Dance

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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 Dance Director Jessie Southerland jessies@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.

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SUMMER 2024 SCHEDULE

Please register for our 2024 Dance Camps & Classes through our Online Registration Portal.

DANCE CAMPS

BARBIE DANCE CAMP (3-5YRS)- JUNE 17-20, 5:30-6:15PM
Instructors: Rosalyn Guerra and Jessie Southerland | $55/month

"Hi Barbie!" "Hi Ken!" "We can do anything, right?" Find your best self in the dance studio! Dancing to music from the hit Barbie movie, students will learn age-appropriate ballet technique and should wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes to class. Barbie or Disney-style costumes worn over leotard and tights are welcome.

HEY BARBIE! MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAMP (6-10YRS)- JUNE 10-13, 9:00am-12pm | $200
Hey Barbie! Step inside your own PINK world where we celebrate all things Barbie.  In this camp, Barbies will learn dances to new and old Barbie music and create Barbie themed art in Pink! (it goes with everything) and other fun activities. Come on, we’ve got important things to do…it’s her and her and me and you! Please include your shirt size when registering. 

BLUEY DANCE CAMP (3-5YRS)- JULY 8-11, 5:30-6:15pm
Instructors: Rosalyn Guerra and Jessie Southerland | $55/month

Use your DANCE MODE each day in the studio to music from the endearing and beloved show, Bluey! 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.

JUNGLE BOOK MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAMP (5-10YRS)- JULY 8-11, 9:00am-12pm | $215
We will get down to the bare necessities in this fun filled multi-disciplinary experience for kids. Campers will sing, dance, and create Jungle themed art and instruments. The week will culminate in a performance on Thursday before the camp concludes. 

CREATIVE PLAYERS KIDS THEATER CAMP (6-14yrs) - July 22-25, 9:00am-4:00pm | $350
In this camp, the Creative Arts Guild in collaboration with Artistic Civic Theatre and Dalton Little Theatre will feature acting, dance, and music classes. At the end of the week, the campers' families will be treated to a showcase of their students' work and effort during the week. This camp will feature music, scenes, and monologues from popular and classic Broadway shows. This camp is designed for students to be able to enjoy all aspects of theatrical performance and gain confidence in their own abilities in Theatre Arts.

 

WEEKLY & SESSION CLASSES

DANCE TOTS - AGES 18MOS-2YRS
Tuesdays, June 4 - July 23, 5:15-5:45pm
Instructor: Rosalyn Guerra
$50/Month

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 practiced while holding the hand of the caregiver and/or instructor. The last segment of the class is devoted to creative time between the caregiver and child. Comfortable clothes should be worn with socked or bare feet.

TUTUS & TIPTOES WEEKLY CLASS - 3+4 YEAR OLDS
Tuesdays, June 4 - July 23, 5:45-6:30pm
Instructor: Rosalyn Guerra | $55/Month

Wednesdays, June 19 - July 24, 10:00-10:45am
Instructor: Jessie Southerland | $80/6-week Session

For young dancers...In an atmosphere of fun, this class will introduce young children to the world of dance!  Children will develop an awareness of music and rhythms and will learn to use their bodies and imaginations along with the ballet basics.  This class is strongly recommended for students planning to continue their dance education in the fall. 

IN OUR TAYLOR SWIFT DANCE ERA - ONGOING TECHNIQUE CLASSES IN BALLET, JAZZ, TAP, AND LYRICAL

“Just be yourself, there is no one better!”  ~Taylor Swift 

Incorporating favorite Taylor Swift songs into our classwork, decide what Era you are in...Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical???  Or maybe you’re all four! 

Dancers will learn age-appropriate Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical movements and combinations, and will dance to an array of musical selections by and inspired by Taylor Swift.  This will be a fast-paced and fun session for the dance enthusiast.  These classes are appropriate for both beginners and those with some dance experience.  Ballet and Jazz shoes can be purchased in our Guild Shop.  Tap shoes can be purchased online from Amazon or Discount Dance Supply.  We recommend Capezio Tic Tap Toe lace-up tap shoes in caramel.  Be sure to look at the shoe size chart before purchasing as they do not necessarily run the same as street shoe sizes.   

Instructors: Megan Ervin and Jessie Southerland

Ballet Technique (5-8yrs)- Mondays, June 3 - July 22, 5:15-6:00pm | $55/month
Jazz/Tap Technique (5-8yrs)- Mondays, June 3 - July 22, 6:00-6:45pm | $55/month

Ballet Technique (9-12yrs)- Thursdays, June 6 - August 1 (no class July 4), 5:15-6:15pm | $55/month
Jazz/Tap Technique (9-12yrs)- Thursdays, June 6 - August 1 (no class July 4), 6:15-7:15pm | $55/month

Intro to Lyrical (8-13yrs)- Thursdays, June 6 - August 1 (no class July 4), 4:30-5:15pm | $55/month

ADULT BALLET - Thursdays, June 6 - August 1 (No class July 4), 12:15-1:00pm
Instructor: Jessie Southerland | $55/month

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 to your workout routine.  Please wear leotard and tights, or comfortable clothes you can move in like yoga pants and tank top. 

