Dance Technique I, will provide the student with the fundamentals necessary for advanced dance skills. Further, this course will develop student appreciation of dance as an art form and lifetime activity. Designed to familiarize students with technique, the student will also study vocabulary, different forms of dance, issues in dance, choreography and the history pertaining to the world of dance. The student will develop kinesthetic awareness, movement memory, creative abilities and aesthetic appreciation of various dance forms. The enhancement and the development and maintenance of physical fitness, self-confidence, self-discipline and independence with the body by providing informal showings during class and formal performances at school events are the goals expected to be achieved. Each student should leave this class having been encouraged, esteemed, and take with them a new appreciation of dance.