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AgThe Guild Dance Program offers instruction in modern as well as classical styles of dance for all ages and skill levels; we have classes for toddlers, children, teens and adults! (Moms and Dads: It's never too late to start dancing!)

Please email jessief@creativeartsguild.org or call 706-259-7264 with Dance or Center related questions. Call the front desk at 706-529-3442 for class and registration information. For information about our dance classes and company and to register for a class, check out our Parent Portal.

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Ballet Dalton Company Dance Intensive
June 5-9 and June 12-16

10:00 am-3:00 pm
Company Camp is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

Ballet Dalton camp will consist of a two hour technique class each morning, an hour for lunch, 2 hours of rehearsal (for upcoming season) each afternoon as well as dance history throughout each week. (Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 10:00-12:00.) Ask Mrs. Jessie for details. Dancers should bring their lunch.
$290

June 5-9, 2017 Jessie Fincher (Junior Company) and Lonnie Davis (Senior Company)
June 12-16, 2017 Paige Retchko (Junior Company) and Angela Harris (Senior Compan
y)


Ballet Dalton Master Series
6 Tuesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Master Series is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

This Junior and Senior Company series will consist of a technique class each of the weeks noted above with a master teacher in various dance genres including ballet, modern and more. This series is mandatory for Ballet Dalton. Master teachers TBA.
$100 (May pay all at once or may pay $17.50 per class.)


Ballet Dalton/Ensemble Master Tier
6 Thursdays: June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27
10:00am-11:30 am
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

Master Series is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

Continue your training through the summer with our ongoing master tier. Each week will offer something different including variations, jumps and turning classes, stretching and strengthening, etc. This series is required for company members and suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members. 
$80 (May pay all at once or may pay $13.50 per class.)


YAGP Prep Series
6 Thursdays: June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27
12:00-1:00
Instructor: Paige Retchko

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2017 regional competition for the Youth America Grand Prix. Students will learn several variations designed to allow the Director and Assistant Director to assign dancers to their variations for the competition well in advance, giving more time to prepare.
$65/session


Adult Ballet
Thursdays, June 8-July 27, 12:15-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

This class combines the strengthening and elongation of a traditional ballet barre with an emphasis on combinations and fitness to work your body top to bottom. It is a beginning to intermediate level ballet class and is a fun way to add to your workout routine. Please wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothes you can move in like yoga pants and tank top.
$50


Mommy and Me Session
Session 1: 4 Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29
11:30-12
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

Session 2: 4 Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
5:15-5:45
Instructor: Paige Retchko

18 months-2 years (with parent)
Parents participate along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the parent/child bond. The class includes stretching and body awareness exercises and traveling steps that are practiced while holding the hand of the parent and/or instructor. The last segment of the class is devoted to creative time between the parent and child. This class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.
$45/Session


Tutus and Tiptoes
6 Wednesdays: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 25
10:00-10:45 am
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

3 and 4 years
For young ballerinas! In an atmosphere of fun, this class will introduce young children to the world of dance. Children will develop an awareness of music and rhythms and will learn to use their bodies and imaginations along with the ballet basics. This class is strongly recommended for students planning on continuing their dance education in the fall.
$75


Beauty and The Beast Camp
Session I: June 19-22
Session II: July 17-20
4:30-5:15
Instructor: Jessie Fincher and Paige Retchko

3-5 years
Each dancer will Be Our Guest as they delve into the story and music of the hit Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Students will learn age appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. "Disney Style" costumes worn over leotards and tights are welcome. 
$55/Camp


Moana Dance Camp

Session I: July 10-13
3-5 years
5:00-5:45

Session II: July 10-13
6-8 years
5:45-6:30

Instructor: Paige Retchko
Each day uses music and themes from the Moana movie. This camp will whisk away your little dancer to Hawaii, the home of Moana and her friends. We will practice classical ballet to music from the movie, and even allow our little voyagers to explore their own creativity through music at the end of each class. Leotard, tights, and shoes should be worn. "Disney style" costumes worn over ballet attire are welcome.
$55/Camp  


My Little Ponies
July 24-27
10:00-11:0
Instructor: Paige Retchko

Ages 5-8
Let your dancer experience the magic of friendship with this exciting and fun dance camp! Featuring upbeat music from the hit TV show, we will practice both classical ballet and jazz technique in this class. Dancers are encouraged to wear the color of their favorite Pony from Equestria.
$55/Camp 


Musical Theater Dance Camp 
June 26-29 
10:00 am-12:00 pm 
Instructor: Paige Retchko

