This year’s course offerings included a well-rounded Prep Division for second and third graders featuring math, language arts, physical fitness, chorus, and theater. A goal of the musical and theater classes is to stage performances for parents and family at the end of the program. The young ones did not disappoint, performing skits written and directed by WOHS Class of 2021 graduate Justin Peters, performing “This Land is Your Land,” and accomplishing some of their first-ever dance routines. Performance week continued with dance and theater performances from students in grades 4-8. The Chinese class held a special presentation.
"The classes decided that Culture, Viewpoints, and Community were going to be what we wanted to represent through our dances in the concert. This year the concert is going to follow an evening length format, where the dances run continuously into one another much like you would see at a professional dance concert," Sande explained.
As the program continues to develop and grow, this year Advanced Dance was added to the curriculum.
"Students receive Honors credit for and can take twice so they can have four full years of dance during high school. The concert will be a mix of dances performed by the second level class - Dance Performance Skills and Advanced Dance," Sande concluded.