WORLD MUSIC + DANCE 

 

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WORLD MUSIC + DANCE are two separate programs, both offering kinesthetic approaches to learning. Students journey into a rich cultural landscape integrating mind, body, and spirit, through high-energy, hands-on exploration of the local music, dance, and traditions of other countries and cultures. Students interested in Ballet and Modern Dance, should check out the Dance department coursework and requirements.

WORLD MUSIC

World Music students participate in the Instrumental Music Common Core -musicianship & history classes and study:

  • Japanese Taiko drumming
  • Indonesian Gamelan and Chant
  • Afro-Brazilian Samba percussion
  • Afro-Cuban drumming
  • World Chorus
  • Ukelele

WORLD DANCE

World Dance students will learn the fundamentals of movement and technique; dance theory and history from a global perspective with an emphasis on dance customs and current practices; and choreography across different cultures. Students will be introduced to dance traditions of:

  • West Africa
  • Indian Bhangra & Bollywood
  • Filipino Tinikling
  • Afro-Haitian
  • Polynesian
  • Mexican Folklorico

...and more!