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Dance

The dance program at Eastglen High School provides students with the opportunity to develop the technical and artistic foundations of dance. Through direct involvement in the choreographic process, studying a variety of artistic elements, developing self-reflection practices, and examining the relationships between dance and cultural identity, students will experience a variety of dance genres and traditions. Through developing self-expression, creativity, and communication through the dance curriculum, students will begin to understand and appreciate dance on a deeper level.

Students will explore a wide range of dance forms including jazz, modern, ballet, tap, hip-hop, folk dance, and world dance styles through traditionally and historically respectful education methods. The students will be given multiple opportunities throughout the year to work with guest artists, pursuing dance at the professional level. Students will also showcase their accomplishments via dance performances that are either virtual (COVID-safe) or live (when restrictions are lifted).

 


Musical Theater

Musical theatre is a performance based course in which students rehearse a full length musical for performance. While auditions are a course requirement, students do not have to audition for entry into the class, only for roles in the production, and all students will perform in the school’s production. Students will study auditioning techniques, learn choreography, and develop the vocal and physical skills to create commanding performances on stage. Students have the opportunity to work with a professional music director and vocal coach, as well as, other theatre professionals.

 


Drama

Students in drama study a variety of theatrical skills and techniques in a less performance oriented environment. Students cover vocal techniques and movement for the stage, improvisation, script writing, text analysis, character development, technical theatre, and directing. Opportunities for students to perform in extracurricular theatrical productions.

 


Guitar

The Eastglen Guitar Program is designed to support both entry level students and students with playing experience. We incorporate your musical interests into every lesson within the range of four broad units (open chords, power chords, barre chords, and fingerpicking). Students will learn how to read and play TABs and sheet music, and learn a plethora of techniques from studying scales, solos, and various strumming patterns and techniques