BALLET / CLASSICAL BALLET / TAP / JAZZ / STEP/HIP HOP / CLOGGING / TARA TWIRLS

We offer a variety of dance classes for all ages, experience levels and genres of dance, including ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre. All classes are taught by experienced instructors. At the beginning of the season, dancers are placed in classes that they will remain in for the full academic year. For their safety, our class structure is arranged by ability and not by age. Students over the age of seven require placement by the dance faculty to determine their appropriate level for Ballet I-IV, Tap I-III and Jazz I-III before they can register for classes.

YEAR-ROUND CLASSES

Pre-Ballet and Tap

Creative Movement and Tap 1

Mondays, August 24, 2020 – May 16, 2021
3:15pm – 4pm
Students get a first experience in motion, develop coordination, a sense of rhythm and awareness of space around them through musical games and storytelling in movement. Tap is also introduced. Ballet and tap shoes are required.
Ages: 3 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size:  8 Max.

Cost: Members $210 per year / Non-Members $240 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Creative Movement and Tap 2

Wednesdays, August 26, 2020 – May 16, 2021
3:15pm – 4pm
Students get a first experience in motion, develop coordination, a sense of rhythm and awareness of space around them through musical games and storytelling in movement. Tap is also introduced. Ballet and tap shoes are required.
Ages: 4 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size:  8 Max.

Cost: Members $210 per year / Non-Members $240 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Pre-Ballet and Tap 1 & 2

Thursdays, August 27, 2020 – May 16, 2021
3:15pm – 4pm
Pre–ballet classes awaken the child to music and dance, coordination and spatial/motor skills and introduce basic classical ballet positions. Tap is also introduced as part of this class. Ballet and tap shoes are required
Ages: 6 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size:  10 Max.

Cost: Members $210 per year / Non-Members $240 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)

Dress Code for Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet:
Girls:
· Solid colored leotard in dancer’s choice of color (please no patterns or designs), attached skirt is allowed but not required.
· Pink ballet tights.
· Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.
· Black patent leather tap shoes are required in this class.
· Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or ballet bun.
Boys:
· White or black t-shirt (please no patterns or designs)
· Black shorts
· White socks with black leather or canvas ballet slippers
· Black tap shoes are required for this class.


Classical Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. It provides grace and poise while helping dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline and self-confidence.

For the safety of the student, class placement is based on where the student will benefit the most according to their technical ability, not by age.

Ballet I

Mondays or Tuesdays, (through May 16, 2021)
5pm – 6pm
Ages: 7+ (as of September 1, 2020)
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructors: Shawn Megorden

Cost: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Ballet II

Mondays and Thursdays, August 24, 2020 – May 16, 2021
4pm – 5pm (both days are required)
Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Shawn Megorden

Cost: Members $420 per year / Non-Members $480 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Ballet III & IV

Level III and IV dancers may be eligible for Pre-Pointe class. Pre-Pointe is a supplemental class that increases the strength of the calf muscles and ankles needed for dancing on pointe. To register for Pre-Pointe, students must receive a recommendation from their ballet instructor.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 10:30am -12pm (All 3 days required)
August 24, 2020 – May 16, 2021

Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Chance Rankin

Cost: Members $780 per year / Non-Members $960 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Pre-Pointe/Technique

Wednesdays (through May 16, 2021)
5pm-6pm

Pre–Pointe classes further develop and strengthen the leg and foot muscles necessary to advance to Pointe. To qualify, students must receive a recommendation from their ballet instructor. Taking Pre-Pointe does not guarantee advancement into Pointe.
Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructor: Shawn Megorden

Cost: Members $210 per year/ Non-Members $240 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Pointe I/II

Wednesdays; August 24, 2020 – May 16, 2021
7:45pm-8:15pm

To qualify, students must demonstrate solid ballet technique and receive a recommendation from the Ballet Coordinator.
Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructor: Chance Rankin

Cost: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Teen/Adult Ballet

Thursdays, 7pm-8:15pm, August 27, 2020 – May 6, 2021
Saturdays, 9am-10:15am, August 29, 2020 – May 8, 2021

Ages: 16+
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructors: Shawn Megorden/Chance Rankin

Cost: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year / Drop-In Rate $10 per class
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Dress Code Ballet I-IV:
Girls:
• Black solid color leotard (please no patterns, designs, or attached skirts)
• Pink ballet tights (Convertible tights are recommended for Ballet III & IV)
• Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes
• Hair should be pulled back in a ballet bun.
Boys:
• White or black form fitting t-shirt

• Black shorts or tights rolled on a belt with dance belt undergarment (Ballet III & IV only)
• White socks
• Black leather or canvas ballet shoes

Dress Code Pre-Pointe & Pointe:
Girls:

• Black solid color leotard (please no patterns, designs, or attached skirts)
• Pink convertible ballet tights
• Hair should be pulled back in a ballet bun.
• Thera–band (5 ft.) and yoga mat are required.

