Mr. Harvie Email: michael.harvie@polk-fl.net

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*NOTE: The content on this page does not contain information about the current RCHS dance program.
Mrs. Harvie taught at RCHS from 2006-2014
Once a Bolt, Always a Bolt

Syllabus-2013-14 You may download.  Mrs. H has emailed this to all students and parents.

Late Homework will not be accepted beyond week 7 of each nine weeks. Keep up with weekly assignments. All due dates are listed and all homework is listed on your syllabus for the entire year.


Study Guides and Exam Resources posted here throughout the year :

(STUDY Human Anatomy test; Unit 1 test Appearance, Etiquette, and Protocols.)


Nutrition Journal- This assignment is required for all Dance 1 students in order to prepare for next week's Dance Nutrition Lessons.  Beginning on Saturday record everything that you eat.  Food, snacks, water, sodas, etc.  Record the date, meal or snack, and the calorie intake for each item (read the nutrition label; if it does not have a label you probably shouldn't be eating or drinking it.)

Do not change your normal day to day eating habits-eat and drink as you normally would.

Oct. 7

Cereal and Milk     120 cal

Apple                       30 cal.

8oz orange juice     100 cal.

chocolate bar          190 cal.

turkey sandwich     300 cal

coke                        180 cal.

Oreos 5                    200 cal

Steak                       100 cal.

Potato w/ butter       140 cal.

coke                         180 cal.

Total Caloric Intake 1540 cal


INJURY PREVENTION-Read an article on Dance Injury Prevention.  Summarize and cite the article.  1 page summary.  Possible websites include: Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, ect.


RESEARCH- Do not plagiarize.  If you copy or paste text- it should be in quotes and cited.  All research papers should cite reliable sources.  DO NOT USE

WIKIPEDIA.  ALL research done in this course should be double spaced, 12 font, with a cover page and citation page.  MLA format.  It should be edited for grammar, punctuation etc.  Go to OWL at Perdue University's website for samples and "how to write in MLA" style.  (Link below in first research assignment.)  Research papers should reflect your personal understanding of the topic.  Facts should be clearly stated and researched well.  If you cannot type your paper you need to make arrangements with Mrs. H to seek a library pass in advance. 


Research 3 Multi-cultural Dances.  (Choose a country and use resources such as You Tube to watch samples of the movements).  Compare and Contrast the three different countries and the folk or native dances from that region of the world.  Consider dances which are for celebration, ritual, and native to the country.  All sources should be cited properly.  Paper should be a minimum of 3 pages, cover page, reference/citation page.  Paper's should be typed.  See Mrs. Harvie for instructions if you cannot type your paper before turning it in for help.   MLA format which includes 12 point font, 1” margins, double-spaced, etc. A good website to help you is OWL at Perdue University. It has links to almost any question regarding writing, grammar, punctuation, etc.


Choose to research a Dance Company OR a College-

College research and letter writing-Research potential colleges and universities that you may be interested in attending. Create a mailing list with the three colleges and both their mailing address and email address. Then create a letter to send to each requesting information in areas that you may be interested in having as a major. Include your current student vita. Find out what the college or university requires for entry, whether they require an audition, SAT/ACT scores, and a required GPA as a pre-requisite. Write a brief summary of 10-15 sentences on each of the three college/universities stating what you have discovered about their entry process and what you must do now as a freshman/sophomore in order to have a chance of attending this school.


Research a Dance Company in any genre of dance. 1 page MLA.


Well-Read Dancer

Read three DANCE magazine articles either online or check out a dance magazine from Mrs. H.  Summarize the article with one paragraph or more for each article read.

1. Technique Related

2. Injury Prevention

3. Dance Company, Dance Legend, Choreography, Dance History being the focus of the article.

Possible websites include: Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, ect.


Research Doris Humphrey & Martha Graham. 2 pages use above MLA research standards.  More than biographical information...what did they do for the world of dance and choreography?  Here is a resource that I like.