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2019 Summer Dance Camps and Classes


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 Registration Portal.


Dance Tots
Students participate along with their parent or caregiver to help them in the correct movements and encourage the caregiver/child bond. This class includes stretching and body awareness exercises and traveling steps that are practiced while holding the hand of the parent. The last segment of the class is devoted to creative time between the caregiver and child. This class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.
18 mths - 2 yrs Wednesdays  4:00 - 4:30 Monica $45

 

Adult Ballet, Stretch, and Strengthening
This class combine the strengthening and elongation of a traditional ballet barre and center to work your body top to bottom. It is a 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 clothes you can move in.
18 yrs & Up Thursday 12:15 - 1:00 Jessie Comfy Clothes
(Leotard/Yoga)

 

Creative Movement
In an atmosphere of fun, this class is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance. While teaching all of the ballet basics, the class is formatted in a creative way to hold the attention of young dancers and keep them engaged. Children will develop an awareness of music and rhytms, 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.
3 Years Wednesdays  6:15 - 7:00 Jessie Light Pink
3 - 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 student after fulfilling the appropriate requirements. Students should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and the appropriate leotard color as indicated below.
Primary 1 4 Years Monday 6:00 - 6:45 Monica Light Blue
Primary 2 5 Years Monday 4:30-5:15 Monica Lavender
Primary 2/3 5-6 Years Monday 6:45-7:30 Monica 5: Lavender
6: White
Primary 3 / Intermediate 1 6-7 Years Tuesday 5:45-6:45 Jessie 6:White
7:Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 7 Years Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 Monica Royal Blue
Intermediate 2 8 Years Monday 6:00 - 7:00 Jessie Hunter Green
Intermediate 3 9 Years Tuesday 4:30 - 5:15 Jessie Burgundy
Intermediate 3 9 Years Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 Rosalyn Burgundy
Intermediate 4 10-11 Years Tuesday 6:45-7:30 Jessie Navy
Intermediate 4 10-11 Years Thursday 4:30-5:30 Monica Navy

 

Guild Dance Ensemble 
The purpose of the Guild Dance Ensemble is to provide a place for trained young dancers who 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 this class. Pointe work is not required but will be offered to those who are eligible.
Ensemble Ballet 12 and Up Thursday  7:30 - 8:30 Monica Seafoam Green
Ensemble Jazz/Modern/Lyrical 12 and Up Monday 7:30 - 8:30 Monica Seafoam Green

 

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 black jazz shoes.
Primary 3/Intermediate 1 Jazz 6-7 Years Tuesday 5:15 - 5:45 Jessie 6: White
7: Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 Jazz 7 Years Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15  Monica Royal Blue
Intermediate 1-2 Jazz 7-8 Years Monday 5:15-6:00 Monica 7: Royal Blue
8: Hunter Green
Intermediate 3-4 Jazz 9-11 Years Thursday 5:30-6:30 Rosalyn 9: Burgundy
10/11: Navy

 

Capoeira
Capoeira is a physical discipline and movement originating among Brazilian slaves, treated as a martial arts and dance form.
6-106 Years Monday  7:00-7:45 Cherokee White Shirt and Pants

 

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 Hop 7-9 Years Tuesday 4:30-5:15 Cherokee Exercise Clothes and Tennis Shoes
'Tween Beats Hip Hop 10-12 Years Tuesday 5:15-6:00 Cherokee Exercise Clothes and Tennis Shoes
Hip Hop Dance Crew 13 Years and Up Tuesday 6:00-7:00 Cherokee 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 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 Company Leotard
  Ballet Tuesday 4:30-6:00 Monica Black
  Ballet/Jazz Thursday 4:30-5:30 Rosalyn Dancer's Choice
  Modern Thursday 5:30-6:30 Monica Dancer's Choice
           
Senior Company Ballet/Pointe Monday 7:00-8:30 Jessie

Company Leotard

  Ballet and Rehearsal Tuesday 6:00 - 8:30 Monica Black
  Rehearsal Wednesday 4:45-6:15 Jessie Dancer's Choice
  Modern Thursday 6:30-7:30 Monica 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 extras 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.
Company Wednesday 6:15-7:45 Monica and Jessie Any Solid Color

Class Fees:
30 Minute Class/Week $40/Month
1 Hour/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

2019 Summer Dance Camps and Classes

Ballet Dalton Company Dance Intensive
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 the week. Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 10:00 - 12:00. Ask Ms. Jessie for more details. Dancers should provider their lunch.
Junior Company June 3-7 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Jessie Fincher $290/camp
Senior Company June 3-7 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Lonnie Davis

$290/camp

Junior Company June 10-14 10:00 - 3:00 pm Monica Ellison

$290/camp

Senior Company June 10-14 10:00 - 3:00 pm Elizabeth Fisher $290/camp

 

Ballet Dalton Master Series
Master Series is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.
This Junior and Senior Company series will consist of a technique class each week with a master teacher in various dance genres including ballet, modern, and more.  
Junior and Senior Company

Tuesdays: June 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

10:00- 12:00pm Various $100/Session
$17.50/Class

 

Ballet Dalton Master Tier

Master Tier is required for all Ballet Dalton 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 suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members.

