Dance, Movement, Yoga

General Information about Our Dance Classes:

Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2014

The fee listed is for eight weeks of class.  The dance year consists of four eight-week quarters.  With the exception of ballroom and latin dance, we do not accept new students after the second quarter.

We hold recitals in the spring, and most students who participate for the entire year will need to purchase a costume.  Costumes are ordered over the winter so that they will arrive in time for the May recitals and photos.

Acro & Tumbling for Dancers

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

Acro and Tumbling for Dancers is a class providing a beginning-advanced level of training which will challenge dancers who are new to acrobatics and tumbling and for those who are continuing their training.  The class will focus on learning the basic skill set needed to advance into more challenging tricks, and on learning and applying acrobatic tricks for dancers.  Students will develop strength, flexibility, balance, and focus.

This is for dancers with at least four years of recent dance training.  Instructor approval required for dancers under 13 years old.  Members of the Phipps Dance Company and Junior Dance Company are pre-approved.

Wednesdays
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Adaptive Dance

for students ages 7-15; Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 8th - January 12th, 2015

This class is designed for children with special needs.  The class will provide students the opportunity to express and learn in a creative, nurturing, and friendly environment.  The goal of this class is to introduce students to the creative and expressive elements of dance while allowing self expression and inspire learning.  The class will be interactive and involve fun activities such as circle time, stretching, sing alongs and creative movement.  Students will develop independence, balance, self-confidence, and a love for music and movement.  Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in the class

Mondays
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: comfortable clothing, no dance shoes are required

Questions should be directed to Mackenzie Lewis

 

Ballet, Advanced Beginning

Ballet, Advanced Beginning

for ages 10-14 with 4+ yrs of training Instructor Melissa Huber
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center.  Classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination or the upper body, and use of arms.  Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in grand allegro combinations and variations.  Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the balley vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.  Each level of ballet is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of ballet in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Mondays
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $89 for 8 weeks or $164 for 16 weeks

CLASS FULL

Dress requirement: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Ballet, Foundations

for ages 7-9 with 0-3 years of training Instructor Marcia Keegan
September 11th - October 30th, 2014

Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center.  Classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination or the upper body, and use of arms.  Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in grand allegro combinations and variations.  Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the balley vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.  Each level of ballet is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of ballet in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Thursdays
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Ballet, Foundations

for ages 10-14 with 0-4 years of training Instructor Pat Graf
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center.  Classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination or the upper body, and use of arms.  Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in grand allegro combinations and variations.  Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the balley vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.  Each level of ballet is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of ballet in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Mondays
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Ballet, Intermediate

for ages 10 and older Instructor Marcia Keegan
September 11th - October 30th, 2014

Ballet technique classes are the foundation for training at the Phipps Center.  Classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination or the upper body, and use of arms.  Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in grand allegro combinations and variations.  Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the balley vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.  Each level of ballet is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of ballet in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Thursdays
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $89 for 8 weeks or $164 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers

If you are unsure of which class you should take, email Marcia Keegan

Hip-Hop, Childrens

Hip-Hop, Childrens

for ages 10-12 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Hip-hop encompasses movement that has elements of popping, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.  Hip-hop is high energy, diverse, urban, complex, and always evolving.  Beginning classes will introduce students to the basic movement vocabulary and style. 

Students must have instructor approval for placement in this class, and 3+ years of recent jazz or hip-hop training.

Tuesdays
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

CLASS FULL

Dress requirement: athletic clothing, clean tennis shoes (no specific shoes are required until recital time)

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Jazz, Chidrens 1

Jazz, Chidrens 1

for ages 7-10 Instructor Stephanie Campbell
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Jazz classes will explore the energy, variety, and vitality of classic and contemporary jazz styles.  Classes will begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination; followed by progressions across the floor; and culminating in extended combinations.  Dancers will learn the importance of emphasizing energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.  The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.  Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of jazz in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Tuesdays
6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

class full - we are taking names for a waiting list

Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, tan jazz shoes

Jazz, Childrens 2

for ages 8-12 Instructor Pat Graf
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Jazz classes will explore the energy, variety, and vitality of classic and contemporary jazz styles.  Classes will begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination; followed by progressions across the floor; and culminating in extended combinations.  Dancers will learn the importance of emphasizing energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.  The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.  Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of jazz in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Wednesdays
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, tan jazz shoes

Jazz, Childrens 3

for ages 9-12 Instructor Christina Leines
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Jazz classes will explore the energy, variety, and vitality of classic and contemporary jazz styles.  Classes will begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination; followed by progressions across the floor; and culminating in extended combinations.  Dancers will learn the importance of emphasizing energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.  The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.  Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of jazz in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

Wednesdays
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, tan jazz shoes

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Christina Leines

Jazz, Childrens 4

for ages 10-12 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

Jazz classes will explore the energy, variety, and vitality of classic and contemporary jazz styles.  Classes will begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination; followed by progressions across the floor; and culminating in extended combinations.  Dancers will learn the importance of emphasizing energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.  The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical, and passionate.  Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of jazz in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Instructor approval required for placement in this class.

