Weiss Dance

Dance 1-4, Drill Team Prep, Scarlets Dance Team

Welcome to dance class at Weiss!

I hope you're excited to be here, because we are excited to have you! You get the unique opportunity to dance during the school day (and we have the unique opportunity to teach dance for a living)-- THAT'S PRETTY AMAZING! Dance is an art form that shaped our lives tremendously, and it is our hope that you discover an appreciation for dancing, just like we have!


This newsletter will serve as your syllabus. It is full of important information that you will be able to access throughout the entire school year. Feel free to share it with your family and even your friends who might be interested in taking dance at Weiss.


Sincerely,


Lilian Arnosky

Dance 1-4, Drill Team Prep

Director, Scarlets Dance Team


Elise Padilla

Dance 1-4, Drill Team Prep

Assistant Director, Scarlets Dance Team

Stay Connected!

Email

Mrs. Arnosky: lilian.arnosky@pfisd.net

Ms. Padilla: elise.padilla@pfisd.net


Phone

Dance Office: 512-594-1454


Remind101

Dance 1:

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Dance 3-4:

Drill Team Prep:


Google Classroom

Dance 1:

Dance 2:

Dance 3-4:

Drill Team Prep:


Scarlets

Website: www.weissdance.org

Instagram: @weissscarlets

Twitter: @weissscarlets

YouTube: Weiss Scarlets Dance Team

Facebook: @weissscarlets (Weiss Scarlets Dance Team)

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What do I need for class?

Required- purchased through WHS:

  • Weiss Dance t-shirt (click the button below)

Required- purchased through Discount Dance Supply or brought from home:

  • Black athletic pants (no shorts or see-through fabrics)
  • Black fitted top (within dress code)
  • Half sole dance shoes
  • A one subject spiral notebook
  • A pen or pencil
  • Hair ties, bobby pins, headbands, etc.
  • Deodorant
  • Water bottle
Order your Weiss Dance Apparel!

Required Weiss Dance t-shirt, other Weiss Dance tank tops, long sleeves, and sweatshirts!

Discount Dance Supply Weiss Dance Online Store

Shop for optional items like dance shoes, leggings, joggers, and more!

Daily Routine

  • The first place you will report is the locker room to change. If you have not passed through the doors of the athletic hallway (the locker room hallway), you will be considered tardy.
  • Before entering the locker room, you will put your cell phone away in your backpack.
  • You will have 10 minutes to get dressed, use the restroom, and report to the dance studio.
  • When you get to the dance studio, you will get your dance notebook and have a seat in your attendance spot.
  • While attendance is being taken you will write about the daily writing prompt on the board. Each writing prompt should be at least 2 sentences long to be accepted as complete. Writing prompts will be checked each Friday you are in class and will count as a portion of your participation grade.
  • After you are done, you will wait quietly in your attendance spot for further instructions.
  • Your notebooks will go back in their cubbies, and you will spread out to warm up and start dancing.
  • When dismissed, you will return to the locker room to change back into your school clothes. You have 10 minutes to dress out at the end of class.
  • After you are dressed, you will wait in the hallway directly outside the locker room door until the bell rings. You may take your cell phone out of your backpack at this time.
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HEY HEY! WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Locker Room Etiquette

  • NO CELL PHONES! Cell phones must be put away in your backpack before entering the locker room. If they are seen (even if you're not using it), it will be taken away from you and given to the front office where it can be picked up by a parent/guardian.
  • You must be quiet in the locker room.
  • Use the first and last 10 minutes of class to use the restroom.
  • Lock your locker after you are done using it! Things go missing, and unfortunately, items get stolen. It is called a LOCKER for a reason-- use the lock!
  • You should only keep your belongings in your locker. Other students' lockers will not be opened for you. Record is kept of which locker belongs to which person, so if you forget your combination, all you have to do is ask!
  • Your dance items should be kept in a small PE locker. If you are an athlete, you should not use your athletics locker for dance. Athletic locker rooms will not be opened for you during dance class. This is for your safety and the safety of your teammates!
  • Keep your hands to yourself in the locker room.
  • If you would like to change privately, you may use the shower stalls in the back of the locker room. Please refrain from using the restroom stalls, because there are others who need to use the restroom.
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DANCE 1 PARTICIPANTS EARNED OUR THIRD STRAIGHT DIVISION 1 RATING AT DEAL!

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Grading Procedures

Minor Grades (30%)
  • Daily participation
  • Notebook checks
  • Progress on large assignments or projects
  • Quizzes

Major Grades (70%)

  • Performance-based tests or projects
  • Writing-based tests or assignments

Daily Participation Points

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Weiss Dance Spring Showcase

Tuesday, April 27th 2021 at 7pm

5201 Wolf Pack Drive

Pflugerville, TX

Featuring performances by each dance class and selected student choreography.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are boys allowed to dance at Weiss? YES! ABSOLUTELY! Male students are encouraged to take dance, and if they are interested, to try out for Scarlets.
  • I am an athlete. Why should I take dance for my fine arts credit? Dance has been proven over and over again to be an excellent way to cross-train for serious athletes. We will improve your flexibility, core control (balance), footwork, overall strength, and stability. These improvements will help you in injury prevention, stamina/endurance, mobility, and agility. Your coaches will see a significant difference in your sport-specific performance if you take a dance class at Weiss.
  • Does it cost money? Yes, but very little. You will be expected to purchase a Weiss Dance t-shirt, which will cost $10. Any other dance clothing may be brought from home or purchased through the Discount Dance Supply online store (link above).
  • Will I have to perform? Yes. You will perform in the Howliday Festival and Spring Dance Showcase. You will perform dances we have been working on in class, and you will be in a large group. You will never be forced to perform a solo! By showtime, you'll be incredibly confident in yourself!
  • Do I need a physical? No. You do not need a physical to enroll in dance class.
  • What if I want to be in a more challenging class? If you are currently enrolled in Dance 1, please come chat with Mrs. A about potentially moving up to Dance 2-4 or Drill Team Prep.
  • I have been dancing for a long time. What should I do? You should audition for Scarlets the week of March 8-11, 2021! We move at a much faster pace and perform much more advanced choreography. Come see us at one of our many performances throughout the year!
  • I really want to try out for Scarlets. What should I do to prepare? Join our Drill Team Prep Class! We will focus on gaining flexibility and strength while working on the skills necessary for tryouts.

Weiss Dance Department

Lilian Arnosky

Dance 1-4, Drill Team Prep

Director, Scarlets Dance Team


Elise Padilla

Dance 1-4, Drill Team Prep

Assistant Director, Scarlets Dance Team