WHAT WE ARE ABOUT AND OUR MISSION!
The Bishop Blanchet High School Dance Team is a program open to all Bishop Blanchet students. The Dance Team strives for excellence and provides its members opportunities to express themselves through the art of dance and to highlight their talents, abilities and interests by achieving academic success, promoting school spirit and serving as positive role models to their peers and community. The Dance Team encourages leadership and growth by providing a supportive environment where individual and team goals can be achieved.
The Dance Team performs at Bishop Blanchet athletic team games, assemblies, local community events and also competes in regional, district and state dance competitions.
When and where the Club meets:
Until the Dance Team has been cleared to meet for in person practices, training will take place remotely via Google Classroom. The mission of Virtual training is as follows:
- Engage in both physical and visual training that serves to maintain skills that dancers have acquired
- Engage in both physical and visual training that serves to introduce/build/strengthen dance skills
- Participate in Virtual team building
- Educate dancers about terminology, history, and culture of Dance
Dancers will be asked to complete assigned activities within the Dance Team Google Classroom. One assignment for each of the following topics will be due weekly.
- Technique Vocabulary
- Dance Conditioning
- Skill Achievement Log
- Routine Reviews
The 20-21 Dance Season will be implementing an updated Skill Evaluation process to accommodate the new restrictions of the WIAA athletic season calendar outline. The purpose is to increase the accessibility of the Dance program to more students of the school and to make skill evaluations equitable for all. To do so, rather than making cuts, we will have an open program for all students that would like to join.
“Tryouts” will consist of a virtual skill evaluation to place candidates into the appropriate training group for their skill set: Diamond League, Platinum Squad, and Gems. A continuation of the previous dance team’s policy will persist, however, where all participants will have to audition their routines throughout the season and earn a qualifying score to perform them. Each student will have a new opportunity to audition their routines and showcase their improved skills for each performance.
Next Steps to Join Team:
- Informational Zoom Meeting September 16th @ 3:00pm. Email the Advisor for the meeting link.
- Please complete and submit the Dance Team Inquiry Packet if interested in joining the team!