Director: Mrs. Pam Devenney
The Academy of Notre Dame’s dance program offers dance to all interested students with varying degrees of dance experience; whether a student has been dancing for years or is a beginner, there is a class for everyone. At the high school level, students can take the following performances courses: Introduction to Dance, Dance Appreciation and Performance, or Dance Company. For students who are interested in dance for the physical benefits but who do not want to perform, the Dance for Fitness class is available.
At the middle school level, Dance is a required course. All dance classes, with the exception of Dance for Fitness, perform in both the Winter Performance in January and the Spring Performance in May.
The Academy of Notre Dame Dance Company is an auditioned group of students who practice and perform year round. The Dance Company course is designed for students who are serious about the art of dance. Auditions for the Dance Company are held each March, prior to student course selection.
Annual Performances and Festivals:
- Youth Regional Dance Performance, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia
- Winter Dance Performance
- Regional and National High School Dance Festivals
(Previous years hosted in Miami, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Baltimore)
- Mainline High School Dance Festival
- Chester County Dance Festival
- Spring Dance Performance