The MSA Dance Program is designed to nurture and develop highly trained, multi-dimensional, educated dancers. By studying a variety of dance styles, including modern, ballet, jazz, social, tap, contemporary and various world dance, dancers will develop new skills and gain perspective on the vast scope of the world of dance.
Dance studies will follow a progression for each grade level, culminating with senior year students researching university admissions procedures for dance majors, developing a dancer’s portfolio and website, and investigating what it takes to go directly into professional dance. Performance and choreographic opportunities will include one major performance and smaller shows each year.
Open to all NHS students by audition, this one period class builds on the fundamentals of dance.
Open to MSA students by audition, this two-period class builds on more advanced dance techniques and introduces students to choreography composition.
Open to MSA students by audition, this two-period class hones advanced dance and choreography techniques.
Students may choose to participate in the Dance Honors course, which provides additional course credit for its enhanced level of study. Honors students curriculum culminates in the senior year with an MSA Honor’s Dance Concert in which Honor students choreograph one group piece, as well as one solo piece for performance, as well as coordinate all facets of the performance – from program development to staging, lightly and publicity.
Showcasing students' talents in a variety of Dance styles with:
- Big Band Dance (performing with MSA Jazz)
- Student Choreography Showcase at the Center for the Arts
- MSA Showcase
- Spring Dance Concert at the Center for the Arts
- Novato High School Rallies
- and more!