Letter to Parents 6th, 7th and 9th Grade

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Dear Parent/Guardian,
Welcome to Archimedes Academy’s Ballroom/Latin Dance program! We are very excited that your child will be joining us on this exciting journey.
This year Sixth graders will be participating in American Smooth dancing including: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. Seventh graders will be studying International Latin dances including: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso Doble, Nineth graders will study all of the above listed dances and a selection of social dances. All dances will follow the “United States Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dancing” syllabus as required.
Given the success of our previous two years with Archimedes we have very high expectations of our students. All students are expected to complete all quizzes, written assignments and a final project. Students will need a notebook dedicated to their dance class to take notes which will help them with these requirements.
Since this is a dance program, participation is mandatory and worth 50% of the students final grade. If your child is unprepared for class they will be given a zero for the day. Extra credit assignments will be available for students to raise their grade.
We hope that you as parents/guardians will encourage your child to give this class 100% as dance has been found to be extremely beneficial to student’s development. This year in conjunction with the Health department we will be discussing the health benefits to dancing with specific focus on dance patterning and its affect on the brain.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and we look forward to a wonderful year ahead.
Simone Ousset & Stephanie Falciano