Middle school and high school students in Mrs. Beier’s dance class completed a research project on famous dancers and choreographers. They chose professional dancers and/or choreographers that have made an impact on the art of dance as we see it today. Some examples include Alvin Aliey, Robert Battle, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Bob Fosse. Students were asked to present research material visually to the class by using a poster or PowerPoint presentation.
After discussing how to become an artist, students presented a piece of art inspired by the research. The artwork presented included singing, drawing, and poetry. The dancers proved they were able to become an artist in creative and innovative ways.