Classes & Registration Portal
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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|DANCE TOTS (18 MONTHS - 2 YEARS)|
Parents participate along with their child (one adult per child allowed in class) to help them in the correct movements and encourage the parent/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 socks or bare feet.
|CREATIVE MOVEMENT (3-4 years)|
|In an atmosphere of fun, this class is designed to introduce the young student to the world of dance. While learning all their ballet basics, the class is formatted in a creative way to hold the young dancer’s attention and keep them interested. Children will develop an awareness of music and rhythms and will learn to use their bodies and imaginations. All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers. To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop. Students should wear the appropriate leotard color as indicated.|
|Creative Movement (3yrs)||Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00||Jessie Southerland||Light Pink|
|Creative Movement / Primary 1 (3-4yrs)||Thursdays, 1:00-1:45||Jessie Southerland||3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue
|CLASSICAL BALLET AND POINTE (4YRS AND UP)|
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. All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers. To purchase or order your dancewear, please visit the Guild Shop. Students should wear the appropriate leotard color as indicated.
|Primary 1 (4yrs)||Mondays, 6-6:45pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Light Blue|
|Creative Movement / Primary 1 (3-4yrs)||Thursdays, 1-1:45pm||Jessie Southerland||3: Light Pink
4: Light Blue
|Primary 2 (5yrs)||Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm||Lyndi Jensen||Lavender|
|Primary 2/3 (5-6yrs)||Mondays, 6:45-7:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||5: Lavender
|Primary 3 / Intermediate 1 (6-7yrs)||Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30pm||Jessie Southerland||6: White
7: Royal Blue
|Intermediate 1 (7yrs)||Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm||Sean Steigerwald||Royal Blue|
|Intermediate 2 (8yrs)||Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm||Jessie Southerland||Hunter Green|
|Intermediate 3 (9yrs)||Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15pm||Jessie Southerland||Burgundy|
|Intermediate 3 (9yrs)||Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Burgundy|
|Intermediate 4 (10-11yrs)||Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm||Jessie Southerland||Navy|
|Intermediate 4 (10-11yrs)||Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm||Megan Ervin||Navy|
|GUILD DANCE ENSEMBLE (12YRS AND UP)|
The purpose of the Guild Dance Ensemble is to provide a place for trained young dancers who have danced through the years and 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. All students have the option of wearing traditional pink tights and ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers. To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop. Pink or flesh-toned tights may be worn with Capezio black or skintone 60 jazz shoes, or caramel tap shoes (speak with your instructor for specifics on tap shoes). All dancers will need Capezio skintone 60 jazz shoes by recital.
|Ensemble Ballet||Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm||Megan Ervin||Red|
|Ensemble Jazz||Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Red|
|JAZZ AND TAP|
Jazz and Tap are excellent complements to ballet training. These expressive styles of dance open up many new possibilities for movement to the dance student. Done to popular music, they are fast paced and fun forms of dance that greatly help with rhythm and musicality. Pink or flesh-toned tights may be worn with Capezio black or skintone 60 jazz shoes, or caramel tap shoes (speak with your instructor for specifics on tap shoes). All dancers will need Capezio skintone 60 jazz shoes by recital. Leotard color shown below is based on the age/level of the student placed in each class. To purchase or order your dancewear please visit the Guild Shop.
|Tap (9yrs+)||Tuesdays, 5:15-5:45pm||Jessie Southerland||Color based on ages in ballet classes|
|Jazz/Tap Combo (6-8yrs)||Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm||Sean Steigerwald||White, Royal Blue, or Hunter Green|
|Jazz Intermediate 1-2 (7-8yrs)||Mondays, 5:15-6:00pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Royal Blue or Hunter Green|
|Jazz Intermediate 3-4 (9-11yrs)||Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Burgundy or Navy|
Step out of your box and into the studio as you pop and lock into Hip Hop class with Sean Steigerwald. Classes will start with a basic warm-up followed by a hip hop combination that is broken down each week. Basic gym or dance clothes should be worn with dance or gym sneakers.
|Hip Hop (7-11yrs)||TBD||TBD||Sean Steigerwald||
|Hip Hop (12yrs+)||TBD||TBD||Sean Steigerwald|
|ADULT BALLET (AGE 18+)|
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 a fun way to add something different to your workout routine. Wear leotard and tights or comfortable clothes you can move in like yoga pants/tank top, and ballet shoes. Shoes in adult sizes are available to purchase from our Guild Shop.
|PILATES (AGE 12+)|
Need to change up your exercise routine? Or do you want to try something new? Try our new Pilates 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.
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 various 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.
|Ballet/Pointe||Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm||Jessie Southerland||Company Leotard|
|Ballet||Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Black|
|Ballet/Jazz||Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Dancer's Choice|
|Ballet/Modern||Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm||Megan Ervin||Dancer's Choice|
|Ballet/Pointe||Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm||Jessie Southerland||Company Leotard|
|Ballet/Rehearsal||Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Black|
|Rehearsal||Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15pm||Jessie Southerland||Dancer's Choice|
|Ballet/Modern||Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm||Megan Ervin||Dancer's Choice|
|Ballet/Jazz||Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm||Rosalyn Guerra||Dancer's Choice|
Designed for Ballet Dalton Company Members, this class offers an extra dancing opportunity to continue to gain strength and knowledge in ballet and contemporary technique. Focused around the Youth America Grand Prix, dancers will each learn and rehearse a classical ballet variation or contemporary work 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 $75 monthly fee for this class also includes a discounted rate for a 30 minute monthly private lesson.
|Company Only||Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm||Sean Steigerwald
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 2022-2023 school year runs from August 14, 2023 - May 17, 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|
|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 November 16-19, 2023 at the Dalton High School Theatre. In-theater rehearsals will be November 13-15 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 email@example.com or (706) 278-0168 with any questions.