The Dance Academy at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts focuses on developing student artists who are intrinsically motivated, creatively courageous, disciplined, and respectful. The performing arts help young adults discover personal power, collaborative responsibility, and a vitality for life that will support them in whatever professional field they enter. From its inception, CHAMPS provides a world-class art program in the San Fernando Valley.
In the Dance Academy, we strongly emphasize and nurture the artistry of each young dancer, encouraging them to find an authentic and expressive voice through movement and dance. Students of the Dance Academy are involved in the study of daily technique, including classical ballet, modern dance, Graham technique, jazz, tap, and contemporary. Dance students also have the opportunity to study musical theatre, voice, dance improvisation and composition.