TCHS Dance Department
by Miss Zwierzynski on September 30th, 2018

Welcome Back to School
&
Welcome to our Monthly Blog Post

Parents, Students, Administrators, and Community Members,

Welcome back to the Dance TCHS website. Each month Ms. Zwierzynski will post here to share celebrations, instructional highlights, and important announcements from the TCHS-VPA Dance Department. 

Celebrations:
New Dance Attire

This year every students enrolled in dance received a set of dance attire. Ladies received a leotard, black tights, pink tights, ballet slippers, and jazz shoes. Men received a black shirt, ballet pants, jazz pants, ballet slippers, and jazz shoes. 

We are proud to offer this dance attire so students can perform properly and safely in dance class, have audition ready attire, and realize themselves as pre-professional dancers. In this case, the uniform creates and instills pride in our students.

We are so grateful for the support from Ms. Bose, Ms. Grant, and the Trenton Board of Education.

Check out photos from the day when the students received their attire. 

Instructional Highlight:
Diving Into Choreography

As an introduction to choreography, Dance III completed a choreography task using action words and effort qualities. Check out the photos and video clip below.

Important Annoucements

Back to School Night 2018!
Join Ms. Z for Back to School Night on September 27, 2018.

by Miss Zwierzynski on May 21st, 2018

Thank you for joining us!

If you missed our performance, please check out the video!

by Miss Zwierzynski on February 12th, 2018

Needing some inspiration?

Check out these fierce gals stepping up in Misty Copeland's legacy!

by Miss Zwierzynski on February 12th, 2018

As students of the TCHS Dance Department, Ms. Zwierzynski encourages her students to see live dance performances to enhance their appreciate and understanding of dance. If students attend an outside dance performance and write a 1 paragraph reflection, students may receive extra-credit for their extended learning experiences.

Several chances to see dance...

A local option...

Come support Trenton's premiere contemporary dance company at Passage Theater this weekend! For more information visit ​https://www.dancespora.org. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate for students!

An inexpensive option...

Planning to take a trip to NYC? or need an excuse to visit? The Joyce Theater's Pay What You Decided Program is a great way to access high-qaulity dance at a low cost. The Joyce Theater, New York's only all-dance theater, is offering three shows under this deal. Reserve a ticket for one or for all!

Performances:
  • Company Wayne McGregor, Sat, Mar 3 at 2pm
    • British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, brings his hip contemporary dance back to New York with Autobiography, featuring stunning projections, and a driving electronic score.
  • Brian Brooks Dance, Sun, Mar 18 at 2pm
    • Brian Brooks Dance brings two radical explorations of space and time to The Joyce. As if in a perpetual state of rewind, Prelude traces actions back to their original inception. Also on the program is Division, featuring original music by composer Jerome Begin.
  • Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory, Sun, Apr 8 at 2pm
    • South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents a torrid retelling of the tragic-romantic ballet, Giselle. By setting the work in rural South Africa and imbuing it with African rituals and ceremonies, Masilo creates a contemporary vision of the classic tale.
How it works:
  1. ​Place a $1 tickets reservation online (credit card required)
  2. Pay what you wish after the show (payment accepted by cash, check or card
For more information or to reserve tickets visit ​http://joyce.org/PWYD

by Miss Zwierzynski on February 11th, 2018

Thank you for attending our show!

The TCHS-VPA Dance Department was so grateful to have parents, friends, community members, and TBOE employees present at the showcase. We hope that you will continue to join us for our performances.

Save the date!

VPA Spring Arts Showcase= May 16, 2018
TCHS-VPA Dance Showcase= June 1, 2018





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