The LBHS Dance Department is affiliated with the College and Career Advantage (CCA) Program. All of our courses are based on a comprehensive, yearlong dance curriculum, and all of the students are required to participate in our annual Spring Dance Concert. Each course provides knowledge and experience in a broad range of styles including, but not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern/Lyrical, Tap, Improvisation, and Composition. Depending on the level of study, there are also assignments and activities related to critically analyzing dance, learning about the history of dance, practicing improvisation skills, composing or choreographing original works, understanding anatomy & health from a dancer's perspective, managing dance productions, and pursuing dance as a college or career pathway. There are also opportunities for students to audition for professional guest choreographers as well as create and present their own work.
- Dance 1 - Beginning; Open Access; Yearlong; VAPA or PE credit
- Dance 2 - Intermediate; Placement Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
- Dance 3 - Advanced; Placement Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
- Dance Company - Pre-Professional; Audition Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
2017-2018 Annual Dance Concerts
Winter Dance Concert: Thursday, December 7th, Friday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 9th @ 7:00pm
Spring Dance Concert: Thursday, April 26th, Friday, April 27th, and Saturday, April 28th @ 7:00pm
Audition & Placement Information
LBHS DANCE COMPANY AUDITION:
About the Director
Estee Carrizosa graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Science and a Master of Arts degree in Dance from CSU Long Beach. Prior to studying dance in higher education, Miss Carrizosa trained for ten years on a competitive dance team for a private studio called Dancers Edge, located in her hometown of Visalia, CA. Her experience in a private studio coupled with her studies at CSU Long Beach led to her interest in a career as a dance educator and arts advocate. In 2010, Miss Carrizosa was hired to lead and develop the Burbank High School Dance Program. From 2010 to 2014, she transformed the program from 100 students and three levels of instruction to 450+ students and four levels of instruction. As the Director of the LBHS Dance Department, she is thrilled to be sharing dance as one of the greatest outlets for students to express themselves in a healthy and positive way! Her passion for dance goes far beyond a love to perform. Miss Carrizosa enjoys teaching and promoting dance as a channel for personal development through critical thinking, self reflection, and creative collaboration. She strives to build high levels of self-confidence and self-esteem in her students through explorations in dance, and she values the work of her students "off stage" as much as she values their work "on stage." When Miss C is not at LBHS, she dances professionally with JazzWorks and Dance Aegis, and she is a member of the National Dance Education Organization as well as the California Dance Education Association.