AHHS Repertory Dance Concert Nov. 2nd and 3rd
The AHHS Repertory Dance Concert is happening November 2nd and 3rd and is the first show of our season! The dancers of the RDC have been rehearsing since the first week of August for this performance. The dancers will be performing works by TCU Professor Sarah Newton, Houston School for the Performing and Visual Arts dance faculty Courtney Jones, and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts faculty member Krista Jennings Langford.
The AHHS Repertory Dance Company is the first pre - professional dance company in Fort Worth ISD. We are excited to be taking the company to the Regional High School Dance Festival this March! Get your tickets here and join our dancers for this night of amazing dance!
ALL AHHS Dance Department students are required to attend at no cost! Can't get a ride? NO WORRIES! A bus will be available for transportation to the theater on Friday, Nov. 2. Students will however have to find a ride home!
New Dance Courses for 19-20 School Year!!!
We are THRILLED to announce that next year AHHS will be able to offer some new dance courses for the 2019-2020 school year. The district approved 9 new dance courses, the proposals of which were written by our very own Mrs. Millan and Mrs. Wade. Next year AHHS Dance hopes to offer:
AHHS Faculty to National Dance Educators Conference
Mrs. Wade and Mrs. Millan are being sent by the district to the National Dance Educators Conference in San Diego this October! While at the conference they will be taking courses on advocacy, dance for students with disabilities, progressive pedagogy, and new ways to approach dance in the public school classroom. Mrs. Wade will also be presenting at the conference with Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts dance faculty Sheyna Ferraro. AYY HEIGHTS!
Welcome to AHHS, Mrs. Wilkey!!
Carrie Wilkey graduated in 2017 from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Modern Dance and BS in Educational Studies. Prior to attending TCU, Carrie grew up in Singapore until age 18 and began her dance training at Cheng Ballet Academy and Singapore American School. Carrie has trained with the Orlando Ballet School, Anaheim Ballet, and the American Dance Festival. Carrie has worked with New York dance companies Paul Taylor American Modern Dance and Keigwin + Company over the summers.Carrie has performed in many dance disciplines including classical ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and various forms of world dance. She has been choreographing dances for the stage since high school and her work has been performed at TCU as well as festivals in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Carrie’s teaching experiences span over 8 years at various studios and schools in many disciplines. Carrie is currently a dance artist performing with DFW dance companies Common Thread Dance Theater and Zion Dance Project. She is so excited to be joining the faculty at Arlington Heights High School Dance Department this year and can not wait to work with the talented students here
What We've Been Up To
Mrs. Millan and Mrs. Wade were busy this summer! Both had the opportunity to perform with Cholorock Dance Collective along with AHHS Alums, Aleeza Garcia and Jasmine Lary!
Mrs. Wade has completed her first year of graduate school working towards her M.A. in Dance Education. She also had the opportunity to set her work "1989" that was performed at Muscle Memory Dance Theater's Made in a Day festival.
We are also so proud of Mrs. Millan who had her own choreography, "Entanglement", performed this summer at Contemporary Dance Fort Worth's Modern Dance at the Modern this July! Mrs. Millan performed the work herself alongside AHHS Dance Alum Tatum Friedson.
Best Wishes to our Dance Alumni!
Several AHHS Dance Alum got together for one final reunion class before heading back to college! We are so proud of each and every one of these amazing young people! These students will be attending TCU, LIU Brooklyn, UT, UTSA, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of the Arts. They will be studying everything from dance to sonography!
Pictured: Lily Hendricks, Matthew James, Jesus Alfaro, Aleeza Garcia, Jeanine Quast, Marisol Barrios, Tatum Friedson, Lily Guymon, Alexis Iker-Smith, Madison Chandler, Ny'Ara Willis.
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Arlington Heights High School: Project Dance 2018
The photo gallery for Project Dance 2018 is now live! You can view photos by album, which are named by dance and level (if applicable) and are available for purchase by choosing an album, selecting one particular photo or selecting the "Buy All" button in the top right-hand corner. Photos are available for print through the Shootproof website, or digital files can be purchased for individual photos, individual albums, or the gallery in its entirety.
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