Teen & Adult Dance

General Information about Our Dance Classes:

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

for ages 14 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
6:30 - 7:45 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

Ballet, Foundations

for ages 14 and older Instructor Barb Suick
September 4th - October 30th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

This class begins September 4, one week earlier than our other classes

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
7:00 - 8:15 p.m. (this is a time change from our dance brochure)
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

Ballet, Pointe

for ages 14 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
7:45 - 9:00 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

Ballroom & Latin, Advanced

Instructor Tom Larson
September 7th - October 26th, 2014

This is a continuation from Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 2

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes

Sundays
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $89 per person

Ballroom & Latin, Beginning

Instructor Tom Larson
September 7th - October 26th, 2014

for ages 8 through adult

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes

Sundays
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $89 per person

Ballroom & Latin, Intermediate 1

Instructor Tom Larson
September 7th - October 26th, 2014

This is a continuation from Beginning Ballroom & Latin, plus basic country two-step, nightclub two-step, and West Coast swing.

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes

Sundays
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $89 per person

Ballroom & Latin, Intermediate 2

Instructor Tom Larson
September 7th - October 26th, 2014

This is a continuation from Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 2, plus samba, Viennese waltz and more

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes

Sundays
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $89 per person

Ballroom Dance Parties

Ballroom Dance Parties

January 1st - December 31st, 2014

Ballroom dance parties with a DJ are offered on the third Saturday of each month.

August 16 will feature cha cha and West Coast swing

Instructor Tom Larson will offer a ballroom and Latin dance lesson during the first hour.  This is an opportunity to have fun trying out new dance skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Dancers of all experience levels are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  Admission is $12 per person.

Contemporary, Teen & Adult Advanced

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

Contemporary dance classes should appeal to the creative and artistic soul because of the expressiveness and freedom of individuality of the dance style.  Contemporary has a strong focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging the use of breath, energy, and connection.  A warm-up of breath and energy work, followed by exercises that emphasize extension, release, weight, momentum, and force will be the focus of the class.  The goas is to develop strong, versatile dancers that can intelligently handle any dance style.  Each level of contemporary is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of contemporary in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for 2 or more years.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $89 for 8 weeks or $164 for 16 weeks

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

For instructor approval, or other questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Contemporary, Teen & Adult Beginning

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

Contemporary dance classes should appeal to the creative and artistic soul because of the expressiveness and freedom of individuality of the dance style.  Contemporary has a strong focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging the use of breath, energy, and connection.  A warm-up of breath and energy work, followed by exercises that emphasize extension, release, weight, momentum, and force will be the focus of the class.  The goas is to develop strong, versatile dancers that can intelligently handle any dance style.  Each level of contemporary is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of contemporary in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for 2 or more years.

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

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

Contemporary, Teen & Adult Intermediate

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 8th - October 27th, 2014

Contemporary dance classes should appeal to the creative and artistic soul because of the expressiveness and freedom of individuality of the dance style.  Contemporary has a strong focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging the use of breath, energy, and connection.  A warm-up of breath and energy work, followed by exercises that emphasize extension, release, weight, momentum, and force will be the focus of the class.  The goas is to develop strong, versatile dancers that can intelligently handle any dance style.  Each level of contemporary is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.  Students must complete each level of contemporary in order to advance to the next level.  It is common to stay in the same level for 2 or more years.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

Mondays
5:30 - 6:30 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

Hip-Hop, Teen & Adult Advanced

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

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.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class.  Beginning and Intermediate Hip-Hop are prerequisites for this course.


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

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

For instructor approval or questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Hip-Hop, Teen & Adult Beginning

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.

Mondays
7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

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

Hip-Hop, Teen & Adult Intermediate

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.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

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

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

For instructor approval or questions, contact Mackenzie Lewis

Jazz, Teen & Adult Advanced

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.

Teen & Adult Beginning and Intermediate Jazz are prerequisites for this course, and must have been completed withing the last 3 years.  Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

Wednesdays
7:15 - 8:15 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

Jazz, Teen & Adult Beginning

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 8th - October 27th, 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.

Mondays
6:30 - 7:30
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

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

Jazz, Teen & Adult Broadway

Instructor: Christina Leines
September 10th - October 29th, 2014

This class will meet in Art Studio One

This class will offer an intermediate level of experience for dancers while focusing on theatrical jazz styles that are seen in both classic and newer Broadway and movie musicals.

Two or more years of jazz or ballet training required.

Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $74 for 8 weeks or $136 for 16 weeks

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

Jazz, Teen & Adult Intermediate

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
September 8th - October 27th, 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

Mondays
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

Lyrical, Intermediate

Lyrical, Intermediate

for ages 16 to adult Instructor Barb Suick
September 4th - October 23rd, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

This class begins on September 4, one week earlier than our other classes

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 for a new age group of 16 and older is a blend of classical technique and current trends. Develop personal style and interpretation of music through movement. Focus on strengthening technical abilities to perform and maintain longevity in this physically demanding art by developing grace, style and strength that endures.

Instructor approval is required for this class

Thursdays
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $89 for 8 weeks or $164 for 16 weeks  CLASS CANCELLED

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

For instructor approval or other questions, contact Barb Suick

Modern, Teen & Adult Intermediate

Instructor Stephanie Campbell
September 9th - October 28th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

Modern dance will offer dancers an intermediate class that will explore various modern dance styles which focus on building strong technical dancers.  This class will allow students to learn how to work from their core to their limbs with a strong focus on breathing, release, and expression.

Instructor approval is required for placement in this class

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

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

For intructor approval or other questions, contact Stephanie Campbell

Tap, Teen & Adult Advanced

Instructor Christina Leines
September 10th - October 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.

This is for the experienced tapper.  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.

Wednesdays
8:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: athletic clothing and black tap shoes.

Tap, Teen & Adult Beginning

Instructor Christina Leines
September 10th - October 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.

This class is for those who are new to tap or need a refresher starting with the basics.  Appropriate for most fitness levels.  Often taken more than once.

Wednesdays
7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Fee: $56 for 8 weeks or $102 for 16 weeks

Dress requirement: athletic clothing and black tap shoes

Tap, Teen & Adult Intermediate

Instructor Barb Suick
September 4th - October 29th, 2014

This class meets in Art Studio One

This class begins on September 4, one week earlier than our other classes

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 intermediate tap, 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.  Often taken multiple times.

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

Dress requirement: athletic clothing and black tap shoes

 

The Phipps Dance Company

Instructors Christina Leines and Stephanie Campbell
September 11th - October 31st, 2014

Admission to the company is by audition

Thursdays & Fridays
4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Fee: $159 for 8 weeks

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