Dance

From Dance 1 to Dance Company, our students learn to express themselves through movement and choreography and consistently produce innovative dance routines that impress judges at competition and entertain audiences at the two Fine Arts Festivals on campus.

Students are taught the fundamentals of dance by studying jazz dance, broadway dance and hip hop. Students gain an understanding of choreography skills, rhythm, tempo, energy, alignment, and technique. 

Our dance instructor Mrs. Goudelis challenges students to develop their performance abilities and artistry. Students are taught choreography created by Mrs Goudelis, guest artists, as well as pre-selected student pieces. Our Dance Company class is designed as a preparatory class for a university dance program or commercial dance work. 

It is tradition that our advanced dancers perform once a year at Phoenix Children's Hospital to bring the joy of dance to children struggling with long-term illness.

MEET MRS. GOUDELIS

Frances Goudelis loves working with the students at NDP. She teaches Dance I, Dance II, Dance Company and Stretch and Pilates. Mrs. Goudelis has a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from ASU and a BA in Communications and Dance from Simon Fraser University. She is also a certified Pilates instructor through Power Pilates in NYC. In her educational career, she has received numerous awards and scholarships as a dancer and choreographer. She was also a principal dancer for Ann Ludwig Dance Theater in Phoenix. Many of her choreographed works have been performed at dance festivals and concerts in the USA and Canada. Frances has had the opportunity to teach adjunct at ASU and the Maricopa Community Colleges. She also was the dance teacher and artistic director of the Dance Company at Beverly Hills High School for three years before coming to NDP.

2018-19