Dance

 

Wheeling High School’s dance program encourages students to think independently, creatively, and develop skills that will assist them in a career related to dance, as well as any profession that encourages creative thinking, leadership, and collaboration. Students will have opportunities to create, perform, produce, and develop professionalism in the field, and they will complete the necessary components for pursuing scholarships, internships, and post secondary programs in dance and/or related fields. 

The dance program provides competitive opportunities for students, helps them forge professional connections, and fosters community engagement through workshops and other events over the course of the school year. 

Career Pathways Plan of Study


9th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: Written and Oral Communication
  • Math: Algebra or Honors Advanced Algebra
  • Science: Biology
  • Social Studies/Sciences: Human Geography
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE, Consumer Education, World Language/Fine Arts
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Dance 1 /Orchesis, Vocal or Instrumental Music Class, Acting 1

10th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: World Literature and Composition
  • Math: Geometry or Honors Geometry
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Social Studies/Sciences: World History
  • Other required courses and recommended alternatives: Electives as appropriate for career goals, PE/Health, Drivers Education, World Language/Fine Arts
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Dance 1 or 2/Orchesis, Photography 1 or Art 1, Human Growth and Development

11th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: American Literature and Composition or AP LIT, AP Language
  • Math: Advanced Algebra, Pre-calculus
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Studies/Sciences: U.S. History
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: Electives as appropriate for career goals, PE, World Language/Fine Arts,
    Consumer Education
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Dance 2 or 3/Orchesis, Sports Medicine, Introduction to Business, Additional Fashion or Arts Course

12th Grade Courses

  • English/Language Arts: AP Literature
  • Math: AP Statistics or Functions/Trigonometry, AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus
  • Science: AP Physics, AP Environmental Science
  • Social Studies/Sciences: AP Psychology, AP Government, AP Economics, Sociology I&II
  • Other required courses and recommended electives: PE, World Language, other electives as appropriate for career goals
  • Career and Tech Ed courses: Dance 3/Orchesis, Entrepreneurship 1, Human Physiology, Additional Theater/Business/Web Design