Dance Director, Julia V. Mac
"Ms Mac" Julie V. Mac has come to Davidsen after ten years of teaching dance at The Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan, and Broadway Training Center at Fordham University. Ms. Mac was Company Director for the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation in White Plains, NY from 2011-2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies with a minor in Theatre from the University of South Florida. Ms. Mac has also worked as a dancer at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, appearing in their main stage shows for two years. She is also certified as a Group Fitness Instructor and a Youth Nutrition Specialist by the A.F.P.A.
WELCOME TO DAVIDSEN DANCE
Davidsen Middle School Center for the Arts launched the Davidsen Dance Program in 2017. We are delighted to bring dance into the daily lives of our talented and hard working students. As proud members of a dance group, students learn choreography, dance terminology, nutrition, fitness/anatomy, history, and music for dance. Throughout the year during daily practice, dancers build class and performance etiquette, problem-solving skills, and safe studio practices within the dance environment. Most importantly, students showcase their work at the end of each semester to perform for their family and friends on the big stage in celebration of their achievements. The shows bring a beautiful highlight to each semester and have become a fan favorite and highly anticipated Davidsen tradition!
BEGINNING DANCE 1
INTERMEDIATE DANCE 2
ADVANCED DANCE 3
Level placement is based on technique.
All levels are welcome!
Students in dance classes may need to obtain appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source. Appropriate instructional practices and assessments are used to elicit evidence of student understanding and proficiency of course specific benchmarks as outlined by the NGSSS for Dance and the Common Core State Standards designated for this course.
Some suggestions for where to purchase dance attire and shoes: