Students


First Days of School

On Monday of our first week of school 6th Graders will not need to dress out for class. Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week of school, dance clothes are required, but not DSA Dance dress code. We will be spending time getting to know you and…you getting to know the Dance Department. Thursday and Friday of the first week will begin required dress code for regular classes and Technique Selections for High School Dance Majors. For example “Technique Selection” are “Horton Technique” or “Release Technique,” (Modern), or “Cecchetti Technique” and “Balanchine Technique” etc (Ballet).

Dress Code

All dancers are required to dress out for every class in the appropriate attire. 

Ballet: Women (Black Leo’s, pink tights, buns, and ballet shoes), Men (Black tights, White T-shirts or Tanks, Ballet shoes, and Dance Belts.

Modern/Jazz: All Blacks (Leggings are fine (No prints), Jazz shoes for Jazz.

Hip Hop: Nothing oversized and too baggy for safety reasons, leggings are ok, but no hats, no crop tops, and tennis shoes for all classes.

Jewelry:  Ladies and Gentlemen can wear earrings in class, BUT cannot wear anything that comes below your earlobes (No hoops, chandelier earrings, or dangles). Studs are allowed, but all earrings can be asked to be taken off by the discretion of all teachers if they don’t fit into the parameters given. No watches, Fitbit, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Fingernails should be kept shorter.  Long, acrylic nails are not advised. This is to prevent potential injury. Basic hygiene is required of all students. This is important to maintain the health of the dance Department. 

 Hair: Must always be kept neat and out of your face for all classes, for both Women and Men. Performance hair will be assigned for each performance

Student and Parent Handbook 2021-2022

Dance Class Make Up Assignment

Important Dates:

2022 – 2023 Performance Schedule

First Day of School

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

DSA Block Party

Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 3:00-7:00 pm

** TBD on who is performing, once we know, it will be mandatory for those participating groups.

All-School Musical (in the Schomp) Ms. Rachel and Ms. Chris Choreographers

Performances Wednesday, October 19th- Wednesday, October 26th

Middle School – A Look Behind the Curtain  (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday November 4, 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: October 24th – November 4th

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students Performing

** High School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

High School – A Look Behind the Curtain  (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday November 11, 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: October 31st – November 11th

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students Performing

** Middle School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

November 21 – 25  Thanksgiving Break

Senior Solos in the Dance Studio Theatre

Thursday, December 1st 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Friday, December 2nd  2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 14th – December 2nd

12th Grade Students Performing

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade are required to attend one of the nights

Junior Projects Collaboration in the Dance Studio Theatre

Performance Thursday, December 8th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, December 9th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 28th – December 9th

11th Grade Students Performing

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Grade are required to attend one of the nights

Creative Writing and Dance Collaboration Performance (in the Dance Studio)

Performance Thursday, February 16 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, February 17 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: February 6th – 17th

9th and 10th Grade Students Performing

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th and 12th Grade are required to attend one of the nights and write a review

National High School Dance Festival

11th & 12th Grade Dancers Attend

March 1st – 5th, 2023

Junior and Senior Dance Ensemble Performance (in the Dance Studio)

Performance Thursday, March 16th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, March 17th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: March 7th – 17th

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade are required to attend

Spring Break

 March 27th – April 3rd

Middle School Spring Dance Performance (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, April 13th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, April 14th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 4th – 14th

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students Performing

** High School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

High School Spring Dance Performance (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, April 20th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, April 21st 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 10th – 21st

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students Performing

** Middle School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

Senior Projects in the Dance Studio Theatre

Performance Thursday May 4th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday May 5th 2023, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 24th – May 5th

11th and 12th Grade Students Performing

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Grade are required to attend one of the nights

Jr and Sr Ensembles Perform with Davis Dance Next Generation

Saturday, May 20, 2023 (Elaine Wolf Theatre)

Tech rehearsal at 10 am and showtime 1 pm

Dance Banquet

TBD

Denver School of the Arts Graduation

May 23rd, 2023 (Date Tentative)

 

ALL Rehearsals/Performances are MANDATORY. School-day attendance is required (please refer to student handbook regarding half-day attendance expectation. Students MUST make arrangements to be available for ALL Black Out DATES and TIMES.

Technical Rehearsals have a fluid schedule, students may be excused early. Students are out of academic classes only if/when they are needed. All dancers may or may not be needed every day or for the full rehearsal each day. Because rehearsals often involve multiple art departments and many technical needs, students will be notified of expectations on an as-needed basis. Please be prepared to be attend all rehearsals accordingly!

Professional Obligations in the Arts

Professional obligations in the arts must have prior approval from DSA Administration, and the major teacher.  Prior to being absent, you must obtain a pre-arranged absence contract from the Main Office and have your teachers fill out the form with all assignments and due dates noted. You must photocopy the completed form and give one copy to the Dean of Culture, Mr. Hughes for office records. Absences for professional obligations cannot exceed five (5) consecutive school days or ten (10) full school days per school year.  Absences that exceed these guidelines can be appealed to the Dean of Students.