Home to the national championship-winning Presentation Dance Team, Presentation's dance program offers an award-winning coaching staff, top-notch choreography and modern facilities for novice and experienced dancers alike.
Presentation offers a competitive dance team, dance classes and an after-school dance program, as well as a program for middle-schoolers.
Presentation High School’s competitive dance team is currently the best in the country, with three national titles: 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Presentation Dance Team is a big commitment, but one that reaps countless rewards. Balancing out the demanding workload are opportunities for travel, friendship and memories that last a lifetime!
Members of the competitive dance team are selected by an audition process. These students are advanced dancers who are committed to expanding their technique, knowledge and professionalism in a range of dance styles, including jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theater, and hip hop. These students represent the school at numerous competitions and performances as well as traveling to a national competition in Orlando, Fla.
Dancers of all abilities can participate in our dance classes, which count toward Visual and Performing Arts curriculum and graduation requirements. These classes offer instruction in technique, as well as history, theory and vocabulary for various styles of dance including ballet, jazz, hip hop and ballroom. Each semester finishes with a dance performance.
The Presentation Dance Company, our after-school dance program, gives students the opportunity to take a dance class without affecting their daily school schedule. Dance classes are offered starting in September and end in a dance recital in May. Dancers can select one class per week to take, or they can choose to be part of the Dance Company. In the Dance Company class, dancers practice and learn advanced jazz, modern and ballet technique while gaining experience in production, choreography and performance. Dancers who take the Dance Company class are also required to take ballet and jazz. Classes meet weekly, and sign-ups are first come, first served. No dance experience necessary. To learn more about after-school dance, click here.
The Presentation High School Dance Department is proud to offer a dance workshop during which middle school students dance alongside members of Presentation's award-winning competitive dance team.
Workshop participants will work closely with Presentation's dance director and technique coach, and they'll learn a routine they will perform at the school's Spring Dance Concert. Tickets cost $15 and will be available through the Presentation Box Office. For more information, email Sara Fugate, the Presentation dance coach, or visit the Middle School Programs page. Space is limited!