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LACHSA Dance Department offers an intensive pre-professional, conservatory-type training program with a concentration on foundational dance techniques, experience with classic and contemporary dance repertory, diverse dance forms, creative expression through performance opportunities and choreography studies and production.
The dance program includes Ballet-Levels 1-4, Ballet Repertoire, Modern Horton Technique, Modern Dunham Technique, Modern Graham Technique, Jazz, Guest Repertory Work and Masterclasses.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DANCE CHAIR
The LACHSA Dance Department prepares future generations of dance artists and thinkers to enter their world with confidence and a courageous, creative spirit. Throughout their four years, dancers receive a strong basis of technical and artistic training with dance teachers/mentors from throughout the world, who generously share their professional expertise and insights with our students.
Dance majors are immersed in a diverse curriculum of classical and contemporary ballet, foundational modern techniques, jazz dance, contemporary, world dance forms, dance composition studies, dance history, health and wellness, social justice in dance and more.
Students’ experiences are enhanced with Master Classes taught by internationally recognized guest dance artists, teachers, choreographers and directors.
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) offers a specialized program combining college-preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts. Founded in 1985, the tuition-free public school is run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education in partnership with, and on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).
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