BFHS Dance Program

The Dance Department at Benjamin Franklin Charter School does "it big". We cover multiple genres of dance. Competitions, community outreach, dance retreats, cultural experiences, choreography, dance festivals and student leadership all contribute for an invigorating learning experience. We "do it right". Classical ballet is our backbone and we strive for perfection in our technique every day. We "do it with style". Students are encouraged to explore their creativity and achieve personal growth in the performing arts.

Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.

 Fred Astaire

BFHS Cheerleaders in the school gym, cheering on atheletes

Achievements

  • AZ State Cheer and Pom Tournament Champions 2019, 2020
  • 2019 AIA State runner-ups, 2020 AIA State Finalist, 2021 AIA State Finalist
  • AZ State Cheer and Pom Tournament soloist state champion and runner-up
  • Spring It on overall high score and Competition Champion in Lyrical
  • 2019 USA Nationals Runner-Up in Hip Hop, 2021 USA Nationals 3rd Place in Hip Hop
  • "Creative Choreography" Award for the AIA State Championship 2022
  • Runner-Up UDA Cactus Cup 2022 
  • "Best Costume" UDA Cactus Cup
  • 2017 production of the Nutcracker

Programs:

  • Introduction to Classical Ballet and Jazz: Intro to ballet and jazz technique, performs in our Fall and Spring concerts.
  • Intermediate Dance (audition required): Builds upon principles learned in Intro, performs in our Fall and Spring concerts and additional school performances.
  • Advanced Dance (audition required): Advanced technique and choreography. Performs in concerts, some games and special assemblies, special ensembles and solos given. Performs for adjudication at dance festivals.
  • Pointe: For those who would like to advance in ballet. This is outside of our curricular classes and students are selected based on ballet skill level, experience, and interest in the program. A small monthly fee is required as well as pointe shoe purchase.
  • Ballroom: Introduction to many styles (including but not limited to: waltz, tango, rumba, samba, salsa, etc...) performs at concerts and some school events.
  • Advanced Ballroom (audition only): For those who have progressed beyond the ballroom basics and have a desire to perform and compete.
  • Junior Dance Company (audition required 7th-10th graders): Performance based group, may take in addition to a class listed above. Performs for JV and Middle School games, concerts, and events inside and outside the school.
  • Chargerettes (audition required) High School Only: Varsity Pom team. Competes state-wide and nationally. Performs at Varsity athletic events, school functions, community events, and school concerts.

Benjamin Franklin High School

Contact

18864 E. Germann Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 558-1197
Attendance Hotline: (480) 427-3991

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:55am - 2:25pm M-F
    • If a student has a zero hour, school starts at 7:00am
    • If a student has a 7th hour, school ends at 3:20pm
  • Front Office: 6:30am - 3:30pm M-F

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: John Allen
 
Assistant Principal: Jonathan Fong
 
Assistant Principal: Kristine Pullins
 
Assistant Principal: Michele Landis
 
Office Manager: Bianca Lombard
 
Registrar: Sharon Turgeon

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