Dance education at Parish provides students with the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of dance as an art form by helping them to gain significant knowledge of dance elements. Each class is given the opportunity to apply this knowledge of learned technique during formal presentations in different venues throughout the academic year. Skills and knowledge of dance help students develop meaningful concepts of self, human relationships and physical environments. In addition, dance strengthens and refines critical thinking skills by examining movement and choreography intent.
The art on the gallery walls and performances in the theater are just the final stages of a magical process that encourages our students to try new things, stretch their abilities and grow as young artists. hutch Hutcheson, director of PArish arts
Dance for Athletes
This course is for athletes who want to enhance and refine their athletic performance through techniques and training in dance. No dance experience is required. Agility, flexibility, footwork, balance and endurance are all specifically addressed in this beginner course. A student taking this will improve upon his or her ability to perform on the athletic field.