Dance

Classes & Registration Portal

The 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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Mommy and Me Ballet Fun: 4-Week Sessions

Parents participated along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the parent/child bond. This class included stretching and body awareness exercises and travelings 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. Call or drop by to sign up and get information about the first day of the session.

Mommy and Me 18 months — 2 years Wednesday 4 - 4:30 $45/session

 

Adult Ballet: Stretch and Strengthening

This class combines the strengthening and elongation of a traditional ballet barre and center to work your body top to bottom. It is beginning to intermediate level ballet class that offers a fun way to add to your workout routine. Both beginners and dancers with previous dance training are welcome. Please wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothing you can move in.

Adult Ballet 18 Years and Up Thursday 12:15 - 1:00 Jessie Comfy Clothes (Leotard or Yoga Wear)

 

Creative Movement

In an atmosphere of fun, this class for 3 year-olds is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance. While learning all of their ballet basics, the class is formatted in a creative way to hold the young dancer's attention and keep them interested. Children will develop an awareness of music and rhythms and will learn to use their bodies and imaginations. Students should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and the appropriate leotard color as indicated below.

Creative Movement 3 years Wednesday 6:15 - 7:00 Jessie Light Pink
Creative Movement 3 and 4 years Thursday 1:00-1:45 Jessie 3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue

 

Classical Ballet and Pointe

Ballet is a beautiful art form that requires dedication and discipline. It is an excellent form of exercise for all ages, toning and strengthening the entire body while helping to promote good posture and alignment. Pointe work begins around the age of 10 for the serious dance students after fulfilling the appropriate requirements. Students should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and the appropriate leotard color as indicated below.

Primary 1 Ballet 4 years Monday 6:00 - 6:45 Paige Light Blue
Creative Movement/
Primary 1 Ballet
3 and 4 years Thursday 1:00 - 1:45 Jessie 3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue
Primary 2 Ballet  5 years Monday 4:30 - 5:15 Paige Lavender
Primary 2/3 Ballet 5 and 6 years Monday 6:45 - 7:30 Paige 5: Lavender
6: White
Primary 3 Ballet/
Intermediate 1 Ballet
6 and 7 years Tuesday 5:45 - 6:45 Jessie 6: White
7: Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 Ballet 7 years Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 Paige Royal Blue
Intermediate 2 Ballet 8 years Monday 6:00 - 7:00 Jessie Hunter Green
Intermediate 3 Ballet 9 years Tuesday 4:30 - 5:15 Jessie Burgundy

Intermediate 3 Ballet  

9 years Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 Rosalyn Burgundy
Intermediate 4 Ballet 10 and 11 years Tuesday 6:45 - 7:30 Jessie Navy
Intermediate 4 Ballet 10 and 11 years Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 Paige Navy

 

Guild Dance Ensemble

The purpose of the Guild Dance Ensemble is to provide a place for trained young dancers who have danced through the years and have a commitment and desire to be stronger dancers but don't seek a pre-professional track in dance. The Ensemble is for dancers ages 12 and up who have previous dance training. Fast learning teen beginners may also be placed in these classes. Pointe work is not required but will be offered to those who are eligible.

Ensemble Ballet 12 years and Up Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 Paige Seafoam Green
Ensemble Jazz, Modern, and Lyrical 12 years and Up Monday 7:30 - 8:30 Paige Seafoam Green
Master Tier Ensemble and Company Wednesday 6:15-7:45 Paige Any Solid Color

 

Jazz

Jazz is an excellent complement to ballet training. This expressive style of dance opens up many new possibilities for movement to the dance student. Done to popular music, it is a fast paced and fun form of dance. Pink or black tights may be worn with jazz shoes. 

Primary 3/
Intermediate Jazz 1
6 and 7 Years Tuesday 5:15 - 5:45 Jessie 6: White
7: Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 Jazz 7 Years Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15 Paige Royal Blue
Intermediate 1-2 Jazz 7 and 8 Years Monday 5:15 - 6:00 Paige 7: Royal Blue
8: Hunter Green
Intermediate 3-4 Jazz 9 to 11 Years Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 Rosalyn 9: Burgandy
10/11: Navy

 

Dance for Dance Team

This class is for students who are part of a middle of high school dance team or are hoping to audition for their school's dance team. Brush up on your dance technique, improve your stretch and flexibility, and show your school spirit! The class instructor will check in with your dance team coach to make sure individual and team needs are met.

Dance for Dance Teams 11 and Up TBD Call For More Info

 

Hip-Hop

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.

Lil' Bit Hip 8 to 12 Years TBA Call For More Info TBA Exercise Clothes and Tennis Shoes
Hip Hop Dance Crew 13 Years and Up TBA Call For More Info TBA Exercise Clothes and Tennis Shoes

 

Ballet Dalton

In 1990, Ballet Dalton was established as a performance outlet for pre-professional students. The school's commitment to quality has produced a polished group of dancers, including numerous Governor's Honors dancers and various college dance program participants. The Company's season includes the annual Snow Queen, Spring Recital and Evening Concert, and various community performances. This program is by invitation and audition only.

