Students will learn the basic principles of various forms of dance including Ballet, Modern, Salsa, Bachata, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and other world dance traditions. We will study the historical and cultural aspects of dance as well as analyze dance in our society through interdisciplinary studies. The main component of this course will be the willingness to engage physically in dance and the secondary component will be reading and writing about dance. In the end the student will develop an awareness and appreciation for dance in society, learn kinesthetically and become physically fit in the process. Dancers will also be mandated to participate in many performances throughout the year.