Dance Class Schedule 2019/2020

Fall classes begin Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019
Recital Date 2020 is Saturday, June 20, 2020
FYI... when it comes to Tap; "Barre" is a level of tap exercises done at the Barre.  The higher the number - the more advanced the class.

To find a class by age range please see Class Descriptions >>

MONDAY

STUDIO A

10:45-11:30: 3-4 yr old, Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet w/ Peg

4:30 – 5:15: 8-13 yr old, Drama w/ Karen
5:30 – 6:30: 7-10 yr old HipHop/Cheer w/ Stephanie
6:30 – 7:30: 11-14 yr old HipHop/Cheer w/ Stephanie
7:30 – 8:30: Teen/Adult Back Up Series w/ Jenn +

 

STUDIO B

 

4:30-5:15: 6-8 yr old, Ballet/Tap w/ Peg
5:30-6:15: 4-6 yr old, Ballet/Tap w/ Peg
6:30-7:30: 7-10 yr old Back Up Dancer Series w/ Jenn
7:30-8:15: Teen/Adult Belly Fitness w/ Nyree (f)

TUESDAY

STUDIO A

10:45 –11:30: 3-5 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz w/ Jayne

4:30 – 5:15: 3-6 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz w/ Jayne
5:15 – 6:00: 6-9 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz w/ Jayne
6:00 – 6:45: 10-14 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz w/ Jayne
6:45 – 7:45: Teen/Adult Int/Adv Tap w/ Jayne +

STUDIO B

 

4:30 – 5:15: 9-11 yr old Ballet/Lyrical w/ Peg
5:30 – 6:15: MS Ballet/Lyrical w/ Peg   
6:15 – 7:00: HS Ballet/Lyrical w/ Peg
7:00 – 8:00: HS/Adult Ballet Fitness (Only 2nd Tuesday of month)* w/ Peg

WEDNESDAY

STUDIO A

 

3:30 – 4:30: MS/HS/Adult Beginning Tap /Jazz w/ Jayne +
4:30 – 5:15: 5 -7 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz w/ Jayne
5:15 – 6:15: Teen/Adult Intermediate Tap w/ Jayne +
6:15 – 7:00: Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap w/ Jayne +
7:00 – 8:30: Adult Lyrical Jazz “Fosse Style” w/ Jayne & Peg +

STUDIO B

10:00 – 10:45: 3 yr old, Combo Class w/ Stephanie
11:00 – 11:45: 4 yr old, Combo Class w/ Stephanie

4:30 – 5:15: 4-6 yr old Hawaiian Dance w/ Karen
6:00 – 6:45: PreK-Grade4 Bolllywood w/ Shruti

6:45 - 7:45: Teen/Adult Modern Fusion w/ Aariel +

THURSDAY

STUDIO A

 

5:15 – 6:00: 4 - 6 yr old, Tap/Jazz/Ballet w/ Jayne
6:00 – 7:00: Teen/Adult Bollywood w/Shruti +

STUDIO B

10:00 – 10:45: 4-6 yr old Ballet/Tap w/ Tracy
11:00 – 11:45: 2-3 yr old Creative Movement w/ Tracy

5:00 – 5:45: 6-9 yr old, HipHop w/ Bethany
5:45 – 6:30: 4-7 yr old, HipHop w/ Bethany
6:30 – 7:15: 9-12 yr old HipHop w/ Bethany
7:15 – 8:00: Teen/Adult Country Line Dance w/ Bethany +

FRIDAY

STUDIO A

Watch for these upcoming workshops:

  • Student Choreography Guidance
  • All Teacher Workshops (all teachers - all styles)
  • Art and Dance

STUDIO B

 

7:00 – 7:45: Teen/Adult Belly Fitness w/ Nyree (f)

SATURDAY

STUDIO A

10:00 – 10:45: 7–10 yr old. Hawaiian Dance Classes w/ Karen
11:00 – 11:45: 11 yr old – Adult Hawaiian Classes w/ Karen +

STUDIO B

9:00 – 10:00: Teen/Adult Bollywood w/ Shruti +
10:00 – 11:00: 
Teen/Adult Belly Dance with Nyree +

 

Remember, all classes can be made up at any age appropriate class.

