The dance program is designed for students to: Express themselves creatively through dance composition and performance. Analyze and practice the ways the body is organized in relationship to multiple dance genres and somatic practices. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, historical and theoretical perspectives on dance. Evaluate their own beliefs, biases, and assumptions of dance. Describe, analyze and interpret diverse artistic dance works. In addition to training in dance skills, each class is intended to achieve an in-depth perception and insight for dance through the practice of describing, and evaluating dance. Each student is encouraged to explore as many genres of dance as possible and trained to demonstrate increased coordination, balance and technical proficiency.