Olympia

High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Extra Credit

Wearing a Costume

  • Bonus points are awarded for costumes related to the dance or time period.
  • Costumes must meet the OHS Dress Code.
  • .5 to 2 EC points can be earned per day

Teaching a Dance

  • Students can discuss a dance topic to teach individually or with a partner to receive extra credit.
  • Students need to see Mrs. Garrison to further discuss this option and find an appropriate time to follow through with this opportunity.
  • Students must follow-through on their assignment day to teach or point deductions will ensue

Making a CD

Each student can make up to 2 CDs per semester following the details below . . .

  • This CD must be a CD that Mrs. Garrison can keep and use for the Dancing Through the Decades class this year and in the future.
  • The CD needs to be labeled with the type of music it contains (1950's, Country Western, Paso Doble, etc.).
  • Please group the similiar music together (Samba music, then Salsa music, then Merengue music, etc.)
  • Please number the songs and list the song title, artist, song length, and if you know bpm (beats per minute)
  • Also, please label the case and/or CD with the song title and artist (if avilable)
  • The CD needs to include a minimum of 15 songs or 45 minutes of playing time
  • Of couse the lyrics are school appropriate (free from swearing and innappropriate content)!
  • If the CD follows the directions above, it will be equivalent to a PE make-up or a day in class (4 points for particpation).
  • Remeber that PE make-ups can only be earned for days that are excused. If students do not need PE make-up days, then the points will be added as extra credit for the week that CD is turned in.

Below are a list of music time periods or genres that I can use more of

1800s music:

  • Schottische
  • Waltz (this must be in 3/4 time or it will not work)

1900-1919 music:

  • Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Castle Walk (I don't have any music for this)

1920s music:

  • Black Bottom
  • Lindy Hop
  • Jive

1930s music:

  • Balboa
  • Big Apple (I don't have any music for this)
  • Jitterbug
  • Rumba
  • Paso Doble (I don't have any of this, so I could use a couple CD's with this on it)


1940s music:

  • Samba
  • Mambo
  • Swing

1950's music:

I really need 50s music--I am lacking in music for the first 5 items below:

  • Conga
  • Bunny Hop
  • Stroll
  • Madison
  • Merengue
  • Cha-Cha
  • Bosa Nova

1960s music:

I really need 60s music, especially for all of the Fad dances listed below:

  • Salsa
  • Twist
  • Misc. 60s Fad dances: Monkey, Pony, Swim, Jerk, Mashed Potato, Skate, Shimmy, etc.
  • Bachata

1970s music:

  • Anything disco
  • Chicken Dance (different versions would be ideal)

1980s music:

  • New Kids on the Block
  • Break Dancing music
  • Anything Michael Jackson
  • Cindi Lauper

1990s music:

  • Lambada
  • Any Country Western music

Artist/Band ideas include:

  • Brittney Spears
  • N'Sync
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Faith Hill
  • Shania Twain

Current music:

  • Pop
  • Hip-hop (clean)
  • Rock
  • Alternative

Artist/Band ideas include:

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Rhianna
  • Pink
  • Fergie/Black Eyed Peas
  • Lady GaGa
  • LMAFO