The Foothills dance program includes experiences in technique, choreography, improvisation and concert production. We study the styles of ballet, jazz and modern dance, focusing on the basic techniques and history of each. During daily technique class students learn the language and body skills inherent in each of the styles. In addition to physical skills, students are engaged in many experiences involving the elements of dance which are the tools used to create original work and to communicate specific meaning through movement. Through improvisation and choreographic problem solving, students gain a practical approach to creating original movement based on a variety of stimuli such as poetry, pictures, personal experiences, historical or current events. Students also learn about stage etiquette, professional performance behavior and theater terminology which are then demonstrated in their final spring performance.