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Worship Through Dance

Worship Through Dance is a unique opportunity for children to learn the discipline of dance in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Classes are catered to different skill levels in Creative Movement, Classical Ballet, and Jazz. Tennyson Carden, Shannon Puia and Ansley Head teach dance in an atmosphere that is glorifying to God as well as providing young hearts a place where they can find their acceptance in Him.  Praise and worship skills and techniques are also incorporated into each class.

Class Details

  • Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays August 12 - December 6 
  • Location: Room 280, 290 and 105
  • Early Registration Cost:  Pre-Ballet, I & II $160*; Ballet III & IV - $250*
  • Registration fee includes recital costume. 
  • The Jazz and Tap options are open to all students (Kindergarten and above) and will cost $160.
  • Add $15 after August 4 for late registration.
  • No Classes Week of September 16-20 and Week of November 25-29.

Fall 2014 Schedule (August 12 - December 6)

Tuesday Classes:

    1:15-2 p.m.                          Pre-Ballet                               3-4 year olds**

    3:45-4:30 p.m.                     Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

    4:35-5:20 p.m.                     Ballet II                                   2nd and up

    5:30-6:30 p.m.                     Ballet IV                                 (Invitation Only)

    6:35-7:35 p.m.                     Ballet III                                  (Invitation Only)

Wednesday Classes:

    1:15-2:15 p.m.                      Pre-Ballet/Tap                       3-4 year olds**

    1:30-2:15 p.m.                      Pre-Ballet                              3-4 year olds**

    3:45-4:30 p.m.                      Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

    4:35-5:20 p.m.                      Intro to Tap                            Kindergarten and up

Thursday Classes:

    1:30-2:15 p.m.                      Pre-Ballet                              3-4 year olds**

    4:30-5:15 p.m.                      Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

    5:30-6:30 p.m.                      Ballet IV                                 (Invitation Only)

    5:45-6:30 p.m.                      Jazz                                       Kindergarten and up

    6:35-7:35 p.m.                      Ballet III                                  (Invitation Only)

    6:45-7:30 p.m.                      Ballet II                                   2nd and up

Saturday Classes:

10-11 a.m.                     Pre-Ballet/Tap                                  3-4 year olds** 

11:10-11:55 a.m.                     Ballet I                                    K-1st Grade

12-12:45 p.m.                         Ballet II                                    2nd and up


**Your child must have turned three by August 12, 2014.

NOTE: The Recreation Ministry reserves the right to cancel or combine any class (with notice) based on registration/attendance.

 

Dress Rehearsal – Wednesday, December 10 in the Chapel

Recital – Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12 in the Chapel

Class Offerings

        

  • Pre-Ballet/Tap and Pre-Ballet (3 and 4 year olds)

This fast paced class introduces children specifically to the discipline of ballet as the foundation of dance as worship is laid. The basic ballet positions and vocabulary are introduced at this level. Each class is designed around a Bible theme. Children will be taught to follow instructions, move as part of a group, and to explore their individual creativity while doing all to the glory of God. Instruction will seek to develop gross and fine motor skills and self-awareness. This class is wonderful preparation for later dance training or group sports. Tap will take place in the last 10-15 minutes of class as an introduction to the style.

  • Intro to Tap (Kindergarten and Up)

This class teaches children basic tap position, movement, and technique. Posture and discipline are emphasized in a positive, non-threatening atmosphere. Dancers are continuously reminded of focusing their attention on worship and of their acceptance in Christ.

  • Ballet I (K -1st grade)

This class teaches children basic ballet position, movement, and technique. Posture and discipline are emphasized in a positive, non-threatening atmosphere. Dancers are continuously reminded of focusing their attention on worship and of their acceptance in Christ.

  • Ballet II (2nd grade and up)

This class is designed for dancers with some previous dance experience. Participants should be familiar with basic ballet positions and movements. Posture and technique are emphasized as the ballet repertoire is expanded. Dancers are continuously reminded of focusing their attention on worship. A non-competitive environment is encouraged as we focus on our acceptance in Christ.

  • Jazz

This class is designed for dancers who are interested in other forms of dance outside of Ballet. Basic jazz positions, technique and movement will be taught in a fun, upbeat and conservative fashion.

  • Invitational Ballet III

This class is designed for students who demonstrate an understanding of beginning classical ballet alignment and technique and who are ready to commit to two ballet classes a week.

  • Invitational Ballet IV

Students will fine tune ballet movements and posture as each student begins to dance en pointe through the semester.  Students in this class must dance in Ballet III prior to being eligible. Students in this program must commit to dancing year-round (both fall and spring semesters.) Students are assessed in the Ballet III class and will receive a recommendation following that assessment that will include an invitation to Ballet IV if the class is the appropriate placement.
 

Attire

Each class has specific attire that will be required for each child participating. Every child will need to arrive at class dressed in the attire listed below.

Recommeded Dance Store:  Dancemaxx (Canton Rd, Marietta)

  • Pre-Ballet and Pre-Ballet/Tap:

Pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and a solid pink or solid white leotard (no skirt attached). Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top. No skirts will be allowed at this level. Hair must be neat and tidy off the neck and out of the eyes in a bun if possible.

- Tap shoes with elastic straps and rubber soles are recommended to help with slipping.     

(Brand: Capezio)

  • Ballet I:

Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a solid light blue leotard. Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top. Leather ballet shoes are recommended. No skirts will be allowed at this level. Hair must be neat and tidy off the neck and over the eyes in a bun if possible.

  • Intro to Tap:

Same attire as Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, or Ballet IV but each dancer will also need a pair of tap shoes. Capezio is a recommended brand with a top strap and rubber sole.

  • Ballet II:

Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and solid burgundy leotard. Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top. We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas. Everyone has the option of wearing a ballet skirt at this level. Hair must be neat and tidy off the neck and over the eyes in a bun if possible.

  • Jazz:

Same attire as Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, or Ballet IV but each dancer will also need a pair of tan “slip on” jazz shoes.

  • Invitational Ballet III:

Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and solid navy blue leotard. Ballet shoes must have elastic sewn across the top. We recommend purchasing leather ballet shoes rather than canvas. Everyone has the option of wearing a ballet skirt at this level. Hair must be neat and tidy off the neck and over the eyes in a bun if possible. 

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Questions?

Danny Downing
Assistant Pastor
Patrick Sebesta Recreation Associate
 
Recreation Office
678.784.5317