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Dance Overview

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The Carlmont Dance Program is an exciting educational component of CHS comprised of beginning classes, one intermediate and one advanced production classes. Over 200 students are served each year through the standards based curriculum which meets the wide spectrum of experience in our dance community.

Beginning Dance explores various genres of dance including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, african, bhangra, latin, and polynesian dance. In each unit students learn basic technique, steps, and choreography that is performed in class. In addition, students learn the general history of dance and basics of dance composition which prepares them to choreograph an original dance piece at the end of the year. After completing the course, students gain a greater understanding of dance as an art form and as a worthwhile physical actity.

Intermediate and Advanced Dance studies deepen the technical dance skills of students, offers a variety of school wide and community performance opportunities, further explores the dynamics of dance composition, and provides students experience with the tecnical elements of dance. Students typically stay in the program through senior year because of their love of dance and the close relationships developed throughout the school year.


All students current and new that are interested will need to tryout for Intermediate & Advanced Dance.


Advanced and Intermediate Dance Auditions for 2023-24 school year

Eighth graders and high school students interested in being placed in these classes for next year should attend the in-person dance audition on Monday March 6, 4:00-7:00pm. Please arrive at @ 4pm to the Carlmont Dance Studio above the main gym.   Only auditioning dancers will be allowed in the studio. No observers please.


Fill out this sign up form prior to arrival for audition. 


On the day of the audition, you will receive your audition #. Dancers should arrive in dancewear, hair tied back, water bottle, and proper dance shoes if available for jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and possibly tap.  Barefoot and socks are acceptable also. Dancers will be taught multiple dance genre combinations and across the floor technique which will be performed in front of a panel of judges.  Come ready to tell us about your dance experience including how long you have danced,  what type of classes you have taken, and what studio(s) you belong to or have danced with in the past.  


Please note that this audition is separate from the Dance Team auditions.  Please contact Sara Escobedo if you are interested in joining the dance team.  If you have any questions about this audition, please feel free to contact Roxanne Seliger, email:  Note that the Carlmont Dance Program is competitive, so the more experienced dancers will be selected first. Following the audition, in a week, a list of each class will be forwarded to the counselors.  Please contact your counselor to see if you have been placed in either class after one full week. 


**** Current Advanced Dancers do not need to re-audition for next year. Your name will be on the list.