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August 16, 2017
Jackie Sacks
VSAA Dance Program Video
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)
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!

Coming to VSAA Sept 21, 2017 at 7pm!
VSAA alum, Eric Nordstrom, will share his film documenting the history of dance in the Portland/Vancouver area. Join us for this inspiring look at dance in our community. Click here for more details!
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 Explore Syllabus
Dance Foundations Syllabus
Dance Ensemble Syllabus
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

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)