Dance Department Course Offerings
-Dance Elective 1 (Grade 10) Fall or Spring Semester
-Dance Elective 2 (Grade 11) Fulfills Physical Education Requirements, Full Year
-Honors Dance (Grade 12) Full Year, Culminates in a Senior Choreography Project
-Activity Period “T Day” (All Grades) Stretching, Breathing and Relaxing
Dance After School Activities
-After School Dance (All Grades) Fall Semester/Christmas Show
-Senior Choreography Performers (All Grades) Spring Semester/Senior Showcase
-Dance Team (All Grades) Football and Basketball Home Games, Pep Rallies and Street Fair Performances
-Dance Company (Grades 11 and 12) Open House, Freshmen Convocation, Christmas Show, Senior Showcase, Street Fair and Walt Disney World Downtown Disney Performances
-Guest Teacher/Choreography (All Grades) Outside Performing Arts Professionals Give Master Classes and Workshops
-Summer Dance (Incoming Freshmen) June/July
RBC Dance Company
(Audition required; must be a junior or senior in the dance department)
Acceptance into Dance Company is a privilege. Students should possess a dedicated and hard-working attitude and commitment to the program. Company meets every Friday for rehearsals from September through May and performs in at least 5-10 shows throughout the year, including Liturgical Dance for RBC. There is a dance intensive in August and Dance Company also participates in the Regional and National High School Dance Festivals every year. In the past several years, Company has performed in Disney World and at halftime during the Orange Bowl.
After School Dance Program
(Audition required for placement- Offered to all students at all levels)
This extracurricular class is an introduction to the RBC Dance program. The classes meet once a week after school from October to January. In January the students perform in “The Coffee House Cabaret” to showcase their talent. After the Cabaret, students are invited to audition to dance in the senior choreography projects. Students work with the senior Dance Department students on their choreography and perform their dance in the Spring Dance Concert in May.
RBC’s Dance Department offers incoming freshmen a summer dance camp. Students attend a two-hour class, four days per week for two weeks. The camp focuses on dance techniques including stretching and strengthening exercises, ballet, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, modern and lyrical. The camp usually takes place at the end of June/ early July. Students can register for this program through the school website.
(Sign up required through the dance department; must be a member of department or after school dance programs)
During rehearsal quarter for the Winter Dance Concert, Coffee House Cabaret and Spring Dance Concert, RBC dance faculty invites professionals and alumni working in professional dance to work with RBC dance students. The purpose of these workshops is to introduce RBC dance students to a variety of dance styles and teachers. Each dancer interested in guest choreography should be able to pick up and retain choreography quickly. The workshop consists of a warm-up, stretch and choreography of one complete dance to be performed as part of one of the Main Stage Dance Concerts.
The club meets during the school’s “activity period” (approximately twice per month.) After a brief warm-up, students are instructed in dance and yoga postures to stretch and strengthen, proper breathing techniques, and dance combinations including jazz, modern, lyrical or hip hop. This activity period is open to anyone, and all levels are welcome!