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Senior Capstone Product Proposal Form 2019 

Student Name  Mariela Ramirez-Cerritos  Class Period  6 

Research Topic  Does dancing help bring high school student’s confidence up? 

Thesis Statement  Dancing is a great way to improve one’s mental health and make 
What you intend to prove   them have higher self-esteem by letting them get out of their 
comfort zone.  

Description of Product  I will be doing weekly videos of     

the dance rehearsal by posting 
it on youtube. 

Form of Product  ❏ Video/Documentary/YouTube Channel 

(Highlight all that apply)  ❏ Creation/Art Work/Tangible Item 
❏ Education 
❏ Service 
❏ Social Media Campaign (must include another selection) 
❏ Other 

Please explain your  I will be getting a group of four high school students who feel like 
product (with specific  they don’t have confidence in themselves and teaching them how 
details?)  to learn a routine by watching and practicing. After I recruit the four 
students. I will interview them twice, once about their experience 
with dance and what they personally hope to achieve by the end of 
the 5 weeks we practice.The second time will be a summary about 
the four weeks they have experienced and I will ask them if they 
have achieved any of their personal goals. Through the weeks I will 
record and post a minimum of four videos on youtube. By the end 
of it we will perform it in public on Sunday, March 10th and then a 
day after on March 11th we will go to Liberty Elementary School 
and teach the girls club there that the can express themselves 
however they want through dance. All of these things will be 
recorded and posted via youtube. 

Describe the connection  My research showed that through dance you are able to improve 
between your research  your mental health. They described that dance can be a source of 
(annotated bibliography)  freedom to express emotions and I hope that my group members 
and your product.  feel that way. 

How will you display this  I will provide many videos of the weekly progress including the 
in your digital portfolio?  interviews both before and after the project is done. I will also 
provide pictures of interactions we had in the school we will visit as 
well as videos of those moments. 

Estimate the number of  We plan to meet up two day a week for the five weeks and stay 
hours needed to  from 3:00pm until 4:30pm. I plan on trying this for the first week 
complete ALL of the  and see the progress and give more time if necessary. We will meet 
items on your to do list  up on Tuesdays which are official days we can work with the dance 
(page 2) including your  teacher and Wednesdays are our personal practices. 
final product. ​You must 
document at least ten 
(10) fieldwork hours 
outside of class. 

Explain how you will  I plan to use photos and videos to document all the progress taken 
document each and  throughout the week and through my required vlog/website. 
every step for 
completing your 

What do you hope ​to  I plan on improving my skills to teach others and help them when 
learn​ during this  they struggle. I also hope that this will improve my of self esteem 
process?  and make me feel more comfortable with myself. 
My To Do List 
Below list the steps and timeline you will ​attempt to​ follow to complete your product. As you complete 
the product,  
make additions or subtract steps as you go if and when necessary. T ​ he log will be turned in on March 
18, 2019! 

Steps  Completed by Date 

1.Interview all members and get to know more about each other.  2/11/19 

2.Start the first week of rehearsals with social dances to feel comfortable.  2/12/19 

3.Set up the Youtube with official name and post interview.  2/18/19 

4. Start the first movements for the choreography.  2/20/19 

5. Get people to support our youtube channel.  2/25/19 

6. Have date set for both the public performance and school performance  2/27/19 

7. Continue learning choreography.  3/01/19 

8.Post progress of all the practices so far.  3/04/19 

9. Give public performance and get ready for next day.  3/10/19 

10. Go to Liberty and teach the kids our choreography.  3/11/19 

Student Signature    Date   

Teacher Signature    Date   

Accepted As-Is     

Accepted With Modifications