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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 2019-2020 school year at Carlmont High School

Where: Carlmont Dance Studio

When: March 19th and March March 22

Time: 3:30pm- 5:30pm

March 19th - teach ballet/lyrical combo and Jazz combo
(not mandatory but must be learned for audition)

March 22nd - Auditions first come first served.  You may leave when
you complete your audition.  Make sure to include your email on the
audition sheet.  You will be notified by email of your acceptance into
Intermediate or Advanced.
If not placed in either class, you should sign up for beginning dance
and audition again the following year.  It will take approximately one
week to inform dancers about their placement.  At that time, a list
will also be forwarded to the counselors to officially enroll students
who are accepted.

8th graders will be considered for intermediate dance only with
exceptions only approved by the teacher, Ms. Reibstein

Further information available by emailing  If a
student cannot make the day of auditions, other arrangements must be
made with the teacher, but it is not a guarantee of their acceptance.