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Dance 1-4, Dance for Athletes, Dance Team Prep, Scarlets

Welcome to dance class at Weiss!

I hope you're excited to be here, because we are excited to have you! You get the unique opportunity to dance during the school day (and we have the unique opportunity to teach dance for a living)-- THAT'S PRETTY AMAZING! Dance is an art form that shaped our lives tremendously, and it is our hope that you discover an appreciation for dancing, just like we have!


This newsletter will serve as your syllabus. It is full of important information that you will be able to access throughout the entire school year. Feel free to share it with your family and even your friends who might be interested in taking dance at Weiss.



Elise Padilla

Dance 1, Dance 3-4, Dance for Athletes, Dance Team Prep

Director, Scarlets Dance Team

Cellise Brown

Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance Team Prep

Assistant Director, Scarlets Dance Team

What do I need for class?
(Dance 1-4 & DTP)

Required- purchased through Ovation, Discount Dance Supply, or home:

  • Black athletic pants (no shorts or see-through fabrics)

  • Black fitted top (within dress code)

  • Half sole dance shoes

  • A composition notebook

  • A pen or pencil

  • Hair ties, bobby pins, headbands, etc.

  • Deodorant

  • Water bottle

Password: dance

What do I need for class?
(Dance for athletes)

Required- purchased through Ovation, Discount Dance Supply, or home:

  • Athletic pants (No see through fabrics)

  • Athletic top (school appropriate)

  • Half sole dance shoes

  • A composition notebook

  • A pen or pencil

  • Hair ties, bobby pins, headbands, etc.

  • Deodorant

  • Water bottle

Password: dance

daily routine

  • The first place you will report to is the locker room to change. If you have not passed through the doors of the athletic hallway by the PAC (the locker room hallway), you will be considered tardy.

  • Before entering the locker room, you will put your cell phone away in your backpack.

  • You will have 10 minutes to get dressed, use the restroom, and report to the hallway by Coach Huffman's office.

  • When you get to the dance studio, you will get your dance notebook and have a seat in your attendance spot.

  • While attendance is being taken you will write about the daily writing prompt on the board. Each writing prompt should be at least 2 sentences long to be accepted as complete. Writing prompts will be checked at the end of each grading period.

  • After you are done, you will wait quietly in your attendance spot for further instructions.

  • Your notebooks will go back in their cubbies, and you will spread out to warm up and start dancing.

  • When dismissed, you will return to the locker room to change back into your school clothes. You have 10 minutes to dress out at the end of class.

  • After you are dressed, you will wait in the hallway directly outside the locker room door, by Coach Huffman's office, until the bell rings. You may take your cell phone out of your backpack at this time.

Locker Room Etiquette

  • NO CELL PHONES! Cell phones must be put away in your backpack before entering the locker room. If they are seen (even if you're not using it), it will be taken away from you and given to you at the end of the class period.

  • You must be quiet in the locker room.

  • Use the first and last 10 minutes of class to use the restroom.

  • Lock your locker after you are done using it! Things go missing, and unfortunately, items get stolen. It is called a LOCKER for a reason-- use the lock!

  • You should only keep your belongings in your locker. Other students' lockers will not be opened for you. Record is kept of which locker belongs to which person, so if you forget your combination, all you have to do is ask!

  • Your dance items should be kept in a small PE locker. If you are an athlete, you should not use your athletics locker for dance. Locker rooms will not be opened for you during dance class. This is for your safety and the safety of your teammates!

  • Keep your hands to yourself in the locker room.

  • If you would like to change privately, you may use the shower stalls in the back of the locker room. Please refrain from using the restroom stalls, because there are others who need to use the restroom.

Grading Procedures

Minor Grades (30%)

  • Daily participation

  • Notebook checks

  • Progress on large assignments or projects

  • Quizzes

  • Assignments on Canvas

Major Grades (70%)

  • Performances

  • Performance-based tests or projects

  • Writing-based tests or assignments

  • Projects on Canvas

Daily Participation Points

2022-2023 Performances


MAY 4TH, 2022

5201 Wolf Pack Drive, Pflugerville, Tx 78660                        512-594-1454

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