Ballet class for Physical Education credit.
After-school dance clubs.
Modern dance studio.
Many students at The Ursuline School express their dancing interests and talents by taking the ballet class or taking part in dance clubs. The styles range from contemporary to Irish, from Bollywood to jazz, from hip hop to tap. All dance students are invited to perform in the spring Dance Concert.
The Dance Concert in April 2017 presented "Decades of Dance." The brilliant choreography expressed the characteristics of each time-period extremely well, whether the ballet class as flappers dancing "Slow Down Blues" (1920s) or the Hip Hop Dance Club performing a medley of numbers from the 2000s. The Tap Dance Club's choreography of 1950s "Mr. Sandman" was surprisingly expressive as the dance subtly told a story.
All the costumes were well matched to the dances, and the performance of "Sailing" (1970s) used cloth very effectively to complement the dance moves. Music choices were first-rate: The audience swayed as the Spanish Dance Club performed and were nostalgic during the ballet class moves to "What a Feeling" from 1980s "Flashdance." The Irish Dance Club showed a lot of energy as they presented "Tell Me Ma" by Sham Rock while the Indian Dance Club was extremely elegant as they offered "Manwa Laage" (2000s).
Our dancers clearly enjoyed performing their original choreography in the Spring Dance Festival in April 2016. The theme was Broadway and Old Hollywood. The audience loved every one of the fabulous dance numbers – ballet and theater dance, hip hop, Indian dance, Spanish dance, Irish dance, and much more! Thank you to Ms. Jenne Griffith for teaching and guiding the dance students all year.