Orchesis is a dance appreciation club and performing dance group focusing on various types of dance such as: modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, swing, salsa, bachata, waltz, and more. Practices consist of training in dance technique, learning about the history and evolution of dances, and rehearsal for upcoming performances. Another core focus of Orchesis is on learning and applying the elements of choreography. Dancers learn how to create dance pieces based on a theme using the elements of space, time and energy.
Orchesis is a district club, so it is open to both East and West students. No experience is required to attend, and you can show up to a meeting during the fall semester at any time! Wear comfy clothes you can easily move around in, and bring an extra pair of clean socks.
Meetings are Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 4:50
30 min Warm Up and Technique Drills
45 min Dance Lesson
September - West Dance Studio
Theme is learning dance technique and the foundations of choreography
October - East Dance Studio
Theme is solo dances: charleston, modern, African, ballet, and solo jazz
November - West Dance Studio
Theme is partner dances: swing, salsa, bachata, waltz
December - East Dance Studio
Auditions for the Spring Showcase
Use the calendar below for the up-to-date meeting schedule - time, location, and any cancelations.
-Professional Swing Dance teacher, performer, and competitor for over 15 years
-Danced and performed with the Berea College Modern Dance Troupe for 3 years (alma mater)
Jessica "JJ" Bernal:
- East Leyden Alum, danced and performed in Orchesis her senior year
- Performed in Leyden Musicals for four years
- Choreographs for Leyden Summer Musicals