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Dance Pathway

The Dance Program at Maine Arts Academy focuses on building confidence through movement.  Through sequential instruction in various genres, students of all levels discover their abilities, strengthen their technique, improve form, and develop an appreciation of movement and dance.  The Dance Pathway allows students to gain experience collaborating with others while creating and performing original choreography.  Dance Students can perform in recitals, original choreography projects, collaborations, and an annual dance show. 

8 credits in the Dance Pathway to earn a concentration in Dance.

Dance Pathway Courses

Dance classes may be repeatedly taken

Level 1:   Foundation Skills Course

  • Sample Dance

  • Acrobatic Arts (instructor permission required for safety)


Level 2:  Intermediate Skills Course

Prerequisite Beginning Sample Dance or audition

  • Dance Technique Lab 1 - Jazz and Tap

  • Dance Technique Lab 2 - Ballet and Contemporary

  • Dance Studies - History and Appreciation  (Art and Social Studies credit)

Level 3:  Advanced Skills Class

By audition or instructor’s permission only

  • Dance Composition and Performance

  • Dance Technique Lab 3 - Ballet and Jazz

Incoming students may audition for advanced placement, otherwise, advanced placement is not guaranteed.

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