Dance offers a comprehensive curriculum based on modern and ballet technique supplemented by improvisation, choreography, jazz, hip hop, yoga, Pilates, dance history, anatomy, nutrition, injury prevention, college and career preparation.
In addition to training with High Tech's professional faculty, students will also have the opportunity to study with guest artists and learn legendary choreography.
Dancers will have many opportunities to perform their own work as well as that of their instructor and guest artists throughout the year. At High Tech, dancers grow and develop their artistry and technique in an environment that is challenging, focused and supportive.
All dance majors will be immersed in a curriculum that meets the NJ and National Education Standards for the Arts as a part of the Career and Technical Education Program. All dance majors will have opportunities to explore various forms of dance, to refine their technique, to perform, and to engage in the process of choreography. Additional curriculum content includes yoga, dance history, anatomy, nutrition, injury prevention, and college and career preparation.
Students across the dance program will work together in various projects and workshops throughout the year, will build relationships with professional guest artists, and will become part of a diverse and supportive community of students, teachers, and professionals who are invested in the art of dance. All dance majors should be passionate about making dance a central part of their high school experience.
The High Tech Dance program offers two programs of study:
Concentration in Choreography
Concentration in Performance