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rhythm, coordination, and making clear shapes with their bodies. They will also work on dancing with a sense of dynamic range, and on making it clear to the observer where in the body a particular movement originates. The class structure includes a thorough warm-up, exercises that move across the floor, and learning a longer piece of choreography.

Dance Program

Placement by Audition Intermediate Dance Two trimesters: Winter & Spring. Open to grades 9-12, by audition. Intermediate Dance is a two trimester course. Classes will focus on dance technique in a variety of idioms including but not limited to: ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and musical theater dance. Throughout the year, students will also work on fine-tuning their technical and artistic skills with challenging movement material that is presented at a rapid pace. Rehearsals for the Dance Showcase and other performances allow students to focus on the performing aspect of being a dancer. Auditions will be held in the spring. Intermediate Advanced Dance Yearlong course. Open to grades 9-12, by audition. Intermediate Advanced Dance is a yearlong course. It is designed for the more serious dance student who has taken at least one or two trimesters of an introductory dance class or who has had some outside dance experience. Students should be interested in more detailed training and gaining additional performing experience. Auditions will be held in the spring. Advanced Dance Yearlong course. Open to grades 9-12, by audition. Advanced Dance is a yearlong course. It is designed for the more serious dance student in order to provide intensive training in addition to multiple performing opportunities. There will be an after-school component to Advanced Dance for choreography. Auditions will be held in the spring. 14 SEATTLE ACADEMY

Music

The following courses will satisfy the music distribution and qualify for arts credit. Beginning Vocal Music One trimester. Open to grades 9-12. Students receive an introduction to solfege and rhythm skills that they will use throughout their singing career at Seattle Academy. Using a combination of written and on-line resources, they will apply these skills to three to four pieces of music. Students will study basic voice technique. Students may perform at the end-oftrimester performances. Digital Music Production One trimester. Open to grades 9-12. Students will work together to compose and record original music. Class meets in a studio setting where students have access to digital audio workstations, a mixing console, and recording equipment, to produce and record their songs. The curriculum will cover song composition, basic audio engineering, music theory, and more.

Vocal Performing Groups Placement by Audition

Vocal Revue Spring trimester. Open to grades 9-12, by audition. Vocal Revue students will study basic voice technique. While the course is relatively casual, the performance goals for the class are high, and Vocal Revue has a one-night show. Vocal Ensemble One Trimester: Winter Open to grades 10-12, by audition. Vocal Ensemble is a one trimester class, after school, graded Pass/Fail. The Vocal Ensemble will put on a three-night show in February. Students will study voice technique, and the performance standards are high. A placement audition is required, and auditions are held in the spring.

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Seattle Academy Upper School Curriculum Guide 2018-2019  

Learn more about the curriculum and course offerings in our Upper School at Seattle Academy.

Seattle Academy Upper School Curriculum Guide 2018-2019  

Learn more about the curriculum and course offerings in our Upper School at Seattle Academy.

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