Dance Class


11/16 (week 10):
Nice job learning our new dance today:  Sir Roger de Coverly.  Please rememeber to return your Class Projects Planning Form by next class period.  Also, there are a lot of Class Presentations scheduled for the next month - be sure to double check what date you signed up to present, and email Mr. Selle if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!


11/9 (week 9):
Each student was given a Class Projects Planning Form (you can find a copy of this form at the bottom of the "Projects" page on this website) – they are to explain which projects they plan to complete this semester.  If you are planning to lead a Dance Warm-Up (Project A) or give a Class Presentation (Project C), you must sign up for a date that you will present in class.  Please contact Mr. Selle if you need to change the date you have already signed up for (you must talk with him before the day of if you want to change).  


10/26 (week 8):
Congratulations, students, on a job well done for first quarter!  Please see the "Projects" section of this website to review all the requirements that we've talked about in class for the first semester Class Projects.  Remember, you only have to complete 4 out of 5 projects to be eligible for an A in the course. 


10/5 (week 6):
Today I reminded the students that everyone must turn in their Dance Journal at the end of class on Thursday Oct. 26th.  This is the last day of the 1st Quarter.  Please see the "Dance Journal 1st Quarter" document for a list of all entries that should be in your journal.


9/28 (week 5):
Students began to sign up for class projects B and C in class today.  Please see "Project B+C sign up" for a list of dances and countries that could be the topic of your project(s).


9/21 (week 4):
Thanks for reading the syllabus and submitting the Google Form!  Today I demonstrated an example of what Project B (audio/visual presentation) might look like.  Ask your students about the dance "Pata Pata" that they've been learning.  It's a lot of fun!  My goal is to post a private video (can only be accessed by students and parents) on the mpls website.  Stay tuned for more details.  


9/14 (week 3):
Today students signed up for Project A - Dance Warm-Ups.  Please read the description on the Projects section of this website.  You can also see a copy of the Project A Sign Up Sheet (click on the link below) to see when you are scheduled to present your Dance Warm-up.


9/7 (week 2):
I passed out the syllabus for the 8th Grade Dance Class on during the second week of class (9/7).  I've asked that all students read the syllabus and show it to their parents.  You can find the syllabus by clicking on the link below or going to the Syllabus section of the website.  Please use the Google Form (click on this link) to electronically "sign" the syllabus - both students and parents.  I will be posting regular updates to this page of the Class Website.  I may also utilize the MPS itslearning website to post videos and other items for the course. I'm new to the district this year and have not yet received training on how to use the website software; thank you for your pateience as I continue to learn!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have:  Thank you, and I'm looking forward to this school year!




document Project B+C Sign Up Sheet   --  A list of countries and dances that we will be covering in class this semester. These could be the topic of Project B and/or C.
document Dance Journal 1st Quarter   --  A list of journal entries that must be in your Dance Journal when you hand it in at the end of class on 10/26.
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