PILATES/CONDITIONING FOR ADULTS & TEENS - Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24, 6:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Sean Steigerwald | $55/month

Want to change up your exercise routine, or do you want to try something new?  Try our new Pilates/Conditioning class!  Open to adults and teens of all levels, this class incorporates light stretching and core stability.  Yoga or general fitness attire should be worn with bare feet. 

HIP HOP 4-WEEK SESSIONS
Hip Hop Technique (7-11yrs): Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24, 4:30-5:30pm | $55/month
Hip Hop Technique (12yrs and up): Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24, 5:30-6:30pm | $55/month

Hip Hop dance is a wonderful complement to overall dance training.  Students will have the opportunity to maintain and increase their dance training throughout the summer, helping them to grow in strength, technical ability, and artistry, and be ready for fall classes.  Dancers will learn age-appropriate movements and combinations and dance to an array of musical selections.  This will be a fast-paced and fun session for the dance enthusiast.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and those with some dance experience.  Tennis shoes should be worn for Hip Hop classes with loose fitting or relaxed exercise clothes.

 

BALLET DALTON

BALLET DALTON COMPANY DANCE INTENSIVE
Monday-Thursday, June 3-6, 9:00am - 3:00pm | Instructors: Jessie Southerland (Jr Company) and Lonnie Davis (Sr Company)
Monday-Thursday, June 10 - 13, 9:00am - 3:00pm | Instructors: Rosalyn Guerra (Jr Company) and TBD (Sr Company)
$350/camp

Company Intensive is required for all Ballet Dalton Company members. 

Ballet Dalton camp will consist of a 2-hour technique class each morning from 9-11 am, a pointe, variations, conditioning or dance history class from 11-12, an hour for lunch, and 2 hours of rehearsal for the upcoming season each afternoon. (Guild Dance Ensemble members may participate in the morning technique classes from 9:00-11:00.)  Ask Mrs. Jessie for details.  Dancers should bring lunch and a water bottle. 

BALLET DALTON MASTER SERIES
6 Tuesdays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
10:00am-12:00pm | Instructors TBD
$115/session (May be paid in full or may be paid $20 per class)

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 above with a master teacher in various dance genres including ballet, modern, and more.

BALLET DALTON & ENSEMBLE MASTER TIER
6 Thursdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
10:00am - 11:30am | Instructor: Jessie Southerland
$90/session (May be paid in full or may be paid $15 per class)

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 turns classes, stretching and strengthening, etc. This series is required for company members and suggested for Guild Dance Ensemble members.

YAGP PREP SERIES
6 Tuesdays: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
12:00-1:00pm | $110/session
Instructors: Sean Steigerwald and Jessie Southerland

This series is for our Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancers who choose to pursue participation in the 2024-25 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.  Price includes one 30-minute private lesson. 


 

Guild Policies and Procedures

REGISTRATION: Visit our Registration Portal to register for classes. A $30 Yearly Registration Fee will be charged at time of Registration for fall classes. Registration is taken on a first-come-first serve basis.  Classes with less than 5 students are subject to close due to low attendance or registration. Families of the closed class will be contacted prior to the first day of class. Staff members will assist in finding placement in another class.

CLASS ATTIRE: Please see class descriptions for attire requirements. 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 students have the appropriate color for class and the Guild logo embroidery. To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop.   

LEVEL AND GRADE GUIDE FOR PLACEMENT:

Creative Movement: 3 years
Primary 1: 4 years
Primary 2: Kindergarten
Primary 3: 1st Grade
Intermediate 1: 2nd Grade
Intermediate 2: 3rd Grade
Intermediate 3: 4th Grade
Intermediate 4: 5th Grade

SESSION: Our 2023-2024 school year runs from August 14, 2023 - May 17, 2024. Summer session will run from June 3 - August 2, 2024.

TUITION: Tuition is due by the 10th day of each month. Late tuition will result in a $10 charge. Fall tuition consists of monthly tuition due for August through May. Once a student is enrolled in a class they are enrolled until the end of the session or until a withdrawal is completed.

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/Instructor by completing a withdrawal notice.  Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received.  30-day notice must be given all classes/lessons.  Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30-day notice must pay for the following month.

MAKE-UP CLASSES: Please see your instructor to schedule a make-up class. Missed classes will not result in prorated tuition or refunds.     

Class Fees (additional classes may be added at the per class rate):
30 Minute Class/Week $50/Month
Dance Tots $50/Month
45 Minutes/1 Hour/Week $55/Month
2 Hours/Classes per Week $105/Month
3 Hours/Classes per Week $155/Month
4 Hours/Classes per Week $205/Month
Each Additional Weekly Class $50/Month
Ballet Dalton Junior Company $155/Month
Ballet Dalton Senior Company $185/Month

SNOW QUEEN: The fee for Snow Queen is $30 per dancer and is due by September 15th. The Snow Queen production will be held in mid-November (dates to be confirmed) at the Dalton High School Theatre. In-theater rehearsals will be the week of and are required.

SPRING RECITAL: All dancers at the Creative Arts Guild will perform in the annual Spring Recital. Scheduled dates are May 10 (Int. 3’s, 4’s, Ballet Dalton, Ensemble) and 11, 2024 (entire school). In theater rehearsals will be held May 7-9, 2024 and are required.

Recital Costume Fees: A recital costume fee of $85 per class/per costume will be due no later than October 15. 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 per family and is due by February 15th. This fee is for facility rental, lighting, and other off property expenses that we incur.

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