The dance concentration within the Visual and Performing Arts Academy is designed to provide talented male and female students the essential knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an exciting and successful career in the field of dance. The curriculum will encompass classes providing a strong foundation in ballet, modern and jazz. A variety of disciplines will be studied and performed throughout the student’s four years, such as tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and ethnic dance forms. To further enhance the dancer’s understanding of their art, instruction will be provided in dance history, theory, critique, and related areas of interest.
The dance concentration is designed for performers who are dedicated to improving their craft through a balanced approach to instruction in performance, choreography, and critique. Students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in field trips, master classes with guest artists, and a variety of workshops. Performances are an integral part of the program and will provide the student with an outlet for showcasing the development of their talents and abilities. Upon completion of the dance program, participants will find that they are well-prepared for continued growth and involvement at the collegiate and professional levels. Possible careers related to this sequence are Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Instructor, Studio Owner, and Dance Company Director. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser to monitor and guide their progress through the Fine and Performing Arts Academy.
Associated extra-curricular clubs
- Musical Theater
How Do I Apply to an Academy?
Step 1 ...
An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.
Step 2 ...
Please review any of the concentrations that interest you. If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.