Lamar Dance is under the direction of Natalia Luna, Emily Roe, and Julia Julian. The dance program is one of the strands in the Lamar Middle School Fine Arts Academy.
"Dance education in Texas schools provides all students with the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of dance as an art form. Students learn and refine dance skills and techniques in class and in performance, study the historical and cultural significance of dance and its evolution as an art form, and evaluate personal work and the work of others.
- Dance Curriculum Framework, Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts
Beginning Dance: (predominantly non-dance majors for PE credit - open to all grade levels) offered as a year-long class; the curriculum focuses the study of the Elements of Dance, World Dance, Ballet and Jazz dance. Students will learn basic skills and techniques to begin their dance education as well as dance history and theory. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a fall and spring dance production.
Ballet: Lamar will be offering ballet classes beginning the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Julia Julian will be Lamar's ballet instructor.
Intermediate Dance: (predominantly non-dance majors for PE credit - open to 7th/8th graders who have completed Beginning Dance or Dance Majors of any grade level) offered as a year-long class; the curriculum will focus on Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary/Modern dance with a required Fall and Spring performance.
Advance Dance: (predominantly dance majors - open to 7th/8th graders or Dance Majors of any grade level by audition only) offered as a year-long class; the curriculum will focus on Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, and Choreography/Dance Production with a required fall and spring performance.
Dance Company: (predominantly dance majors - 7th/8th grade only by audition) offered as a year-long class; the curriculum will focus on Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, and Choreography/Dance Production with an emphasis on performance qualities. Company will have numerous opportunities to perform throughout the school year which will include, but are not limited to, a fall and spring show.
Please visit the Lamar Dance website for more information about the program and how you can get involved in the Dance Guild, the parent-run booster club that works to support and enhance the dance program at Lamar. The Dance Guild will be meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Library.
Dance students and parents are encouraged to use the Charms Account to stay up to date on department events and needs. (Locate the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN” section of the web page and use the following School Code: LFAADance)