Our Mission...

The mission of our program is for students to become confident, disciplined, respectful, self-loving young adults, and to emower them to recognize and reach their utmost potential through the art of dance. Our classroom environment is both nurturing and demading; a home where there is room for love and growth with the highest expectations for effort, discipline, and respect. Students will be assisted in recognizing their talents and guided through their obstacles so that they may reach their fullest potential. 

 

Through the course of a year we base our primary focus on modern dance that is strongly influenced by ballet technique in order to build smart, strong, technical dancers. We also spend a lot of time with jazz technique, and placing focus on being physically fit with challenging cardio and abdominal exercises while increasing flexibility through our daily warm-ups or hour long stretch and strength building classes. 

 

Our curriculum also includes education in choreography and performance. Students learn how to choreograph, direct, and produce repertoire for our concerts as well as work with outside professionals for master classes and setting repertoire. Throughout the years our dancers have worked with distinguished dance professionals such as Randy Duncan, Nan Giordano and members of Giordano Dance Chicago, Jon Lehrer and members of Lehrer Dance, Hubbard Street 2, Laurie Eisenhower and members of Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Robert McKee and members of Inaside Chicago Dance, Frank Chavez, Autumn Eckman, Stephanie Martinez, Ron de Jesus, Nick Pupillo, Ruth Sherman, Mari Jo Irbe, Sarita Smith Childs, Jennifer Archibald, and Devin Buchanan.

Course Offerings

1st & 3rd Hour - Beginning Dance 

     *No dance experience required

     *No audition required

 

2nd Hour - Intermediate Dance

     *Enrollment by audition only

 

5th/6th Hour - Advanced Dance

     *2-hour class

     *Enrollment by audition only

 

Who Can Join Berrien County Dancers?

Berrien County Dancers is Lakeshore High School's countywide dance program that is open to all high school students in Berrien County. Please contact Theresa Graziano for further details and information at tgraziano@lpslancer.net or (269)428-1402, ext 2099.

   Auditions for Our Program

 

Auditions for the 2021-2022 School Year are complete. If you missed auditions and are interested in higher level placement, please contact Mrs. Graziano at:

tgraziano@lpslancer.net

 

What Do I Need to Know for Auditions?

Auditions will be held in the Dance Room at Lakeshore High School and consist of a modern technique and repertoire class. Dancers should have their hair in a bun, wear a leotard or dance tank and leggings. Please no shorts unless there are tights underneath. Dancers should be barefoot and bring jazz or contemporary shoes with for turns. 

Course Information for Students and Parents

       Peformances and                  Guest Residencies

Performing Policies & Expectations for Students

 

Performance Dates for Spring 2021

 

Spring Concert: May 6&7, 7pm

Concerts will be live-streamed each night. Go to lps.anywhereseat.com to purchase your live-stream ticket. Tickets are on sale starting April 26 for $7 per ticket. We will also have very limited in-person admission. In-person reserved seating is only available through a dancer in the program.

 

2020-2021 Tech Week Schedule

December 9-10

May 3-7

A detailed Schedule will be avbl on Google Classroom for students and parents

 

Guest Residencies for 2020-2021

March 8-12

Guest artist Adam Houston will have master classes with all of BCD and set repertoire on Advanced Dance to be performed at our Spring Concert

 

 

    Community Involvement & Fundraiser Events

Our Annual Dance Marathon Fundrasier Event is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 safety.

 

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