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musicInformation about Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Choir  taught by Ms. Thorpe can be found at:

 

 

Information about Guitar  taught by Mr. Rahn can be found at:

http://www.langleysecondary.com/rahn/

 

Check back soon for the web address for Choir, Vocal Jazz and Music Theatre taught by Mrs. Thorpe

 

What is the Fine Arts Intensive Program?

Fine Arts courses are offered on a dual-track system.  Students can choose the regular path or an Intensive path.  Regular Arts courses are open to any student at any grade level, regardless of experience or skill level.  Intensive courses build upon each other from grades 9 through 12 and are offered exclusively to Intensive Program students.

 

Fine Arts Intensive Program

The Fine Arts Intensive Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a specialization in 2 or more areas of the Fine Arts (Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Music).  Students will study in depth in their chosen areas and will have significant extra-curricular and community involvement in the Arts.  Students who complete the program requirements will receive a specialized diploma in Fine Arts in addition to their official Dogwood Diploma.

 

Junior Years (grades 9 & 10)

Students in their junior years of the Fine Arts Intensive Program must complete a minimum of three Fine

Arts courses (12 credits), two of the courses being at the Intensive level.

 

Senior Years (grade 11 & 12)

In the senior years, students must complete a minimum of four Fine Arts courses (16 credits).  Courses must be chosen from at least two areas of specialization and three of these courses must be at the Intensive level.

 

NOTE: Students in Music courses can count those courses as Intensive if they take 2 or more music courses concurrently (ie:  jazz band plus concert band would count as 2 intensive courses, concert band alone would not count as an intensive course)

Eligibility for the Fine Arts Intensive Program for 2009-2010

 

Students continuing in the Fine Arts Intensive Program:

- must meet with a member of the Fine Arts panel to complete their Graduation Program Outline

- must maintain a minimum “B” grade in their Fine Arts courses.

 

Students entering the Grade 9 Intensive Program:

- must complete a “request to enroll” package which is available from the counsellor.  This includes:

- a self-assessment questionnaire

- an assessment rubric completed by a Fine Arts teacher who knows the student

(this can be a school teacher or a community instructor who works with the student)

-must participate in an entrance placement audition with the Fine Arts panel of teachers.

Students entering Grade 10-12 in 2009-2010 new to the Fine Arts Intensive Program:

- must complete a “request to enroll” package which is available from the counsellor.  This includes:

- a self-assessment questionnaire

- a Graduation Program Outline demonstrating previous experience in the Fine Arts with a minimum “B” grade in these courses

- an assessment rubric completed by a Fine Arts teacher who knows the student

(this can be a high school teacher or a community instructor who works with the student)

- may be asked to participate in an entrance placement audition with the Fine Arts panel of teachers.

 

Application forms will be reviewed by a Fine Arts Intensive Program panel.

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Dance

Dance at LSS focuses on building a strong foundation of skills from which students can begin to explore and choreograph their own movement.  Throughout the semester, students experience many different styles of dance from jazz to contemporary, theatre to hip-hop.  At the senior level, dancers may also take a choreography course where they learn how …

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Drama and Film TV

The Theatre program at LSS is built on the understanding of the actor, the space and the audience.  Those three essential components are what the theatre is built on.  It is through the development, understanding and refinement of these areeas that build strong acting (and theatrical) processes are developed. Theatre provides students with opportunities to …

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Mr. Rahn

Guitar Program

The Langley Secondary Guitar Program is offered to students who are beginners or those already advanced on the instrument. There are two levels: 1) GUITAR I: 9-12 (MGR09, MGR10, IMG11, IMG12) Guitar I is for beginning and less experienced students interested in learning to play guitar. The emphasis of this course will be learning proper playing …

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Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre Class (4 credits) puts on a Musical every year.  Classes are on Monday evenings.  Join up for next year and go on a journey you will never forget!   This year’s Musical: The Sound of Plaid      

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Photography

  Photography 11 This course lays the foundation for understanding and appreciating the visual world of Photography. The course introduces students to the 35 mm SLR camera, exposing, developing and printing black and white images, producing candid photos, landscapes, natural light and studio lighting portraits, action photography and class projects. Students will also use Digital …

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