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New Trier High School Dance Division

Quick Facts about the New Trier High School Dance Division
Established 1930s
Dance Coordinator Christopher Rutt
Location 385 Winnetka Ave.                                                 Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone (847) 784-6568
Website www.newtrier.k12.il.us/dance.aspx
Ages Taught 14-17 years
Our Focus Modern dance, with an emphasis on expression and the creative process. Dance Lab 1 & 2 are college-prep choreography courses.
Staff fun facts Johannah Wininsky is co-founder of  Thread Meddle Oufit, a local modern dance company. Christopher Rutt received the “Dance Educator Award” from IL Alliance for Arts Education. Live accompaniment is provided by Johnse Holt.
Classes offered
Modern Elements of Ballet, Jazz & World dance forms are included, plus yoga and Pilates

NTHS Dance Division Philosophy

Motion Mind Heart: Citizens in a moving world

Technical training, creating, performing and evaluating are the essential elements in the study of dance as an art form. The Dance Division regards the creative process to be of equal importance to technical training or finished products. Problem-solving, cooperative learning, critical thinking and self expression are the corner stones of the Dance Division’s educational philosophy. Dance naturally occurs as an interdisciplinary art form that incorporates all the arts and makes connections between all disciplines. In the end, we hope to give our students another means to interpret the world around them and develop an appreciation for all of the visual and performing arts.

 

Staff fun facts

Johannah Wininsky is co-founder of  Thread Meddle Oufit, a local modern dance company. Christopher Rutt received the “Dance Educator Award” from IL Alliance for Arts Education. Live accompaniment is provided by Johnse Holt.