Dance at Fine Arts
The Fine Arts dance program allows students to enter at any level and/or style appropriate to both ability and age. Students new to Fine Arts with previous study in dance will be scheduled in a placement class by appointment with the teacher. Students will be evaluated annually to continue proper placement in a challenging class setting.
As a young dancer, a student is offered creative movement and ballet/tap combination classes which provide a basic foundation of dance terminology and movements. Through using familiar locomotor and non-locomotor steps, students will develop increased coordination and spatial awareness.
After studying at these levels, it is typical for a student to continue their dance education in classical ballet, tap or jazz. Serious dancers should consider pursuing study in all three styles as the demands of the profession require versatility. For tap, jazz and modern students, parallel study in ballet is strongly recommended as dancers refine placement/alignment while performing demanding stylized choreography.
Students studying in the upper levels will develop technical proficiency, style and performance qualities as they are challenged by advanced vocabulary and complex combinations.
All dance classes are progressive and continue for the full school year (September through June). Most dance classes participate in the Annual Dance Recital. The youngest dance classes participate in an informal Sharing Day.
Fall 2013 session students need to re-register for Spring 2014 session.
The Fine Arts Association Dance program culminates with student performances in the auditorium at Andrews Osborne Academy. Performances will take place in June, 2014. Exact dates will be released in late fall, 2013 with additional information regarding the Sharing Day and recitals being distributed to families in January, 2014.
Dance Classes at a Glance
|DSP1411||Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)||11:00-11:45 am|
|DSP1420||Continuing Ballet/Tap II (ages 6-7) Full||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DSP1403||Ballet Foundation II (ages 8-10)||4:15-5:15 pm|
|DSP1426||Tap Technique V (ages 14 & up)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DSP1407||Ballet II-III Pre-Pointe (preteen/teen)||5:15-6:15 pm|
|DSP1421||Tap Foundation I (ages 7-9)||6:00-6:45 pm|
|DSP1408||Ballet III-IV Technique & Pointe||6:15-7:45 pm|
|DSP1433||Modern I (ages 9-12)||6:45-7:45 pm|
|DSP1430||Jazz Technique III (ages 12-16)||7:45-8:45 pm|
|DSP1409||Ballet IV–V-VI - Technique & Pointe||7:45-9:00 pm|
|DSP1415||Pre-Ballet/Tap II (ages 4-6)||3:30-4:30 pm|
|DSP1404||Ballet I (ages 8-10)||4:15-5:30 pm|
|DSP1431||Jazz Technique IV (ages 14 & up)||4:30-5:30 pm|
|DSP1406||Ballet II (preteen/teen)||5:30-6:30 pm|
|DSP1442||FAA Dance Factory, Jr. (ages 7-10)||5:30-6:30 pm|
|DSP1443||FAA Dance Factory (ages 10-14)||6:30-7:45 pm|
|DSP1435||Modern III-IV (ages 15-18)||6:45-7:45 pm|
|DSP1432||Jazz Technique V (ages 14 & up)||7:45-8:45 pm|
|DSP1410||Adult/Teen Ballet (adults & teens ages 16 & up)||7:45-9:00 pm|
|DSP1417||Continuing Ballet/Tap I (ages 5-6)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DSP1401||Ballet Foundation I (ages 7-9)||4:15-5:15 pm|
|DSP1428||Jazz Technique I (ages 7-9)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DSP1405||Ballet I-II||5:15-6:45 pm|
|DSP1419||Dance Experience I (Ballet/Tap/Jazz) (ages 5-8) Full||6:00-7:00 pm|
|DSP1407||Ballet II-III Pre-Pointe (preteen/teen)||6:45-7:45 pm|
|DSP1423||Tap Technique II (ages 9-11)||7:00-8:00 pm|
|DSP1409||Ballet IV-V-VI Technique & Pointe||7:45-9:00 pm|
|DSP1424||Tap Technique III (ages 12-16)||8:00-9:00 pm|
|DSP1402||Ballet Foundation I-II (ages 7-9)||4:15-5:15 pm|
|DSP1434||Modern II (ages 13-18)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DSP1422||Tap Technique I (ages 7-9)||5:15-6:00 pm|
