2017-2018 Session

September 12, 2017 - June 2, 2018

A 30-week, full year session for dancers of all ages, culminating in our annual Year-End Performance

PLEASE NOTE:
CURRENT STUDENTS have Priority Registration from July 24 - August 6

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION begins August 7
Class sizes are limited, and fill quickly
Please see the Registration page for our registration procedure

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IMPORTANT SESSION DATES:
Priority Registration: July 24 - August 6
New Student Registration: August 7
First day of the session: Tuesday, September 12
No classes on:  Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween)
                               Wednesday, Nov 22 - Saturday, Nov 25 (Thanksgiving break)
                               December 11 - January 6 (Holiday break)
                               Monday, February 19 - Saturday, February 24 (February break)
                               Monday, April 23 - Saturday, April 28 (April break)
                               Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)
Studio Rehearsal Week: Tuesday, May 29 - Thursday, May 31 (schedule TBA)
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Orion Performing Arts Center
Performance: Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 pm at OPAC
                             


Introduction to Dance (age 2)
A 6-week 30 minute movement class for grown ups and little ones to enjoy together, introducing movement, music, counting, rhythm, balance and lots of fun!

Wednesdays 10:15 - 10:45 am
$66/session

Session 1  -  Sept 13 - Oct 18
Session 2  -  Oct 25 - Dec 6 (no class 11/22)
Session 3  -  Jan 10 - Feb 14
Session 4  -  Feb 28 - April 4
Session 5  -  April 11 - May 23 (no class 4/25)

Preballet (age 3 & 4)
A 30 minute class to introduce preschoolers to the dance environment, focusing on preballet technique, dance games and creativity.

Saturday 9:00 - 9:30 (Section A) **SECTION A IS NOW FULL**
OR
Saturday 10:45 – 11:15 (Section B) **SECTION B IS NOW FULL**

Session Fee: $330
See Tuition page for payment options

Ballet/Tap Combo Class (age 4 - 6) **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**
A 45 minute introduction to both beginning ballet and beginning tap for the younger dancer - fundamental techniques to build strong dancers in both genres. Dancers age 5 & 6 who have taken this class at least once are eligible to move up to Level 1A  technique classes.

Saturday 9:45 – 10:30

Session Fee: $360
See Tuition page for payment options

Level 1a (age 5 & 6) **NEARING CAPACITY**
30 minute classes to introduce beginning dancers to the basic technique of one genre. We focus on correct alignment and terminology while maintaining a sense of fun and self-expression in the classroom. Choose one, two, or all three classes.

Ballet 1a- Monday 4:15 - 4:45 **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**

Modern 1a - Tuesday 4:15 - 4:45**THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**

Tap 1a - Wednesday 4:15 - 4:45    

Session Fee per class: $330
See Tuition page for payment options/multiple class pricing

Level 1b (age 6 - 8) **NEARING CAPACITY**
45 minute classes for those with at least one year of previous class experience, or an older beginner interested in getting started. Choose one, two, or all three classes.

Tap 1b - Monday 5:00 - 5:45 

Ballet 1b- Tuesday 5:00 - 5:45 **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**

Modern 1b - Thursday 4:15 - 5:00 **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**

Session Fee per class: $360
See Tuition page for payment options/multiple class pricing

Level 2 (age 8 - 12) **NEARING CAPACITY**
60 minute classes for the dancer ready to build upon their previous dance education, or for an older beginner interested in getting started. Choose one, two, or all three classes.

Ballet 2 - Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 

Tap 2 - Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00

Modern 2 - Thursdays 5:15 - 6:15 **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**

Session Fee per class: $390
See Tuition page for payment options/multiple class pricing

Teen Classes (13+)
75 minute classes that strengthen and challenge the teen dancer, and develop the total artist. Choose one, two, or all three classes.

Teen Ballet
Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:30  and/or Saturdays 11:30 - 12:45
A further review of the basic steps and body positions in ballet, working toward more complex steps and combinations, and an introduction to turning. Emphasis on alignment, footwork, and musicality.
2x week recommended.

Teen Modern
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:15
Incorporating more jumps, turns, floorwork and improvisation, Teen Modern blends a classical modern dance foundation with contemporary dance to
train and inspire the teen dancer.
Required for Troupe members. Dancers are encouraged to also take ballet.

Session Fee per class: $420
See Tuition page for payment options/multiple class pricing

Adult Classes

Adult Modern
Thursday 7:00 – 8:00

Dancers will be guided through exercises on the floor, in the center, and traveling, as well as phrase work & techniques for improvisation. Students will gain an understanding of anatomical principles, increase their ability to execute movement phrases, & learn to take creative risks in a supportive environment. 

Adult Ballet
Monday 7:15 – 8:15

Ballet is for everyone - in this class, beginners quickly understand basic ballet concepts, and experienced dancers will apply fundamental anatomical principles to improve technique. Students of all abilities are welcome to experience the beauty, elegance, and precision of classical ballet.

Adult Tap
Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 

Geared to meet the learner "where they're at", this class will focus on teaching solid technical basics and rhythms and build upon those basics to teach classic repertoire combined with more modern, stylized tap styles. Whether you are a beginner wanting to check off your bucket list, or returning to tap with some previous experience, you'll be making beautiful music in no time!

Drop-In Fee: $13/class
See Tuition page for class card options