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Additional Performing Arts Courses
 
At Grandview High School, “The Arts Make a Difference!” Arts education is essential to each person’s development. It is a principal means for helping students discover beauty and joy in life. Performing and visual arts are vehicles for cultivating personal expression and for fostering creative potential. As a result of participation in the arts, students discover our shared cultural heritage and prepare for meaningful life-long activities. Considering the many benefits of an arts education, participation in one or more areas of Grandview’s diverse and dynamic arts program should be an integral part of the course of study for all students wanting a well-rounded educational experience. The Arts at Grandview High School will make a difference in your life!
AP MUSIC THEORY - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Consent of Music Instructor
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 10-12
​Fee: See AP Section
The goal of AP Music Theory is to develop a student’s ability to recog­nize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Students will develop analytical skills, performance skills, aural skills and compositional skills. Before tak­ing this course, students should know their major key signatures, be able to read and write musical notation, and have basic performance skills in voice or on instrument.
HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL - 1/2 CREDIT
​Prerequisite: None
Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fee: None
The title to Survey of the History of Rock and Roll says it all. It’s about the sound, people, places and events that have rocked the world for the last 50 years. Learn how Elvis made the whole thing happen, how the Beatles soared to popularity, how MTV started, and other insights into the music that you love. Students will be responsible for individual projects and for group work.
SOCIAL DANCE 1 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fee: None
Social Dance is a lifetime sport and an exciting new class at GHS. Students will learn partnered dances from many different cultures and tra­ditions. Curriculum includes Swing Dance, Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Contra and Traditional Ballroom styles. Students will work together to present multimedia research projects on a chosen area of Dance. As we will follow the social dance tradition of boys learning the lead (role) and girls learning the follow, efforts will be made to gender balance this class. Physical Education credit may be earned through this course.
SOCIAL DANCE 2 - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Social Dance 1
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9-12
​Fee: None
This class is a continuation of Social Dance 1 including more advanced material and performance opportunities. Physical Education credit may be earned through this course.
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