Dance

  • Randolph High School

    Dance Department

     

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    The Dance Department at Randolph High School is offered to students in grades nine through twelve and is a full year, five credit, elective course. Randolph Dance Education is designed to introduce students to various genres of dance technique. They will be exposed to styles such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, and Multi-Cultural dance forms throughout the year. In addition to physically taking class on a daily basis, students will also gain knowledge and aesthetic awareness of dance in its historical, cultural, and social contexts. They will develop a strong understanding of the choreographic process by continuously crafting their own work through improvisation and in-class movement assignments. The RHS Dance elective will allow students to form a valid framework for observing and analyzing though media and live performance. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform their own work as well as the choreography of their instructor (s) and guest artists in the annual dance showcase. Infused within these various units is the realization and recognition that dance education contributes to a healthy lifestyle as well as fostering self-confidence and developing strong social skills. Dance enables students to become creative thinkers, leaving these artists to discover new ways to approach problem solving in other areas of academic study. Students will leave open minded, self-assured, and confident to fully engage themselves in the art of dance as well as in everyday life.

    Prerequisites: Students will be placed into proper levels (Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced) based on the following components: teacher recommendation at the conclusion of each school year, previous dance experience and/or approval of instructor through placement auditions that occur each spring. Placement auditions are based on the following categories: temporal awareness (understanding and demonstration of musicality, timing, and counts), memorization, cleanliness and clarity of movement, technique, proper execution of movement phrases, coordination, awareness of personal space and space of those around them, overall energy/performance quality, classroom contribution and studio etiquette.

     Director of Dance

     Michele Adriano de Oliveira

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    Mrs. Michele Adriano is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition she holds a standard New Jersey teaching certificate, an MA in School Counseling and a K-12 Supervisors Certificate from Montclair State University. Mrs. Adriano is the creator and director of the Randolph High School Dance Department where she has written the dance arts curriculum for the district. She is also the advisor of “Dance Outreach”, a community based program designed to offer dance to children in and out of the district who have limited access to the artform. Along with Mr. Plucinsky, Mrs. Adriano is also the student council advisor for the class of 2022.

     

    Contact Information:

     Michele Adriano

    madriano@rtnj.org

    (973) 361-2400 x: 6543

     Mr. Frank Perrone

    fperrone@rtnj.org

    District Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts

    (973) 361-2400 x:6515

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     11th Annual Dance Showcase

    Thursday, May 30th & Friday, May 31st 2019

    @7:30pm

    Randolph High School Auditorium

     

    Tickets are $5 at the door

    (or can be purchased during unit lunch at RHS)

     

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     Program Highlights:

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     - Watch the award winning RHS Dance Documentary  

    by RHS alumni Mark Lucivero: video link here

     

    - RHS Dance Article published in NJEA Review magazine!

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    - RHS Dance takes Manhattan!

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    NYC video link here

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    - Annual RHS Dance Showcase/Department Reviews:

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     Annual Spirit Week "Pep Rally Videos"

    - 2018-2019 performance link here

    - 2016-2017 performance link here

    - 2014-2015 performance link here

     

    - Some Showcase Choreo!

    "Wicked" (2017) video file

     

    - RHS Dance Outreach Club

    dancers collaborate with Mr. Coleman's National Art Honor Society students to visit with special needs students on Halloween at The Allegro School in Cedar Knolls, NJ.

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    dancers perform at the Annual Rotary Club Fair

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    dancers honor long time RHS custodian, Jairo Medina, on his last day before retirement.

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    dancers participate in ADOORable Doors event at RHS, where they decorate classroom doors and create trick-or-treating stops for special needs students.

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    dancers perform for Senior Citizens at the Randolph Community Center.

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     PLACEMENT AUDITION INFORMATION

    (Introduction to Dance, Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance)

    Incoming Freshmen

    - Any student that is interested in taking Dance as a freshman is advised to sign up for Introduction to Dance. There are no audition requirements for Introduction to Dance.

    - If you have many years of Dance experience and feel as though you should be in Intermediate Dance or Advanced Dance then you must attend a placement audition.

    - Placement Audition information is attached at the bottom of this page or can be obtained from Mrs. Adriano or the RHS guidance dept.

     - If you do not attend an audition you will automatically be placed into Introduction to Dance.

    High School Students that have already taken Dance with Mrs. Adriano

    - Any student that has already taken a dance class with Mrs. Adriano at RHS will be placed into the appropriate level by teacher recommendation. Your placement will be posted on Genesis at the end of February; therefore you do not need to attend a placement audition.

     - If a student feels that they belong in a different level than recommended, they can attend one of the placement auditions in March. (Placement Audition information is attached at the bottom of this page or can be obtained from Mrs. Adriano or the RHS guidance dept.)

     High School students who have NEVER taken Dance at RHS with Mrs. Adriano

    - If a student that is already in high school is interested in taking the Dance elective next year, they are advised to sign up for Introduction to Dance. There are no audition requirements for Introduction to Dance.

     - If you have many years of Dance experience and feel as though you should be in Intermediate Dance or Advanced Dance then you must attend a placement audition.

     - Placement Audition information is attached at the bottom of this page or can be obtained from Mrs. Adriano or the RHS guidance dept.)

     - If you do not attend an audition you will automatically be placed into Introduction to Dance.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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