TCHS Dance

Mrs. Jenny Powell

Phone: 626-548-5040 Room 701 and Girls PE


Degrees and Certifications:

(2006) M.A. Education - University of LaVerne (2006) Single Subject Teaching Credential - University of LaVerne (2004) B.S. in Kinesiology - San Diego State University

Mrs. Jenny Powell

Hello and Welcome! I have been teaching at Temple City High School as part of the Physical Education Department since 2006. 

I currently teach three periods of Beginning Dance, one period of Advanced Dance, one period of PE, and Choreo.  


  • Beginning Dance:
    This course is designed to take previously learned movement concepts to the learning and development of the motor skills required for successful participation in dance activities. Students will be exposed to a variety of dance techniques and fundamentals in such areas as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary; that will help improve or maintain personal levels of health-related physical fitness and develop physical and artistic awareness. Students will learn about good health, body image and nutrition for the success and well-being of a dancer. Students will also understand the role that cooperation and leadership play in dance activities. In the first semester students will have the opportunity to perform in the Dance Concert.

    Advanced Dance:
    Students refine the dance skills they learned in the beginning dance class. Complex routines and moves are introduced based on skill acquisition. Students develop/demonstrate skills in choreography and performance and show the ability to be clear about aesthetic, technical and artistic choices. Through this course, students will engage in verbal discussion, video analysis, and anatomical explorations. Students learn to evaluate self-responsibility as skills levels in dance activities improve.
    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Beginning Dance or Instructor approval.

    This is a dance performance class. The students learn and choreograph their own dance routines. In the first semester, the student will participate in the dance concert and school related performances; in the second semester, the students will attend competitions, school related performances, and Choreo Showcase. Prerequisite: Selection is through the tryout procedure. School eligibility requirements apply.

    Physical Education:
    This class consists of many team and individual activities: flag football, basketball, tennis, ping-pong, badminton, softball, swimming, etc. Aerobic exercise through running is also included as a major fitness component. Students will learn that physical education promotes the benefits of fitness as a life long program.

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