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Principal

Ms. Jalyn E. Lyde

973-321-0520 ext.10521

jalynlyde@paterson.k12.nj.us

Teacher in the school

Mr. Claude Wilson

973-321-0520 ext.10520

clwilson@paterson.k12.nj.us

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michelle Van Hoven

973-321-0520 ext.52137

vanhovenm@paterson.k12.nj.us


RPHS ABR Score
64 out of 78
District ABR Score
59 out of 78

Link to District ABR Report

T.J. Best,
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us

973-321-2404

Welcome to the dance department

The Dance Department seeks to enrich the lives of our students through dance. Studying dance as an academic discipline integrates inquiry and theory to develop skills in observation, critical thinking, problem solving, and evaluation. In addition to the academic components, dance students experience the rigorous professional discipline that is inherent in studio classes.

our staff


Erin Pride
(Dance Teacher)

Dance Classes

1. Fundamentals of Ballet, Jazz and Tap

This course provides students with an in depth study of dance terminology and knowledge of basic choreography of movement sequences. The course content includes ballet, jazz, modern theatre and tap. Acquisition of technique will be stressed. Performance is required. Students must provide the proper attire as rehearsals and performances are required beyond the regular school hours.

2. Intermediate Ballet, Jazz and Tap

This course provides opportunities for students to further develop their knowledge and application of techniques in two or more dance styles: ballet, jazz, modern theatre or tap. Prior knowledge and proper attire are required. Attendance at rehearsals and performances are required beyond regular school hours.

3. Advanced Ballet, Jazz, and Tap I, II

This course provides students who have previous dance training the opportunity to further extend their knowledge and development in three or more dance styles. This course content will include: dance terminology, choreography, music, related theatre arts, costuming, and make-up. Performance and proper attire are required. Attendance at rehearsals and performances are required beyond regular school hours.

4. Dance Repertory I, II, III

This course provides opportunities for skilled dancers to further develop their terminology, skill and application of technique in the areas of ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, and musical theatre. The course also includes the introduction of the history of the above dance idioms. Performance and proper attire are required. Attendance at rehearsals and performances are required beyond regular school hours.

5. Dance Audition Criteria

Performance Audition

Each applicant will be required to perform an "original" piece using ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary or tap techniques. The execution of the piece should not be longer than three minutes.

Master Class

Each student will participate in a "master class" on the day of the audition. After being properly warmed up, the students will be taught combinations and will be excepted to execute them