Class Title: Baile Folklorico
Baile Folklorico is a class designed to introduce students to the rich and diverse world of Mexican folk dance. Students will learn steps, movement patterns, choreography, and overall stylistic nuances unique to various regions of Mexico. Historical and cultural influences having helped shape Mexican folk dance will be explored.
Class Credit: Baile Folklorico meets the California State Requirements for Art, Elective Credit, and P.E. Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Instructor Profile: Mr. Lalo M. Hirsch is the instructor & founder of SYH Folklorico, Est. 2002. He first started dancing with Baile Folklorico Escanes, a local group in Chula Vista, CA. He continued dancing in the advanced group at Hilltop High School, where he graduated in 1992. Mr. Hirsch pursued his folklorico studies in Jalisco, Mexico under renown dance instructor Ramon Morones. He can be contacted via e-mail at Lalo.Hirsch@sweetwaterschools.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Hirsch can also be contacted at SYHS (619) 710-2300.
Beginning Art has been developed to accommodate all students who have expressed an interest in art. Students will work in a variety of media, giving them the opportunity to grasp a basic understanding of the art world and art making process. Students will explore projects that are designed to develop artistic ability, provide art awareness, understand aesthetics and instill appreciation for both art history and art making. Students will be taught basic artistic principles involving the Elements and Principles of art and they will learn how to apply these principles through the development of two and/or three-dimensional projects.
Class Credit: Beginning Art meets the California State Requirement for Art and Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Stephanie Alexa Yaussy
Advanced Art has been developed to accommodate all students who have expressed a desire to further their understanding of the art world and the art making process. Students will work in a variety of media while creating projects that are designed to develop artistic ability, provide art awareness, understand aesthetics and instill appreciation for both art history and art making. Students will further explore the Elements and Principles of art while being challenged to develop their own personal style.
Class Credit: Advanced Art meets the California State Requirement for Art and Elective Credit. These classes are CSU and UC approved as well.
Stephanie Alexa Yaussy
Advanced Placement Art Classes are accelerated programs designed for students who have an interest and skill in art, and who are capable of doing college level passing work. Students must complete Beginning Art, Advanced Art and obtain teacher permission before enrolling in AP Art. Developing time-management skills is essential for students to maintain a passing grade. Through direct teacher instruction, emphasis will be placed on the production of a volume of quality pieces of artwork. Students will address all three sections of the portfolio: Breadth, Concentration and Quality.
• Breadth: 12 works of art, these are all in class assignments
• Concentration: 12 works of art based on a theme chosen by the artist, most of these will need to be completed at home.
• Quality: Your 5 best pieces of art will be matted and mailed in at the time of the AP Exam. These 5 pieces come from the above two sections.
Class Credit: An AP Exam grade of “3” or higher will earn the student college credit.