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 Dance Director Jessie Southerland jessies@creativeartsguild.org or call (706) 278-0168 if you have questions or need more information. For information about our dance classes and company and to register for a class, check out our Registration Portal.

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SUMMER DANCE CAMPS

Sing 2 Dance Camp (3-5yrs) - June 20-23, 5:30-6:15pm
Instructors: Rosalyn Zock Guerra and Jessie Southerland
$55/Camp

Move to the fun and dynamic music from the family favorite movie Sing 2. Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes to class. “Disney style” costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome!

Dancers and Degas Multi-Disciplinary Camp (5-9yrs) - June 20-23, 9am-12pm
$175/Camp

Campers will enjoy a fun-filled Ballet experience! They will spend their time split between the art room and the dance studio creating masterpieces both on the dance floor and with a paintbrush. Campers will need to wear comfortable clothes suitable for painting and dancing. Bring a water bottle.

Encanto Multi-Disciplinary Camp (5-9yrs) - June 27-30, 9am-12pm
$175/Camp

Come join the family Madrigal with enchantment-filled fun! Each day we will delve into the magical, and fantastical world of Encanto in this dance, art, and music camp. But shhhhhh…don’t talk about Bruno! Campers should bring a water bottle. They need to wear comfortable clothes that they can move and create art in. Pricing includes supply fee.

Encanto Dance Camp (3-5yrs) - July 11-14, 5:30-6:15pm
Instructors: Rosalyn Zock Guerra and Jessie Southerland
$55/Camp

Dive into the magical world of the Familia Madrigal!! Favorite music from this beloved Disney movie will be used throughout each class. Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights and ballet shoes to class. “Disney style” costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome!

REGISTER FOR DANCE CAMPS HERE


WEEKLY AND SESSION CLASSES

DANCE TOTS (18 MONTHS - 2 YEARS)

Parents participate along with their child (one adult per child allowed in class) 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. This class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.

Thursdays, June 9 - July 28 5:15-5:45pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra $50/Month

 

TUTUS AND TIPTOES WEEKLY CLASS (3 & 4 YEARS)

For young dancers! 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 to continue their dance education in the fall.

Wednesdays, June 22 - July 27 10:00-10:45am Jessie Southerland $80/ 6 week session
Thursdays, June 9 - July 28 5:45-6:30pm Jessie Southerland $55/ month

 

BALLET, JAZZ, AND TAP ONGOING TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Dance is a year-round art form, and the Ballet, Jazz and Tap Summer Sessions go hand in hand. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Ballet, Jazz and Tap classes and maintain their dance training throughout the summer, helping them continue to grow in strength, technical ability, and artistry, and be ready for fall classes. Dancers will learn age-appropriate ballet, jazz and tap 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 and Jazz shoes can be purchased in our Guild Shop. Tap shoes can be purchased online from Amazon or Discount Dance Supply. We recommend Capezio Tic Tap Toe lace-up tan tap shoes. Be sure to look at the shoe size chart before purchasing as they do not run the same as street shoe.

Instructor: Jessie Southerland

Ballet Technique (5-8yrs) Mondays, June 6-August 1
(No class July 4)
5:15-6:00pm $55/Month
Jazz/Tap Technique (5-8yrs) Mondays, June 6-August 1
(No class July 4)
6:00-6:45pm $55/Month
Ballet Technique (9-12yrs) Tuesdays, June 7-July 26 5:15-6:00pm $55/Month
Jazz/Tap Technique (9-12yrs) Tuesdays, June 7-July 26 6:00-6:45pm $55/Month

 

ADULT BALLET (18 YEARS AND UP)

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, and ballet shoes.

Thursdays, June 9 - July 28 12:15-1:00pm Jessie Southerland $55/month

 

HIP HOP 4 WEEK SESSION

Hip Hop dance is a wonderful complement to overall dance training. Students will have the opportunity to maintain and increase their dance training throughout the summer, helping them continue to grow in strength, technical ability, and artistry, and be ready for fall classes. Dancers will learn age-appropriate 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. Tennis shoes should be worn for Hip Hop classes with loose fitting or relaxed exercise clothes.