Adult Ballet Dress Code:
• Form fitting workout clothing
• Ballet slippers – any color or style


Tap Class

Tap exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement. For the safety of the student, class placement is based on where the student will benefit the most due to their technical ability, not by age.

Tap I-III

I: Tuesdays, August 25, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 4:15-5pm
II/III: Wednesdays, August 26, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 4-5pm
Ages:
7+ By placement only
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Tap I: Members $210 per year / Non-Members $240 per year; Tap II/III: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Teen/Adult Tap

Tuesdays, August 25, 2020 – May 4, 2021
7:15-8:15pm

Ages: 16+
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year / Drop-In Rate $10 per class
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Dress Code Tap I-III:
Girls:

• Solid colored leotard in dancer’s choice of color (please no patterns, designs, or attached skirts)
• Black leggings or tights
• Black full sole tap shoes
• Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or ballet bun.

Boys:
• Solid color fitted t-shirt (please no patterns or designs)
• Black shorts or pants
• Black full sole tap shoes.

Adult Tap Dress Code:
• Form fitting workout clothing
• Black full sole tap shoes


Jazz Class

Basic steps in jazz, different forms of stretches and Broadway-style choreography are explored. Jazz shoes are required in these classes.

For the safety of the student, class placement is based on where the student will benefit the most according to their technical ability, not by age. Please call to set up a placement class.

Jazz Dance

Tuesdays, August 25, 2020 – May 16, 2021
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Ages: 7+ By placement only
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Musical Theatre

Thursdays, August 28, 2020 – May 16, 2021
5-6pm
These classes will follow an acting, vocal and jazz warm up and will have group games and center floor work that combine acting with dance to create a Broadway-style experience. Students will learn basic dance and vocal techniques and harmonization.
Ages: 13-18 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Members $260 per year / Non-Members $320 per year
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Dress Code Jazz I-III & Musical Theatre:
Girls:

• Solid colored leotard in dancer’s choice of color (please no patterns, designs, or attached skirts)
• Black leggings or tights
• Black split-sole jazz shoes
• Black 1.5” Character Shoes (Musical Theatre Class ONLY) may need to be purchased during the semester.
• Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or ballet bun
Boys:
• Solid color fitted t-shirt (please no patterns or designs)
• Black shorts or pants
• Black split-sole jazz shoes


Step Dance & Hip Hop

Step Dance and Hip Hop Class

Saturdays, August 29 – December 19, 2020
2:30pm – 4pm

This style of dance uses discipline, coordination, teamwork and rhythm to develop routines that are synchronized and incorporate hip hop dance moves. Parents are encouraged to view the participants’ progress every four weeks and at a performance on the last day of class. Participants will receive a performance t-shirt.
Ages: 13+
Class Size: 8 Min., 12 Max.
Instructor: Marilyn Glass & Aniya Cheely

Cost: Members $130 / Non-Members $140


Clogging Classes

Clogging has origins in folk dances of the British Isles, Africa and pre-Columbian America. Settlers in the American South combined elements of all of these to form a uniquely American dance style. We are happy to welcome Peggy Robinson, who taught clogging for 25 years at Peggy’s School of Dance, back to the dance floor. 

Private and semi-private lessons can be coordinated with instructor.

Clogging classes Begin the week of August 24, 2020, and will not meet on Oct. 14 & Nov. 26.

Tiny Tots

Wednesdays
5 – 5:30pm

Ages: 3-5

Cost: Members $175 per semester/ Non-Members $225 per semester
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Beginning Clogging

Wednesdays
4 – 4:50pm

Ages: 6-10

Cost: Members $200 per semester / Non-Members $250 per semester
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Intermediate Clogging (Second Year and Up)

Wednesdays
5:35 – 6:35pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: Members $200 per semester/ Non-Members $250 per semester
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Adult Beginner Clogging

Wednesdays
6:45m – 7:45pm

Ages: 12+

Cost: Members $200 per semester / Non-Members $250 per semester
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


Tara Twirls

Mondays, August 24 – May 10
5:15pm – 6pm

Ages: 8-14
Class Size: 15 Max.
Baton twirling combines gymnastics and dance and teaches the value of physical fitness while instilling confidence and teamwork in girls. Instructor Brett Garner is a majorette at the University of West Georgia and the coach of the Bremen High School majorette line. She has won numerous titles, including College Miss Majorette of Georgia.

Cost: $225 per semester
(fees can be paid in monthly installments)


BALLET / CLASSICAL BALLET / TAP / JAZZ / STEP/HIP HOP / CLOGGING / TARA TWIRLS