Dance Department Spirit Wear
The dance program is taught by Ms. Stacey Enyart and Ms. Sea Lee and gives students the opportunity to discover several styles of dance, as well as the opportunity to choreograph their own works. All students in dance classes have the chance to perform at the end of every semester.
The mission of the Dance Department is to provide an environment conducive to the highest caliber of dance training, art making and scholarship. Our approach encourages fluidity between the processes of making art, honing craft and deepening intellectual explorations. We cultivate the individual creative voice with exposure to diverse technical and philosophical approaches. Such an environment nurtures exceptional dance practitioners, allows us to make creative and intellectual contributions to the larger dance community, and fosters collaborative endeavors within and beyond our field.
ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS MUST READ AND SIGN THE DANCE HANDBOOK.
No auditions are required for level 1 courses. Audition are required for level 2 and higher. Please see Curriculum Guide for more details.
- Dance 1
- Dance 2
- Dance 3
- Introduction to Dance
- Dance Techniques I
- Dance Techniques II
- Dance Techniques III Honors
- Dance Techniques IV Honors
- Choreography and Performance
Most important things to know about dance:
10 points based on fully dress out and full participation. See rubric Posted in classroom
Dance Fee: $75 for the year
You receive a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Men: Shirt and shorts.
Returning students only receive leotard and tights or men shirt and shorts.
Fri., Nov 22 (all day) and Sat., Nov. 23 (all day)
Fri., Feb. 21 (all day) and Sat., Feb. 22 (all day)
Wed., Apr 22 (all day) / Thurs., Apr 23 (all day) / Fri., Apr 24 (3pm on) / Sat., Apr 25 (all day)
Required Performances (subject to change):
11/ 22 all day rehearsal @ WCPAC
Eve show @ 7PM 2 WCHS
11/23 Possible matinee show @ 12
Eve 7pm @ WCHS
2/21 all day rehearsal
Eve show @ 7PM @ CCMHS
2/22 Possible matinee show @ 12
Eve 7pm @ WCHS
4/22 all day rehearsal @ WCPAC
4/23 all day rehearsal @ WCPAC for select students
4/23 EVE SHOW @ 7PM @ WCHS
4/24 run thru during classes, teaser show in school at LUNCH and show in eve 7pm @ WCHS
4/25 Possible matinee show @ 12
Eve 7pm @ WCHS
Optional Dates to know:
2/25- 3/2 High School Dance Festival – Pittsburgh
11/16 Macy’s Day Performance
** All dates are subject to change
2019-2020 Conservatory of Dance Arts at Cypress Video Audition
Conservatory of Dance Arts at Cypress offers a video audition for 2019-2020 school year for returning students who have missed the on-site audition in February. Videos must be received no later than August 9, 2019 for entrance in the following fall semester. You may also upload the audition to YouTube or Vimeo or a similar site and send a link to the video footage to email@example.com (grade 9-12) or firstname.lastname@example.org (grade 6-8). The videos should include the following for a full consideration:
Introduce yourself, and talk briefly about yourself, your interests, and goals.
- Self-choreographed movement phrase (total 1 to 2 minutes length)
Show a movement phrase (30 to 60 seconds in length) that demonstrates different uses of the torso, level changes, weight bearing on the hands, and parallel and turn-out leg alignment. Show a traveling combination (30 to 60 seconds in length) that demonstrates large aerial movement such as leaps and jumps. Both phrases should demonstrate the auditionee’s knowledge of dance from his/her previous dance training at the CDAC.
**Note: Instrumental music only.
High School Dance Instructor
Ms E, a Florida native, received Cum Laude Honors with a BA in dance performance from Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA and her MA in dance education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. While in the States, Ms. E studied with many companies and choreographers such as; Michelle Assaf, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Savion Glover, Kenneth Laws, Mia Michaels, Ballet Met, Margaret Morrison, David Parsons, Nicholas Petrov, Gill Stroming, Ron Tassone and Tim Veach, just to name a few. Miss E also performed for RCI on two of their new cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises, traveling from British Columbia, down the west coast, through the Panama Canal, across the seas, up the Baltic and down the Mediterranean Seas.
Along with performing Ms. E has also pursued many other careers in the entertainment field. She has choreographed for numerous companies throughout the United States, UK and Scotland, and is currently the founding artistic director and owner of Suncoast Dance Theatre. Recently you may have seen her as the jazz director at New Tampa Dance Theater as well as the only residential jazz teacher and choreographer for Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Marcia P. Hoffman Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently, beyond teaching at CCMHS and her own studio she is a choreographer and rehearsal director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines out of Ft. Lauderdale.
Ms. E is excited about the program at Cypress Creek Middle High School, and looks forward to making an impact in your child’s life.
Middle School Dance Instructor
Sea Lee is a performer/choreographer/dance educator and a certified yoga instructor in Tampa Bay area. Born and raised in South Korea, she was trained both conservatively and professionally at SunHwa Arts High School under the direction of Seung Yup Hong. She received an BFA with Cum Laude honors from University of Florida and MFA with fellowship from Hollins University/ American Dance Festival. As a performer, Sea has performed in the works of such diverse artists including Neta Pulvermacher, Kristin O’Neal, Michael Foley, Kraig Bopi Patterson, Ming-Lung Yang, Ella Ben-Ahron, Seungyup Hong, HeJin Jang, Thomas DeFrantz, Kevin Guy, Victoria Marks, and Renee Robinson from Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, to name a few.
She has been on the faculty at University of Tampa, St. Petersburg College and a guest instructor at Hollins University. Sea’s choreography has been presented by Co-motion Dance Theatre (2013, 2014), HCC Dance Ensembles (2015-2018), ACDFA in University of North Carolina Greensboro (2013) and Florida State University (2011), University of Tampa, and presented at Hollins University, NewGrounds Festival, and the American Dance Festival. As an art advocate, she has served as a review panel for Creative Pinellas and Emerging Artist Grant for both 2016 and 2017, which award grants to winners in various genres of arts. She currently serves as a dance faculty at Hillsborough Community College and Cypress Creek Middle High School.