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The Guild Dance Program offers instruction in modern as well as classical styles of dance for all ages and skill levels; we have classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults! (Moms and Dads: It's never too late to start dancing!)

Please email jessief@creativeartsguild.org or call (706) 278-0168 if you have questions or need more information. For information about our dance classes and company and to register for a class, check out our Registration Portal.


SUMMER 2021 DANCE CAMPS

Beat Bugs Dance Camp
Jump, dance and groove to the fun music from the popular children’s cartoon Beat Bugs! Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. Disney or cartoon style costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome!
3-5 years June 14-17 5:30-6:15pm Rosalyn Zock and Jessie Fincher $55

 

Disney Days Dance Camp
Dive into the world of Walt Disney and become your favorite Disney prince, princess, hero, or even your favorite Disney villain!! Favorite music from beloved Disney movies will be used throughout each class. Students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. “Disney style” costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome!
3-5 years July 12-15 5:30-6:15pm Rosalyn Zock and Jessie Fincher $55

 

SUMMER 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

Dance Tots
Parent or caregiver participates along with their child to help them in the correct movements and encourage the caregiver/child bond. The class includes stretching, body awareness exercises, and traveling steps that are practiced while holding the hand of the parent and/or instructor. The last segment of the class is devoted to creative time between the parent and child. This class meets once a week for 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.
18 mths - 2 yrs Thursdays, June 3 - July 29
No class July 1
5:15-5:45pm Rosalyn Zock $50/month

 

Adult Ballet, Stretch, and Strengthening
This class combines the strengthening and elongation of a traditional ballet barre with an emphasis on combinations and fitness to work your body top to bottom. It is a beginning to intermediate level ballet class and is a fun way to add something different to your workout routine. Both beginners and dancers with previous dance training are welcome. Please wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothes you can move in.
18 yrs & Up Thursdays, June 3 - July 29
No class July 1
12:15 - 1:00pm Jessie Fincher Comfy Clothes
(Leotard/Yoga)

 

Creative Movement
In an atmosphere of fun, this class is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance. While teaching all of the ballet basics, the class is formatted in a creative way to hold the attention of young dancers and keep them engaged. Children will develop an awareness of music and rhytms, and will learn to use their bodies and imaginations. Students should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and the appropriate leotard color as indicated below.
3 Years Wednesdays  6:15 - 7:00 Jessie Light Pink
3 - 4 Years Thursday 1:00 - 1:45 Jessie 3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue

 

Classical Ballet and Pointe
Ballet is a beautiful art form that requires dedication and discipline. It is an excellent form of exercise for all ages, toning, and strengthening the entire body while helping to promote good posture and alignment. Pointe work begins around the age of 10 for the serious dance student after fulfilling the appropriate requirements. Students should wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and the appropriate leotard color as indicated below.
Creative Movement/Primary 1 3 and 4 Years Thursday 1:00 - 1:45 Jessie 3: Light Pink
4: Light Plue
Primary 1 4 Years Monday 6:00 - 6:45 Monica Light Blue
Primary 2 5 Years Monday 4:30 - 5:15 Monica Lavender
Primary 2/3 5-6 Years Monday 6:45 - 7:30 Monica 5: Lavender
6: White
Primary 3 / Intermediate 1 6-7 Years Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30 Jessie 6:White
7:Royal Blue
Intermediate 1 7 Years Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 Monica Royal Blue
Intermediate 2 8 Years Monday 6:00 - 7:00 Jessie Hunter Green
Intermediate 3 9 Years Tuesday 4:30 - 5:15 Jessie Burgundy
Intermediate 3 9 Years Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 Rosalyn Burgundy
Intermediate 4 10-11 Years Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 Jessie Navy
Intermediate 4 10-11 Years Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 Jenison Navy

 

Guild Dance Ensemble 
The purpose of the Guild Dance Ensemble is to provide a place for trained young dancers who have a commitment and desire to be stronger dancers but don't seek a pre-professional track in dance The Ensemble is for dancers ages 12 and up who have previous dance training. Fast learning teen beginners may also be placed in this class. Pointe work is not required but will be offered to those who are eligible.
Ensemble Ballet 12 and Up Thursday  7:30 - 8:30 Jenison Seafoam Green
Ensemble Jazz/Modern/Lyrical 12 and Up Monday 7:30 - 8:30 Monica Seafoam Green

 

Jazz and Tap
Jazz is an excellent complement to ballet training. This expressive style of dance opens up many new possibilities for movement to the dance student. Done to popular music, it is a fast-paced and fun form of dance. Pink or black tights may be worn with black jazz shoes.
Tap 10 and Up Tuesdays 5:15-5:45 Jessie Color Based On Ages Shown For Ballet Class
Primary 3-Intermediate 2 Jazz (6-8 yrs) 6-8 Years Monday 5:15 - 6:00 Monica 7: Royal Blue
8: Hunter Green
Intermediate 3-4 Jazz 9-11 Years Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 Rosalyn 9: Burgundy
10/11: Navy

 

Ballet Dalton
In 1990, Ballet Dalton was established as a performance outlet for pre-professional students. The school's commitment to quality has produced a polished group of dancers including numerous Governor's Honors dancers and college dance program participants. The Company's season includes the annual Snow Queen, Spring Recital and Evening Concert, and various community performances. This program is by invitation and audition only.
Junior Company Ballet Monday 4:30 - 6:00 Jessie Company Leotard
  Ballet Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 Rosalyn Black
  Ballet/Jazz Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 Rosalyn Dancer's Choice
  Ballet/Modern Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 Jenison Dancer's Choice
Senior Company Ballet/Pointe Monday 7:00 - 8:30 Jessie

