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Anderson Dance Department Classes & Descriptions

The Anderson dance department is open to all students, regardless of previous training. Novice dancers and skilled dancers alike will find a place in the dance department. Please read below for a detailed description of the fabulous dance classes we offer at Anderson!
We offer four years of dance training: Level I - IV with our upper level Dance III & IV courses available for honors credit. Students can earn P.E. OR fine arts credit for successful completion of the first two levels of dance and can earn elective or fine arts credit in levels III and IV. Dance classes cover jazz, ballet, tap, modern, and hip hop styles along with a variety of general health, fitness and wellness concepts. All students perform in our Fall Dance Concert.

This course was created to provide theater and choir students the opportunity to incorporate dance technique into an existing skillset, while satisfying the PE credit requirement. Students will learn the basic technique for jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, modern, and social dance all centered around classic styles & performances found throughout musical theater.  Beyond the actual execution of dance steps, students will learn technical vocabulary, Broadway dance history, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Students will combine their knowledge of dance with basic aerobic exercise principals for regular cardiovascular activity in addition to skills learned in other classes such as choir and theater. All students perform in our Fall Dance Concert.

Athletes Dance is a class designed just for athletes looking to improve their flexibility, coordination, agility, and strength! This class provides optional performance opportunities at an AHS pep rally, Fall Dance Concert, as well as Trojan Belles Spring Show. Athletes Dance I will provide a fine arts credit (or PE credit upon request for athletes that compete outside of school). Athletes Dance III & IV are available for honors credit after completion of Athletes Dance I & II.  


Our exciting Pre Drill program is the next step for dancers seeking a more intense focus on dance performance and dance technique. Pre Drill is open to all students 9-12 and is the required course for students planning to try out for the Trojan Belles Dance Team. Please click link for more answers to your questions regarding Pre Drill! 


The Trojan Belles Dance Team is comprised of approximately 20-30 advanced dancers. Tryout candidates and one parent/guardian must be present at the tryout meeting on (TBD). Tryouts for the 2022-2023 Trojan Belles Team will take place in November of 2021. Current 9-11 graders who are members of PreDrill are eligible to audition to join the team officially in the summer following tryouts. The Belles rehearse year-round and perform at varsity football games, pep rallies, and their annual Spring Show. Each February they compete at dance competitions across the state. For more information about the Trojan Belles, please visit www.TrojanBelles.comLinks to an external site..