Dunwoody School for the Arts



Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Class Information

Dance at DSA addresses the child’s need to move. We emphasize the developmental stages, focusing on body awareness, synchronized movement, spatial exploration, group dances, circle games and expressive movement, which culminates in our year-end recital which is a very magical time for young dancers and families alike.

Dance Classes with Bridget Geshrick
Creative Movement
Ages 3-4 years; 45 min. class

Dress includes pink ballet shoes, pink tights and solid leotard of choice. Class meets without parents.

Ballet I
Must be at least 7 years of age; 60 min. class

Solid color leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Ballet II
Must be at least 8 years of age; 60 min. class

This class requires a more “professional” appearance with black leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Ballet/Tap Combo:
There are eight levels of classes
  • Beginning: Ages 5 to 6 yrs; 60 min. classes
  • Combo I (1 year of tap experience): Ages 6 to 7 yrs; 60 min. class
  • Combo II (2 years of tap experience): Ages 7 to 8; 60 min. class
  • Combo III (3 years of tap experience): Ages 8 +; 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
  • Combo IV (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
  • Combo V (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
  • Combo VI (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
  • Advanced Combo (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz

Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes and a solid leotard of choice. (Hair should be worn up in a bun for Combo I, II, III, IV, V, VI and Advanced Combo)

Advanced Ballet / Pre-Pointe
Must be at least 11 years of age, pre-approved by Miss Bridget and be taking 2 classes per week; 90 min. class.

Students advance their ballet technique with the introduction of Pointe shoes. This class emphasizes the strengthening of the core muscles as well as the feet and ankles. Exercises will focus on technique, strength and the physical development necessary to successfully dance on pointe.

Dance Classes with Lauren Overton
FUNdamentals:Ballet & Hip-Hop
Age 5 - 6; 60 minute class

This class is for the young dancer who wants to have it all. Set up a strong foundation with the basics of both ballet and hip-hop, all while discovering how FUN dance can be! This class will focus on learning rhythm, musicality, foot placement, a full range of motion and balance, facial expressions, and of course, confidence in dance.

Beginning Hip-Hop
Age 7+; 60 minute class

This class is for anyone interested in hip hop dance. Hip hop dance borrows from different types of dance to include jazz, break dance, cheer, and modern dance. The down beat is emphasized through exploration of motion and coordination. Conditioning, strength, and flexibility will also be emphasized.

Black hip hop shoes (tennis shoes or boots) required; black tank tops or leotard and gym shorts or leggings are appropriate dance wear. Hair must be pulled back.

Hip Hop / Jazz
Age 7+; 90 minute class

This class is for those with previous dance experience, preferably at least one full year of hip hop. The class will add on from previous hip hop instruction and incorporate jazz elements such as leaps, turns, and character elements. These students will perform two dances in the recital.

Black hip hop shoes (tennis shoes or boots) and jazz shoes required. Black tank tops or leotard and gym shorts or leggings are appropriate dance wear.  Baggy black pants (basketball pants or sweatpants that do not trail the floor) are also needed.  Hair must be pulled back.

Meet our Teachers

Lauren Overton: Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop

Ms. L performed for the first time before she was even born. Her mother, cast as Mary in the Christmas Story, carried Lauren in her stomach acting in the role of the unborn baby Jesus. Of course her first role involved playing a boy, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her dreams of being a real performer. Her first live performances, cast as in a female role, were under the direction of Jane Hendrix. From there she pursued her love of dance and theater, acquiring over 10 years of professional dance and musical training through various outlets in the Alpharetta and Atlanta area, playing lead roles in shows such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." These events led to her being voted "Most Talented" her senior year of high school, and of course her desire to teach dance to students who love the art of movement as much as she does.

She has chosen to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Psychology with Georgia State University, due to her desire to give back to the community what her outstanding teachers gave to her. Between school and teaching dance Ms. L loves performing, as she has performed for artists such as David Guetta and Neyo as a hip-hop performer. Ms. L has also been trained in ballet and gogo/aerobic dancing. When bored Lauren can be found serenading her two dogs, Kona and Dixie, with her ukulele.

