Course Description:  The 858 course provides leadership training in the Physical Education setting.  Students will actively participate in and learn how to lead small and large group activities, as well as, improve their communication, organization and problem solving skills.

The 859 course provides a “practicum” for the student to demonstrate the skills learned in 858.  The student may choose either an elective or a regular Physical Education course for her/his Senior Leader Experience.

Both courses must be successfully completed with a "B" or higher.  Failure to achieve a "B" will result in removal from the program.

This course builds on the fundamental activities and information provided in Dance 1 and engages the student in the development of more technical skills of dance and choreography.  Students learn the skills needed to prepare for a dance performance.  This course offers a more in-depth study of the art of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation as well as dance production.  Throughout the year students perform original compositions in each of the dance forms.  Students will engage in dance instruction 3 days a week and fitness activities the other 2 days.  Written and skill tests will be included in instruction.

This course engages students in basic dance education and appreciation of dance as a physical activity, art form, and lifetime activity.  Students explore jazz, ballet, modern, improvisation and choreography.  During the semester students will study well-known dancers and learn the basic elements of each genre of dance.  Students will engage in dance instruction 3 days a week and fitness activities the other 2 days.  Written and skill tests will be included in instruction.

Orchesis is an advance dance class for students selected by audition.  This course emphasizes the development of advanced techniques in numerous dance forms as well as creative expression, aesthetic discrimination, and performance qualities.  This course offers a more in-depth study of the art of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation as well as dance production.  Students will engage in dance instruction 3 days a week and fitness/dance conditioning activities the other 2 days.

This course introduces concepts for personal development in health related fitness and physical skills. Cardiovascular, body composition, strength, endurance, and flexibility components will be addressed, all of which will be the core for the four-year physical education program. Physical skills and health related fitness will be addressed through participation in individual and field activities.

Course Description:  The 858 course provides leadership training in the Physical Education setting.  Students will actively participate in and learn how to lead small and large group activities, as well as, improve their communication, organization and problem solving skills.

The 859 course provides a “practicum” for the student to demonstrate the skills learned in 858.  The student may choose either an elective or a regular Physical Education course for her/his Senior Leader Experience.