Junior Company Ballet Monday 4:30 - 6:00 Jessie Purple
  Ballet Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 Paige Black
  Ballet/Jazz Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 Rosalyn Dancer's Choice
  Modern Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 Paige Dancer's Choice
           
Senior Company Ballet/Pointe Monday 7:00 - 8:30 Jessie Plum
  Ballet and Rehearsal Tuesday 6:00 - 8:30 Paige Black
  Rehearsal Wednesday 4:45 - 6:15 Jessie Dancer's Choice

 

Modern Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 Paige Dancer's Choice
  Ballet/Jazz Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 Rosalyn Dancer's Choice

 

Master Tier

Designed for Ballet Dalton Company Members this class offers an extra dancing opportunity to continue to gain strength and knowledge in ballet technique. Focused around the Youth America Grand Prix, dancers will each learn and rehearse a classical ballet variation that they will compete in the annual YAGP regional competition in Atlanta, Ga. These dancers also have additional performance opportunities in our end of the year Spring Concert and Recital and various community events. The monthly fee for this class also includes a discounted rate for a 30-minute monthly private lesson.

Master Tier Company Wednesday 6:15 - 7:45 Paige Any Solid Color

 

Guild Dance Policies

Level/Grade Guide for Placement
Creative Movement — 3 Years
Primary 1 — 4 Years
Primary 2 — Kindergarten
Primary 3 — 1st Grade
Intermediate 1 — 2nd Grade
Intermediate 2 — 3rd Grade
Intermediate 3 — 4th Grade
Intermediate 4 — 5th/6th Grade

 

  Class Fees
Includes Scheduled Classes — additional classes may be added at the per class rate
  30 minute/ class per week $40/month
  1 hour/class per week $50/month
  2 hours/classes per week $95/month
  3 hours/classes per week $140/month
  4 hours/classes per week $185/month
  Each Additional Weekly Class $50/month
  Ballet Dalton Junior Company $150/month
  Ballet Dalton Senior Company $180/month

Spring Recital: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 11th (Intermediate 3/4 & Higher and Hip Hop Dance Crew) and May 12th, 2018  (entire school). In theater rehearsals will be held May 7-10, 2018, and are required.

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $75 per class/per costume will be due no later than December 1st. You may pay costume fees in installments prior to December if needed. Please indicate on your payment that it is for recital costumes.

Recital Fee: The spring performance fee is $30/family and is due by February 15. This fee is for facility rental, lighting, and other off property expenses that we occur.

Snow Queen: The fee for Snow Queen is $30 per dancer and is due by October 15th. The Snow Queen production will be held November 16-19, 2017 at the Dalton High School Theater. In-Theater rehearsals will be November 13-15, 2017 and are required. 

Class Attire: Please note your specific class colors. Appropriate leotards for your child's class level are available at the Guild Shop. Leotards need to be purchased from our Guild Shop so that they have the appropriate color and Creative Arts Guild logo embroidery. If there is not a leotard that is currently in the shop that is your child's correct size, please see the front desk to pre-order your child's leotard. 

Please email Jessie Fincher at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or call 706-259-7264 with any Dance or Center related questions. 

Call the front desk at 706-529-3442, ext 1 for class and registration information.

 

Guild Policies and Procedures

Registration Fees
Each Visual Arts, Gymnastics, Dance and Music family is charged a registration fee of $30 per family per year. This fee helps to cover administrative costs, overhead, and to offset the cost of the online registration system throughout the year. This fee also holds your student's spot in their class. Registration fees are billed once yearly per family and covers all members of the household in any Guild classes with which they participate.

Withdrawal Policy
Registering for a class and/or lesson is a commitment to attend as scheduled. If for any reason you or your student cannot continue, the following will apply:

· The parent, guardian or responsible party must notify the Guild through written notice, verbal notice or by using our online system. Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received. 30 -day notice must be given for Dance and Music classes that are billed monthly. Gymnastics and Visual Art class are billed in session so the Guild must be notified before the next session begins.

· Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30 -day notice must pay for the following month. If a student is withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30 days’ notice may be responsible for the following month.

· Students withdrawing from a session after the session has started are responsible for that sessions fees.

To Register For a Class:

· Visit our website at www.creativeartsguild.org and follow the link to “Registration Portal” registration system under the classes tab.

· For information about Art and Music classes, call 706-278-0168.

· For information on Dance or Gymnastics classes, call 706-529-3442, ext. 1

· $30 yearly registration fee will be charged at registration for all classes in Dance, Gymnastics, Music and Visual Arts classes.

· Please see Departmental Guidelines and Policies for more information on session and monthly tuition.