Fee Structure

Monthly Dance Tuition

Class

Class Length

August-April Tuition
* Includes 33 weeks of instruction

Creative Movement
age 3 - 4 years

45 minutes $70

Pre-Ballet
age 5 - 6 years

60 minutes $75

Ballet I
age 7+

60 minutes $75

Beginning Pointe
age 9+
Must be approved by Ms. Bridget

90 minutes $90

Beginning Combo
age 5 - 6 years

60 minutes $75

Combo I
age 6 - 7 years
1 year tap required

60 minutes $75

Combo II
age 7 - 8 years
2 years tap required

60 minutes $75

Combo III
age 8+
3 years tap required

90 minutes $90

Combo IV, V, VI, Advanced Combo
age 8+
3 years tap required
Must be approved by Ms. Bridget

90 minutes $90

Advanced Ballet / Pre-Pointe
age 11+
Must be approved by Ms. Bridget

90 minutes $90

FUNdamentals: Ballet & Hip Hop
age 5 - 6

60 minutes $75

Beginning Hip Hop
age 7+

60 minutes $75

Hip Hop / Jazz
age 7+

90 minutes $90

Annual Registration Fee: $35 to be billed annually upon registration.  ($20 per each additional family member)
A $60 costume fee will be charged in January 2018.

Registration & Payment

Registration and payment must be made by August 20, 2017 after which time a late fee will be charged.

Click on the class time below to resister, or register here:

Returning Student Registration

New Student Registration

Discounts apply:

  • If you are an active member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. Please note this on the registration form.
  • If you have more than one student taking classes or if you have a student taking more than one class. PLEASE NOTE THE DISCOUNT IS ONLY ON THE SECOND STUDENT/CLASS--NOT BOTH.
  • Contact the DSA office for multiple student or church member discount.

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Creative Movement
Ages 3-4 yrs.

 

1:15 pm

1:15 pm

2:15 pm

 

Pre-Ballet
Ages 5-6 yrs.

 

 

5:00 pm

 

Ballet I
Ages 7+

 

3:45 pm

 

 

Beginning Combo
Ages 5 - 7 yrs
No experience required

3:45 pm

2:15 pm

 

 

Combo I
Ages 6-7 yrs.
1 yr. tap required

 

 

 

3:45 pm

Combo II
Ages 7-8 yrs.
2 yrs. tap required

 

 

 

4:45 pm

Combo III
Ages 8+ yrs.
3 yrs.tap required

 

 

3:30 pm

 

Combo IV
Ages 8+ yrs.
3 yrs tap required,
Must be approved by Miss Bridget

 

 

 

 

Combo V
Ages 8+ yrs.
3 yrs tap required,
Must be approved by Miss Bridget

4:45 pm

 

 

 

Combo VI
Ages 8+ yrs.
3 yrs tap required,
Must be approved by Miss Bridget

 

6:15 pm

 

 

Advanced Combo
Ages 9+ yrs.
3 yrs tap required,
Must be approved by Miss Bridget

6:15 pm

 

 

 

Advanced Ballet/Pre-Pointe
Ages 11 and up
Must be approved by Miss Bridget and take 2 classes per week

 

 

 

6:00 pm

Hip Hop
Ages 7 and up

4:30 pm

 

 

 

Jazz / Hip Hop Combo
Ages 8 - 11+

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Holiday Schedule

2017 - 2018 Dance Year: August 28 through May 19th

Monday, September 4

Labor Day - No classes

November 20-24

Thanksgiving Break - No classes

December 18

Last day of classes, First Semester

Monday, January 8

First day of Second Semester

April 2-6

Spring Break - No classes

Saturday, May 19

Spring Recital

Monday classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on the above schedule. You will be responsible for payment of these lessons. If you will be unable to attend your class, please make arrangements with your teacher in advance so you can catch up. Please read carefully the DSA policies.

 

DSA is pleased to partner with Dance Fashions Warehouse for your dance costume needs. Tell them you are a DSA student and you will receive a 15% discount.
 
Dance Fashions Warehouse
6142 Roswell Rd • Atlanta, GA 30328
877.326.9323 • www.dancefashionswarehouse.com

Registration is still open for Private Lessons & Dance!

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Dunwoody School for the Arts is devoted to promoting excellence in the arts through specialized training in a strong learning environment. Under the direction of highly competent instructors who are given to the development of the total life experience of each student, Our school offers private music lessons, dance, drama, Kindermusik®, and various summer camps.

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