Dance

The Fine Arts Association
Program

The Fine Arts Association’s Dance Program allows students to enter at any level and/or style appropriate to both ability and age. Students new to FAA with previous study in dance will be scheduled for a placement assessment by appointment with a dance faculty member. Ages are approximate guidelines. Students are placed in class based on experience and current ability.

Young dancers are offered creative movement and ballet/tap combination classes which provide a basic foundation of dance terminology and movements. Using familiar locomotor and non-locomotor steps, students develop increased coordination and spatial awareness.

Parents/guardians of preschool-age students (below kindergarten age) are requested to stay onsite during classes. Please be in proximity to the classroom space in order to assist your child with toileting needs and/or need of additional support. 

After studying at these levels, it is typical for a student to continue their dance education in classical ballet, tap and/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.

Private instruction in dance is available. Dance classes at The Fine Arts Association are designed to provide students with a balanced and progressive instruction. For more information on available times and pricing, contact Director of Education, Michael Lund Ziegler, at 440-951-7500 x118.

FALL 2020 DANCE CLASSES

FALL 2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Multi-Age Classes

Multi-Age Dance Classes

Dance classes at FAA are for more than kids and teens but for adults, too!

Experience

Try something new or expand on your dance skills.
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Instructor: Beatrice Parker
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Fridays from 6:05 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. for ages 5+.
 
Have fun exploring the rhythms and expressive culture found in this art form. No previous training required.
 
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/25/2020 to 01/12/2021 on Tuesdays from 6:35 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. for ages 16+.
 
A fitness style class which includes barre (fitness barre exercise) along with mat work, conditioning exercises (abs, etc.) and stretches. No previous training required.
Instructor: Howard Washington
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Fridays from 7:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
for ages 18+
Instructor: Beatrice Parker
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Tuesdays from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for ages 10+.
 
Interpretive dance provides an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the power of dance as a way to give life to music while expressing emotion, cultural concepts, and storytelling through movement. Interpretive dance includes a wide variety of dance styles and techniques.  This style of dance brings freedom to movements through dance
Instructor: Lisa-Marie French
From 8/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays from 7:15 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.
for ages 18+.

Pre-Ballet/Tap Classes

Pre-Ballet/Tap Classes

Young dancers are offered creative movement and ballet/tap combination
classes which provide a foundation of dance terminology and movements.

Taking Steps

Using familiar locomotor and non­locomotor steps,
to develop increased coordination and spatial awareness.
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Instructors: Lisa Marie French & Beatrice Parker
 
For ages 3-5.
 
  • Tuesdays (French): from 4:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Thursdays (French): from 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
    Saturdays (Parker): 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
This class is for beginning dance students who want to enjoy the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. No previous training required.
Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
 
  • Tuesdays (French): From 5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Fridays (Parker): From 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
  • Saturdays (Parker): From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This class is for continuing dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap dance skills. Previous training required.
Instructor: Lisa-Marie French
 
 
 
 
From 08/25/2020 to  01/12/2021 on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. for ages 6-8.
 
This class is for continuing dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap dance skills. Previous training required.

Ballet Classes

Ballet Classes

Work ethic, dedication, perseverance, motivation, stamina, flexibility,
and strength are a few of many learning experiences
found in FAA dance classes.

Flourish

The more a student studies ballet, the more that student progresses,
excels, and flourishes in every other style of dance.
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Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. for ages 8-18.
 
This class is for dance students with previous experience to develop the basic fundamentals of ballet. Students learn techniques including barre and center exercises as well as steps moving across the floor.

Instructor: Jan Smith

Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. for ages 8-10 from 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021.

Thursdays from 6:35 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. for ages 11-14 from 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021.

Introduction to Ballet technique and terminology. Students learn class structure including barre & center exercises as well as steps moving across the floor. No previous training required.

Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. for ages 8-10.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet student’s technique, terminology, appropriate with age and ability. Previous training required.
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 6:20 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. for ages 8-10.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet student’s technique, terminology, appropriate with age and ability. Previous training required.
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/26/2020 to 01/15/2021 meets twice a week on Wednesdays from 7:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 6:05 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet students’ technique and terminology, appropriate with age and ability. The second year of Ballet II introduces prepointe work. Previous training required.  Students must attend class two times weekly as listed.
 
