachers and guest choreographers enrich the class as do occasional field trips to professional dance shows in the Bay Area. Students perform in the annual dance show in the spring.
Advanced Dance is for students who are technically proficient in either modern, jazz, or ballet. All three techniques are studied at the advanced level with an emphasis on 20th century modern dance. Master teachers and guest choreographers enrich a curriculum that includes composition and choreography. Some juniors and seniors choose to choreograph pieces for the annual student dance show and all students participate in the dance show at the end of the year. Advanced Dance students may also audition for the Performing Dance Group.
Performing Dance Group (PDG) is an audition-based advanced dance company. Students perform at a variety of College Prep functions, in Bay Area schools and theaters, and on the biennial Music Tour. PDG rehearses after school and on weekends.