Dance

The Dance Studio at Lifesong is committed to the highest quality of instruction and atmosphere. Whether you’re dancing for fun or competition, our staff is here to encourage and inspire you while giving you the tools to reach your goals.

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CLASS PLACEMENT AND ENROLLMENT
Initial placement in dance classes is determined at registration and is based on the student’s age, experience and ability. Staff will evaluate students during the first few weeks of class to ensure proper placement. In the regular season (mid-August through May), enrollment is open for pre-ballet and combo classes through September in the fall semester and again in January for the spring semester. Enrollment is open for all other dance classes through January, pending evaluation and class availability.

PRE-BALLET is designed for 2 year olds and is the perfect place to begin loving dance! Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through creative movement and music in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Register Pre-Ballet, Mon 3:30pm Mon 3:30pm-4:00pm 2 – 3 Maddie F. & Aimee S. 08/21/2017 45.00
Register Pre-Ballet, Wed 9:00am Wed 9:00am-9:30am 2 – 3  Taylor F. & Aimee S. 08/21/2017 45.00

BALLET, TAP & TUMBLING is a fun combo class designed for ages 3-4 (BTT1) and ages 4-5 (BTT2) focused on ballet & tap basics with a few minutes of simple tumbling. Developing basic skills and a love for dance is the goal for our young beginners.

Register Class Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts Tuition
Register BTT1, Mon 3:15pm Mon 3:15pm-4:15pm 3 – 4 Vicki M. 08/21/2017 75.00
Register BTT2, Tue 4:15pm Tue 4:15pm-5:15pm 4 – 5 Taylor F. & Maddie F. 08/21/2017 75.00
Register BTT1, Wed 9:30am Wed 9:30am-10:30am 3 – 4  Taylor F. & Aimee S. 08/21/2017 75.00
Register BTT2, Wed 10:30am Wed 10:30am-11:30am 4 – 5  Taylor F. & Aimee S. 08/21/2017 75.00
Register BTT1, Thu 4:00pm Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm 3 – 4 Taylor F. 08/21/2017 75.00
Register BTT2, Thu 5:00pm Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm 4 – 5 Vicki M. 08/21/2017 75.00

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ is a the next step (or beginning step) for dancers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Our BTJ classes are grouped by grade and designed to develop a love and appreciation for dance while growing in ballet, tap and jazz basic techniques. Having fun, developing social skills and learning to work together in a positive, supportive and encouraging environment is our goal and commitment.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts Tuition
Register BTJ, Mon 4:00pm 1st/2nd Grade Mon 4:00pm-5:15pm 5 – 8  Taylor F. & Aimee S. 08/21/2017 85.00
Register BTJ, Tue 3:45pm 1st/2nd Grade Tue 3:45pm-5:00pm 5 – 8 Kristen H. 08/21/2017 85.00
Waitlist BTJ, Wed 4:00pm K/1st Grade Wed 4:00pm-5:15pm 5 – 7 Taylor F. 08/21/2017 85.00
Waitlist BTJ, Thu 3:45pm K/1st Grade Thu 3:45pm-5:00pm 5 – 7 Vicki M. 08/21/2017 85.00
Register BTJ, Thu 4:00pm 2nd/3rd Grade Thu 4:00pm-5:15pm 7 – 9 Kristen H. 08/21/2017 85.00
Register BTJ, Sat 9:00am K/1st Grade Sat 9:00am-10:15am 5 – 7 Maddie F. 08/21/2017 85.00

SINGLE SUBJECT CLASSES for dancers in 2nd grade and up

BALLET: Ballet is an important foundation for success in all styles of dance. We encourage all dancers to train in ballet! Our ballet classes are leveled according to a specific syllabus are not the same as school grades. Students and parents should not expect to move up every year. Class placement is not that one is better than the other but students are grouped together by what they need to work on, their level of muscular strength, agility and control, along with musicality and vocabulary. Some students need more time to develop these skills and strengths an order to perform the vocabulary appropriately. Students should never feel that a step in a class is unattainable. Our goal is to equip them with the proper training and technique to be able to achieve and master the new step properly. They should be given time to master the basics so that when they are given more complex steps they will be able to achieve them confidently and gracefully.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Ballet, Level 1B, Mon 4:00pm 3rd-5th Grade, Petite, Jive Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm 8 – 12 Tiffany R. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 3A, Mon 5:00pm Middle School, Vibe, Junior Mon 5:00pm-6:15pm 11 – 18 Tiffany R. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 3A, Tue 5:00pm Middle School, Vibe, Junior Tue 5:00pm-6:15pm 11 – 18 Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 1A, Wed 4:45pm 2nd-4th Grade Wed 4:45pm-5:30pm 7 – 11 Bethany L. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 1A, Wed 5:30pm 3rd-5th Grade Wed 5:30pm-6:15pm 8 – 12 Bethany L. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 1C, Wed 4:00pm Middle School Beginners Wed 4:00pm-4:45pm 11 – 18 Bethany L. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, Level 3/4, Wed 6:15pm Middle School, Vibe, Junior, Teen Wed 6:15pm-7:15pm 11 – 18 Bethany L. 08/21/2017
Register Ballet, MS, Thu 4:30pm Middle School Thu 4:30pm-6:00pm 11 – 18 Emily D. 08/21/2017