Company Leotard

  Ballet/Rehearsal Tuesday 6:00-8:30 Rosalyn Black
  Rehearsal Wednesday 4:45 - 6:15 Jessie Dancer's Choice
  Ballet/Modern Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 Jenison Dancer's Choice
  Ballet/Jazz Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 Rosalyn Dancer's Choice

 

Master Tier
Designed for Ballet Dalton Company Members, this class offers an extras dancing opportunity to continue to gain strength and knowledge in ballet technique. Focused around the Youth America Grand Prix, dancers will each learn and rehearse a classical ballet variation that they will compete in the annual YAGP regional competition in Atlanta, Ga. These dancers also have additional performance opportunities in our end of the year Spring Concert and Recital and various community events. The monthly fee for this class also includes a discounted rate for a 30-minute monthly private lesson.
Company Wednesday 6:15-7:45 Monica and Jessie Any Solid Color

 

Ballet Dalton Company Dance Intensive: June 1-4 and June 7-11

Company Camp is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

Ballet Dalton camp will consist of technique class each morning, an hour for lunch, 2 hours of rehearsal (for upcoming season) each afternoon, as well as variations, conditioning and dance history throughout each week. (Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 9:00-11:00 the first week, and 10:00-12:00 the second week.) Ask Ms. Jessie for details. Dancers should bring their lunch.

Tuesday-Friday June 1-4 9am - 3pm Rosalyn Zock (Junior Company)
Angela Harris (Senior Company)
$320/Camp
Monday-Friday June 7-11 10am - 3pm

Jessie Fincher (Junior Company)
Lonnie Davis (Senior Company)

$320/Camp

 

Ballet Dalton Master Series

Master Series is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

This Junior and Senior Company series will consist of a technique class each of the weeks noted with a master teacher in various dance genres including ballet, modern, and more. This series is mandatory for Ballet Dalton. Master teachers TBA.

Junior and Senior Company Tuesdays: June 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am - 12 pm TBA $105/Session
or $17.50/Class

 

Ballet Dalton / Ensemble Master Tier

Master Tier is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members.

Continue your training through the summer with our ongoing master tier.  Each week will offer something different including variations, jumps and turning classes, stretching and strengthening, etc.  This series is required for company members and suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members.

Junior and Senior Company,
Guild Ensemble
Thursdays: June 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am - 11:30 am Jessie Fincher $85/Session
or $14.50/Class

 

YAGP Prep Series

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2021-22 regional competition for the Youth America Grand Prix. Students will learn several variations designed to allow the Director and instructor to assign dancers to their variations for the competition well in advance, giving more time to prepare. 

Senior Company Tuesdays: June 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 28
12pm - 1pm Jessie Fincher $100/Session
Price includes one 30min private lesson



Guild Policies and Procedures

Class Fees:
30 Minute Class/Week $40/Month
1 Hour/Week $50/Month
2 Hours/Classes per Week $95/Month
3 Hours/Classes per Week $140/Month
4 Hours/Classes per Week $185/Month
Each Additional Weekly Class $50/Month
Ballet Dalton Junior Company $150/Month
Ballet Dalton Senior Company $180/Month

Spring Recital: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 7 (Int. 3s, 4s, Ballet Dalton, and Hip Hop Crew) and 8, 2021 (entire school). In-theater rehearsals will be held May 4-6, 2021 and are required.

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $80 per class/per costume will be due no later than December 1st. You may pay costume fees in installments prior to December if needed. Please indicate on your payment that it is for recital costumes.

Recital Fee: The spring performance fee is $30/family and is due by February 15. This fee is for facility rental, lighting, and other off property expenses that we incur.

Snow Queen: The fee for Snow Queen is $30 per dancer and is due by October 15th. The Snow Queen production will be held November 19-22, 2020 at the Dalton High School Theater. In-theater rehearsals will be November 16-18 and are required.

Class Attire: Please note your specific class colors. Appropriate leotards for your child's class level are available in the Guild Shop. Leotards need to be purchased from our Guild Shop so that they have the appropriate color and Guild logo embroidery. If there is not a leotard that is currently in the shop that is your child's correct size, please see the front desk to pre-order your child's leotard.

Session: Our 2020-2021 school year runs August 10th, 2020-May 14th, 2021. Although months vary in the number of weeks, Monday-Thursday classes receive 37 taught classes throughout the yearly session. Tuition remains the same each month. Rehearsals, additional practice, performances and open gyms cover the additional class times which exceeds the 40 weeks of paid tuition.

Registration Fee: Each Visual Arts, Gymnastics, Dance and Music family is charged a registration fee of $30 per family per year. This fee helps to cover administrative costs, overhead, and to offset the cost of the online registration system throughout the year. This fee also holds your student's spot in their class. Registration fees are billed once yearly per family and covers all members of the household in any Guild classes with which they participate.

Withdrawal Policy: Registering for a class and/or lesson is a commitment to attend as scheduled. If for any reason you or your student cannot continue, you must notify the Guild through written notice, verbal notice or by using our online system. Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received. 30 -day notice must be given for Dance and Music classes that are billed monthly. Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30 -day notice must pay for the following month. 

Please contact Jessie Fincher, Dance Director, at jessief@creativeartsguild.org or (706) 278-0168 with any questions.