Lyndon Institute
An independent day and boarding school for grades 9 - 12 located in northeastern Vermont
Students at Lyndon Institute are able to join dance club whether they are/are not enrolled in a dance class.  In dance club, students will learn about their body and safe movement practices and gain experience in a particular style/genre of dance and create a choreography to be performed at the winter and spring recitals. This club meets on Mondays from 3-3:30pm in the Town House.

Students at Lyndon Institute are able to join tap club whether they have/have not tapped before.  Students in tap club will play with percussive body movement, gain a better understanding of tempo and musicality, and create a choreography with tap terminology to be performed in the winter and spring recitals.  This club meets on Mondays from 3:30-4pm in the Town House.

Students at Lyndon Institute who have solid foundation in ballet techniques have the opportunity to join pointe club. In this club students execute combinations at the barre and in the center to enhance their technical skills and work on choreography in classical pointe style as well as more contemporary approaches on pointe. Choreography set in the fall semester will be performed in the winter recital and choreography set in the spring semester will be performed in the spring recital. Pointe club meets during lunch 6th pd on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays each week.

Students at Lyndon Institute have the opportunity to study some forms of hip hop/break dance in their fall curriculum but as an extension of this work, also have the opportunity to join hip hop club after school if they so choose.  In hip hop, students can tailor the styles of hip hop they are interested into a group choreography.  It is a collaborative club that meets Mondays in the Town House from 4-4:30pm to put together a hip hop exploration for the winter and spring recitals.

Dance Clubs will meet for assigned times on Mondays during the school year...
Mrs. McGregor reserves the right to reschedule any club meeting time due to meetings she needs to attend, special events occurring on a particular Monday where many student participants may not be able to attend the rehearsal time, illness, etc.  If Mrs. McGregor needs to reschedule or schedule another rehearsal for a club, she would most likely move the club rehearsal time(s) to another day after school that week if it is possible in her schedule or the student(s) could come in to work during Open Time.  Notification will be posted on the school's morning announcements and in her classroom on the whiteboard.  She will try to give 1 weeks notice if possible so the most student dancers can attend the make-up club meeting time.

Open Space is a scheduled block of time for students to come in and make up missed work, get extra help on assignments, work on group/solo projects or choreography, student portfolios, own dance work, etc. If the scheduled time does not work as listed on the agenda whiteboard's "Week At A Glance" in the front of the classroom, the dance student must see Mrs. McGregor to set a time to meet that works for both student and teacher.  Mrs. McGregor can also be available if no other meeting/event is occurring before school, after school another day of the week if free, or during 1st or 5th period.

Extra-Curriculars for dance at Lyndon Institute include:
Annual Big Game (Rival Football Game between STJA and LI) Half Time Show (October)
Annual LI Talent Show (fall)
Open Houses (fall)
8th Grade Day (spring)
Teaching and Performing at CNSU After School Programs (throughout the school year)
Tours at about 15 Local Elementary and Middle Schools Annually (throughout the school year)
Participation and Assistance at the Annual Vermont State Dance Festival (November)
Annual Student Dance Showcase (spring)
Competitions (spring - if Company chooses to participate and dates for closer event match our calendar)
Guest Performances at Local, Statewide, or Community Events (upon request during the school year - Burke Spritzer, YTM, Relay for Life, Special Olympics, etc.)


Lyndon Institute
168 Institute Circle
P.O. Box 127
Lyndon Center, VT  05850
844-277-1645 (toll-free)
802-535-3636 (local)
“Per Aspera Ad Astra” - through hard work you reach the stars.
Lyndon Institute is a comprehensive, independent high school providing thoughtful and rigorous preparation for students of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and beyond to reach their intellectual, creative and physical potential.