"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."
The Mid-Pacific School of the Arts Dance Program provides dance education to students in grades six through twelve. The Dance Program offers a range of classes, spanning from creative movement in our middle school Performing Visual Arts (PVA) exploratory courses, to the Certificate Dance Program beginning in grade seven. Certificate Dance students study ballet and contemporary dance within the school day and receive supplementary training during dance concert rehearsals scheduled after school. Additionally, Mid-Pacific hosts guest choreographers and teaching artists from the global dance community to teach master classes and create works with our students.
The Dance Program presents two concerts every school year. Our fall concert features work choreographed by Mid-Pacific dance faculty and visiting artists, while our spring concert features original work by our student choreographers enrolled in the Certificate Dance program.
Preparing our students for college and career readiness is an important component of the Dance Program. Students have the opportunity to travel to the National High School Dance Festival to participate in classes taught by dance faculty from colleges and conservatories. At the festival, students may choose to audition for summer dance intensives, post-high school education, and scholarship opportunities. Our dance students have also been invited to present works at the festival gala performances. Mid-Pacific alumni continue to study dance at conservatories, colleges, and universities, and or pursue careers in performance, choreography, and teaching.
We believe dance is a unique part of the Mid-Pacific experience. We are proud of all of our Mid-Pacific students and are inspired by the various ways in which they have used dance as a vehicle of self-discovery as they emerge as positive contributors to our local, national, and global communities.