Information

Minimize

Ms. Gonzalez's Information


About Me

  • Astrid Gonzalez attended Texas State University, where she was a member of the Strutter Drill Team, and later graduated from the University of Houston with a Major in English and a Minor in Education.  During her time at U of H, Ms. Gonzalez was a member of the Cougar Dolls Dance Team.  She then became a Houston Aeros Sonic Boom Dancer and Houston Dynamo Dancer.  Currently, Ms. Gonzalez teaches Dance I-IV and is the Director of the Spartanaires.  She also co-sponsors Junior Girls Club with Mrs. Schaper.  In May of 2011, Ms. Gonzalez completed her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with concentration in English Language Arts at the University of Houston and is looking forward to pursuing her Doctoral Degree this fall.

 

 

My Class Schedule

Minimize

Period 1  Spartanaires

Period 2  Spartnaires

Period 3  Dance I/II

Period 4  Dance I/II

Period 5  Jazz Dance

Period 6  Conference

Period 7 Conference

Period 8 Jazz Dance
 

Class Assignments & Homework

Minimize

Dance I class are designed to teach the fundamentals of various dance genres as well as prepare those students interested in being a Spartanaire for the audition.  Choreography and performance will be introduced in all classes and will become increasingly more important throughout the semester.  In December, students will attend a field trip to The Nutcracker Ballet to experience a professional performance.  Furthermore, those students who are enrolled in Dance I/II will be invited to participate in a Spring Show routine in April. 

Units of Instruction
Progressions and basic technique
Basic principles of Jazz dance including Broadway
Kick Technique
Pom Technique
Hip Hop Technique
Choreography Project--students must work with their group outside of class to prepare for this project and use technology.

 

For more information, please visit my website

 

The purpose Jazz Dance classes is to introduce the fundamentals of various hip hop genres.  Though students will not be assigned homework on a regular basis, they are asked to practice the steps taught during class to prepare for each skills test.  All dance notes will be uploaded to the website.  At the end of each semester, students will be assigned a choreography project that requires them to work in groups and master the use of some technology.  If they do not complete their choreography during class, they are required work in their groups after school.

 

Hip Hop Units of Instruction
African Dance History and Technique
"Old School" Hip Hop Technique (Quality of Movement from the 80-90s)
Lyrical Hip Hop Technique (Using the body to convey emotions and tell a story)
KRUMPing
Modern Day Hip Hop- The Evolution
Choreography Project

For more information, please visit my website

Tutorials

Minimize

Students are welcome to come in for tutorials everyday after school from 3:00-3:30pm with the exception of Thursdays.  I do ask that students let me know of their intention of attending tutorials prior to coming in. 

Make-Ups

Minimize

 Students will be able to make up all missed work during the class period or after school.  All students will be given two weeks to make up an exam before losing credit for the assignment.  However, it is the student's responsibility to schedule a time to come in and make up any and all missed work.

Resources

Minimize

Interested in auditioning to be a Spartanaire?  For more information, please visit our website:

spartanaires.weebly.com

for information. 

Also, you can visit the Spartanaire blog page to receive the latest news regarding events and activities the team participated in.

spartanaires.blogspot.com

 

 

Schedules

Minimize
Today 
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Categories:
select
FebruaryMarch 2017April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
 Week view   List view