The Dance program at SFHS is a full program of classes and opportunities to perform. We offer dance technique in jazz, tap, contemporary/modern and ballet in Levels I, II and III. In addition, we have a Choreography class open to any student who has passed Dance I or has the equivalent experience. Dance classes are co-ed and one year of dance class fulfills the school and state PE requirement for graduation.
Amy Compton is inspired by transformational learning and making art for positive social change. As a facilitator she tries to empower herself, her students, and her audiences through the work of artistic expression and exploration. She relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico from Cleveland, Ohio where she spent two decades as a performer/choreographer/educator. Amy has taught and created with inner city youth, Jewish senior citizens, NCAA dance teams, children of Mexican migrant workers, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, public school children, Parkinson's patients, rock bands, film and opera productions, dance and theater companies, as well as her students at Cleveland State University, Lake Erie College, and Lakeland Community College. She's been a performer with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Opera, The Dance/Theatre Collective, Antaeus Dance, Verlezza Dance, Marquez Dance, The Repertory Project, Cleveland Public Theatre and The Ohio City Theater Project. Her choreography has been seen at The Cleveland Play House in "Bell Book and Candle" and "Yentl"; at Playhouse Square's Allen Theater in “Cabaret” and her contemporary flamenco solo "La Llorona"; as well as at Cleveland Public Theatre for "Neverland", "And One Night", "The Gay Marriage Plays" and her own multimedia one woman show “The Dreamer”. Amy holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Modern Foreign Languages as well as an M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development. Currently she creates curriculum and teaches dance for ArtWorks, Santa Fe High School and The National Dance Institute of New Mexico.
Ms. Scheer has been at SFHS since 2010 and has been on university faculties in both New York and California teaching theatre dance and musical theatre courses in performance and history. In addition, she has been sought out for master classes at universities nationwide as well as teaching Fosse repertory classes at the American College Dance Festival.
She has former students in off-Broadway, regional and touring productions and has had her former high school students admitted to the most selective musical theatre and dance programs in the country.
Her own choreography and direction has been seen in regional theatres and her major roles have included Velma (Chicago), Anita (West Side Story), Katherine (Taming of the Shrew), and many others.
SFHS Sponsors a Dance Club for students interested in all kinds of dance. Students do not have to be enrolled in a dance technique class to join the club. The club meets monthly at lunch to organize activities such as: the full Dance Concert performance in January; a Thriller FlashMob at Halloween;
a Teach-Your-Parent-to-Dance night and others.
National Honor Society
for Dance Arts Membership
SFHS is the only school in the state of New Mexico to be recognized with a chapter of the NHSDA. Students are inducted annually and are recognized with a cord and/or pin for their graduation gown. Points are accrued through participation in both on and off campus dance activities.
See Ms. Scheer for more information.
Can You See It?
SFHS 6th Annual Dance Concert
This year's show includes dances developed from the concept of Perceptions and Realities. Pieces are choreographed by students as well as professional guest choreographers. The show is in the SFHS Theatre November 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm and November 23 at 5pm.
All seating is General Admission, there are no reserved seats. The theatre opens one half hour before the show.
$10 Adult Ticket $9 Student Ticket
ALL PAID TICKETS ARE HELD AT THE BOX OFFICE UNTIL 7:30PM. Tickets are not mailed.
You can also purchase tickets at the box office
1 hour before performances.
Online ticket sales STOP three hours prior to the performance and at that point, all tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office beginning one hour before the show. Due to our limited seating, our shows frequently sell out. Purchasing in advance is helpful.
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