The LBHS Dance Program is affiliated with the College and Career Advantage (CCA) Program. All of our courses are based on a comprehensive, yearlong dance curriculum, and all of the students are required to participate in our annual Spring Dance Concert. Each course provides knowledge and experience in a broad range of styles including, but not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern/Lyrical, Tap, Improvisation, and Composition. Depending on the level of study, there are also assignments and activities related to critically analyzing dance, learning about the history of dance, practicing improvisation skills, composing or choreographing original works, understanding anatomy & health from a dancer's perspective, managing dance productions, and pursuing dance as a college or career pathway. There are also opportunities for students to audition for professional guest choreographers as well as create and present their own work.
- Dance 1 - Beginning; Open Access; Yearlong; VAPA or PE credit
- Dance 2 - Intermediate; Placement Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
- Dance 3 - Advanced; Placement Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
- Dance Company - Pre-Professional; Audition Required; VAPA or PE credit; UC approved
2017-2018 Annual Dance Concerts
Tickets for our concerts are available at www.lbhs.booktix.com.
Winter Dance Concert, "BALANCE"
Thursday, December 7th, Friday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 9th @ 7:00pm
Spring Dance Concert, "MOVE"
Thursday, April 26th, Friday, April 27th, and Saturday, April 28th @ 7:00pm
LBHS Dance Boosters
Audition & Placement Information
About the Director
Estee Carrizosa graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Science and a Master of Arts in Dance. Prior to studying dance in college, she trained for ten years on a competitive dance team for a private studio called Dancers Edge, located in her hometown of Visalia, CA. Her experience in a private studio coupled with her studies at CSU Long Beach led to her interest in a career as a dance educator and arts advocate. From 2010-2013, Estee served as the Director of Dance at Burbank High School. In 2014, she became the Director of Dance at Laguna Beach High School where she currently works to share dance as one of the greatest outlets for students to express themselves in a healthy and positive way! She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization as well as the California Dance Education Association.