Dance

Inside and outside the classroom, dance is an essential, joyful, and celebratory part of the arts at Pacific Ridge.

Dance at Pacific Ridge School

2018 Dance 1&2 Intro Film Class Collaboration



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  • Middle School

    Seventh and eighth-grade students are exposed to a variety of dance forms as part of the Middle School Arts Program. Students are introduced to jazz, hip-hop, dance for musical theatre, contemporary dance, and tap. In years past, line dancing, Zumba, lyrical dance, and site-specific interpretive dance have also been included in the course.
  • Upper School

    Upper School students wishing to continue their study of dance have the opportunity to progress through three levels of dance. All courses feature the study of dance history in addition to technique. Ballet, contemporary, hip hop, dance for musical theatre, and a brief introduction to tap are all covered, with a special emphasis on improving jazz technique as a foundation for other disciplines. As part of these classes, students also learn how to create their own choreography.
  • Performance Opportunities

    Outside of the classroom, dancers showcase their skills during several on-campus performances including the Arts Showcase, Dance Concert, Gingerbread Breakfast and Spring Arts Festival. Dance is also traditionally incorporated in the high school and middle school musicals. Upper school dance students participate in a dance convention annually such as the NUVO dance convention and competition.