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Professional Dance: Production

Students choreograph their own pieces, deliver performance critiques, and participate in competitions.

In Dance Production students choreograph their own pieces, develop and deliver performance critiques, and participate in competitions.

Professional Dance:  Production is designed for the experienced dancer to apply choreographic skill and performance experience to create, produce, and mount a full-scale theatrical dance production for public performance.  This course includes instruction on stage make-up techniques, costume construction, lighting design, stagecraft, advertising, budget development, and front of the house management.  Students have the opportunity to perform, direct, create props and set pieces, design costumes, and manage the business of a full-scale dance production in the fall semester.  In the spring semester, students will choreograph a full-length production, including responsibility for organization of the rehearsal process and carrying out the artistic vision of the director while mounting the production.


  • Industry Sector: Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Professional Dance I, Professional Dance II, and audition
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Capstone
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: F - Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate
  • Class Location(s): Western HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

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