Symbol Key

+       Classes can be combined for an additional $35 per month

*        Ballet Fitness $15 a class

#       Pointe Class $15 when combined with an additional ballet class

(f)      Belly Fitness - $10 drop in or $45 a month (belly fitness is twice a week class) No recital performance.

(d)     Drama Class $45

MS - Middle School age     HS - High School age

 

NOTE: All tuition is due the 1st dance class of the month. If you pay after the 15th of the following month, a late fee may be added to your tuition.

Over the 10 month dance year the class days per month average out to 4 per month. Tuition is based on the average and therefore is not decreased for short months nor increased for 5 week months. Tuition is not reduced for missed classes unless the absence is prolonged, and the bookkeeper is notified. Missed classes can be made up in any age appropriate class.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Registration/Open House: Thursday August 22,2019 4-8pm
  • Classes Begin: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
  • Halloween: Thursday October 31, 2019 – No Classes
  • Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 – Saturday Nov. 30, 2019
  • Christmas Break: Saturday Dec. 23, 2019 – Thursday Jan. 4, 2020 ( Halloween Make Up – Jan 2)
  • Spring Break: Monday, April 13 - Sunday, April 18, 2020

 

RECITAL  2019 (Please mark these dates on your calendar)

Pictures: TBA

Dress Rehearsals: Wednesday, June 17 & Thursday, June 18 at Cedarcrest High School

RECITAL: SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 AT CEDARCREST HIGH SCHOOL

CLASS TUITION & FEES

Registration Fee - $25 per student or $40 per family per dance year (Sept thru June)

First class per week - $65 per month for first classes

Additional class or family member - $45 per month for per additional classes     

Dance Class Drop in Fee - $20 (All drop in fees are due at the beginning of each class) ($40 for 2 hour classes)

Costume Deposit - $50 per student per class due Dec 10th (costume deposits are non-refundable, see info below)

(f) and (d) – Please see Symbol Key for explanation of Drama and Belly Fitness Class Prices

Tuition Discount - Receive 10% off when you pay for a year’s tuition in full (payment is non-refundable)

$20 fee for all returned checks We accept cash or check payments at the studio only. Credit/Debit can be used online.

Classes with 4 students or less will be moved or canceled. Class spots will not be held for fall sports.

In most cases, except in the event of a power outage, there will be an updated message on the studio answering machine, website, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter if classes need to be canceled because of the weather or other emergency. Usually if school is canceled, dance will also be canceled. Check by calling 425-844-9086 or check the web.

You are required to make a $50 costume deposit (per student per class) in December (due by Dec. 10th) or a costume will not be ordered for you or your child. This deposit is non-refundable and goes towards the final cost       of your costumes (including sales tax and shipping/handling). Each student will be required to participate in either the opening number or finale number, in addition to your class dance.

3-4 yr old, Creative Movement

Creative Movement introduces the child to moving with the music, using both children’s songs and classical music. Locomotor actions (walk, run, jump, turn, slow, fast) and being part of a group activity will be taught in the class. This requires the child to be able to separate from the parent, use listening skills and follow the teachers directions. Pretend play and imagination will be integral parts of this class. Children will be introduced to classical ballet music, ballet stories, positions of the feet and arms, and learn how to plie and tendu. Proper ballet slippers required, along with dance attire (no jeans, coveralls, or long play dresses). Dress up (provided by the teacher) will be used on occasion. A performance piece will be taught, along with the opening number, to be performed in the June dance recital.

8-13 yr old, Drama

This class is designed to help kids take the stage. Actors will focus on building self-confidence and character, as well as strong speaking, literacy, empathy, and acting skills through the fun and creativity of drama. Each week will cover a different aspect of the stage: monologues, scene work, auditions and more.

HipHop/Cheer

This is a high energy dance class, from street dance, to incorporate cheer moves and technique. We focus on different styles and moves. The hip hop element allows the student to personalize their style, and the cheer still keeps the structure! Our class is to help build confidence and personal style, all while having fun.

Backup Dancer with Jenn

The 1 Hour Class begins with a warm up soundtracked to our featured artist for the evening. Expect moves that progressively gets your heart pumping and brain working including isolations, pliés, stretching, abs, and pushup variations.

