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October 15, 2018
Jackie Sacks

NHSDF Presents Northwest Regional High School Dance Festival NHSDF Presents Northwest Regional High School Dance Festival
VSAA is thrilled to host the first ever Northwest regional high school dance festival February 15-18, 2019! Important deadlines: October 1st School registration and $200 payment, December 11th video submissions and payment for adjudication $25 each (limit 5), December 17th individual student registration information and payment $115
Click here for festival registration and more information
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
Eric Nordstrom - VSAA Alum, Contact Improv Guest Artist Fall 2017 Eric Nordstrom - VSAA Alum, Contact Improv Guest Artist Fall 2017
VSAA Alum Franco Nieto and EDDE VSAA Alum Franco Nieto and EDDE

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
Central Washington University Credit Registration Form (11th/12th grade)
Juniors and seniors enrolled in any of my dance classes are able to earn physical education credit from Central WA University.
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
Dance Program Dates 2018-19 School Year
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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)
VSAA Dancer - Sienna Ballou, Photographer - Megan Holt VSAA Dancer - Sienna Ballou, Photographer - Megan Holt