Ages 8-13
This exciting camp is designed for dancers with a passion for music, drama and dance. We will begin each day with a Classical Jazz technique class to enhance our dance skills, followed by an hour of choreography to a fun Musical number. One of our choreography hours will even include a mini voice lesson! The capstone of the week will be a mini performance open to parents and family members in our studio to showcase our student’s hard work.
$100/Camp 


Superhero Dance Camp (Ballet and Jazz Intro)
July 24-27
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Paige Retchko 

Ages 9-13
Whether it's DC or Marvel, every Super Hero is welcome in this action packed dance camp. We will channel our inner Wonder Woman and Captain America as we practice both Classical Ballet and Jazz Technique in this class. Dancers are encouraged to dress as their favorite Super Hero. (Please wear attire that allows for freedom of movement)
$55/Camp 


Hip Hop Camp
Instructor: Chris Shaw 

Ages 8-12
June 19-22
6:00-6:45

Ages 13 and Up
June 19-22
5:15-6:00

Step out of your box and into the studio as you dive into Hip Hop and more in this class. Classes start off with a warm-up and then a hip hop combination is broken down each day. Dancers should wear loose, comfortable clothes that make you want to move. Tennis shoes may be worn. 
$50

 

Ballet and Jazz Ongoing Technique Classes
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

Dance is a year-round art form and the Ballet and Jazz Summer Sessions go hand in hand. Students will have the opportunity to participate in both Ballet and Jazz classes and maintain their dance training throughout the summer, helping them continue to grow in their strength, technical ability and artistry and be more ready for fall classes. Dancers will learn age appropriate ballet and jazz movements and combinations and will dance to an array of musical selections. This will be a fast-paced and fun session for the dance enthusiast. This class is appropriate for both beginners and those with some dance experience.

Ballet Technique Weekly Class
5-8 years
June 6 – August 1 (No Class July 3)
5:15-6:00 pm

$50/month


Jazz Technique Weekly Class
5-8 years
June 6 – August 1 (No Class July 3)
6:00-6:45 pm

$50/month


Ballet Technique Weekly Class
9-12 years
June 6 – August 1 (No Class July 4)
5:15-6:00 pm

$50/month


Jazz Technique Weekly Class
9-12 years
June 6 – August 1 (No Class July 4)
6:00-6:45 pm

$50/month


Dance Team with Heritage Middle and High School
June 6, 14, 28, and 29 and Wednesdays: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2nd
9:00-10:00 am
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

This is a ballet-based class for dance team students that will work on increasing flexibility, strength, technical knowledge and artistry. Instructor will work with the dance team coach to cover team needs and make sure that all individual and team needs are met. Makeup lessons are available if needed. See instructor for times.
$40/month

 

 

Adult and Family Dance and Fitness Classes 

Adult Ballet
Thursdays, June 8-July 27
12:15-1:00 pm
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

This class combines the strengthening and elongation of a traditional ballet barre with an emphasis on combinations and fitness to work your body top to bottom. It is a beginning to intermediate level ballet class and is a fun way to add to your workout routine. Please wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothes you can move in like yoga pants and tank top.
$50


Mommy and Me Session
Session 1: Thursdays:June 8, 15, 22, 29
11:30-12
Instructor: Jessie Fincher

Session 2: Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, 26
5:15-5:45
Instructor: Paige Retchko

18 months-2 years (with parent)
Parents participate along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the parent/child bond. The class includes stretching and body awareness exercises and traveling steps that are practiced while holding the hand of the parent and/or instructor. The last segment of the class is devoted to creative time between the parent and child. This class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.
$45/Session


Adult BarreFit 
Tuesdays:
 June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 and 25
5:30-6:30
Instructor: Paige Retchko 

Ever looked at a ballerina and admired their athletic body? This fitness class is designed for adults looking for a fitness regimen that will increase tone, muscle definition, strength, and flexibility, as well as workouts ballet dancers do in the offseason. This class is sure to open your mind to a new world of fitness. Expect to see a smattering of Barre Fitness, Pilates, Yoga, and standard calisthenics. *Optional resistance bands (therabands) and free weights not included but welcome if the students wish to supply their own.
$80/Session 


Adult Ballroom

TBD — Contact Jessie Fincher, Guild Center and Dance Director, at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or 706-529-3442, ext. 1. to sign up today!

 

 

Guild Dance Policies

Late Tutition: Tuition is due by the 10th day of each month. Late tuition will result in a $10 charge. Summer tuition consists of monthly tuition due for June and July or per camp.

Session: Summer Sessions are 8 total weeks of lessons unless otherwise noted.

Make-Up Classes: Please see your instructor to schedule a make-up class. Missed classes will not result in pratedeed tuition or refunds.

Class Attire: Please see class descriptions for attire requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Fincher, Guild Center and Dance Director, at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or at 706-529-3442, ext. 1.