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    Dance Conservatory


    Ms. Faught

    Kelsie Faught, Dance Director
    kfaught@dallasisd.org

     

    Dance Conservatory Overview

    The vision of K.B. Polk’s dance program is to provide a high-quality learning environment for all students while preparing and empowering each student to pursue their individual goals.

    K.B. Polk’s uprising dance program offers classes from various grades with a concentration in ballet, modern, and jazz technique. Our dancers focus on creative movement and various patterns of the body to gain control and find comfortability within themselves, meanwhile, learning movement vocabulary and technique for a strong foundation. Our program has a great focus on somatic practices from Laban Movement Analysis, the method of describing, interpreting, and visualizing movement. These practices transform our dancers from athletes to artists.

    The K.B. Polk dance program invests in the student’s talents by providing multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, on and off campus. Along with the provided techniques and performance opportunities, we have a strong belief system in discipline and dance. We provide a safe environment supporting; problem solving, risk taking, and most importantly, personal growth. 

    We are committed to all students with all levels of experience and encourage you to participate with us here at K.B. Polk!

    The Nutcracker

    More About Ms. Kelsie Faught

    Kelsie Faught is a native of New Mexico where she earned her B.A. at New Mexico State University. She furthered her education and received her MFA in Dance at Sam Houston State University with a focus in ballet, jazz, modern dance, composition, and teaching.  While attending, Ms. Faught taught undergraduate courses at Sam Houston State University as a Graduate Teacher Assistant for majors and minors in the Dance and Musical Theater program. During those years, she taught Ballet, Jazz, Choreography, and Senior Studio Seminar as well as coordinating the Summer Dance Intensive. Before moving to Dallas, Texas, Kelsie continued her training by attending a dance festival in Lucca, Italy at Dance Italia, learning various styles such as Gaga, Flying Low, Composition, and learned repertoire from Kid Pivot, Ohad Naharin, and Noble Motion. Ms. Faught is now in her fifth year teaching dance at K.B. Polk Center for Academically Talented and Gifted. Her instruction includes levels from fourth through eighth grade with a focus in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Creative Movement. She is very excited about the uprising program and is currently holding one production per semester, including various performance opportunities throughout the year.