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 jessief@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.


SUMMER 2021 DANCE CAMPS

Beat Bugs Dance Camp
Jump, dance and groove to the fun music from the popular children’s cartoon Beat Bugs! Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. Disney or cartoon style costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome!
3-5 years June 14-17 5:30-6:15pm Rosalyn Zock and Jessie Fincher $55

 

Dance Immersion Experience
Get a taste of much that our dance department has to offer with our dance immersion experience!  Drop your dancer off after lunch and let them wallow in the dance world.  This camp offers ballet technique, jazz technique, an introduction to contemporary technique, and dance history...all in one week!  This camp is perfect for beginning to intermediate dancers.  Please have leotard, tights, ballet, and jazz shoes, and a notebook and pencil.  Snack and water bottle is recommended. 
7-13 years June 28-July 1 1:00-4:00pm Lauren Day $150/Camp

 

Singing in the Rain Camp
This exciting camp is designed to provide experience across three artistic programs for those who love music, dance, and art! We will begin each day in our art class with Melissa Herz splashing colors about, creating, and using our imagination. Next, we will head over to music with Anna Joseph Faith and stretch our vocal muscles with activities, games, and instruments. Our final hour will go over basic dance techniques, choreography, and some easy musical numbers with Holly Potts. The capstone for the week will be a collaborative mini-performance open to parents and family members in the last half hour on Thursday morning.
5-9 years June 28-July 1 9am-12pm Melissa Herz, Anna Faith, Holly Potts $160

 

Disney Days Dance Camp
Dive into the world of Walt Disney and become your favorite Disney prince, princess, hero, or even your favorite Disney villain!! Favorite music from beloved Disney movies 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!
3-5 years July 12-15 5:30-6:15pm Rosalyn Zock and Jessie Fincher $55

 

SUMMER 2021 ONGOING CLASS SCHEDULE

Dance Tots
Parent or caregiver participates along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the caregiver/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.
18 mths - 2 yrs Thursdays, June 3 - July 29
No class July 1
5:15-5:45pm Rosalyn Zock $50/month

 

Adult Ballet, Stretch, and Strengthening
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 something different 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 Thursdays, June 3 - July 29
No class July 1
12:15 - 1:00pm Jessie Fincher Comfy Clothes
(Leotard/Yoga)

 

Tutus and Tiptoes Weekly Class
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.   
3 - 4 Years Wednesdays: June 16, 23
July 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 - 10:45am Rosalyn Zock

$80/6-Week Session 

 

3 - 4 Years Thursdays: June 3-July 29
No class July 1
5:45 - 6:30pm Rosalyn Zock $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 black tap shoes.  Be sure to look at the shoe size chart before purchasing as they do not run the same as street shoe. 

Instructors:  Jessie Fincher 

Ballet Technique 5 - 8 years Mondays: June 7-July 26
No class June 28
5:15 - 6:00pm $55/Month
Jazz/Tap Technique 5 - 8 years Mondays: June 7-July 26
No class June 28
6:00 - 6:45pm $55/Month
Ballet Technique 9 - 12 years Tuesdays: June 1-July 27
No class June 29
5:15 - 6:00pm $55/Month
Jazz/Tap Technique 9 - 12 years Tuesdays: June 1-July 27
No class June 29
6:00 - 6:45pm $55/Month

 

Modern and Hip Hop 6 Week Sessions

Modern and Hip Hop dance are both wonderful complements to overall dance training. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Modern and Hip Hop classes and 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. Modern classes should be in bare feet, leotard, and footless tights. Tennis shoes should be worn for Hip Hop classes with loose fitting or relaxed exercise clothes.

Instructors:  Jenison Owens 

Modern Technique 8 - 12 years Thursdays: June 3 - July 8 4:30 - 5:30pm $55/Month
Hip Hop Technique 7 - 11 years

Thursdays: June 3 - July 8

5:30 - 6:30pm $55/Month
Hip Hop Technique 12 years and up Thursdays: June 3 - July 8 6:30 - 7:30pm $55/Month

 

Ballet Dalton Company Dance Intensive: June 1-4 and June 7-11

Company Camp is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

Ballet Dalton camp will consist of technique class each morning, an hour for lunch, 2 hours of rehearsal (for upcoming season) each afternoon, as well as variations, conditioning and dance history throughout each week. (Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 9:00-11:00 the first week, and 10:00-12:00 the second week.) Ask Ms. Jessie for details. Dancers should bring their lunch.

Tuesday-Friday June 1-4 9am - 3pm Rosalyn Zock (Junior Company)
Angela Harris (Senior Company)
$320/Camp
Monday-Friday June 7-11 10am - 3pm

Jessie Fincher (Junior Company)
Lonnie Davis (Senior Company)

$320/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 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.

Junior and Senior Company Tuesdays: June 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am - 12 pm TBA $105/Session
or $17.50/Class

 

Ballet Dalton / 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 turning classes, stretching and strengthening, etc.  This series is required for company members and suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members.

Junior and Senior Company,
Guild Ensemble
Thursdays: June 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am - 11:30 am Jessie Fincher $85/Session
or $14.50/Class

 

YAGP Prep Series

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2021-22 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. 

Senior Company Tuesdays: June 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 28
12pm - 1pm Jessie Fincher $100/Session
Price includes one 30min private lesson



Guild Policies and Procedures

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

Spring Recital: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 7 (Int. 3s, 4s, Ballet Dalton, and Hip Hop Crew) and 8, 2021 (entire school). In-theater rehearsals will be held May 4-6, 2021 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/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 in November at the Dalton High School Theater. In-theater rehearsals 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: Our 2020-2021 school year runs August 10th, 2020-May 14th, 2021. 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, Dance Director, at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or (706) 278-0168 with any questions.