Dance Artist Program

[3rd-12th grades]

Fees/Policies

Strong technique and artistry are achieved through focused and committed study over the students’ 3rd through 12th grade years.  Special workshops and field trips are offered in addition to rigorous classes in Ballet, Modern Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Pointe, and Dance Improvisation.  The Program is designed to foster physical, cognitive, social, and creative aspects of learning.  

Level placement is based on each individual student. Placement letters have been issued to returning students.  New students are welcome!  New students may enroll in Level I or may contact the Program Director for level placement.

Level I classes are open to all students in 3rd-12th grades. Students are encouraged to take both Ballet and Modern Dance on the same day with the option to also take Musical Theatre and/or Tap. Students in 6th grade and up may take Dance Improvisation. Musical Theatre and Dance Improvisation require enrollment in both Ballet and Modern Dance.

*Level II, III, and IV classes are by placement only.  We welcome new students and ask them to contact the Program Director, Shellie Chambers,  for placement.

Level II students must take both Ballet and Modern Dance (on the same day) with the option to also take Jazz, Musical Theatre, and/or Tap.  Students in 6th grade and up may take Dance Improvisation.  Students may be invited to take Preparation for Pointe. 

Level III students must take a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following:  Ballet (Ballet IIIB meets twice a week and counts as two classes), Prep for Pointe (requires enrollment in at least one Ballet class), Modern, Jazz, Tap, and/or Dance Improvisation. Classes at a lower placement level (ie. Ballet IIB, Modern IIB) may also be considered as class options. 

Level IV students must take a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following:  Ballet (Ballet IV meets twice a week and counts as two classes. Ballet IV includes pointe work and requires enrollment in the Pointe class), Modern, Jazz, Tap, and/or Dance Improvisation. Classes at a lower placement level (ie. Ballet III, Modern III) may also be considered as class options. 

Summer classes, June 1-August 1, 2020 (click here)

August 31, 2020-May 8, 2021

Ballet I, Monday 3:45-4:45
Ballet I, Thursday 4:00-5:00
Ballet IIA*, Tuesday 4:00-5:00
Ballet IIA*, Wednesday 5:04-6:05
Ballet IIB*, Monday 4:00-5:15
Ballet IIIA*, Tuesday 5:10-6:25
Ballet IIIB*, Tuesday 5:30-7:00 and Thursday 5:10-6:10
Ballet IV*, Monday 6:00-7:30 and Thursday 5:10-6:10

Modern I, Monday 4:50-5:50
Modern I, Thursday 5:05-6:05
Modern IIA*, Tuesday 5:05-6:05
Modern IIA*, Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Modern IIB*, Monday 5:20-6:20
Modern IIIA*, Monday 6:30-7:45
Modern IIIB*, Monday 6:00-7:30
Modern IV*, Tuesday 6:15-7:45

Tap I, Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Tap II*, Wednesday 6:10-7:10
Tap III*, Tuesday 6:30-7:30
Tap IV*, Wednesday 7:25-8:25

Prep for Pointe*, Wednesday 6:20-7:20
Pointe*, Wednesday 6:20-7:20
Progressing Ballet Technique*, TBA

Musical Theatre, Wednesday 5:05-6:05 (requires enrollment in both Ballet and Modern)

NEW – Hip Hop (for 1st-4th graders), Monday 5:50-6:50 (short-term, 7 classes, August 31-October 20)

Jazz II*, Thursday 4:00-5:00
Jazz III/IV*, Thursday 6:15-7:30

Dance Improvisation (for 6th-12th graders), Wednesday 5:10-6:10 (requires enrollment in both Ballet and Modern)

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