In the dance studio, students observe, explore, replicate, and create body movement and dances. They engage in activities to build their technical and expressive skills, develop their artistry, and communicate a unique personal voice, through the power of dance. Building on these experiences they develop a dance language and apply it to analyze, evaluate, document, and perform their own dances. Students also investigate the historical, social and cultural contents of dance by exploring themes and principles connected to other disciplines. The goal is to gain an understanding of the significance of dance as an evolution of human thought, expression, artistry, and creativity.