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Dance

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Every student studies dance in the lower school and again in sixth and eighth grade. In the lower school, dance is taught through a system developed by Rudolf Laban. Instead of only learning steps, students learn to move through exploring the different elements of movement: space, timing and rhythm, effort, and flow. These are taught in grades K-3 through improvisational exercises and dramatic play. As students grow older, they participate in more involved choreography. In eighth grade, the dance program culminates in a performance in which all students perform individual or small group pieces that they have choreographed, and a large group piece which is choreographed for them.