2018 Classroom Portraits in Dance

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA)

Presents the Annual Portraits in Dance Concert

Have you ever wondered what a dance curriculum in a public school looks like?  Join us at the Center for Creative Arts for the 13th annual Classroom Portraits in Dance to see our students in action! All students—beginning through advanced– enrolled in CCA dance department classes will be performing. The Portraits in Dance concert is designed to give the audience a “snapshot” of the daily classroom technique work in each dance genre and level.  Both middle school and high school dancers will be performing.

This year’s Portraits concert also includes the Student Choreography Project. This annual student-driven project is designed to develop leadership, creativity, and collaboration.  Dancers who chose to participate have been working since September creating and rehearsing their original work. Students must create, cast, costume, and light their original dance works.

In educational theory (Bloom’s Taxonomy) ‘Create’ is at the top of the pyramid; meaning that if a student can create appropriate new material they have thoroughly processed information.  All of the arts move our students up the pyramid, developing critical thinking skills. The path includes – remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. In fact, dance and all of the arts synthesize and use these concepts daily.

Join us to watch the benefits of arts education. The concert will be presented in the Center for Creative Arts Auditorium at 1301 Dallas Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405 on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. Each evening is a different performance—be a part of the audience both nights. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door.

Post Author: Mrs. Zerr