Taking dance at SHS will allow you to explore multi-genre dance history, improve dance technique, gain confidence and performance skills, develop and create your own choreography, experience numerous dance forms, learn about fitness and health, and propel your higher learning to a college dance program.
Studies in our program can lead to numerous opportunities within the field of performance and education. Students can obtain the necessary tools to teach, choreograph, and continue their dance education to higher level.
These classes revolve around basic dance technique, elements of dance, history, terminology, and beginning choreographic techniques. Students will learn ballet, modern, jazz, folklorico, hip hop, and will culminate their year by performing in the Sunset Dance Concert. Students must pass each year in order to move up another level. Class difficulty progresses each year.
Dance Pathway is a class for those wanting to audition for Dance Company or Bisonettes. This class is structured to help the student make one or both of the performing groups at Sunset. In 2017 the class had a 99% success rate. Dance Pathway focuses much more on jazz, kicking, and flexibility. You must obtain instructor approval to be placed in this class.
Sunset Dance Company
SDC is a competitive dance company that focuses on performance and choreography. Dance Company performs many different genre's as well as performs around DFW, Texas and the United States. SDC travels frequently for performances and competitions. Students must audition in order to be accepted into the company. There is a fee associated. Click on the link below to go to their website.
Bisonettes Varsity Drill Team
The Sunset Bisonettes first got their start in 1952. Bisonettes are a drill team known for their technique, high kicks, and precision on the field. Bisonettes perform at all Football games, Parades, Pep Rallies and end their year with their annual spring show. Students must audition in order to be accepted into the drill team. There is a fee associated. Click on the link below to go to their website.
Bison Belles JV Drill Team
The Bison Belles are a brand new program at Sunset HS. Bison Belles perform at JV football and basketball games, select parades, competition, and the Bisonettes Spring Show. Please e-mail Director Ms. Kelley at KAKELLEY@dallasisd.org for more information. Tryouts for the 2019-2020 school year will be in February 2019 and August 2019.