 

Junior and Senior Company
Guild Dance Ensemble
Thursdays:
June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and
August 1
10:00 - 11:30am Jessie Fincher

$80/Session
$13.50/Class

 

YAGP Prep Series

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2020 regional competition for the Youth America Grand Prix. Students will learn several variations designed to all the Director and instructor to assign dancers to their variations for the competition well in advance, giving more time to prepare.

The price for this session includes one (1) 30-minute private lesson.

Senior Company Tuesdays:
June 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30
12:00 - 1:00 pm Monica Ellison and Jessie Fincher $95/Session
 

 

Adult Ballet
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 lever 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 a tank top). 
18 & Up Thursdays
(No Class July 4)
12:15 - 1:00 pm  Jessie Fincher $50/Month

 

Tutus and Tiptoes Weekly 
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 learn to use their bodies (and imaginations!), all along with learning the basics of ballet. This class is strongly recommended for students planning to continue their dance education in the fall.
3 and 4 Years Wednesdays:
June 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24, and 31
10:00 - 10:45 am Jessie Fincher $75/Session

 

Dance Tots
Parents participate along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the parent/child bond. The class includes stretching, 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. The class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.
18 Months - 
2 Years
Tuesdays:
 June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30
4:45-5:15 pm Monica Ellison $45/Month

 

Hip-Hop and Capoeira

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.

Capoeira: A physical discipline and movement originating among Brazilian slaves, treated as a martial arts and dance form. Athletic-wear should be worn with bare feet.

Hip Hop 7-11 Years Thursdays:
June 6, 13, 20, 27 and 
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
5:15-6:00 pm Cherokee Ellison $50/month
Hip Hop 12 and Up Thursdays:
June 6, 13, 20, 27 and 
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
6:00 - 6:45 pm Cherokee Ellison $50/month
Capoeira 6 -106 Years Thursdays:
June 6, 13, 20, 27 and 
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
6:45 - 7:30 pm Cherokee Ellison $50/month

 

Ballet and Jazz Ongoing Technique Classes
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 while maintaining their dance training throughout the summer — helping them continue to grow in strength, technical ability, artistry, and be prepared for Fall Classes. 
Dancers will learn age appropriate ballet and jazz movements/combinations and will dance to an array of musical selections. This will be a fast-paced and fun session for the dance enthusiast.
 These classes will be appropriate for both beginners and those with some dance experience.
Ballet Technique  5-8 Years Mondays: June 3 - July 29
(No Class July 1)
5:15 -6:00 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison $50/month
Ballet Technique 9-12 Years Tuesdays:
June 4 - July 30
(No Class July 2) 
5:15-6:00 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison

$50/month

Jazz Technique 5-8 Years Mondays: June 3 - July 29 6:00 - 6:45 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison $50/month
Jazz Technique 9-12 Years Tuesdays: June 4 - July 30 (No Class July 2) 6:00 - 6:45 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison $50/month

 

Dance Team with Heritage Middle and High School

This is a ballet-based class for dance team students that will work on increasing flexibility, strength, technical knowledge, and artistry. The instructor will work with the dance team coach to cover team needs and make sure that all individual and team needs are met. Make-up lessons are available if needed.

Heritage Middle and High School Tuesdays:
June 4, 18 and 
July 9, 23
10:00 - 12:00am Jessie Fincher

$80/Session

 

Mary Poppins Dance Camp

Each dancer will jump into the world of ballet in this camp, as they delve into the story and music of the hit movie Mary Poppins Returns! Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. "Disney Style" costumes over leotards and tights are encouraged!

3-5 Years June 17-20 5:30 - 6:15 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison

$55/Camp

3-5 Years July 15-18 5:30-6:15 pm Jessie Fincher and Monica Ellison $55/Camp

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are an excellent complement to your regular classes to focus on polishing techniques and increasing overall knowledge of dance fundamentals, skills, and terminology. Lessons are available by request in both 30 and 60-minute increments. If you are interested in private lessons, please send an email to jessief@creativeartsguild.org.

 

 

Guild Policies and Procedures

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $80 per class/per costume will be due no later than November 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 incur.

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 15-18, 2018 at the Dalton High School Theater. In-theater rehearsals will be November 12-14, 2018 and are required.

Class Attire: Please note your specific class colors. Appropriate leotards for your child's class level are available in the Guild Shop. Leotards need to be purchased from our Guild Shop so that they have the appropriate color and 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.

Session: Yearly session is August 6th-May 17th, 2019. Although months vary in the number of weeks, Monday-Thursday classes receive 37 taught classes throughout the yearly session. Tuition remains the same each month. Rehearsals, additional practice, performances and open gyms cover the additional class times which exceeds the 40 weeks of paid tuition.

Registration Fee: 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, you 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. Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30 -day notice must pay for the following month. 

Please contact Jessie Fincher, Dancer Director, at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or 706-259-7264 with Dance or Center-related questions. Call the front desk at 706-529-3442, ext213 for class and registration information.