TECHNIQUE: Our technique classes are also leveled according to the skills and needs of each dancer. Classes consist of stretching, conditioning and progressions that are a part of improving each dancer’s overall skill set.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Technique, 3rd-5th, Mon 5:15pm 3rd-5th Grade Mon 5:15pm-6:00pm 8 – 12 08/21/2017
Register Technique, Level 3, Mon 6:15pm Middle School, Vibe, Junior, Teen Mon 6:15pm-7:30pm 11 – 18 Kari A.,Taylor F. 08/21/2017
Register Technique, Level 3, Tue 6:15pm Middle School, Vibe, Junior, Teen Tue 6:15pm-7:30pm 11 – 18 Taylor F.,Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Technique, 2nd-4th, Thu 6:00pm 2nd-4th Grade Thu 6:00pm-6:45pm 6 – 11 Kristen H. 08/21/2017
Register Technique, 3rd-5th, Thu 6:00pm 3rd-5th Grade Thu 6:00pm-6:45pm 8 – 12 Kristen H. 08/21/2017

TAP: High-energy, fast paced and fun! Tap is one of the core fundamentals of dance, that allows dancers to achieve a cohesion of rhythm and coordination while also having fun.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Tap, 2nd-4th, Mon 5:00pm 2nd-4th Grade Mon 5:00pm-5:45pm 7 – 11 Maddie F. 08/21/2017
Register Tap, 3rd-5th, Mon 5:45pm 3rd-5th Grade Mon 5:45pm-6:30pm 8 – 12 Maddie F. 08/21/2017
Register Tap, MS, Tue 7:00pm Middle School Tue 7:00pm-7:45pm 11 – 18 Maddie F. 08/21/2017
Register Tap, 2nd-4th, Wed 5:30pm 2nd-4th Grade Wed 5:30pm-6:15pm 7 – 11 Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Tap, 3rd-5th, Wed 4:45pm 3rd-5th Grade Wed 4:45pm-5:30pm 8 – 12 Whitney H. 08/21/2017

JAZZ: Jazz is a fun and energetic style of dance that uses music and movement to develop strength, musicality and performance! Jazz focuses on specific alignment and placement of technique as well as coordination and style of movement.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Waitlist Jazz, 2nd-4th, Mon 4:15pm 2nd-4th Grade Mon 4:15pm-5:00pm 7 – 11 Vicki M. 08/21/2017
Register Jazz, 3rd-5th, Wed 4:00pm 3rd-5th Grade Wed 4:00pm-4:45pm 8 – 12 Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Jazz, MS, Wed 5:15pm Middle School Wed 5:15pm-6:15pm 11 – 18 Vicki M. 08/21/2017

LYRICAL: Lyrical is a dance style that combines elements of ballet with the freedom, fluidity and expressiveness of jazz and contemporary choreography. Lyrical gives dancers the opportunity to express emotion and execute technique.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Lyrical, MS, Wed 6:15pm Middle School Wed 6:15pm-7:00pm 11 – 18 Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Lyrical, 2nd-4th, Thu 6:45pm 2nd-4th Grade Thu 6:45pm-7:30pm 7 – 11 Taylor F. 08/21/2017
Register Lyrical, 3rd-5th, Thu 6:45pm 3rd-5th Grade Thu 6:45pm-7:30pm 8 – 12 Kristen H. 08/21/2017

HIP HOP: Hip Hop is a fun, age-appropriate and very high energy class that encourages individual style and creativity while learning and developing coordination, confidence and specific techniques.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Hip Hop, 3rd-5th, Mon 6:30pm 3rd-5th Grade Mon 6:30pm-7:00pm 8 – 12 Stori C. 08/21/2017
Register Hip Hop, MS, Tue 7:45pm Middle School Tue 7:45pm-8:30pm 11 – 18 Stori C. 08/21/2017
Register Hip Hop, 2nd-4th, Thu 5:15pm 2nd-4th Grade Thu 5:15pm-6:00pm 7 – 11 Stori C.,Taylor F. 08/21/2017

