Gifted Dance Education Program Information
The Gifted Dance Education Program is a one day a week pull-out model for identified students entering grades 3-8 and is housed at Old Donation School. Admission into the program is determined through an application and audition process. Criteria considered by the Identification Committee are based on strong potential in dance as demonstrated during the one day assessment to include rhythmic ability, movement qualities, sequencing, developmental movement patterns and creativity. Gifted dance students are presented a comprehensive curriculum which emphasizes the areas of concepts, skill development, dance history and appreciation, and creativity. Students must be enrolled in VBCPS to participate in the program.
Students currently enrolled in VBCPS must submit applications online through the school division’s Gifted Management Application System using their student ID number and login credentials. Students not currently enrolled in VBCPS will download the non-VBCPS student application and submit a completed application to Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Applications will be available beginning Sept. 3, 2019, and must be submitted by Feb. 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. Late, incomplete or faxed applications will not be processed.
- Students applying to the dance program will have a full day assessment at Old Donation School where they will audition for the dance program. Transportation & additional details will be given later. Students accepted to the dance program will begin the program during the 2019-2020 school year. The Gifted Dance Education program is a one-day-a-week pull-out program where students are bused from the neighborhoods to Old Donation School for instruction and then return to their home school in the afternoon (typically 2:45).
|Gifted Dance Education Program application for VBCPS students||Gifted Dance Education Program application for non-VBCPS students|
Gifted Dance Education timeline
|Sept. 3, 2019||Application available online for eligible students in grades 2-7|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Old Donation School Gifted Dance Education Citywide Parent Information Night at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road. Presentation at 5:00–5:30 p.m. Tours of the dance studios are 5:30-6:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 3, 2020||DEADLINE: Gifted Dance Education applications are due. VBCPS student’s application is to be submitted online no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
Non-VBCPS applications are due to Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road no later than 4:00 p.m. (Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.)
|Apr. 20 – 30, 2020||Gifted Dance Education Full Day Assessment at Old Donation School|
|May 1, 2020||Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee meeting|
|May 6, 2020||Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians|
|May 15, 2020||DEADLINE: Appeals of Gifted Dance Education Identification/Selection Committee decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to Dr. Kelly Hedrick, Principal at Old Donation School, no later than 4:00 p.m.|
|May 19, 2020||Letters of Intent due to Old Donation School|
|May 20, 2020||Gifted Dance Education Appeals Committee meets|
|May 26, 2020
June 4, 2020
|Gifted Dance Education Appeals Identification/Selection Committee decision letters emailed to parents/guardians
Deadline for Gifted Dance Education second-level appeals. Due by 4 p.m. to the Director for the Office of Gifted Programs, in the School Administration Building at 2512 George Mason Drive.