The Dance Studio at Lifesong is committed to the highest quality of instruction in a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere. We consider it a privilege to be a part of the lives and journey of our dancers. 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, while instilling a love and appreciation for the art of dance!
“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” Anonymous
Now enrolling for 2018-2019 Season 13!
2018-2019 Season 13: August 18, 2018 thru May 23, 2019
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.
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||BTT1, Mon 3:30pm||Mon||3:30-4:30pm||3-4||Vicki M.||08/20/2018||75.00|
|Register||BTT1, Wed 10:00am||Wed||10-11am||3-4||Taylor F. & Paige Y.||08/22/2018||75.00|
|Register||BTT1, Thu 4:00pm||Thu||4-5pm||3-4||Kristen H.||08/23/2018||75.00|
|Register||Ballet & Tap only, Wed 3:30pm||Wed||3:30-4:15pm||3-5||Vicki M.||08/22/2018||65.00|
|Register||BTT2, Tue 4:00pm||Tue||4-5pm||4-5||Taylor F.||08/21/2018||75.00|
|Register||BTT2, Wed 11:00am||Wed||11am-12pm||4-5||Taylor F. & Paige Y.||08/22/2018||75.00|
|Register||BTT2, Thu 3:45pm||Thu||3:45-4:45pm||4-5||Maddie F.||08/23/2018||75.00|
|Register||BTT2, Thu 5:15pm||Thu||5:15-6:15pm||4-5||Vicki M.||08/23/2018||75.00|
|Register||Ballet & Tap only, Wed 3:30pm||Wed||3:30-4:15pm||3-5||Vicki M.||08/22/2018||65.00|
BALLET, TAP & JAZZ is a the next step (or beginning step) for dancers in Kindergarten through 2nd 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 dance and social skills while learning to work together in a positive, supportive and encouraging environment is our goal and commitment.
|Register||BTJ, K-1st, Mon 4:00pm||K-1st grade||Mon||4-5:15pm||5-7||Paige Y.||08/20/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, 1st-2nd, Tue 4:15pm||1st-2nd grade||Tue||4:15-5:30pm||6-8||Kristen H.||08/21/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, K-1st, Wed 3:45pm||K-1st grade||Wed||3:45-5pm||5-7||Paige Y.||08/22/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, K-1st, Wed 4:15pm||K-1st grade||Wed||4:15-5:30pm||5-7||Vicki M.||08/22/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, K-1st, Thu 4:00pm||K-1st grade||Thu||4-5:15pm||5-7||Vicki M.||08/23/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, 1st-2nd, Thu 4:45pm||1st-2nd grade||Thu||4:45-6pm||6-8||Paige Y.||08/23/2018||85.00|
|Register||BTJ, 1st-2nd, Sat 10:45am||1st-2nd grade||Sat||10:45am-12pm||6-8||Paige Y.||09/08/2018||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 and 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.
*Dancers taking Ballet Level 3A/B and Level 4 are required to take at least 2 ballet classes per week.
|Register||Ballet, Level 1A/B, Wed 6:15pm||2nd-5th grade||Wed||6:15-7pm||7-11||Josephine K.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 1A, Wed 5:30pm||2nd-4th grade||Wed||5:30-6:15pm||7-10||Whitney H.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 1B, Wed 4:45pm||3rd-5th grade||Wed||4:45-5:30pm||8-11||Whitney H.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 2A, Mon 4:15pm||by placement||Mon||4:15-5:15pm||9-12||Josephine K.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 2A, Tue 4:30pm||by placement||Tue||4:30-5:30pm||9-12||Sydney D.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 2B, Mon 4:15pm||by placement||Mon||4:15-5:15pm||10-13||Sydney D.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 2B, Tue 4:30pm||by placement||Tue||4:30-5:30pm||10-13||Whitney H.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 2C, Mon 5:15pm||by placement||Mon||5:15-6:15pm||11-15||Brigette M.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 3A, Mon 5:15pm||by placement||Mon||5:15-6:15pm||11-18||Josephine K.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 3B, Mon 5:15pm||by placement||Mon||5:15-6:15pm||11-18||Sydney D.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 3A/B, Tue 5:30pm||by placement||Tue||5:30-6:30pm||11-18||Whitney H.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 4, Mon 6:15pm||by placement||Mon||6:15-7:30pm||13-18||Sydney D.||08/’20/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Level 4, Tue 5:30pm||by placement||Tue||5:30-6:30pm||13-18||Sydney D.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Ballet, Open, Wed 6:45pm||Level 2C, 3A/B, 4||Wed||6:45-7:45pm||11-18||Tiffany R.||08/22/2018|
