Welcome to the Dance Program pages for the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.
June 6th - July 2nd, 2010
Dance Program Goals
"The arts - visual arts, theatre, music and dance - challenge and extend human experience." * Dance is a means of self-awareness and a fundamental form of communication as well as a performance art. Students of an age and readiness for the Governor's School for the Arts are exposed to an intensive multifaceted program within a community of interdisciplinary arts professionals and aspirants - a stimulating environment which facilitates learning.
In addition to the technical benefits of an intensive dance program, the Governor's School experience is intended to:
Governor's School students learn that dance is inherent to our heritage and world and that of others around us. Students are encouraged to perceive, evaluate and understand dance as a conveyer of culture. The program strives to integrate and enrich the balanced development of the whole person.
* Academic Preparation for College. New York: The College Board, 1983