Dance

DANCE

The Dance Studio at Lifesong is committed to high quality, professional 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 you, inspire you and give you the tools to reach your goals, while instilling a love and appreciation for the art of dance! See dance class and level descriptions HERE.

2019-2020 Season 14 is August 19, 2019 thru May 22, 2020 (enrollment closed for the current season)
2020-2021 Season 145 is August 17, 2019 thru May 28, 2021 (enrollment opens May 2020)

NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER DANCE (below)

SUMMER Combo BALLET, TAP & TUMBLING

BALLET, TAP & TUMBLING (BTT) is a fun combo class designed for ages 3-5 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.

Summer BTT Classes
Thursdays, 3:45-4:45pm, $20 per class
June 11, 18, 25 AND July 9, 16, 23
Enroll in all 6 weeks and get the 6th class FREE!

Click HERE to see availability and enroll

SUMMER Combo BALLET, TAP & JAZZ

BALLET, TAP & JAZZ (BTJ) is a the next step (or beginning step) for dancers ages 6-7 this summer. Our BTJ classes are age appropriate 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.

Summer BTJ Classes
Thursdays, 4:45-5:45pm, $20 per class
June 11, 18, 25 AND July 9, 16, 23
Enroll in all 6 weeks and get the 6th class FREE!

Click HERE to see availability and enroll

SUMMER Level 1 (Ages 6-11 beg/int)

Summer classes may be combined or split within levels, pending enrollment.
Level 1A:
Ages 7-8, beg/int
Level 1B: Ages 9-11 beg/int
Level 1A/B: Ages 7-11 beg/int

Ballet Level 1A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 12:45-1:45pm

Tap Level 1A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 2:3-3:15pm

Jazz/Lyrical Level 1A ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 1:45-2:30pm
Jazz/Lyrical Level 1B ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 1:45-2:30pm

Hip Hop Ages 6-7 ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 1-1:45pm
Hip Hop Ages 7-9 ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 4:15-5pm AND/OR Wed 3:15-4pm
Hip Hop Ages 9-11 ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5:45-6:30pm

BOYS Hip Hop Ages 5-6 ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed 1:45-2:30pm
BOYS Hip Hop Ages 7-9 ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed 2:30-3:15pm

SUMMER Level 2A/B (Ages 8-12, int)

Summer classes may be combined or split within levels, pending enrollment.
Level 2A:
Ages 8-10, intermediate
Level 2B: Ages 10-12, intermediate
Level 2A/B: Ages 8-12, intermediate

Ballet Level 2A ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 2:45-4pm
Ballet Level 2B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 2:45-4pm

Tap Level 2A ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5-5:45pm
Tap Level 2B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5-5:45pm

Jazz Level 2A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 4-5pm

Contemporary Level 2A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 2:45-3:45pm

Conditioning Level 2A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 4-4:45pm

Hip Hop Level 2A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 4:45-5:30pm

SUMMER Individual Classes - Level 2C (Ages 12 & up, int)

Level 2C: Ages 12 & up, intermediate

Ballet Level 2C ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 1:45-2:45pm

Tap Level 2C ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5:45-6:30pm

Jazz Level 2C ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 12:45-1:45pm

Contemporary Level 2C ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 2:45-3:45pm

Conditioning Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 5-5:45pm
*NOTE ... Dancers in Level 2C are encouraged to take Level 4 Conditioning.

Hip Hop Level 2C ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 6:30-7:15pm

SUMMER Individual Classes - Level 3A/B (Ages 12 & up, int/adv)

Summer classes may be combined or split within levels, pending enrollment.

Ballet Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5:15-6:30pm

Tap Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 4:15-5pm

Jazz Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 3-4pm

Contemporary Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 4:45-5:45pm

Conditioning Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 3:15-4pm

Hip Hop Level 3A/B ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 4-4:45pm

ADDITIONAL CLASSES:

Ballet Level 3/4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 2:45-3:45pm

Pointe/Pre-Pointe ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 3:45-4:30pm
* NOTE ... Ballet Level 3/4 class is required in order to take Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Drill Team ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 5:45-6:45pm

SUMMER Individual Classes - Level 4 (Ages 12 & up, adv)

Ballet Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 4-5:15pm

Tap Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 3:15-4pm

Jazz Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 5:15-6:15pm

Contemporary Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 3:45-4:45pm

Conditioning Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 5-5:45pm

Hip Hop Level 4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 3-3:45pm

ADDITIONAL CLASSES:

Ballet Level 3/4 ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 2:45-3:45pm

Pointe/Pre-Pointe ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 3:45-4:30pm
* NOTE ... Ballet Level 3/4 class is required in order to take Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Drill Team ... click HERE to enroll ... Thu, 5:45-6:45pm

SUMMER Basic Jazz & Tap (6th-12th grades)

BASIC Jazz & Tap is designed to introduce and strengthen "the basic" fundamentals! These classes are perfect for MS/HS students who want to dance for the fun of it AND for theatre students who want to solidify their skills and confidence.

Jazz beginning ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 3:15-4pm

Tap beginning ... click HERE to enroll ... Wed, 4-4:45pm

SUMMER Adult Tap

Designed for ADULTS only! After all, why should the kids have all the fun?!?! FUN for beginners as well as those with previous experience.

ADULT TAP ... click HERE to enroll ... Tue, 6:30-7:15pm

 

REGULAR SEASON / 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.

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).
  • Dress code for Ballet class (Level 1 & up) is black leotard, pink tights and hair in a bun.
  • Pre-Ballet, BTT & BTJ combo class dancers are welcome to wear any color or style of leotard.
  • Dancers should wear a cover-up while in the common areas and not in class.

SHOE REQUIREMENTS FOR DANCE CLASSES
Dancers are required to have correct shoes, including color, as listed below for uniformity in 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: Capezio Footundeez lyrical half sole
Tap: Black, Hard-Sole, Lace-Up Oxfords
Hip-Hop: Instructor will advise
Pointe: Instructor will advise

CHRISTMAS RECITAL FOR PRE-BALLET & COMBO CLASSES
Saturday, December 21, 2019 / LifeStage Theatre at Lifesong Studio

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 recital fee ($25) helps cover costs such as theatre usage, programs, staff, etc.

SPRING RECITAL
May 17, 2020 (Dress Rehearsal) / May 31, 2020 (Recital) / Allen Performing Arts Center

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. 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 $79/each and costume fees for individual subject classes are $89/each. Costume fees are due mid-January and are non-refundable.