This class based on ability and not age.
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/25/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. for ages 10-19.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet students’ technique and terminology, appropriate with age and ability. Pointe work is begun in Ballet III. Previous training required.  Students must attend class two times weekly as listed.
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Mondays from 7:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:05 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet students’ technique and terminology, appropriate with age and ability. Previous training required. Students must attend class two times weekly as listed.
 
Class based on ability, not age.
Instructor: Jan Smith
 
From 08/25/2020 to 01/15/2021 three days a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:40 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Fridays 7:10 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
This class is progressive and will continue to advance the Ballet students’ technique and terminology, appropriate with age and ability. Previous training required. Students must attend class three times weekly as listed.
 
Class based on ability, not age.
 

Contemporary Classes

Contemporary Classes

Strive to connect both mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Express

Express emotion in this dance form
to incorporate into other areas of dance such as jazz or modern.
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Instructor: London Fulton
 
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 7:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for ages 7-9.
 
Contemporary class incorporating jazz, modern, and ballet training to express emotion. 
Instructor: London Fulton
 
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 6:05 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. for ages 9-11.
 
Contemporary class incorporating jazz, modern, and ballet training to express emotion. 
Instructor: Alexia Rodriguez
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. for ages 11-13.
 
Contemporary class incorporating jazz, modern, and ballet training to express emotion. 

Instructor: London Fulton

On Wednesdays from 8:15 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.for ages 13-18.

Contemporary class incorporating jazz, modern, and ballet training to express emotion.

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop Classes

"Hip"= present "Hop"= action.
Freedom to learn, grow, and evolve through movement.

Energy

B-boy, lock, and pop in this high-intensity, high energy
form that uses music across all urban genres.
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Instructor: Ariana King
 
From 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. for ages 7-9.
 
Instructor: Ariana King
 
From 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays from 7:45 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. for ages 9-11.
Instructor: Ariana King
 
From 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays from 6:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
for ages 11-13.
Instructor: Ariana King
 
From 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays from 5:35 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. for ages 13-18.
 

Jazz Classes

Jazz Classes

Showcase your originality and strength in this form of dance.

Find Balance

Work on fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns
through grace and balance!
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Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for ages 7-9
 
 
Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 6:05 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. for ages 9-11.
 
 
Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 8:15 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. for ages 11-13.
Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. for ages 13-18.
 

Tap Classes

Tap Classes

Increase strength and flexibility in tap class at FAA!

Rhythm

Build the sense for accent, dimension, and shading
while increasing ankle strength.
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From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 5:35 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. for ages 7-9.
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 7:45 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
for ages 9-11.
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 6:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for ages 11-13.
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. for ages 13-18.

The Fine Arts Association Dance Companies

The Fine Arts Association Dance Companies

Edge, Verge, and Emerge (E.V.E) are FAA Dane Companies
that practice year round, enabling selected FAA students
to perform in various locations throughout the region.

Requirements

Previous dance experience is required. Dancers must be enrolled
in a minimum of one FAA dance technique class of choice
to be a part of an FAA Dance Company.
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Edge, Verge, and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Auditions for dance companies are required. Previous dance experience is also required. Dancers must be enrolled in a Fine Arts Ballet technique class of choice to be part of an FAA Dance Company. An annual Costume Fee is required for Dance Company participants. 
 

If interested in dancing as part of Fine Arts educationally based performance companies, please contact Michael Lund Ziegler, Director of Education at (440) 951-7500 x118 for more information.

Instructor: Alexia Rodriguez
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 5:35 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
 
Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.
Instructor: Howard Washington
 
From 08/25/2020 to 01/12/2021 on Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.
 
Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Edge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Edge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.
Instructor: London Fulton
 
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
 

Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Verge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Verge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

Instructor: Howard Washington
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
 

Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Verge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Verge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

Instructor: Alexia Rodriguez
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 7:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Emerge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Emerge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.
Instructor: Howard Washington
 
From 08/28/2020 to 01/15/2021 on Fridays from 6:35 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
 

Edge, Verge and Emerge are FAA Dance Companies that practice year-round, enabling selected FAA students to perform in various locations throughout the region. Emerge students may join through recommendation, invitation or audition. Previous dance experience required. Dancers must be enrolled in one ballet technique class to be part of Emerge. These dancers will perform all over the region in showcases and competitions. Our companies are for the dancer that wants to be a part of a team and is willing to understand commitment.

To register for one of the FAA Dance Companies, please call Customer Service at (440) 951-7500 x100

Questions? Interested? Please contact Michael Lund Ziegler, Director of Education at (440) 951-7500 x118