Fusion Dance Company

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL DANCE:

 

Dance I, Beginning

This course offers beginning dance technique and choreography. Students will be introduced to various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will gain an appreciation for dance as an art form and develop foundational skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  This course includes the application of the choreographic elements and principles, the study of history and evolution of dance, and an exploration of dance from a careers perspective.  This course meets the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement, Grades 9-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Textbook:  Discovering Dance, Human Kinetics

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DANCE COURSES:

 

Dance II, Intermediate (Apprentice)

This course offers intermediate dance technique and choreography.  Students develop intermediate dance skills of the various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will gain a deeper connection to dance as an art form and develop intermediate skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  Students will be introduced to production elements such as staging, lighting and sound, and company organization and management in professional dance careers.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits and meets the VAPA graduation requirement. Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of a beginning-level dance course and/or audition; Textbook:  Experiencing Dance from Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition, Human Kinetics

 

Hip-Hop Dance

This course offers intermediate dance technique and choreography with an emphasis on hip-hop industry movement.  Students develop intermediate dance skills of the various hip-hop movement styles, including breaking, popping, locking, jazz funk, groove, house, and old school.  Students will gain a deeper connection to dance as an art form and develop intermediate skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  Students will be introduced to production elements such as staging, lighting and sound, and company organization and management in professional dance careers.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits and meets the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement, Grades 10-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of a beginning-level dance course and/or audition. Textbook:  Experiencing Dance from Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition, Human Kinetics

 

Dance III, Advanced

This course offers advanced dance technique and choreography skills to create project-based performances for live, film, and video production.  Students will develop advanced dance skills of various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will reflect upon their dance studies and establish their own voice within the world of dance.  Students will prepare audition or choreographic portfolios, learn business/managerial skills, and develop a professional career plan.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits and meets the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement, Grades 11-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of an intermediate-level dance course AND audition. Textbook: Dance Production and Management, Princeton Book Company, Publishers

 

FUSION DANCE COMPANY:

FUSION Dance Company is a diverse group of passionate Franklin HS students dedicated to the discipline and art of dance. FUSION is a class, an after-school training program, a student-governed club, a community booster, and a team. Dancers within FUSION are committed to developing their dance & choreography skills. Dancers wear designated FUSION uniforms for rehearsals & performances, participate in fundraising, and collaborate with guest artists in the community. Dancers are enrolled in a rigorous 20-credit dance course with pre-professional expectations. Dancers establish their own voice within the world of dance with advanced choreography projects for performance. Dancers also create and develop dance concerts for the community. Pre-Requisite:  Application AND audition AND eligibility requirements. Textbook: Dance Production and Management, Princeton Book Company, Publishers.

 

Company Goals

In order for every company to be successful, goals must be set and achieved. Each year the company will create a list of goals that they would like to work on. Below is a list of goals that the company will start out with each year. The company as a group will create additional goals once the year has begun.

  • To build advanced level performance skills.
  • To build company unity and family bonding with all members.
  • To apply proper dance technique and better enhance personal dance training.
  • To work together as a team/company, and perform together as a team/company.
  • To gain a professional essence of dance as an art form and a sport.

 

Dancer Expectations

It is expected that by accepting a position on FUSION, each member will represent Franklin HS and the FUSION name with pride and respect in a positive manner. It is expected that each member of FUSION follow the expectations listed below at all times, both on and off-campus:

  1. 100% Commitment and Attendance to all scheduled rehearsals.
  2. 100 % Commitment and Attendance to all scheduled performances, competitions and events.
  3. To follow the Franklin HS and EGUSD requirement that all top performing groups must maintain a G.P.A. of a 2.0 or higher in order to be eligible to perform.
  4. Attend school and all academic classes on a regular daily basis.
  5. To be on time to all scheduled events, rehearsals, and performances. This also includes being on time for your classes throughout the day. “Being Early Is On Time, Being On Time Is Late.”
  6. Respect oneself, each other, other faculty, other’s belongings, and the student body.
  7. Respect the company director and student directors, and respect all decisions that they make.
  8. Respect the dance floors, mirrors, barres, lockers and equipment; Keep the studio clean.
  9. Respect other dance companies/teams and their directors at outside performances and competitions.
  10. Maintain a positive image when wearing the FUSION name.
  • This includes; not using bad language, speaking negatively about company members, other companies/teams, or issues among the company.
  • This also includes not practicing illegal actions before, during, and at after-school events.
    1. Public Display of Affection (PDA) with significant others at company events and performances will not be tolerated. Significant others who come to support the company should be reminded to sit in spectator seating and be aware of when their presence is becoming a distraction to the company.
    2. 12.12. Maintain a positive image on personal time. Remember, you are now a high profile on campus and everyone (the administration, the faculty and student body) will watch every action you do, even when not wearing ‘FUSION’ attire.
    3. Have full commitment and dedication to the company. Once you have accepted a position on FUSION Dance Company it is expected that you will make this a high priority.
    4. To work hard and dance full out at all times.
    5. To dress out in appropriate dance attire for all class and rehearsals.
    6. To ask questions when uncertain about choreography, announcements, and calendar events.
    7. To be up to date with current company issues and events.
    8. To be prepared with all costume pieces and/or props for all scheduled events and performances.
    9. To Maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating properly, getting enough sleep, and practicing good time management skills.
    10. To Maintain a professional and positive attitude during rehearsals and performances.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • GPA: In order to participate in after-school rehearsals, performances, and competitions, the student must have a 2.0 grade point average or better in all course work attempted in the preceding grading period. If a student falls below a 2.0 grade point average or has received an F grade during progress reports, he/she will be placed on academic probation.
  • ATTENDANCE: In order to participate in after-school activities, students must have attended at least 2 block periods (at least half the school day). A parent/guardian must excuse all absences with the office for any truant class periods; Failure to do so may result in being pulled from after-school rehearsals, performances, or competitions.
  • DEFICIENCY LIST: In order to participate in after-school rehearsals, performances, and competitions, all students must have a zero balance for FUSION uniforms/activities and be cleared by Mr. Candelaria and the FHS Site Controller.

