Through dance, students challenge their imaginations, develop technical skills, and embrace many opportunities to share their artistry with the Milton community.
“Arts Program Dance,” the introductory course, includes the study and practice of modern, ballet, and jazz dance techniques.
In addition, students develop an appreciation for dance as an art form and for its cultural importance in our society through films, videos, and lectures. “Advanced Dance” intensifies technique work in modern, ballet, and jazz; and students improve skills by learning and practicing more complex movement material. “Making Dances,” the choreography course, allows students to explore various aspects of the choreographic process. Students create and perform their compositions in formal and informal settings.
Each year, an ensemble of Milton students presents an evening of dance to a full house for three straight nights in the popular Winter Dance Concert. The 2016 production included the work of more than 70 boys and girls from Class I through Class IV. The concert is made up of dances choreographed by students, faculty, and professional guest artists. Dancers and choreographers participate in Milton’s musicals, produced jointly by the performing arts and music departments. An informal spring dance concert, an annual Arts Night, school assemblies, and various special event performances also provide many opportunities for dancers and choreographers to exhibit their work.