Dance I will introduce students to beginning level dance skills and theories. No prior dance experience is necessary to enroll in the Dance I class at RMHS. The concepts implemented in Dance I will allow students to achieve a basic understanding of jazz, modern, and ballet techniques, as well as choreography concepts and improvisation. The latest fitness-based programs and wellness trends such as Pilates, Yoga, and Mindful Meditation will be an integral part of the program. By the end of the semester, students will gain body awareness, performance skills, and the confidence to express themselves within a creative realm.
Dance II will review skills and concepts taught in Dance I, but will then further their technique and dance knowledge. Dance I is a prerequisite to Dance II. In Dance II, students will be exposed to more complex dance phrases that focus on jazz, ballet, and modern techniques. Students will continue to build physical endurance, flexibility, and concept based choreography that will be showcased in our Dance II show. The latest fitness-based programs and wellness trends such as Pilates, Yoga, and Mindful Meditation will be an integral part of the program. The context integrated into the Dance II curriculum allows students to find ways to move organically while developing an artistry for movement and overall appreciation for dance. Students will continue to gain body awareness, performance skills, and the confidence to express themselves within a creative realm.
Rolling Meadows Orchesis is a dance company comprised of 35- 40 dancers. This company offers students an opportunity to have a professional dance experience in a high school setting. Company members are given dance technique classes during their 90-minute block schedule. They also choreograph and collaborate with their peers, and have exceptional learning experiences where they work with professional choreographers and dance educators. All of these components give students an artistic perspective, which provides them with the ability to perform and produce a student dance concert. These selected dancers perform throughout the school year at District 214 dance events, The Giordano Project, our annual Holiday and Spring dance concerts, and at Kirk School in Palatine for students with special needs. RMHS has several alumni, who are dancing and teaching professionally, that continue to produce the next generation of dancers.
Who can audition for Orchesis?
No prior dance training is required but a passion for dance and an appreciation for the art form are desired. The Orchesis director is looking for dancers who are technically strong in all genres of dance, which emphasizes the importance of being a well rounded dancer.
When are auditions for Orchesis?
Auditions for Orchesis will be held in March. Audition flyers, posters and packets will be sent to all feeder schools.