 

Fusion Uniforms & Dance Shoes:

All dancers will be required to maintain a strict dress code for daily class, rehearsal and performance. Uniforms will be distributed at the beginning of the school year; if a uniform piece becomes damaged, lost or stolen during the school year, it is the responsibility of that dancer and his/her family to replace the item immediately. In addition to the uniforms, dancers are also responsible for their dance shoes. Uniforms & shoes will be ordered following the audition process, FUSION dancers will attended a uniform fitting and parents/guardians will attend a mandatory meeting to complete the order.

 

Rehearsals & Performances:

  • All rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Members are responsible for their own transportation to and from all rehearsals and performances unless bus transportation is provided.
  • Rehearsals will be held when felt necessary by the director, usually three to four times per week (extra rehearsals will be scheduled with one week’s notice). Dancers are required to be available Monday - Thursday from 3:05-6:00pm. NO ONE will be allowed to be absent, arrive late or leave early from rehearsal without PRIOR approval from the Director.
  • No visitors will be allowed during any rehearsal session unless given permission PRIOR by the Director.
  • All absences/tardiness from rehearsals, performances, or other designated meetings and events must be approved by the Director; Illness (with parent/doctor’s note), scheduled family vacation, and family emergencies are the ONLY excusable absence/tardy. You must have a note verifying each absence, signed by your parent/guardian.
  • If a dancer is absent, arrives late/leaves early, or is unable to dance full-out due to illness or injury, he or she may be removed from sections or the entire routine being rehearsed. Dress rehearsals or a final rehearsal before performance is always mandatory to remain in the routine and/or performance (no exceptions).
  • Participation in any additional activities that may conflict with the rehearsal schedule are to be discussed with the Director prior to joining the team: this includes clubs, activities, theatre, sports, community events, church groups, and jobs. In most scenarios, dancers are unable to participate in multiple after-school activities.
  • All dancers are to arrive on time for performances. There will be a designated “call time” that dancers are to adhere to, dancers that arrive late or are unprepared with the incorrect attire, shoes, make-up/hair accessories may be removed from the performance.

 

2017-2018 FUSION Dance Concerts

  • FUSION Dance Company's annual fall dance collaboration, Dancefest, will take the stage, November 4,  2017. Shows will take place from 7pm-9pm at Cosumnes Oaks High School's Performing Arts Center. $10 Pre-Sale and $15 at the Door (General Seating). Dancefest features dancers from FUSION, Infinite Motion, Hype, Rhythmical Madness, Universal Rhythm, Soul Purpose, Impulse, Footworks, Dance FX, Master “Peace” and more. Dancefest is a fundraising event for the Sacramento Dance Community and also raises awareness for a local charity. Pre-Sale tickets are available online via Ticketleap at http://www.dancefest.ticketleap.com  For more info contact Mr. Candelaria at JCandela@egusd.net
  • FUSION Dance Company's 15th annual winter dance concert, Main Stage, will take the stage, February 15-17, 2018. Shows will take place from 7pm-9pm at Cosumnes Oaks High School's Performing Arts Center. $9 Pre-Sale and $12 at the Door (General Seating). Main Stage features choreography created by the Director, Guest Artists from the Sacramento Dance Community and select Student Projects.  Pre-Sale tickets are available with Company Dancers, at Franklin High School's Concession Stand & Office, and Online via Ticketleap at http://www.fusion.ticketleap.com For more info contact Mr. Candelaria at JCandela@egusd.net
  • FUSION Dance Company's annual spring dance concert, Showcase, will take the stage, May 4-5, 2018. Shows will take place from 7pm-9pm at Cosumnes Oaks High School's Performing Arts Center. $8 Pre-Sale and $10 at the Door (General Seating). Showcase features choreography created throughout the 2017-2018 school year and farewell solos from the graduating principal seniors. Pre-Sale tickets are available with Company Dancers, at Franklin High School's Concession Stand & Office, and Online via Ticketleap at http://www.fusion.ticketleap.com For more info contact Mr. Candelaria at JCandela@egusd.net

     

    2018-2019 FUSION & Dance Auditions

  • Try-outs for the 2018-2019 school year will take place February 26-March 1, 2018. Tryouts will take place from 3:15pm-5:45pm in the Multipurpose Room at Franklin High School. On Monday, dancers will register and receive an application. The next two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, dancers will learn two routines: jazz and hip-hop. Finally on Thursday, dancers will audition both routines in small groups in front of a panel of judges. For more info contact Mr. Candelaria at JCandela@egusd.net

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