Hip Hop Technique (7-11yrs) Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30 3:00-4:00pm Chris Shaw

$55/Month

Hip Hop Technique (12yrs and up) Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30 4:00-5:00pm Chris Shaw $55/Month

 

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.

BALLET DALTON COMPANY DANCE INTENSIVE

Company Camp is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members. Ballet Dalton camp will consist of a 2-hour technique class each morning from 9-11 am, a pointe, variations, conditioning or dance history class from 11-12, an hour for lunch, and 2 hours of rehearsal for the upcoming season each afternoon. (Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 9:00-11:00.) Ask Mrs. Jessie for details. Dancers should bring their lunch.

$320/Camp

June 6-9 Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm Jessie Southerland (Jr. Company)
Angela Harris (Sr. Company)
June 13-16 Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra (Jr. Company)
Lonnie Davis (Sr. Company)

 

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 of the weeks noted with a master teacher in various dance genres including ballet, modern and more. This series is mandatory for Ballet Dalton. Master teachers TBA.

$105/Session (May pay all at once or may pay $17.50 per class.)

Tuesdays: June 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00am-12:00pm    

 

BALLET DALTON AND ENSEMBLE MASTER TIER

Master Tier 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 turns classes, stretching and strengthening, etc. This series is required for company members and suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members.

$85/Session (May pay all at once or may pay $14.50 per class.) 

Thursdays: June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00am-11:30am Jessie Southerland

 

YAGP PREP SERIES

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2022-23 regional competition for the Youth America Grand Prix. Students will learn several variations designed to allow the Director and instructor to assign dancers to their variations for the competition well in advance, giving more time to prepare.

$100/Session (Price includes one 30-minute private lesson.) 

Tuesdays: June 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26 12:00pm-1:00pm Jessie Southerland

 


Guild Policies and Procedures

REGISTRATION: Visit our Registration Portal to register for classes. A $30 Yearly Registration Fee will be charged at time of Registration for fall classes. Registration is taken on a first-come-first serve basis. Classes with less than 5 students are subject to close due to low attendance or registration. Families of the closed class will be contacted prior to the last day. Staff members will assist in finding placement in another class.

Class Fees (additional classes may be added at the per class rate):
30 Minute Class/Week $50/Month
Dance Tots $50/Month
45 Minutes/1 Hour/Week $55/Month
2 Hours/Classes per Week $105/Month
3 Hours/Classes per Week $155/Month
4 Hours/Classes per Week $205/Month
Each Additional Weekly Class $50/Month
Ballet Dalton Junior Company $155/Month
Ballet Dalton Senior Company $185/Month

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 18-21, 2022 at the Dalton High School Theatre. In-theater rehearsals will be November 15-17 and are required.

SPRING RECITAL: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 6th (Int. 3’s, 4’s, Ballet Dalton) and 7th, 2022 (entire school). In theater rehearsals will be held May 3 - 5, 2022 and are required.

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $80 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 per family and is due by February 15th. This fee is for facility rental, lighting, and other off property expenses that we incur.

PRIVATE LESSONS: Private lessons are an excellent complement to your regular classes to focus on polishing technique 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.

TUITION: Tuition is billed out on the 1st of the month. A $10 late fee will incur if tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month.

SESSION: Our 2021-2022 school year runs August 9, 2021 - May 13, 2022

CLASS ATTIRE: Please see class descriptions for attire requirements. 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.

MAKE-UP CLASSES: Please see your instructor to schedule a make-up class. Missed classes will not result in prorated tuition or refunds.

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/Instructor by completing a withdrawal notice. Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received. 30-day notice must be given all classes/lessons. Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30-day notice must pay for the following month.

Please contact Jessie Southerland, Dance Director, at jessies@creativeartsguild.org or (706) 278-0168 with any questions.