2019-2020 Season

A full season of dance (September - June) for students of all ages


Priority registration for current students only begins August 1.
General registration for new students will begin on August 12.

Class sizes are limited, and fill quickly - please visit the Registration page for details


2019-2020 Schedule

September 9, 2019 - June 6, 2020

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Important Session Dates:

Mon, September 9: classes begin
Thurs, October 31: no classes (Halloween)
Mon, November 25 - Sat, November 30: no regular classes (Thanksgiving week)
Mon, November 25: Halloween make up date for Thursday classes
Tues, November 26: make up date as needed
Mon, December 23 - Sat, January 4: no classes (Winter break)
Mon, January 6: classes resume
Mon, February 17 - Sat, February 22: no classes (February break)
Mon, April 20 - Sat, April 25: no classes (April break)
Mon, May 25: no classes (Memorial Day)
Tues, May 26 - Saturday, May 30: make up days as needed
Mon, June 1 - Tues, June 3: Studio rehearsal dates as needed
Thurs, June 4: Act 2 dress rehearsal at Orion PAC
Fri, June 5: Act 1 dress rehearsal at Orion PAC
Sat, June 6: 2:00 pm performance at Orion PAC

Class Descriptions

** This schedule is subject to change based on enrollment. All class placements are at the discretion of the director.**


Introductory and Preballet Classes

Move with Me (age 2 with a caregiver)
Children are natural movers - this class brings caregiver and child together for 30 minutes to focus on creativity and play through developmentally appropriate movement concepts. Support the physical, cognitive, and emotional development of your child by enrolling in one of our 5 week sessions!

Tuesdays 10:15 - 10:45

Session 1: Sept 10 - Oct 8
Session 2: Oct 15 - Nov 12
Session 3: Nov 19 - Dec 17 (there is class on 11/26)

Session Fee: $55/per session
2020 Move with Me class session schedule TBA

Preballet (age 3 & 4)
A 30-minute class to introduce preschoolers to the dance class environment, focusing the fundamental elements of dance, preballet technique and plenty of dance games and creativity to build a happy relationship with movement!
Dancers must be aged 3 as of September 1, 2019.
Choose one:

Tuesday 9:30 - 10:00 am
or
Saturday 9:00 – 9:30 am **THIS CLASS IS FULL/WAITLIST CAPPED**
Session Fee: $378 (see Tuition for payment options)

Ballet/Tap Combo Class (age 4.5 & 5) **THIS CLASS IS 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 must be aged 4 as of March 2019.

Saturday 9:45 - 10:30
Session Fee: $414 (see Tuition for payment options)


Ballet

With a 400 + year history, ballet is rich in style and tradition. Our ballet classes focus on developmentally appropriate technique for each age level, building a solid physical foundation while developing personal style and artistry.

Level 2b (ages 10-12)
Thursday 5:15 - 6:15
Previous experience recommended.
Twice a week is recommended for this level, add Monday 5:15 when possible
Session Fee (1x week): $450 (see Tuition for payment options)
Session Fee (2x week): $855 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 3 (ages 13+)
Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 Previous experience recommended
Session Fee (1x week): $486 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 1a (ages 5-7)
Choose one:
Thursday 4:00 - 4:30 **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
or
Friday 4:15 - 4:45 **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Session Fee: $378 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 1b (ages 7-9) **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Monday 4:15 - 5:00
Session Fee: $414 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 2a (ages 8-11)
Monday 5:15 - 6:15
Session Fee: $450 (see Tuition for payment options)


Tap

Tappers make music with their feet! Our tap program builds a dancer’s tap vocabulary, rhythmic ability, and improvisational skills, drawing from the rich history of tap dance in America, and giving dancers a chance to flex their creative muscles.

Level 2a/b (ages 8-12)
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 Previous experience recommended.
Session Fee: $450 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 1a (ages 5-7) **NEARING CAPACITY**
Friday 5:00 - 5:30
Session Fee: $378 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 1b (ages 7-9)
Saturday 10:45 - 11:30
Session Fee: $414 (see Tuition for payment options)


Modern

What is modern dance? At only 140 years old, modern is a “young” art form that nevertheless has many variations. At The Moving Company, our modern dancers study and incorporate the fundamental elements of dance (body, energy, space and time) into their modern technique, learning from both current and historical modern dance styles, as well as learning improvisational and choreographic skills.

Level 2b (ages 10-12)
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00
Session Fee: $450 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 3 (ages 13+)
Wednesday 5:15 - 6:30 Previous experience recommended
Session Fee: $486 (see Tuition for payment options)

Troupe
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30
Invitation only, must be also enrolled in the preceding modern class to participate. Ballet is also strongly recommended.

Level 1a (ages 5-7) **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Thursday 4:45 - 5:15
Session Fee: $378 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 1b (ages 7-9) **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:00
Session Fee: $414 (see Tuition for payment options)

Level 2a (ages 8-11) **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Wednesday 4:15 - 5:15
Session Fee: $450 (see Tuition for payment options)


Adult Classes (18 +)

Our drop-in adult program is for all students, whether you are crossing off a “bucket list” item, "used to dance” a long time ago, or just love to move - come dance with us! Due to the drop-in nature of these classes (join us whenever you can!), we must have a minimum of two students to run class (so bring a friend!). Contact Us with questions!

Adult class cost: $13/class or prepurchase 5 classes for $60 ($12/class). Class cards available from teacher at class time.

Adult Tap - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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!

Adult Modern - Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm
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 - Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ballet is for everyone! In this class, students of all abilities are welcome to experience the beauty, elegance, and precision of classical ballet. Class will follow the traditional format of barre, center, and across the floor technique. Students will apply fundamental anatomical principles to improve their technique and refine their artistry as they increase their familiarity with the movement vocabulary of ballet.

NEW: SIX WEEK SERIES!

The Moving Company is proud to add our NEW Six Week Series to the 2019-2020 schedule! Our Six Week Series classes will feature a variety opportunities not available in our regular class schedule for different ages and abilities. First up, thanks to incredible popular demand:

Beginner Tween Tap - Friday 5:45 - 6:30 (Sept 13 - Oct 18)
Absolute beginner tappers aged 9-12 will learn the important fundamentals of tap dance with teacher Liz Rancourt-Smith, exploring rhythm and musicality with sound technique, in preparation to join a regularly scheduled class. Think of it as tap dance boot camp (with fewer pushups)!

Registration required
$12/class weekly OR $65 session paid in full

Coming soon in the Six Week Series:

- Beginning TEEN Tap
- Progressing Ballet Technique
- Choreography Concepts (ft. Student Showcase)
- and more!