PRE-POINTE & POINTE: Advanced ballet classes geared for the serious, technical dancer. Students enrolled in these classes must be taking at least two ballet classes per week.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Pre-Pointe (Ages 10+), Wed 7:15pm Ages 10+ and must be taking at least 2 additional ballet classes per week. Wed 7:15pm-8:00pm 11 – 18 Whitney H. 08/21/2017
Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Pointe, MS, Wed 7:15pm Middle School Wed 7:15pm-8:00pm 11 – 18 Bethany L. 08/21/2017

DRILL TEAM: This class is designed for Middle School dancers and consists of leaps, turns, kicks and drill team techniques needed for school dance teams.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructors Class Starts
Register Drill Team Prep, MS, Tue 6:00pm Middle School Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm 11 – 18 Vicki M. 08/21/2017

DRESS CODE GUIDELINES
Dancers should dress in comfortable, non-restrictive, modest, age-appropriate dance clothing. Hair should be up and preferably in a bun for all classes, all ages (exception – Hip Hop). Ballet class requirement is black leotard, pink tights and hair in a bun. Shoe requirements below. Dancers should wear a cover-up while in the common areas and not in class. Please note: dancers are required to have correct shoes, including color, as listed below for uniformity in recitals.

SHOE REQUIREMENTS FOR DANCE CLASSES

Dancers are required to have correct shoes (including color) as listed here for recitals:

  • Pre-Ballet: Pink Ballet w/pink elastic
  • BTT Combo: Pink Split-Sole Ballet w/elastic, Black Patent Tap
  • BTJ Combo: Pink Split-Sole Ballet w/elastic, Black Hard-Sole Lace-up Oxford Tap, Bloch Tan Jazz OR Capezio Caramel Jazz
  • Ballet: Pink Split-Sole Ballet w/elastic
  • Technique: any color or style of jazz shoe
  • Drill Team: black jazz shoe
  • Jazz: Bloch Tan Jazz OR Capezio Caramel Jazz
  • Contemporary/Lyrical: Bodywrappers Twyla Canvas (style #620A)
  • Tap: Black, Hard-Sole, Lace-Up Oxfords
  • Hip-Hop: Instructor will advise
  • Pointe: Instructor will advise

CHRISTMAS RECITAL FOR PRE-BALLET AND COMBO CLASSES – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Our annual Christmas Recital for Pre-Ballet, BTT and BTJ classes takes place at LifeStage Theatre typically on the last Saturday of classes in December before the break. The Christmas Recital is a fun celebration of the holidays and all our young dancers have accomplished in the fall semester. Christmas Recital Fees and Costume Fees are due October 1 and are non-refundable. The Costume Fee ($75) not only cover the cost of the actual costume, but also other behind-the-scenes expenses including alterations, ordering, sorting, and other necessary administrative tasks associated with the recital.The Christmas Recital Fee ($25) helps cover costs such as theatre usage, programs, staff, etc.

SPRING RECITAL – Saturday/Sunday, June 2-3, 2018
Our Spring Dance Recital is the event our dancers will be working toward throughout the entire year. Although participation is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged as the recital is a great opportunity for students and allows them to fully experience the benefit of all their hours of training. Spring Recital fees and costume fees are non-refundable.

SPRING RECITAL COSTUME FEE: The costume fees not only cover the cost of the actual costume, but also other behind-the-scenes expenses such as alterations, ordering, sorting, etc. Costume fees for Pre-Ballet, BTT and BTJ classes are $75/each and costume fees for individual subject classes are $85/each. Costume fees are due November 1.

SPRING RECITAL FEE: The recital fees are used to offset the costs of auditorium rental, programs, staff and other expenses associated with the recital. Spring Recital Fee is $75 per student and is due February 1 for all participating dancers.

COMPETITION (DANCE COMPANY AND DANCE TEAM)
Each summer, we offer the opportunity for dancers between the ages of 6-18 to audition for our competitive Dance Company or Dance Team. Auditions are typically held at the end of July or early August in conjunction with our dance intensives. For more information about Dance Company and Dance Team, email Dance@LifesongStudio.com.

PERFORMANCE TEAM
Lifesong also offers a Dance Performance Team for dancers ages 8-12 with previous dance training. This non-competitive team has several opportunities throughout the year to perform in the community. Auditions are held the last week of August. For more information about Dance Performance Team, email Dance@LifesongStudio.com.

SUMMER DANCE
Information regarding auditions, as well as our full schedule of summer classes, camps and intensives, is available in the spring so be sure to visit our website for news and opportunities.

TUITION SCHEDULE

See Tuition Table below for calculation of monthly tuition for dance classes. Maximum dance tuition per individual student is $330/month. Maximum dance tuition per family is $430/month. Please note: individual and family maximums do not apply to Company Mixed Dances.


Refer to the Lifesong General Studio Policies regarding Registration, Tuition, Payments, Attendance, Withdrawal, etc.

Questions? Please contact us at Dance@LifesongStudio.com