Styles of Dance
Musical Theatre Dance
Our Dance Program aims to give students a highly personal and individual experience that challenges them to learn different techniques and new choreography every semester.
With small class sizes, and a welcoming atmosphere, students are able to leap out of their comfort zones, and really explore the essence of dance.
Every semester, we focus on two or three different styles of dance in order to gain a basic understanding of the techniques of each form. On Fridays, we hold a “Choreographers’ Workshop” where students present dances they have created—using elements of dance styles learned throughout the semester—to the class.
Meet Our Instructor
Jeanette Jacobson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Theatre, with a concentration in dance and a minor in creative and professional writing, from Manhattanville College.
She has been trained in acting, dancing, choreography, lighting design, sound design, stagecraft, and directing. She has choreographed many musicals and over 100 original dance pieces, including a thirty minute production focused on dancing with disabilities entitled “I Can’t NOT Dance.”
Mrs. Jacobson has been dancing professionally with Mooney Cooley Dance Company since 2013. Although she loves performing, she feels there is nothing better than seeing her students, learn, perform, and have fun.
From the News Feed
Students in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts helped the Storm King community ring in the holiday season–complete with an appearance by Santa Claus– at SKS’ 2018 Winter Dance Recital. On Thursday, December 13, 14 girls and 1 boy in Jeanette Jacobson’s dance class performed 18 dance routines at the Walter Reade Jr. Theatre. Their performances choreographed to a diverse mixture of musical genres, brought smiles and applause from the audience and kept [...]
Sixteen Storm King student-dancers mesmerized the audience at this year’s Spring Dance Recital. Emotions were high as the students in Jeanette Jacobson’s dance class, [...]
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