Who is Ms.Baker?
Ms.Baker was born and raised in the Dance and Musical Theatre world. She debut on television at age 5 in Buffalo N.Y. She holds BFA & MFA Degrees in Dance, Music and Musical Theatre and both secondary and college teaching credentials. She is listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”. Ms. Baker has choreographed over 100 musicals and has an intensive list of famous people who she has studied under, and even larger list of stars with whom she has performed. Currently, many of her students are performing for Disney, while others are acting/singing in professional companies from N.Y. to California and countries abroad. She is a passionate performer and choreographer and truly loves the world of teaching and being able to inspire and create a fiery passion for other young performers as well. Ms. Baker continues to teach private Dance, Piano & Vocal Music to those students who want to grow in these areas.
Advance Dance Teacher- Theatre Director for:
L334 Beginning Dance
Meets A-G Requirements
Beginning dance will involve having students create movement using the basic elements of movement in time and space. Students will obtain aesthetic perception and valuing, creative expression, and will study dance heritage. Various activities and performances throughout the course will accomplish those goals. Students will explore and experience various dance styles, techniques, rhythm patterns, and related dance skills i.e. costuming, programming, and musicology. The course will also emphasize good body mechanics and alignment techniques to develop muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. This course is also listed under the Physical Education section. (P330). This course meets the University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f” requirement.
L336 Intermediate Dance
Meets A-G requirements
Intermediate Dance includes the elements of artistic and creative expression and aesthetic valuing. The
historical and cultural context of the art form shall be included. Connecting and applying dance to other
subject areas, art forms and careers may result from participation in dance including cross-curricular
endeavors with academics, visual arts, and PE. Students will analyze and interpret dance in written form
to satisfy the academic requirement, Students may be given the opportunity to choreograph and perform
both in and out of class. This course meets the University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f”
and elective “g” requirements.
L338 Advanced Dance
Meets A-G Requirements
Advance Dance includes advanced movement, technique and choreography with emphasis on
performance. Advanced dance also includes the main areas of study outlined in the state framework
while including written assignments and other cross-curricular opportunities. This course meets the
University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f” and elective “g” requirements.
Meets F-g requirements
This is a wonderful way to lean music. No audition necessary. Just sign up and Sing. Attention is given to the performance of major choral works and participation in Steele Canyon Concerts (performance is Optional) Due to the performance nature of this class, participation in rehearsals and performances during and after the regular school day will be expected but not required. This course meets the University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f” requirement.
L200 Ensemble SHOW CHOIR
Ensemble 1 is a year course and may be for treble, bass, or mixed voices. Generally the class enrollment should not exceed eighteen persons. This is a select group requiring at least a year’s experience in another choral group. The students participate in festivals and perform for the school and local groups. Acceptance in the class is dependent upon tryouts and the teacher’s recommendation. Due to the performance nature of this course, participation in rehearsals and performances during and after the regular school day is expected. This course meets the University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f” and elective “g” requirements.