In the Dance Magnet program, students learn basic technique in ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. They work to improve their technique and to build strength balance, endurance, and poise. Students are introduced to the principles of choreography and learn to choreograph production pieces. They develop and refine their performance skills and learn the basics of costume, make-up, and staging. Additionally, students have opportunities to study with outstanding guest teachers and chorographers. These have included local artists as well as professionals from Giordano Dance Chicago. In recent years, several students have been selected to receive scholarships for summer workshops with Giordano in Chicago. Twice each year, the magnet students present a major dance production for the public. They also have several other performance opportunities in the area throughout the year. The Dance Magnet program fosters cooperative and individual effort, encourages determination, and inspires belief in oneself.
How to Join / Membership Requirements:
In order to complete the application process, your student must attend an audition. Please bring a video of you dancing (under 2 minutes) on a thumb drive in the following formats: mov, mp4, or avi files. Please come in dance attire with jazz shoes or barefoot. Be prepared to warm up, participate in center ballet combinations, across the floor combinations, and learn a short a contemporary piece. You will be placed in small groups to perform these combos for your audition. Please contact Lee High School Magnet Coordinator Ms. Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the audition process as well as specific times and dates.