|DSP1406||Ballet II (preteen/teen)||5:15-6:15 pm|
|DSP1427||Jazz Foundation I (ages 7-9)||6:00-7:00 pm|
|DSP1408||Ballet III-IV Technique & Pointe||6:15-7:30 pm|
|DSP1429||Jazz Technique II (ages 9-11)||7:00-8:00 pm|
|DSP1409||Ballet IV-V-VI Technique & Pointe||7:30-9:00 pm|
|DSP1425||Tap Technique IV (ages 14 & up)||8:00-9:00 pm|
|DSP1412||Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4) Full||10:00-10:45 am|
|DSP1416||Pre-Ballet/Tap II (ages 4-6)||11:00 am-Noon|
|DSP1436||Hip Hop I (ages 5-8)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DSP1446||African Dance (ages 8-13)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DSP1438||Hip Hop II (ages 9-12)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DSP1413||Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)||9:00-9:45 am|
|DSP1444||FAA Dance Factory, Sr. (ages 14 & up)||9:30-11:00 am|
|DSP1414||Pre-Ballet/Tap I (ages 4-6) Full||10:00-11:00 am|
|DSP1442||FAA Dance Factory, Jr. (ages 7-10)||11:00 am-Noon|
|DSP1418||Continuing Ballet/Tap I (ages 5-6) Full||11:00 am-Noon|
|DSP1437||Hip Hop I (ages 5-8)||Noon-1:00 pm|
|DSP1445||FAA Dance Factory Ensembles - Leaps & Turns Full||Noon-1:00 pm|
|DSP1440||Hip Hop III (ages 13-18)||1:00-2:00 pm|
|DSP1443||FAA Dance Factory (ages 10-14)||1:00-2:30 pm|
|DSP1439||Hip Hop II (ages 9-12)||2:00-3:00 pm|
|DSP1441||Break Dancing 101 (ages 7-14)||3:00-4:00 pm|
The Ballet Program introduces and develops the skills and understanding of ballet technique and cultivates artistic expression and enjoyment of movement. A clearly defined structure allows learning to take place in the context of safe dance practice. The progressive training ensures that steps and skills learned at lower levels prepare for a more complex movement as students progress. All students are progressed by age, ability and the desired amount of time commitment or class frequency.
Beginning students with no previous study may enroll in the ballet program starting in the combination classes marked "No previous training required."
Students new to Fine Arts with previous training are scheduled into a placement class by appointment with the teacher. Contact Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Director of Education at (440) 951-7500 x118 to schedule an appointment.
Females: Black leotard, theatrical pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers. Hair neatly secured off the neck and away from the face.
Males: Black tights, fitted shirt & black leather ballet slippers.
Combination & Single Dance Classes
Creative Preschool Dance and Move & Groove dress requirements: Females/Males: Dress children comfortably for creative movement. Formal dancewear not required (though welcome). No jeans or skirts please. Ballet slippers or soft-soled shoes.
Ballet/Tap dress requirements:
Females: Pink tights, pink or black leotard, pink leather ballet slippers, black tap shoes. Hair neatly secured off the neck and away from the face. Males: Black dance pants, fitted shirt, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes.
Tap/Jazz/Modern dress requirements:
Females: Black leotard, pink, black or tan tights or black jazz pants, split sole black jazz oxfords, black flat style tap shoes.
Males: Black dance pants, fitted shirt, split sole black jazz oxfords, black tap shoes.
Hip Hop Classes
Dance Factory Ensembles are a Fine Arts dance program that meets and practices as an ensemble, enabling selected FAA students to perform at various locations throughout the region. This ensemble immerses students in various choreographic styles while focusing on building strong technique. Students may join Fine Arts Dance Factory ensembles through instructor recommendation, invitation or audition. For more information, contact Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Director of Education at 440-951-7500 x118.
Recreational Dance Classes