Dance

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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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WEEKLY AND SESSION CLASSES - Beginning August 8

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 socks or bare feet.

Mondays 4:00-4:30pm Lyndi Jensen  

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT (3-4 years)
In an atmosphere of fun, this class is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance.  While learning all 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.  All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers.  To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop.  Students should wear the appropriate leotard color as indicated.
Creative Movement (3yrs) Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00 Jessie Southerland Light Pink
Creative Movement / Primary 1 (3-4yrs) Thursdays, 1:00-1:45 Jessie Southerland 3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue

 

CLASSICAL BALLET AND POINTE (4YRS AND UP)

In an atmosphere of fun, this class is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance.  While learning all 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.  All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers.  To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop. Students should wear the appropriate leotard color as indicated.

Primary 1 (4yrs) Mondays, 6-6:45pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Light Blue
Creative Movement / Primary 1 (3-4yrs) Thursdays, 1-1:45pm Jessie Southerland 3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue
Primary 2 (5yrs) Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm Lyndi Jensen Lavender
Primary 2/3 (5-6yrs) Mondays, 6:45-7:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra 5: Lavender
6: White
Primary 3 / Intermediate 1 (6-7yrs) Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30pm Jessie Southerland 6: White
7: Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 (7yrs) Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Sean Steigerwald Royal Blue
Intermediate 2 (8yrs) Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm Jessie Southerland Hunter Green
Intermediate 3 (9yrs) Thursdays, 4:30-5:15pm Jessie Southerland Burgundy
Intermediate 3 (9yrs) Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Burgundy
Intermediate 4 (10-11yrs) Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Jessie Southerland Navy
Intermediate 4 (10-11yrs) Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Megan Ervin Navy

 

GUILD DANCE ENSEMBLE (12YRS AND UP)

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 this class.  Pointe work is not required but will be offered to those who are eligible. All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers.  To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop.  Pink or flesh-toned tights may be worn with Capezio black or skintone 60 jazz shoes, or caramel tap shoes (speak with your instructor for specifics on tap shoes). All dancers will need Capezio skintone 60 jazz shoes by recital.

Ensemble Ballet Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm Megan Ervin Red
Ensemble Jazz Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Red
       

 

JAZZ AND TAP

Jazz and Tap are excellent complements to ballet training.  These expressive styles of dance open up many new possibilities for movement to the dance student.  Done to popular music, they are fast paced and fun forms of dance that greatly help with rhythm and musicality.  Pink or flesh-toned tights may be worn with Capezio black or skintone 60 jazz shoes, or caramel tap shoes (speak with your instructor for specifics on tap shoes). All dancers will need Capezio skintone 60 jazz shoes by recital.   Leotard color shown below is based on the age/level of the student placed in each class.  To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop. 

Tap (9yrs+) Tuesdays, 5:15-5:45pm Jessie Southerland Color based on ages in ballet classes
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-8yrs) Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm Sean Steigerwald White, Royal Blue, or Hunter Green
Jazz Intermediate 1-2 (7-8yrs) Mondays, 5:15-6:00pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Royal Blue or Hunter Green
Jazz Intermediate 3-4 (9-11yrs) Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Burgundy or Navy

 

HIP HOP

BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Step out of your box and into the studio as you pop and lock into Hip Hop class with Sean Steigerwald.  Classes will start with a basic warm-up followed by a hip hop combination that is broken down each week. Basic gym or dance clothes should be worn with dance or gym sneakers. 

Hip Hop (7-11yrs) Fridays 5:15-6:00pm Sean Steigerwald

 

Hip Hop (12yrs+) Fridays 6:00-6:45pm Sean Steigerwald  

 


ADULT CLASSES

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 level ballet class and a fun way to add something different to your workout routine. Wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothes you can move in like yoga pants/tank top, and ballet shoes. Shoes in adult sizes are available to purchase from our Guild Shop.

Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm Jessie Southerland $55/month

 

PILATES

BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Need to change up your exercise routine? Or do you want to try something new? Try our new Pilates class! Open to Adults and Teens of all levels. this class incorporates light stretching and core stability.  Yoga or general fitness attire should be worn with bare feet.

Fridays 6:45-7:45pm Sean Steigerwald $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.

JUNIOR COMPANY
Ballet/Pointe Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm Jessie Southerland Company Leotard
Ballet Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Black
Ballet/Jazz Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Dancer's Choice
Ballet/Modern Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Megan Ervin Dancer's Choice

 

SENIOR COMPANY
Ballet/Pointe Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm Jessie Southerland Company Leotard
Ballet/Rehearsal Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra Black
Rehearsal Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15pm Jessie Southerland Dancer's Choice
Ballet/Modern Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Megan Ervin Dancer's Choice
Ballet/Jazz Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm Rosalyn Zock Guerra 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 and contemporary technique.  Focused around the Youth America Grand Prix, dancers will each learn and rehearse a classical ballet variation or contemporary work 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 $75 monthly fee for this class also includes a discounted rate for a 30 minute monthly private lesson. 

Company Only Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm Sean Steigerwald
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 first day of class. Staff members will assist in finding placement in another class.

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 students have the appropriate color for class and the Guild logo embroidery. To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop.   

LEVEL AND 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 Grade

SESSION: Our 2022-2023 school year runs from August 8, 2022 - May 19, 2023.

TUITION: Tuition is due by the 10th day of each month. Late tuition will result in a $10 charge. Fall tuition consists of monthly tuition due for August through May. Once a student is enrolled in a class they are enrolled until the end of the session or until a withdrawal is completed.

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.

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

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 September 15th. The Snow Queen production will be held November 17-20, 2023 at the Dalton High School Theatre. In-theater rehearsals will be November 14-16 and are required.

SPRING RECITAL: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 12 (Int. 3’s, 4’s, Ballet Dalton, Ensemble) and 13, 2023 (entire school). In theater rehearsals will be held May 9-11, 2023 and are required.

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $85 per class/per costume will be due no later than October 15. 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.

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