Dance Lab Project @ Southwest Senior High School


Miami-Dade County Public Schools aspires to provide the best age-appropriate dance education experiences for all students through the Dance Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Dance Education community connections. By integrating the cognitive and the psychomotor, the students' bodies and minds are engaged in discovery, inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making as they create, re-create, organize, interpret, analyze, perform, evaluate, and critique their own and others' work. The program takes students at various entry levels and allows them to progress to more technically complex levels in preparation for both performing arts and related careers and to become informed consumers of the art form.

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A dance lab refurbishment at Southwest Senior High School will have an immediate positive impact on the teaching and learning of the Performing Arts for more than 250 high school students. The students will use the lab to support their course progression in dance, STEAM School Designation integration efforts and to prepare for local, regional and state competitions including the Superintendent's Dance Showcase.

Anticipated Cost: New dance floor: $35,000.00, New dance mirrors: $5,000.00, New ballet bars: $2,000.00, New portable music equipment: $2,000.00, LED lights: $5,000

Total investment: $49,000.00