Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree from the University of Houston-Downtown. Certified 6-12 dance instructor.
Mr. Rodrigo Leal
Mr.Leal has been teaching dance for over 15 years now. He got his start while in high school as a summer program dance instructor for the inner-city games program. He later was given a full time dance teaching position at Westside high school. He has performed at The Palace of Fine Arts San Fransisco, Americas's Best Dance Crew season 2, The Miller Outdoor Theatre, and The Jewish Community Center. He believes that dance is a great tool to help build self confidence. The more confortable you are with yourself the more comfortable you will be with others.
Dance 1- an introduction to dance and movement. This course teaches students dance fundamentals and promotes life long fitness.The instructional units focus on basic conditioning, basic dance styles and technique, as well as recreational, group, and individual dance activites. Students are required to perform in the end of semester performance.
Dance 2- Students will learn choreographic movement at a faster pace, and the movement will become more physically demanding. Dance 2 students may also be asked to do school performances from time to time.This course gives the students the opportunity to work on their own choreography that may be performed at the end of the semester concert.