The Arts

Dance

The Hill School's dance program is expanding and growing as it enters its fourth year as an arts course.  Led by Ms. Laura Cobbs, a prominent local dance instructor, interested dancers of all levels and abilities may take the Introduction to Dance course.

Dancers explore two different techniques each term throughout the school year, which include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop.  Each term culminates with a performance opportunity in the form of a dance recital. Classes are conducted in Hill’s beautifully furnished dance studio.

Students who take the course will gain skills in coordination, flexibility, movement memory and vocabulary, and stage direction. Additionally, each dancer can explore their own choreographic pursuits through independent study projects. 


Courses Offered: 

Introduction to Dance: Explore components of rhythm, dance movement, and technique of fundamental dance styles. Techniques include ballet, modern jazz, musical theater, and tap. 

Advanced Dance Fundamentals: Dancers with experience are encouraged to broaden and develop their technical and performance abilities through this course. 

The Hill School Fall/Winter Dance Recital: ELEMENTS

During The Hill's six-week winter H Term, student artists and performers had the chance to pursue their passion for the arts in unique ways. Lifelong dancer Lauryn '21, featured in the video below, returned to the dance studio for personalized instruction with her Hill teacher and owner of Visions Dance Company Laura Cobbs.

Meet Our Dance Instructor:

Laura Cobbs, Adjunct Dance Instructor

With 20 years of experience in all genres of dance instruction, Laura is the owner and artistic director of Visions Dance Company in Boyertown, Pa. She previously served as associate director at Dance One Studios’ Contemporary Ballet Theater in Douglassville, Pa. Laura has premiered choreographics works at venues including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, The Gershwin Theater on Broadway, The Statue of Liberty, and Disney World. Laura performs with companies including Shift Contemporary Dance Company and Opus 1 Dance Company. Her resumé also includes performances at locations ranging from Louisville and Austin to Costigleoncello and Florence, Italy. Laura earned her dance performance degree from East Carolina University and her B.F.A. from Radford University in Virginia.