Dance Class

This page will provide links to dance class assignments.

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Dance Workout 2019

Link to workout videos from last year.


Final Project Assignment

Jazz Dance Unit


Modern Unit

Worksheets and Music


Choreography Unit

Worksheets and Music

Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Unit

Link to Music & Rubrics

Rubrics are coming soon

“Sunlightsquare” is the best song if you combine Afro-Cuban with Samba Reggae choreography

All the other songs are good for Samba Reggae.

Makeba is the warm up song.

Essay Assignment

Homework assignment: Watch the following Videos

PE Dance: watch at least one of A, one of B and watch C

The Atlantic Slave Trade (A) (up to 5 min or so)

The Atlantic Slave Trade 2 (A)

The black roots of Salsa (B)

The black roots of Salsa 2 (B)

Capoeira – Brazil – Angola (C)

Dance 1 – watch one A and one B and both below.

History of social dance TED talk (Dance 1)

History of Jazz (Dance 1)

Portfolio 2018


Modern Dance Unit


Unit One

Dance WorkOut

Portfolio 2017

Salsa unit

Salsa Music and Rubric

Salsa Vocabulary

Mission Fusion assignment 

We will write an essay about Mission Fusion the week following the show. We will take be in the library for one day to start and finish or just start it.


Audience members, read it before watching the show so you can take notes about certain points.

Tickets for the Friday show will be available tomorrow. Your tickets will be in a different color and you may not give them to anyone else, they only work for you.

Dance Work Out Assignments


Rubrics vs 2

Choreography Unit

Finals Dance Critique Assignment

Solo research paper



Brazilian Choreography




Multiple Intelligences and Choreography Templates

Dance 1 assignment Fall 2016: Dance and the Brain Presentation

Music for Dance Work Out

Rubric for Dance Work Out

Choreography Unit 2016

Final Choreography Packet

Website assignment

Research paper on your next solo/duet

Portfolio Assignment 1/2 Dancers

Portfolio Assignment 3/4 Dancers

Portfolio Lay Out


Portfolio Defense Rubric

Modern Unit

Music for Modern Unit

Assessment for Modern Unit

Make up assignment March 2016

Watch documentary and fill out the 4 As protocol

Choreography Unit

Music for Choreo unit

Emotions and Action Words

Research Paper

Choreography Making Packet

Brazilian Unit

Link for warm up song and choices for the choreography

West African Unit

Rubric West African Dance

Written Choreo Template

Music for West African Unit

First Unit 2015

Material for first unit

Mission Fusion Essay Assignment 02/23/2015

Mission Fusion Essay Rubric

Link to the Modern Dance Music

Video Tango by Jeanette Male

Video Floor Work

Whole routine danced by Luigi (With some timing issues, it still helps)

Portfolio Materials