Inertia aspires to create the total theater experience that is satisfying to the most existential mind while also being compelling to the general audience. What makes the Inertia program unique is the integration of technology in our classrooms, class projects and theater productions, given that Westside High School is a magnet school for integrated technology.
Inertia strives to achieve:
- Creative and entertaining body of work guided by the mission of Inertia
- Educating young men and women from various walks of life about discipline and excellence in the classroom.
- Collaborating with other artists and companies including, but not limited to musicians, lighting designers, costume designers, set designers, filmmakers, and other choreographers.
- Offering teaching and choreographic opportunities at festivals, studios, and public schools both private and public.
INERTIA DANCE COMPANY:
This is a coed performing ensemble representing the Westside Dance Program. This group is nationally recognized with over 30 National titles from competition, performances in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, features in People Magazine, Dance Teacher and Southern Living as well as appearances on CBS Early Show, The Tony Danza Show, and all local affiliates. Inertia has been featured half-time performers for the NBA San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Symphony. Most recently Inertia traveled to Suzhou and Beijing, China as representatives of the United States at the 8th China International Folk Art Festival. Inertia company members are selected through an audition process. This is a coed group, which requires travel, fundraising activities, and extensive after-school rehearsals and performances throughout the year. Inertia company members are required to maintain passing grades by UIL state standards. Students are required to follow ‘no pass, no dance’ rules.
INERTIA 2: This class/team are for students who have had previous dance training and experience outside and/or in the Westside Dance Program through beginning and intermediate dance classes. An audition is required for enrollment in this class/team. The purpose of this team will be to advance students in their dance training; moving up in technical training and performance. Students in I2 (Inertia Two for short, formerly known as Inertia JV) are required to attend dance and/or theatrical performances each semester. Students are encouraged to extend their dance technique and performance abilities through daily work in class and outside studio training, although outside studio training is not a requirement. This class is considered a pre-professional class for students who have an interest in dance work on the college or professional level.CONTACT:Amberly Daniels (Altamirano): Inertia, Inertia 2, break dance, and intro to dance
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