Dance

Dance 15 - 5 credits

No dance experience is required for Dance 15 - beginners are welcome! The dance program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to discover various forms of dance and to develop an appreciation for dance as an ongoing life experience.
Prerequisite: None

Dance 25 - 5 credits

Since dance is developmental, all areas of study will be included in each grade; however, the level of knowledge, skill, and attitude expected are greater in each area for each consecutive year.
Prerequisite: Dance 15

Dance 35 - 5 credits

Disciplines: Ballet; Contemporary Hip Hop; Modern Dance; Integrated Dance Perspectives; Creative Dance; Jazz Dance; Performance; Ethno-cultural Dance; Anatomy; Safety; Choreography; Dance History.
Prerequisite: Dance 25

Ballet 15 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Will be offered by special consideration only. Please contact the teacher to schedule an audition.

Ballet 25 - 5 credits

In this course students learn basic and intermediate ballet technique. Throughout the semester students will work on building a full length classical ballet. At the end of the semester the students perform their show for their family and friends.
Prerequisite: Ballet 15 or Dance 15

Ballet 35 - 5 credits

In this course students learn more intermediate ballet techniques. Throughout the semester students will work on building a full length classical ballet. At the end of the semester the students perform their show for their family and friends.
Prerequisite: Ballet 25

Contemporary Dance 25 - 5 credits

In this course students study contemporary and modern dance techniques through warm ups, center work, choreography, dance history, and floor work.
Prerequisite: Dance 15

Contemporary Dance 35 - 5 credits

In this course students study contemporary and modern dance techniques through warm ups, center work, choreography, dance history, and floor work. 35 level students are expected to choreograph their own dance that will be performed in the semester or year-end recital.
Prerequisite: Contemporary Dance 25

Jazz Dance 25 - 35 - 5 credits each

This course is for students who are members of our school's competitive dance team and is a full year, extra-curricular (after school) course. In order to be a member of the team students must be enrolled in or already have credits in Dance 15 and have been chosen through an audition process. The team competes in the following disciplines; Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
Prerequisites: Dance 15, plus chosen through audition process


Intensive Dance Program

Who are we?

A high school dance program for students who are passionate about dance.

What does our program entail?

We offer high level training in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. We have many performance opportunities including dance competitions, school shows and festivals. We work with dance companies such as illFX Education and East Side Dance Festival. 

What Classes do you take:

As a member of the Intensive Dance Development Program you would take the following classes:

  • Grade Ten: Dance 15, Ballet 15/Contemporary 25, Dance Performance 15
  • Grade Eleven: Dance 25, Ballet 25/Contemporary 35, Dance Performance 25, Calm outside of the timetable (online)
  • Grade Twelve: Dance 35, Ballet 35, Dance Performance 35, Leadership Development in the Arts 35 outside of the timetable (online)

What are the benefit/s of enrolling in the Intensive Dance Development Program? 

  • Opportunity to earn up to 63 High School Credits towards your graduation 
  • Opportunity to attain your Fine Arts Certificate
  • Travel and Performance Opportunities
  • One on one help moving on from high school (we will help you with University applications, scholarships, resumes and mentorship opportunities)
  • Opportunity to be a part of a supportive community within the school
  • Working with dance professionals 

How do I get involved in the Intensive Dance Development Program?

If you are a current student at Forest Lawn High School: Please come and see either Ms. McMahon or Ms. Janz in the dance studio. We can give you information regarding enrollment for next year. Or, if you would feel more comfortable reaching out via email, please feel free to contact us at:  kkmcmahon@cbe.ab.ca or emjanz@cbe.ab.ca 

If you are a student at one of our feeder schools or another junior high or high school: Please email Ms. McMahon at kkmcmahon@cbe.ab.ca or Ms. Janz at emjanz@cbe.ab.ca and we can give you information regarding enrollment for next year. 

     







Last modified on

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi

Starting on Monday, schools will provide notifications when families self-report an AHS-confirmed case of COVID-19 to their school https://t.co/k7BOHh1GHN #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/czCAIHy1St