This class is designed to introduce beginning singers to a choral environment. The RCS chorus program, which begins in the middle school rotation, is designed to introduce reading music, the elements of music, posture, breathing, and how to create a healthy vocal sound as well as the use of simple percussion type instruments at all levels according to the NC Standards. The idea is to expose students to music from throughout history and from many different cultures while also including popular music. Students will not only learn songs from the curriculum, they will also help build our repertoire, or list of music we sing from. The philosophy is that all people can learn to sing and should be allowed to learn without fear of ridicule.
The dance program at RCS began in 2010. The classes are taught according to the NC Standards for dance for grades 6 through 12.
The main focus of the classes is choreography and understanding the elements of dance. At the high school level, there are opportunities for beginning and advanced dancers. High School Dance Classes began “Dance for Change” in 2013. DFC is a student choreography showcase that encourages students to use their talents for the good of others and reminds them that even though they are high school students, they have the ability to impact the world.