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

Dance Tech 1

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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.)


10 Ways to Start the year off Right read the article, read the questions, then answer questions. Complete Survey. Check Syllabus for due date! 

Ten Ways ArticleTen Ways to Start the Year Off Right Guiding Questions,  


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 drFink 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



 Good Nutrition for Dancers Summarize each of the 9 question posed in the article by answering the questions using the short response format.  (Rubric)

Good Nutrition Article (this is an adobe document, you need to have adobe reader installed on your computer, if you do not go to  http://get.adobe.com/reader/ to install adobe on your computer.)



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.


Lesson One
Theory  History  Vocabulary  Anatomy  Bio  Fixed Points  3 schools of ballet La Fille Mal Ballet


French Vocabulary You may check out a ballet dictionary from Mrs. H or use the internet for your research of these terms. These terms are used in the world of ballet and will help you understand and "speak" the language of dance. Cite where you found the information (book or website).  Here is a site that may help.


Marius Petipa Research Paper 2 pages double spaced 12 font typed with cover page MLA format with works cited page on the life, career, and greatest works of Marius Petipa. What were his contributions to the world of dance? Why was he so significant to the art of ballet? Why has Petipa's work continued to live on even today? These are some of the questions you may choose to explore and help to direct your paper. Studying this legendary figure will amaze you because, you not only know his work, you have likely heard of it-if you have not also seen it live! curious...find out....


Summary of Ballet History.  You may check out a blue ballet book or research on your own.  1 page summary and reference page.  (no cover page required.)  This is a link to a page I like.  You write in your own words. 


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.


Dance Biographies

2 Pages each MLA using the above research information to write a biography on the following two artists:

1. Marie Taglioni

2. Carlotta Grisi


Gene Kelly Webquest

Click the link to connect to the Gene Kelly Webquest.

Remember it is your responsibility to keep up with the timeline and be prepared for your group daily. Do not work ahead of the timeline but keep up-your group will be grading you on your time management and production quality. Even if you are absent you are expected to stay on task according to the timeline.


The Best of Both Worlds Article, The Best of Both Worlds Extended Response Question,  Extended Response Sample, Extended Response Rubric