After warm up we’ll do some across the floor to work on some of the moving steps within our choreography and then on to the center of the floor for the choreography. You’ll learn the choreography to the entire featured song. Moves are modeled after what the backup dancer would be doing on stage.

6-8 yr old, Ballet/Tap with Peg

This dance combination class teaches basic ballet and tap steps to elementary school ages 7-8. Barre work and center floor combinations will be used to re-enforce learning dance routines. Students will increase their physical strength, flexibility and stamina. This class will cultivate an interest in dance performance and a feeling of accomplishment. Dancers will perform one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

Ballet/Tap, 4-6 yr. olds

Class time will be divided into teaching ballet for the first 25 minutes of class, with the rest for tap dancing. Ballet instruction will include barre work (plies, tendus, passe, arabesque) and learning ballet positions. Tap will use the Al Gilbert graded technique, learning shuffles, ball change and flaps, along with across the floor moves. Both ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers will be taught one dance and participate in the group opening number in the June dance recital. An in-house dance will also be taught.

Belly Fitness

If you're tired of the same old exercise routine, why not give belly fitness a try? No prior belly dance experience is necessary. This friendly and easy class is perfect for everyone, from beginners to advanced belly dancers. You will get a good workout while learning muscle control, especially the core muscles, improve balance, and achieve more self-confidence. Come once or twice a week for the same low monthly cost. Or drop in either on a Monday or a Friday evening for $10 to give this 45-minute fun exercise class a try. Whether it's to get in shape or stay in shape, come have fun with us in Belly Fitness!

3-5 yr. old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

This class introduces very young students to tap, jazz, and ballet. Students learn basic tap and ballet steps, while increasing their physical stamina, and listening skills in a class setting. Fun dance related activities will also be included. One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Opening number for the show.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

3-6 yr. old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Dance techniques for all three styles, tap, jazz, and ballet, are taught for this age group in a fun accepting environment. Students practice listening skills, learn how to follow directions, and work on balance, strength and coordination. Dancers perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

6-9 yr. old Tap/Jazz/Ballet

Dance combinations for 6-9 yr. olds is more structured than the younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

10-14 yr old, Tap/Ballet/Jazz with Jayne

This class builds on having some knowledge of dance, but previous experience is not required. Dancers will assume more responsibility for themselves, working on their memory skills while learning more challenging dance combinations as well as working to coordinate dance with music. This class will perform two dance numbers in the June recital, and will participate in either the opening or finale group number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required.

Tap

Tap dance is a unique style of dance incorporating upper body movement in a jazz type dance and specific footwork producing sounds of rhythm, beats and syncopation. Skill level and experience decides which class each dancer should be in.
*Tap shoes required for this class

9-11 yr old Ballet/Lyrical

This combination class will teach both ballet and tap steps and dance terminology for elementary school ages 9-11. Previous dance experience would be helpful, but not necessary as fundamental skills will be taught, along with expanding into dance combinations learned in the center. Barre work will be used for learning steps in ballet and tap. One dance will be performed in Recital, along with the group opening number. An additional dance will be taught to perform for an in-house performance at the end of the year.
*Leather ballet slippers and tap shoes required.

MS Ballet/Lyrical

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dancing for middle school age students, grades 6-8. Previous experience in ballet would be helpful, but not required, as fundamental skills will be taught at the barre and center floor. Warm-up stretches, along with learning dance combinations, will be included each class. One week the class will study ballet, the alternating week will be lyrical style. This class will learn two dances, one ballet, one lyrical, to perform in the annual Recital, along with participating in the Finale number.
*Leather ballet slippers, and jazz shoes required.

HS Ballet/Lyrical

This class will teach both ballet and lyrical style of dance to high school age students. Previous ballet experience required, as the class will be focusing on more challenging dance combinations, turns, and leaps. Ballet barre and lyrical floor work will be included. Some students will be preparing for pointe work, This class will learn two dances to perform in Recital, one ballet number and one lyrical, along with participating in the Finale.
*Leather ballet slippers, jazz shoes, and stretch bands required.

HS/Adult Ballet Fitness

This class offers gentle stretching, along with basic ballet barre work to strengthen the back, legs and arms. A simple ballet combination will be taught to “feel” classical music. Prior knowledge of ballet is helpful, but not required. No dress code, but proper leather ballet slippers required. This is a non-performance class that will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of the month.

