The BCPS Dance Pre-K-12 Curriculum recognizes that all students have the right to an arts education (dance, theatre, music, and visual arts) as a fundamental part of basic education. The goals and indicators of the curriculum are arranged sequentially, Pre-K-12, to include creative work, dance forms and techniques, dance history, performance and production, aesthetics, and criticism. Infused in the study of dance is the recognition and realization that dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle, as well as the development of individual and social skills. The dance curriculum also provides unique opportunities for cross-curricular connections, an inherent benefit of studying dance.

The mission of the dance education program is to provide quality performance-based instruction with experiences that include perception and response activities with movement, historical, social, and cultural dance forms, creative expression and production, aesthetics, and personal development for a successful lifetime.

We will have students who are artistically educated through dance, who have developed and acquired movement, observation, communication, behavioral, and thinking skills to meet the increasing challenges of life in the 21st century.

We believe all students will learn and achieve. We believe that our vision for a student who is artistically educated in dance requires:

  • a certified dance teacher in every program
  • a curriculum in dance education based on National, State, and local standards
  • adequate staffing, equipment and supplies, facilities, planning and teaching time to deliver the program
  • professional support from content specialists, curriculum development, principals, and school leaders
  • shared accountability among teachers, principals, and central office personnel
  • support from communities, parents, and teachers who recognize and understand the value of an arts and movement education in overall student achievement


Level School Name Contact Person Phone Number
Middle Schools: Deer Park Middle Magnet School Kendra Smith 443-809-0726
  Southwest Academy Karma Sewell-Carpenter 443-809-0825
  Sudbrook Magnet Middle School Fleur Colimore 443-809-6720
  Windsor Mill Middle School Mya Ajanku 443-809-0618
High Schools: Dulaney High School Debbie McWilliams 443-809-7633
  Franklin High School Angela Mathis 443-809-1119
  George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology Maria Royals 443-809-2775
  Lansdowne High School Sharon Murray 443-809-1415
  Overlea High School Lisa Duggan Lee 443-809-5241
  Owings Mills High School

Christina Collins


  Parkville High School Meghan Bulls 443-809-5257
  Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Claire Sweet 443-809-7060
  Perry Hall High School Sarah Soule 443-809-5108
  New Town High School Katie Schiaffino 443-809-1614
  Hereford High School Erin Norton 443-809-1905
  Milford Mill Academy Rachelle Provost 443-809-0660























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