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The St. Pius X Fine Arts Department offers a full-time dance program.  Whether a novice or a trained dancer, students may enroll in a dance course and receive elective credit.  The following courses are offered:

Dance I (Beginner Level)

Dance II (Intermediate Level)

Dance III (Advanced Level)

SPX Dance Company (Advanced/Pre-Professional Level) 


The Philosophy...

St. Pius X dance courses are designed to teach the fundamentals of ballet and jazz.  Students also gain an introduction to modern, contemporary and cultural dance forms.  Students further develop their technique through classroom combinations, musical phrasing and choreography (based on level).  The curriculum focuses on ballet vocabulary, dance history, critical analysis, choreography and performance.  All students perform in the annual Spring Dance Concert and the NOVO Choreography Project. 

Director of Dance - Lisa O'Connor 


DANCE II & III: Monday, May 5 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

DANCE COMPANY: Monday, May 5 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Dress Code: Solid leotard, pink tights, and ballet shoes. Hair should be secured in a bun.

Audition details: Students will be taking a ballet class for placement. *If auditioning for Dance Company, please bring pointe shoes.

Dance I does not require an audition. Students must complete the following questionnaire and submit during Freshmen Registration.

Dance I Questionnaire

For more information, please contact Mrs. O’Connor via e-mail: loconnor@spx.org