Taylor, Jessica

Welcome to Mrs. Taylor's Class!

Grades: 9, 10, 11 & 12
Subject: Introduction to Dance, Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3, Dance 4, Dance Academy

Contact Information
Email Address: jetaylor@pway.org
Phone number: (732) 981-0700

Sand dunes

Live, Love, Inspire, Create, Respect

"To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin."

- bell hooks

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited to be teaching in my twelfth year at PHS. This summer I had the opportunity to rewrite all of the dance curricula. I am very excited to share all of the new changes and my knowledge with you throughout the school year.

Please reference the Schoology page for your class often. There you can also find course documents, homework assignments, rehearsal dates for the Spring Dance Concert in May, and any other performance opportunities that may come up throughout the year.

I'm looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Taylor's Info:

Mrs. Taylor, a.k.a "Ms. P" or "Ms. T", is a professional dancer, choreographer, dance coach and educator with over 25 years of extensive training in modern, jazz, improvisation, choreography and performance art. She holds an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in association with The American Dance Festival (Duke University), The Frankfurt Conservatory of Performing Arts (Germany) and The Forsythe Company (Germany), and a BA in Dance/Performance Studies from Roger Williams University. Currently she is the Dance Director at Piscataway High School, where, for the last twelve years, she has worked as the sole dance educator in the district, building a full-time dance elective program from the ground up. She is also the musical choreographer and coach of the Chiefs Dance Team.

Important Parent/Guardian Information!!!

This year's Spring Dance Concerts will take place on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th at 7:00pm at the PHS Performing Arts Center. Please check the Dance Student Handbook, located on Schoology, for the class syllabus and more information regarding classroom expectations, rehearsals and grading policies.

Mrs. Taylor's Schedule

Period 2 - Dance Academy
Period 3 - Dance 3/4
Period 4 - Intro to Dance
Period 5 - Intro to Dance
Period 6 - Dance 1