Spring 2009 program guide Registration for youth and teen dance classes, Basketball Cheerleading, Kindermusik and STEP Team is on-going through January 17. Please call for availability in dance classes not listed. Registration for performing company is closed. *Payment options: pay in full at registration or by monthly bank draft. First month’s tuition and recital fee due at registration. 6-week classes must be paid in full. No exceptions. Registration: Member: Nov. 4 Program member: Nov. 18 STEP Team Cost: Member - $190 ($38/month) – 4 drafts Program Member - $210 ($42/month) Ages 8-16 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm Basketball Cheerleading Cost: Member - $120 ($40/month) – 2 drafts Program Member- $150 ($50/month) Saturday 9-11 am Ages 5-10 (past participants call first for uniform credit voucher) Kindermusik Session dates: January 19-May 8 (Request set up for bank draft – 2 drafts Ages 18 mo-3 yr Cost: Member-$144 ($48/month) Monday 10:30-11:15 am Program Member - $168 ($56/month) Wednesday 9:45-10:30 NEW dance classes: Session dates: January 19-May 23 Dance classes are combination tap and ballet up to age 7. Classes include jazz starting with Ballet II. Recital Fee: $72 first child; $63 siblings *Payment options: pay in full at registration or by monthly bank draft. First month’s tuition and recital fee due at registration. No exceptions. Preschool Dance Cost: Member - $160 ($32/month) Age 3 YR Program Member - $190 ($38/month Thursday 9:30-10:15 am Friday 10:30-11:15 Friday 1:30-2:15 pm Creative Ballet Cost: Member - $160 ($32/month) Age 4 YR Program Member - $190 ($38/month) Monday 4-4:45 pm Tuesday 1:30-2:15 pm Thursday 10:30-11:15 Friday 1:30-2:15 pm Ballet Rhythms Age 5 YR Cost: Member - $165 ($33/month) Friday 4:30-5:30 pm Program Member - $195 ($39/month) Ballet I Cost: Member - $160 ($32/month) Age 6 YR Program Member - $190 ($38/month Thursday 6-7 pm Ballet II Cost: Member - $160 ($32/month) Age 7-10 YR Program Member - $190 ($38/month Tuesday 6:40-7:40 pm The following classes run in 6-week sessions: Dates: January 19-February 28 March 2-April 18 (no classes April 6-11) April 20 –May 30 Registration: Member: Nov. 4 Program member: Nov. 18 Member: February 3 Program Member February 27 Member: March 10 Program Member – March 24 (New class) Nurturing Baby (No recital) Ages:2 mo. - pre-walking Cost: Member- $40 Tuesday 10-10:45 am Program member- $60 Thursday 10-10:45 am (Expanded time – No recital) Cost: Member: $40 Parent/child creative movement Program member: $60 Formerly Mommy & Me Ages: Walking-2.5 Wednesday 11:15-Noon Friday 9:30-10:15 Tumbling (no recital) Ages 2.5-4 Cost: Member - $40 Monday 1:30-2:15 pm Program Member: $60 Wednesday 10:15-11 am Thursday 1:30-2:15 pm Hip Hop Cost: member - $45 Ages 6-10 Program Member - $60 Wednesday 6:50-7:50 pm Ages 11+ Thursday 7:15-8:15 pm Adult Ballet & Jazz (no recital) Cost: Member- $45 Ages 16 and up Program Member - $65 Tuesday 11:45 am-12:45 pm African Rhythms Cost: Member: $40 Ages 5-11 Program member: $60 Saturday 8:45-9:30 pm Ages 12+ Cost: Member: $45 Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm Program Member: $65 Descriptions: ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS Our performing arts program is dedicated to bringing the joy of dance to people of all ages. Our curriculum is based on dance concepts and the process of understanding and exploring these concepts. Our lessons are planned and presented using brain- compatible principles that make learning fun for all types of dancers. We will begin every class with the BrainDance warm-up, which based on 8 fundamental movement patterns. The class then alternates teacher-directed activities with student-centered activities as well as improvisation. This structure provides repetition and novelty that engages all learners. Students will also learn and contribute to choreography for our spring recital. Classes are offered in a relaxed and supportive learning environment, nurturing a personal sense of well being NURTURING BABY: This class focuses on fun and appropriate movements for building baby’s body and brain. Enjoy bonding and playful social interaction as you and baby dance together and with others, using props and instruments. Learn how to encourage tummy-time so baby can go through the early essential movement patterns. Care givers are always welcome. PARENT/CHILD CREATIVE MOVEMENT: Dance with your child while exploring movement activities and practicing skills in a fun environment. Lessons are centered on weekly concepts using activities that can also be explored at home. Includes use of a variety of music, props, and rhythm instrument. Care givers are always welcome. PRESCHOOL DANCE A fun and imaginative introduction to creative movement, ballet and tap. Children learn to follow teacher’s instructions and interact with the peers while exploring dance concepts in a creative way. Props and movement games add to the fun. CREATIVE DANCE Develop ballet and tap skills and vocabulary in an age appropriate way that helps young dancers learn easily and enjoyably. Exercises build muscle tone, alignment and flexibility.