"Our Body is Our Instrument" ~ Author UnknownMy name is Rebecca Hobbs. I have the joy of teaching dance to every child at Perkins. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade classes attend dance class for 40 minutes, and 4th & 5th grade classes attend dance class for 45 minutes once every other week.The Dance Program at Perkins is designed to expose children to a variety of dance forms and techniques while encouraging self-discipline and confidence. Our students develop body control and coordination while learning dance steps, terminology, combinations, and dances. The dancers will experiment with creative movement and be introduced to choreographic principles and processes. Perkins students will gain an appreciation for the art of Dance.
Dance Attire for general classes: Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes to school on the day that they have dance class. Students may bring dance shoes to class, but it is not required.
Dance Focus Class: Fourth and Fifth Grade students who have a strong interest in dance may choose it for their Focus. Dance Focus class takes place once a week from 1:35 - 2:35pm during school and continues after school until 3:00 pm on their focus day. Fourth Grade Dance Focus meets each Tuesday and Fifth Grade Dance Focus meets each Thursday. These dancers are expected to wear specific dance attire and dance shoes during Focus class. The Dance Focus groups perform throughout the year and are required to attend after school rehearsals. Our big event is the Dance Finale at the end of the school year!