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.

This semester our dance program is doing a story book dance performance of The Wizard of Oz, May 14 – 16. All of our dancers will get an opportunity to play a part in this production. Our dance instructor, Shawn Megorden, is the performance’s director. More details will be provided closer to show dates. Performance fee for Wizard of Oz is $50 per dancer.

Classes begin the week of January 11, 2021.

YEAR-ROUND CLASSES

Pre-Ballet and Tap

Creative Movement and Tap 1

Mondays, January 11 – 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, January 13 – 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: 5-6 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size:  8 Max.

Cost: Members $21 per month / Non-Members $24 per month


Pre-Ballet and Tap

Thursdays, January 14 – 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: 5-6 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size:  10 Max.

Cost: Members $21 per month / Non-Members $24 per month

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

Session I: Mondays, January 11 – May 16, 2021
Session II: Tuesdays, January 12 – May 16, 2021

5pm – 6pm
Ages: 7+ (as of September 1, 2020)
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructors: Shawn Megorden

Cost: Members $26 per month / Non-Members $32 per month


Ballet II

Mondays and Thursdays, January 11 – May 16, 2021
4pm – 5pm (both days are encouraged)
Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructor: Shawn Megorden

Cost: Members $42 per month / Non-Members $48 per month


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: 10:45am -12:15pm (All 3 days encouraged)
January 11 – May 16, 2021

Ages: By placement only
Class Size: 10 Max.
Instructor: Chance Rankin

Cost: Members $78 per month / Non-Members $96 per month


Pre-Pointe

Wednesdays, January 13 – May 16, 2021
5:30pm-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: Chance Rankin

Cost: Members $21 per month/ Non-Members $24 per month


Pointe I/II

Wednesdays, January 13 – May 16, 2021
7:45pm-8:15pm

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

Cost: Members $26 per month / Non-Members $32 per month


Adult Ballet

Thursdays, 7pm-8:15pm, January 14 – May 6, 2021
Saturdays, 9:30am-10:45am, January 16 – May 8, 2021

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

Cost: Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month/ Drop-In Rate: Members $10 per class/ Non-Members $15 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, January 12 – May 16, 2021, 4:15-5pm
II/III: Wednesdays, January 13 – May 16, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm
Ages:
7+ By placement only
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Tap I: Members $21 per month / Non-Members $24 per month; Tap II/III: Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month


Adult Tap

Tuesdays, January 12 – May 4, 2021
7:15-8:15pm

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

Cost: Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month/ Drop-In Rate: Members $10 per class/ Non-Members $15 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

Tuesdays, January 12 – May 16, 2021
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Ages: 7+ By placement only
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month


Jazz II/Adult Jazz

Thursdays, January 14 – May 16, 2021
6pm – 7pm
Ages: 15+ (this class includes adults)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Cost: Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month


Musical Theatre I

Thursdays, January 14 – May 16, 2021
5-6pm
This class will include blocking, singing and dancing to create a Broadway-style experience. Students will rehearse basic dance and vocal techniques and harmonization.
Ages: 10-14 (as of September 1, 2020)
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month


Musical Theatre II

Fridays, January 15 – May 16, 2021
5-6pm
This class will include blocking, singing and dancing to create a Broadway-style experience. Students will rehearse basic dance and vocal techniques and harmonization.
Ages: 15+
Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Class Size: 10 Max.

Members $26 per month/ Non-Members $32 per month


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, January 16 – May 15, 2021
2:30pm – 4pm

Learn this style of dance that focuses on discipline, coordination, teamwork and rhythm. Participants will use all these skills to develop routines full of sounds and movements that are synchronized and incorporate hip-hop dance moves. Every 4 weeks, parents are encouraged to view the participants progress and a last day class performance will be shared for all to see. Participants will receive a performance t-shirt.
Ages: 13+
Class Size: 8 Min., 10 Max.
Instructor: Marilyn Glass & Aniya Cheely

Cost: Members $130 per semester / Non-Members $140 per semester


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. This is the third year that Peggy’s School of Dance has offered clogging at the Center for the Arts.

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

Clogging classes begin the week of January 13, 2021, and will not meet on April 7.

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, January 11 – 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 / STEP/HIP HOP / CLOGGING / TARA TWIRLS