- During this course, we will explore various methods of the physical practice of Yoga (Asana), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mindfulness (Meditation), and History and Philosophies of Yoga that can relate to your health and wellness. Many of the practices and content from this course can be traced back to ancient practices that originated from India thousands of years ago. Yoga, as we know it in the Western World is an adaptation that was formed only around 100 years ago and continues to evolve and grow into many variations. It is my hope that you will improve your cardio capacity, strength, endurance, experience variations of wellness and understand the wide spectrum of Yoga, beyond the physical practice.
Principles of Dance I
- This course is designed for individuals with a desire to learn dance theory, technique, and the art of various forms of dance. This course is an introductory course to dance and can serve as prep for the Varsity dance team if that is of interest. Students enrolled in Dance 1 will receive a Fine Arts Credit. This class is a yearlong course.
Principles of Dance II,III,IIII
- This course is designed for individuals with a desire to continue their education in dance theory, technique, and the art of various forms of dance. This course is an advanced course to dance and can serve as prep for the Varsity dance team if that is of interest. Students enrolled in Dance 2-4 will receive a Fine Arts credit. This class is a yearlong course.
- Cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility, and coordination through continuous rhythmical movements. This course will introduce aerobic dance as an enjoyable form of exercise and promote healthy lifestyles. Classes will consist of injury prevention education, muscle groups, and/or workouts that are designed for all fitness levels (beginner, intermediate, and advance). Various workout sessions will consist of one of more of the following forms of exercise: Floor Aerobics, Step aerobics, Interval Training, strength training, Kickboxing, Yoga, Pilates and basic dance.
Sparkling Sapphires Junior Varsity Dance Team
The Sparkling Sapphires are a competitive Junior Varsity Dance team at Akins High School. The purpose of this organization is to prepare students at Akins High School for the Varsity Dance Team. Sapphires have the opportunity to perform and participate at school and community functions, volunteer at community events, and develop strong leadership skills. For any additional information regarding the Sparkling Sapphires, please contact me at Morgan.Eddy@austinisd.org
Diamond Dazzlers Varsity Dance Team
The Diamond Dazzlers are a competitive varsity dance team at Akins High School in Austin, TX. The Varsity Dance team performs at all Varsity Football games, school Pep Rallies, Select Basketball games, Competitions, Spring Show and many community events through out the year. The purpose of this organization is to give students at Akins High School an opportunity to, perform at school and community events throughout the year, to render service to the school, be participants at various school and community functions, develop leadership skills, develop physically, mentally, and morally, the character of each team member. For any additional information regarding the Diamond Dazzlers, please contact Jordyn Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org