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||Technique, Level 1A/B, Thu 5:15pm||2nd-5th grade||Thu||5:15-6pm||7-11||Sydney D.||08/23/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 1B, Thu 6pm||3rd-5th grade||Thu||6-6:45pm||8-11||Paige Y.||08/23/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 2A/B, Mon 5:15pm||by placement||Mon||5:15-6:15pm||9-12||Kari A. & Ashton L.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 2A/B, Tue 5:30pm||by placement||Tue||5:30-6:30pm||9-12||Taylor F.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 2C, Tue 7pm||MS/HS||Tue||7-8pm||11-15||Whitney H.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 3A/B, Mon 6:15pm||by placement||Mon||6:15-7:15pm||11-18||Ashton L.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 3A/B, Tue 6:30pm||by placement||Tue||6:30-7:30pm||11-18||Sydney D.||08/21/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 4, Mon 8pm||by placement||Mon||8-8:45pm||13-18||Kari A. & Taylor F.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Technique, Level 4, Tue 7:30pm||by placement||Tue||7:30-8:30pm||13-18||Taylor F.||08/21/2018|
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||Tap, Level 1A, Mon 5:15pm||2nd-4th grade||Mon||5:15-6pm||7-10||Paige Y.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Tap, Level 1A, Wed 4:45pm||2nd-4th grade||Tue||4:45-5:30pm||7-10||Paige Y.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Tap, Level 1B, Mon 6pm||3rd-5th grade||Mon||6-6:45pm||8-11||Maddie F.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Tap, Level 1B, Wed 4pm||3rd-5th grade||Wed||4-4:45pm||8-11||Paige Y.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Tap, Level 2C (MS), Tue 8pm||MS/HS||Tue||8-8:45pm||11-15||Maddie F.||08/21/2018|
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||Jazz, Level 1A, Mon 4:30pm||2nd-4th grade||Mon||4:30-5:15pm||7-10||Vicki M.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Jazz, Level 1A, Wed 4:00pm||2nd-4th grade||Wed||4-4:45pm||7-10||Whitney H.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Jazz, Level 1B, Wed 5:30pm||3rd-5th grade||Wed||5:30-6:15pm||7-10||Paige Y.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Jazz, Level 1A/B, Thu 6:45pm||2nd-5th grade||Thu||6:45-7:15pm||7-11||Sydney D.||08/23/2018|
|Register||Jazz, Level 2C (MS), Wed 5:30pm||MS/HS||Wed||5:30-6:15pm||11-15||Vicki M.||08/22/2018|
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.
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||Hip Hop, Level 1A/B, Thu 5:15pm||2nd-5th grade||Thu||5:15-6pm||7-11||Stori C.||08/23/2018|
|Register||Hip Hop, Level 1B, Mon 6:45pm||3rd-5th grade||Mon||6:45-7:30pm||8-11||Stori C.||08/20/2018|
|Register||Hip Hop, Level 2C (MS), Wed 7:15pm||MS/HS||Wed||7:15-8pm||11-16||Stori C.||08/22/2018|
|Register||Hip Hop, Level 2C (MS), Mon 8:00pm||MS/HS||Mon||8-8:45pm||11-16||Stori C.||08/20/2018|
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.
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.
ADULT CLASS: This class is designed for ADULTS only! After all, why should the kids have all the fun?!?! It’s class choice on style – jazz, tap or both! This class will be FUN for beginners as well as those with previous experience.
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 & COMBO CLASSES
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.
2018-2019 Season 13 Christmas Combo Recital
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Our Spring Dance Recital is the event our dancers work 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 and gives friends and family the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.
2019 Season 13 Spring Dance Recital
Irving Arts Center
Recital: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Dress Rehearsal: Monday, June 3, 2019
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.
Spring Recital fees and costume fees are non-refundable.
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 intensive. For more information about Dance Company and Dance Team, email Dance@LifesongStudio.com.
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.
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.
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.
Questions? Please contact us at Dance@LifesongStudio.com