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The Dance department at Harrison is dedicated to providing students a thorough and broad based pre-professional training program to develop the competence and maturity required in order to pursue the art of dance in a professional or collegiate environment, or to become an avid and informed future arts advocate.  The program fosters individual student growth in a family environment and promotes artistic and academic excellence.

Students receive training in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. The program, demanding physically and mentally, challenges students through daily classes, guest artists, and performances.  The department offers two mainstage concerts, dance informances and a senior dance concert.

The Dance Department of the Harrison School for the Arts contains a curriculum designed to meet the various needs of students interested in dance. Courses within the dance program include ballet, modern and jazz technique; ballet, modern and jazz repertoire; choreography; functional anatomy; pedagogy; history; improvisation; production and independent study.

Dance Department Handbook
Dance Audition Requirements
Shelley Bourgeois, Dance (Modern)


Phone: (863) 499-2855

Susan Olson, Dance (Ballet)


Phone: (863) 499-2855

10th Grade

Ballet II

Dance Repertory II

12th Grade

Ballet IV*

Dance Repertory IV*

Dance Techniques IV*

9th Grade

Ballet I

Dance Repertory I

11th Grade

Ballet III

Dance Repertory III*

Dance Techniques III*

* denotes course with honors weighting

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