I like how we learn dances from all over the world, but we also learn more than that. Dance teaches us how to relieve stress, how to be active and how to become calm.” UPrep student
Dance students at UPrep explore their movement potential and build dance technique in a nurturing and creative environment. Through exploration of diverse dance styles, student voice and movement expression are developed.
Our students draw inspiration and build choreography based on work from their peers in other classes such as Creative Writing, Photography and Vocal Music. These collaborative projects build community, inspire risk-taking, and foster personal confidence.
Guest artists enrich the classroom experience and connect students to the larger Seattle dance scene. Special classes in hip hop, Bollywood and breakdance bring professional artists into the UPrep dance studio, and field trips to see dance companies perform allow students to further explore the world of dance.
Finally, students perform for the UPrep community throughout the year during fun events including Music Day, all school assemblies, Singer Showcase performances, music concerts and Culture Night.
Classes in modern dance, ballet, swing, salsa, hip hop, breakdance, and more offer a variety of connections to the art form.