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Name: Mrs. Sarah Pilukaitis
The Allen dance department is open to all students, regardless of previous training. Novice dancers and skilled dancers alike will find a place in the dance department. Please read below for a detailed description of the fabulous dance classes we offer at Allen!
We offer four years of dance training: Level I - IV during the school day. Students can earn P.E. OR fine arts credit for successful completion of the first two levels of dance. Classes will cover jazz, ballet, tap, modern, and hip hop styles along with a variety of general health, fitness and wellness concepts. All students perform in our Winter Dance Concert, go on a dance field trip, and much more! NO AUDITION REQUIRED FOR LEVEL I-IV.
This course is held at Allen High School during the school day only. It is open to students 9-12 that audition for the course. This class focuses on advanced and rigorous dance training. All students perform in our Winter Dance Concert & the annual Tallenette Showcase.
There will be auditions for our advanced dance class for 2020-2021 in the spring of 2020.
Our exciting Silver Stars program is the next step for dancers seeking a more intense focus on dance performance and dance technique. This class is designed to prep each student for Tallenette auditions. Silver Stars is open to incoming 9th-12th graders and is the highly recommended course for students planning to try out for the Tallenettes Dance Team. Tryout candidates and one parent/guardian must be present at the tryout meeting on October 29th at 7:00pm in the Allen HS Library. Tryouts will be in the Allen HS dance studio on Monday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:30-6:30pm. The Silver Stars rehearse before school two-three times a week in the fall only, perform at 2-4 freshman/JV football games & 2 varsity games with the Tallenettes, freshman pep rallie(s), and the dance department annual Holiday Show & Tallenette Showcase.
TALLENETTES DANCE TEAM
The Tallenettes Dance Team is comprised of approximately 50-60 advanced dancers. Tryout candidates and one parent/guardian must be present at the tryout meeting on October 29th at 6:00pm in the Allen HS Library. Tryouts will be the week of November 18th-November 21st from 7:00-8:20am in the Allen HS dance stduio . Mock tryouts will be November 20th at 7am in the Allen HS dance studio and formal tryouts will be on Thursday, November 21st at 5pm. The Tallenettes rehearse year-round before school and perform at all varsity football games, pep rallies, and the dance department annual Holiday Show & Tallenette Showcase. Each February they compete at dance competitions across the state.