Wedesdays
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, tan jazz shoes

For instructor approval or other questions contact Mackenzie Lewis

Junior Phipps Dance Company

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

Admission to this class is by audition

Wednesdays
4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Fee: $104 for 8 weeks

Lyrical, Childrens

for ages 10-12 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

Lyrical is a ballet-based technique that infuses methods of ballet, jazz, and modern, creating a fluid style of movement that encourages self-expression.  This class will introduce students with prior dance background to an intermediate/advanced warm-up, a series of across the floor combinations, and a culmination of choreography at the end of class.  Lyrical will allow dancers to share movement with the intention of fostering self-expression and a personal story.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class.  This class is for dancers with 4+ years of recent ballet or lyrical training

Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and shorts or fitted dancewear, no shoes required

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Musical Theater

for ages 10-12 Instructor Melissa Huber
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

This class will introduce participants to basic theater and acting skills through games and music while staging a dance through musical theater-style choreography.

Students must have 2 or more years of recent ballet or jazz training.  Instructor approval is required for placement in this class.

Mondays
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, tan jazz shoes

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Melissa Huber

Preballet/Tap for ages 4-5

Instructor Stephanie Campbell
September 9th - January 13th, 2015

Students must be 4 by September 1, 2014

This is an introductory course that will explore creative movement, as well as beginning ballet and tap through fun exercises and self-expression.

Tuesdays
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and tights, pink ballet slippers for girls and black ballet slippers for boys, plus black tap shoes

Preballet/Tap for ages 5-6

Instructor Stephanie Campbell
September 9th - January 13th, 2015

This is an introductory course that will explore creative movement, as well as beginning ballet and tap through fun exercises and self-expression.

Tuesdays
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Fee: $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and tights, pink ballet slippers for girls and black ballet slippers for boys, plus black tap shoes

Preballet/Tap for ages 6-7

Instructor Stephanie Campbell
September 9th - January 13th, 2015

This is an introductory course that will explore creative movement, as well as beginning ballet and tap through fun exercises and self-expression.

Tuesdays
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: leotards and tights, pink ballet slippers for girls and black ballet slippers for boys, plus black tap shoes

Tap, Childrens 1

for ages 7-10 Instructor Carole Brown
September 13th - November 1st, 2014

Tap begins with warm-up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.  The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.  Students must complete each level of Tap in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

Tap 1 is for those new to tap or those who need a refresher starting with the basics.  Appropriate for most fitness levels.

Saturdays
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: athletic clothing, black tap shoes
 

Tap, Childrens 2

for ages 8-12 Instructor Carole Brown
September 13th - November 1st, 2014

Tap begins with warm-up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.  The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.  Students must complete each level of Tap in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

For Tap 2, prior tap experience is required.  Moves at a moderate pace, allowing dancers to expand their repertoire of steps and perform more complex combinations.  Appropriate for most fitness levels.

Saturdays
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: athletic clothing, black tap shoes

 

Tap, Childrens 3

Tap, Childrens 3

for ages 9-12 Instructor Melissa Huber
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Tap begins with warm-up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.  The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.  Students must complete each level of Tap in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

For Tap 3, instructor approval is required.  Moves at a moderate pace, allowing dancers to expand their repertoire of steps and perform more complex combinations.  Appropriate for most fitness levels.

Mondays
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Melissa Huber

CLASS FULL

Dress requirement: athletic clothing and black tap shoes

 

Tap, Childrens 4

for ages 10-12 Instructor Melissa Huber
September 8th - 29th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Tap begins with warm-up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.  The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.  Students must complete each level of Tap in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.

For Tap 4, instructor approval is required.  This class is for the experienced tapper.  It moves at a quick pace and introduces intricate choreography using elements of both Broadway and rhythm styles.  Some physically demanding steps as well as time steps, turning combinations, and complex rhythm sequences.  Often taken multiple times

Mondays
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks of $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: athletic clothing and black tap shoes

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Melissa Huber
 

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