The LASA Dance class is a great way to make new friends that also love to dance while finding time to have fun, learn new skills, and move and groove within the school day! We welcome beginners to experienced dancers to join our Dance class and will have guest teachers and performance opportunities throughout the year. 

Students in Dance I will learn basic techniques for all types of dance, with a specific focus on ballet, jazz, social dance, and precision dance. Students also have the opportunity to choreograph using both learned techniques and their own personal dance experiences.

Dance II-IV is a continuation of Dance I, in which more techniques are developed and the basics are further refined, with a greater focus on a student choreography. There may be a performance opportunity at the end of each semester for parents and peers where dance students are able to display the results of their hard work and creativity.

*NEW Dance Class!*

Dance Performance Ensemble/ Choreopop

In this course, students will learn a variety of processes and elements that may be used in the study of creating performance dances. Students will specialize in the K-Pop dance genre as our LASA Choreopop Dance Ensemble. Throughout the year, they will choreograph and learn many dances, and performance opportunities will occur throughout the fall and spring semester.  Before a student can advance to the next level Dance course, they must complete any previous level Dance course, regardless of grade level. Dance Performance Ensemble I-IV is a practical exploration of a variety of processes and elements that may be used in the study of performing dances. Students will learn and create their own dance studies in response to a variety of assigned choreographic exercises. Topics will include elements such as space, time, shape, and dynamics, and processes such as abstraction, thematic development, and revision. Improvisation will be employed to initiate the exploration of concepts, but, ultimately, in most cases, the work will be set into a fixed, repeatable form.

*Work with your counselor to determine if you should enroll for Fine Arts or PE credit. 

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The Velocity Dance Team is the Varsity Drill Team for the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. This team specializes in many dance genres including (but not limited to): jazz, contemporary, hip hop, pom, and kick. We will also continuously develop other foundational techniques like modern and ballet while appreciating many other diverse forms of dance expression. 

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to build lifelong friendships, become strong leaders of the team and LASA campus, and most importantly, have FUN throughout your high school experience! Our performances include (but are not limited to): 

You will connect with your teammates throughout the year at various socials such as squad and big reveal, team potlucks, holiday parties, fundraisers, community service, banquet, and more!

Our mission as a team is to heighten school spirit through the art of dance, build upon our dance education through commitment, collaboration, hard work, and leadership as a team and individually. We will support one another as family, and celebrate the joys of dance, everyday! We will work to highlight the unique talents of each member and continuously move with the times to create an innovative and safe space for dance, leadership, and friendship.