Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student in Villa Maria Academy. All students in Grades K-8 participate in a weekly dance class. They are learning the art and technique of dance.
The 2015 K-4 Dance Showcase was held on April 15, 2015 in the gymnasium at Villa Maria Academy. This is a time-honored tradition at Villa. All grades offering dance classes during the academic day are eligible for Showcase. The Showcase is split in two performance days over a few weeks, since the entire school participates. The Kindergarten through 4th grade performs together on one day, and the 5th through 8th grades perform together on another day.
Each class practices their routine over the course of several weeks with Miss Holly Russell, Villa’s Dance Instructor. Miss Holly chooses the theme for the overall performances and songs to accompany the theme dance for each class. The girls also perform a variety of different dance styles during the showcase such as ballet, jazz, and lyrical. Girls who participate in the After-School Dance classes performed a Musical Theater number. Villa’s Baton Team also was featured among the performances at the Showcase. The After-School Dancers and Baton Team perform at both Showcases. Miss Holly and all the girls did a fabulous job!