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 dance season, dancers are placed in class/es 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 7 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.


Pre-Ballet and Tap

Creative Movement and Tap 1 & 2

CMT 1: Mondays, August 10, 2020 – May 16, 2021
CMT 2: Wednesdays, August 12, 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) CMT1, 4 (as of September 1, 2020) CMT2
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 and 2

PBT 1: Tuesdays, August 11, 2020 – May 16, 2021
PBT 2: Thursdays, August 13, 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: 5 (as of September 1, 2020) PBT1, 6 (as of September 1, 2020) PBT2
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, August 10, 2020 – May 16, 2021
5pm – 6pm
Ages: 7+ (as of September 1, 2020)
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Darby Burgess

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


Ballet II

Mondays and Thursdays, August 10, 2020 – May 16, 2021
4pm – 5pm (both days are required)
Ages: By placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Darby Burgess

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.
Level III
Tuesdays and Thursdays; August 11, 2020 – May 16, 2021
5-6pm
(Both days are required)
Ages: By placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Darby Burgess
Cost: Members $630 per year / Non-Members $720 per year (fees can be paid in monthly installments)

Level IV
Mondays & Wednesdays : 6 – 7:30pm
Saturdays: 10:30am -12pm (All 3 days required)
August 10, 2020 – May 16, 2021

Ages: By placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
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

Thursdays, August 13, 2020 – May 16, 2021
6:15 – 7pm

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 the Ballet Coordinator. Taking Pre-Pointe does not guarantee advancement into Pointe.
Ages: By placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Darby Burgess

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


Pointe I/II

Mondays & Wednesdays; August 10, 2020 – May 16, 2021
7:45 – 8:15pm

To qualify, students must demonstrate solid ballet technique and receive a recommendation from the Ballet Coordinator.
Ages: By placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
Class Size: 12 Max.
Instructor: Chance Rankin

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


Adult Drop-In Ballet

Saturdays, July 11 – August 8
9:30am – 10:45am

It is time to get back to a routine. We are offering a summer session of Adult Ballet (through Zoom) to help participants strengthen and tone the body and increase flexibility, balance and coordination.
Ages: 16+
Instructors: Jennifer Safonovs (via online) & Shawn Megorden
Class Size: Up to 10 dancers


Cost: $40 all classes, $10 drop-in class


Adult Ballet

Thursdays, 7 – 8:15pm; August 13, 2020 – May 6, 2021
Saturdays, 9 – 10:15am; August 15, 2020 – May 8, 2021

Ages: 16+
Class Size: 15 Max.
Instructor: Darby Burgess

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


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 11, 2020 – May 16, 2021
II: Wednesdays, August 12, 2020 – May 16, 2021
III: Fridays, August 14, 2020 – May 16, 2021

Ages: 7+ (as of Sept. 1, 2020), by placement only, please contact Tim Chapman.
Instructor: Darby Burgess
Class Size: 12 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)


Adult Tap

Tuesdays, August 11, 2020 – May 4, 2021
7:15-8:15pm

Ages: 16+
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 15 Max.

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


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 I-III

I: Tuesdays, August 11, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
II/III: Wednesdays, August 12, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 4 – 5pm

Ages: 7+ (as of Sept. 1, 2020), by placement only, please contact Tim Chapman
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 12 Max.

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


Musical Theatre I/II

I: Fridays, August 14, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 3:15pm – 4:15pm
II: Fridays, August 14, 2020 – May 16, 2021, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
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: I: 10-12, II: 13-18 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Darby Burgess

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
6:15pm – 7:45pm

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 10, 2020, and will not meet on Oct. 14 & Nov. 26.

Tiny Tots

Wednesdays
5 – 5:30pm

Ages: 3-5

Cost: Members $175 per semester ($35 per month) / Non-Members $225 per semester ($45 per month)


Beginner Clogging

Wednesdays
4 – 4:50pm

Ages: 6-10

Cost: Members $200 per semester ($40 per month) / Non-Members $250 per semester ($50 per month)


Intermediate Clogging (Second Year and Up)

Wednesdays
5:35 – 6:35pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: Members $200 per semester ($40 per month) / Non-Members $250 per semester ($50 per month)


Adult Beginner Clogging

Wednesdays
6:45m – 7:45pm

Ages: 12+

Cost: Members $200 per semester ($40 per month) / Non-Members $250 per semester ($50 per month)


Tara Twirls

Mondays, August 17 – 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 ($45 per month)


BALLET / CLASSICAL BALLET / TAP / JAZZ / CLOGGING / TARA TWIRLS