Dance

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.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts Tuition
Register Pre-Ballet Wed 9:30-10:00am 2-3 Taylor F. & Paige Y. 08/22/2018 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 Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts Tuition
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts Tuition
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts Tuition
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
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 Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
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.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
Register Contemporary (Lyrical), Level 1A/B, Thu 6pm  2nd-5th grade Thu  6-6:45pm  7-11  Sydney D.  08/23/2018
Register Contemporary (Lyrical), Level 2C, Wed 6:15pm  MS/HS Wed  6:15-7pm  11-15  Whitney H.  08/22/2018

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 Instructor Class Starts
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.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
Register Pointe, Wed 7:45pm  by placement Wed  7:45-8:30pm  11-18  Tiffany R.  08/22/2018
Register Pre-Pointe, Wed 7:45pm Wed  7:45-8:30pm  11-18  Whitney H.  08/22/2018

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 Instructor Class Starts
Register Drill Team Prep, Tue 4:30pm Tue  4:30-5:30pm  11-15  Vicki M.  08/21/2018

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.

Register Class Description Days Times Ages Instructor Class Starts
Register Adult Class (Jazz and/or Tap)  class choice! Wed  7-7:45pm  18+ Whitney H.  08/22/2018

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
LifeStage Theatre

Saturday, December 15, 2018

SPRING RECITAL
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.

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