Department of Dance

At a performance of TU dance at the Cowles Center
  • We have one 2 year IB Dance class and alternate a one semester Beginning and Beginning/Intermediate Dance at HPSHS. Residencies with local dance companies, guest artists and field trips to local dance performances are an integral part of our program. We study a variety of traditional dance forms -- Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Swing and Latin Social as well as other diverse styles taught by guest artists.

    The International Baccalaureate program at Highland Park Senior High is one of only three programs in Minnesota that include an IB dance program, started by Charlotte Landreau, Former IB Diploma Coordinator and currently led by Matthew Keefe.


Beginning Dance class