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November 24, 2017
Jackie Sacks
VSAA Dance Program Video
All students enrolled in dance will perform in the Winter Dance Concert on January 18th and 19th, 2018 at 7pm. All students enrolled in dance will perform in the Winter Dance Concert on January 18th and 19th, 2018 at 7pm.
VSAA Dance Guest Artists:
NDT2, Joffrey Ballet School, Cal Arts, Cornish College, Point Park, Pacific College, Hubbard Street, Graham Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton Contemporary, Pilobolus, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Joffrey NYC staff, BodyVox, Nii Ardey Allotey, Laura Haney, Darryl Thomas, James Heeley, Mariecella Devine, Michelle Davis, Eowyn Emerald Barrett (alumni), Franco Nieto (alumni), Spenser Theberge (alumni), Mary Hunt, Eric Nordstrom (alumni), Kumari Suraj, Kota Yamazaki, Prashant Kakad, Tracey Durbin, George Caceres, Sekou Walker, Renee Adams, Felicia Ball-Garcia (alumni), Les Watanabe, Marty Ervin, Minh Tran, Steven Goforth (alumni), Dar Vejon Jones, Kyle Abraham, Abraham.In.Motion, Jermaine Spivey, Cheryl Willis, Oluyinka Ankinjiola, Meghan Bjerke (alumni), Walter Kennedy
Guest Artist Oluyinka Ankinjiola Guest Artist Oluyinka Ankinjiola
Irish Dance Guest Artist (Alumni) Meghan Bjerke Irish Dance Guest Artist (Alumni) Meghan Bjerke

Dr. Cheryl Willis Was Our Guest Artist for Tap History! Dr. Cheryl Willis Was Our Guest Artist for Tap History!
Guest Artist Jermaine Spivey at VSAA fall 2016! Guest Artist Jermaine Spivey at VSAA fall 2016!

Dance Explore WED/THURSDAY Nov 1st, 2nd
Huang Yi & KUKA: A human-robot dance duet
Dance Explore WED/THURSDAY Nov 1st, 2nd
Diavolo Dance Company Winter Student Performance. They had 5 days to prepare this dance.
Explore Wed/Thur November 1, 2
Architecture in Motion: Diavolo Crazy visual art, math, physics, design connection to be made here!
Dance Explore WED/THURSDAY Nov 1st, 2nd
Ballet Rotoscope - Beautiful Dancing Geometry
Dance Explore WED/THURSDAY Nov 1st, 2nd
Centrifugal Force and Dance Use that core!
Dance Explore WED/THURSDAY Nov 1st, 2nd
Mechanics of History - Movement outside of a museum
Theme Connection 2017
20th Century: Ballet Russe to Balanchine
Dance Field Trip to the University of WA Dance Field Trip to the University of WA
  Me With Abraham.In.Motion!  So Grateful for a Wonderful Experience!  Me With Abraham.In.Motion! So Grateful for a Wonderful Experience!

Written Dance Assignments - Participation Credit #1
Written Dance Assignments for Participation Credit #2
What Dance Clothes Do I Need and Where Do I Buy Them?
There are several ways to obtain dance clothes for class. Visit The Leotard in Portland, Target, or online sites. I have created an easy dress code shopping list at Discount Dance which then kicks back a small amount of money to the VSAA dance program. They offer great prices and quick shipping. Click on the link then pull down Students then Find My Teacher where you will enter either my email (Jackie.Sacks@vansd.org) or TP102816 to pull up the shopping list dress code for VSAA dance classes. Click on the blue title to go directly to their webpage.
Dance Make Up Assignment - Nutrition
Dance Class Written Make Up Assignments (Any Level)
Alignment, Rotation, Dance Terms Information
Dance Make Up Assignment - "Best Stretches"
Guest Artist Reflection Questions and Rubric
Dance Explore Syllabus 2017-18

National Dance Educators Organization - Teaching Dance Standards
The History of Modern Dance in the US
Follow this link to discover a great overview of modern dance history in the USA!
Ebb and Flow Dance Film (featuring former VSAA students)
It is all about rhythm! Check out this fabulous tap performance!
Interview with VSAA dance alum Franco Nieto
Ice vs. Heat (Injury Relief and Healing)
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