Welcome to the NCAS Dance website! While being a part of the NCAS dance program is a lot of hard work and commitment, it is an unbelievably rewarding experience for students to be able to share their talents on stage in front of the community and their peers!
NCAS Dance program supports all subjects and integrates cross curricular activities frequently. In the NCAS dance, students will partake in several cross curricular activities throughout the school year, integrating subjects such as: language arts, math, science, health, physical education, and history.
Performing is a privilege and students must demonstrate understanding of proper dance etiquette, appropriate classroom behavior, good attendance and reliability, stage presence, and knowledge of choreography before they are put on stage. Our goal is to have all students performing , however, there will be performance criteria students need to meet and there will be auditions for each dance.
Participation is a large part of a dance student’s grade. If students are selected to perform they are expected to attend all scheduled after school shows and performances, as well as after school practices. Students will be given a calendar with required practices and performances. The big performances are usually held twice a year in December and May. There may be other performance opportunities in addition to those.
Dance classes are held in a traditional style dance studio with large mirrors, wall attached ballet bars, and newly resurfaced and refinished wood floors.
Performances will be held our state-of-the-art theatre, which is equipped with brand new sound and lighting systems, a beautiful new stage floor, and a 900-seat audience.
Changing out is part of the student’s participation grade. The highest grade a student can receive if they choose not to change out is a “C.” Students need to be dressed appropriately for stretching and physical activity and sweating. Below are examples of what is appropriate for dance class dress code, and what is not appropriate for dance class dress code.