5-7 yr. old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

Dance combinations for 5-7 yr. olds is more structured than the much younger classes. Both tap and ballet techniques include barre work and center floor. Jazz instruction will teach basic jazz exercises and steps. Students will work on increasing their physical strength and flexibility. Dancers in this class will perform one number in the June recital and participate in the group opening number.

Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes required

Teen/Adult Beg/Int Tap

Using the Al Gilbert methodology for tap instruction, adults of all ages are encouraged to learn tap dancing. Besides improving strength and flexibility, dancing is a great way to exercise the brain by memorizing steps, combinations and counts. This class will teach and improve a dancer’s rhythm and tempo combining sound and movement to music to create “dance”.  One dance will be performed in the June recital, and this class will participate in the group Finale number.

Tap shoes required.

Adult Lyrical Jazz "Fosse Style"

This class for older teens and adults of all ages and focuses on two elements—building physical strength, flexibility, and stamina using jazz style warm-up techniques, and learning a Bob Fosse inspired dance number to perform for the June dance recital. Dance experience is helpful, but not required for this class. Dancers will also learn the group Finale dance for recital.

Jazz shoes or jazz sneakers suggested for this class.

Combo Class

This is a fun 45 minute creative movement class to introduce your toddler to the world of dance, all while using a very playful interaction with other students. We do both soft shoe (ballet) and tap.

4-6 yr old Hawaiian Dance Class

During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Teen/Adult Modern Fusion A

For those of you who just can’t choose one style of dance, why not come try Modern Fusion? The main focus of Modern Fusion is learning how to “sing” with your body by using different movement styles to express feelings and tell stories. In order to perform unique choreography, we learn techniques from modern dance as a base for this class but also will take inspiration from many different styles such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and more. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

4-6 yr. old Tap/Ballet/Jazz

This dance combination class introduces the basics of each dance style and helps ignite the joy of dancing in young hearts. Dancers focus on age appropriate techniques—toes and heels, front and back, right and left, slow and fast, as well as tempos, patterns and combinations of movements. Dancers in this class perform one dance number and participate in the group opening number in the June recital.
Tap shoes and leather or canvas ballet shoes required.

Teen/Adult Bollywood

Bollywood dancing is an amalgamation of folk, Classical and even western dance forms making it very fun and energetic form of dance. Songs are accentuated using strong beats with emphasis on the emotion of the song as they are generally part of a storyline in a movie. There are no rules and anyone can dance!

4-6 yr old Ballet/Tap

In this combination class, your 4-6 year old will step into the magical world of dance, letting their imaginations soar as they learn the basics of ballet and tap. We will focus on learning technique, listening to the music, and loving the art of dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

2-3 yr old Creative Movement

Come stomp like a dinosaur and soar like a butterfly in this fun class for 2-3 year olds! Pretend play and imagination is integral as we focus on gross motor skills, basic ballet techniques, and moving with the music (both children's songs and classical music). We will occasionally incorporate dress-up and stories to spark children's imagination. We will also work on listening, participating in a group, as well as separating from parents. Ballet shoes are required. Children will learn one performance piece for the June recital, in addition to the group opening number.

HipHop

Fun and energetic style of dance that will get everyone clapping along. This class will include a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, students will learn a hiphop dance to perform in the annual recital. Open to girls and boys.

Teen/Adult Country Line Dance

Can I get a yeehaw? This class is perfect for all levels of dance, from completely new to advanced dancer! Guaranteed a fun workout while learning some country line dance moves. Class will begin with a warm up and across the floor combinations. In addition, you will learn a country line dance for the annual recital.

7–10 yr old. Hawaiian Dance Class

During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

11yrs old-Adult Hawaiian Classes

This is a beginner class for students age 11 years and older. During class, dancers will be immersed in the culture and music of Hawaii. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula techniques that include proper posture, steps, and hand movements. Students will also learn oli (chant), including technique and style used in the traditional protocol. Wear a swishy skirt and join the fun!

Belly Dance

This belly dance class is for beginning and intermediate students. Expect to have lots of fun and laughter while you sweat and learn to move your body in new ways. This year, we will learn at least two different styles of dance and choreographies. We (as a group) may choose to do one or both dances for our recital in June.