Summer 2019 Classes

June 17 – August 23 (10 Week Session)

Tues. 4:00-6:00 p.m. Private Lessons/Small Group Lessons (Patti)
Tues. 4:00-4:45 Pre-Ballet (ages 6-8) (Betsy)
Tues. 4:45-5:30 Jazz/Tap (ages 6-8) (Betsy)
Tues. 5:30-6:00 Beginning Dance (ages 3-4) (Betsy)
Tues. 6:00-6:45 Pre-Technique (ages 5-6) (Betsy)
Tues. 6:00-7:00 Jazz II/III (ages 13 & up) (Patti)
Tues. 7:00-8:00 Modern III/IV (ages 13 & up) (Patti)
Thurs. 4:00-6:00 p.m. Private Lessons/Small Group Lessons (Patti)
Thurs. 6:30-7:30 Ballet (ages 9-12) (Betsy)
Thurs. 6:00-7:15 Ballet III/IV (ages 13 & up) (Patti)
Thurs. 7:30-8:30 Jazz (ages 9-12) (Betsy)
Thurs. 7:30-8:00 Pointe I/II* (Patti)

*Requires approval of director and enrollment in a ballet class.

Faculty

Patti Willey, Director – Pre-technique, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern

Betsy Bartee -Beginning Dance, Pre-Technique, Ballet, Jazz

The Classes

Beginning Dance (3-4 yrs.) – This class encourage children to explore movement and discover their potential in a positive and happy environment.  Students tell stories through movement; explore the dance elements of shape, time, space, and energy; and practice basic motor skills.  This is an excellent and interesting approach to prepare children for future technical training in dance and/or sports.  Emphasis is on individual development and creativity.  1/2 hour  

Pre-Technique (5-6 yrs.) – This class is designed to prepare the young dancer for the more technically demanding Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap classes.  Students explore the dance elements of shape, time, space, and energy in more depth and are offered a structured base to practice basic motor skills, develop rhythm, and learn basic moves of ballet, jazz, modern and tap techniques.   3/4 hour

Pre-Ballet (6-8 yrs.) – This class is an introduction to classical ballet provides students with sound technical training while developing a love and appreciation of this beautiful yet demanding technique.  Classical ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and therefore most important in dance educations.  It is strongly recommended for all students.  Exercises at the barre and in the center develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self-discipline, and a keen sense of body-awareness.   Class is taught in French vocabulary with classical music.  3/4 hour

Ballet III/IV (13 years-Adult) Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and therefore most important in dance education.  It is strongly recommended for all students.  Exercises at the barre and in the center develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self-discipline, and a keen sense of body-awareness.  A contemporary understanding of anatomy and kinesiology is combined with practice of the classical form.  This class provides students with sound technical training as well as an interesting and expressive workout.  Class is taught in French vocabulary with classical music.  1 1/4 hours

Pointe I/IIPointe classes are for those students who have developed the necessary physical and technical readiness.  Requirements include enrollment in at least one high-level ballet class and an invitation from the director.  1/2 hour

Modern III/IV (13 years-Adult) Modern is a contemporary form of dance combining many dance forms including ballet, jazz, and various ethnic styles.  It began as a rebellion from classical dance and has developed into an exciting, eclectic art form which emphasizes the body’s natural movement patterns and individual creativity.  Modern dance technique develops strength, coordination, flexibility, and stamina through floor and center exercises and large movement combinations.  1 hour

Jazz III (13 years-Adult) Jazz is a stylized dance form accompanied by contemporary music.  This class features a technical warm-up, center isolations, floor and/or barre stretch, and larger movement combinations.  Previous ballet training is strongly recommended. 1 hour

Summer Tuition 2019

Weeks ½ Hour ¾ Hour 1 Hour 1 ¼ Hour
10 Weeks $83 $110 $130 $150
9 Weeks $74 $99 $117 $135
8 Weeks $68 $88 $104 $120
7 Weeks $59 $77 $91 $105
6 Weeks $50 $66 $78 $90
5 Weeks $43 $55 $65 $75
4 Weeks $34 $44 $52 $60
3 Weeks (minimum) $25 $33 $39 $45

Other fees:

  • Private Lessons: $60 per session/$75 per hour to include choreography or audition videos. Private Lessons must be scheduled and paid for in advance no later than June 30th.  No credit or refunds given.  Must give one week notice to reschedule. 
  • Small Groups (up to 4 people): $30 per person/per session. Small group classes must be scheduled and paid for in advance no later than June 30th.  No credit or refunds given.  The hourly fee must be met for each session regardless of the number attending a particular session (2-4 only).  Must give one week notice to reschedule.