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.

Different classes have different dress requirements. Those requirements can be found here.

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
for ages 16+.
 
Will be available in spring of 2021.
 
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
 
for ages 18+.
 
Will be available spring of 2021.

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) 4:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Will be available spring of 2021.
  • Thursdays (French): from 09/10/2020 – 01/14/2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
    Saturdays (Parker): 08/29/2020 – 01/16/2021 from 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): 4:55 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. Will be available spring of 2021.
  • Thursdays (French): From 09/10/2020 – 01/14/2021 from 5:25 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
  • Fridays (Parker): will be available spring of 2021
  • Saturdays (Parker): From 08/29/2020 – 01/16/2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
This class is for intermediate dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap skills. Previous training required
Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
 
  • Tuesdays (French): 5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Will be available spring of 2021.
  • Fridays (Parker): Will be available spring of 2021.
  • Saturdays (Parker): From 08/29/2020 – 01/16/2021 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 09/08/2020 to 01/12/2021 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
for ages 8-18.
 
Will be available in spring of 2021.
 
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
for ages 8-10.
 
Will be available in spring of 2021.
 
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
for ages 10-19.
 
Will be available in spring of 2021.
 
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 *TIME CHANGE* from 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 7:40 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Fridays from 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
 
Will be available spring of 2021
 
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 *TIME CHANGE* from 6:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for ages 9-11.
Instructor: Ariana King
 
From 09/10/2020 to 01/14/2021 on Thursdays *TIME CHANGE* from 7:45 p.m. to 8:35 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
 
Available spring of 2021.
 
Mondays from 7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for ages 7-9.
 
 
 
 
Instructor: Lindsay DePenti
 
Available spring of 2021.
 
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 **TIME CHANGE 7:40 p.m. – 8:30 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 *TIME CHANGE* from 6:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for ages 9-11.
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays *TIME CHANGE* from 7:45 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. for ages 11-13.
From 08/26/2020 to 01/13/2021 on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. for ages 13-18.

GROUP RATES AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE CLASSES!
For more information, please contact Education Coordinator, Jackie DiFrangia jdifrangia@fineartsassociation.org

The Fine Arts Association Dance Companies

The Fine Arts Association Dance Companies

FAA Dance Companies 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 ballet dance technique class 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 to be part of an FAA Dance Company. An annual Costume Fee is required for Dance Company participants. 
Instructor: Alexia Rodriguez
 
From 08/24/2020 to 01/11/2021 on Mondays from 5:35 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
 
Price: $288.00
 
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.
 
Price: $288.00
 
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
 
Available spring of 2021.
 
Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
 
Price: $216.00
 

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 Tuesdays from 7:20 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
 
Price: $216.00
 

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.
 
Price: $144.00
 
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 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
 
Price: $144.00
 

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.

2020-2021 Auditions

Auditions for both our Contemporary and Hip-Hop companies will take place in two rounds. Students must register to audition no later than Saturday August 8th, 2020. A non-refundable $20 registration fee is required which will be applied toward Fall 2020 FAA Dance tuition.

Late registrations to be made over the phone only. To inquire, please call (440) 951-7500 x100

Dancers interested in auditioning for both the Contemporary and Hip-Hop companies must register for both auditions.

Audition Details

  • On Monday August 10th, students will receive via email:
    • Videos of two pieces of choreography to learn by the end of the week
      • Dancers auditioning for both Contemporary and Hip-Hop will receive two videos for each genre.
    • Video submission instructions
  • By the end of the day, Saturday August 15th, students must submit video of themselves performing the choreography sent on Monday.
    • When submitting video, dancers will need to select whether they are auditioning to dance in person or virtually for the fall portion of the 2020-2021 season. Each team will be one team and rehearse simultaneously whether participation is in person or virtual.
  • Week of August 24th (the first week of the Fall 2020 FAA session):
    • In person auditions will be scheduled throughout the week for those auditioning to participate in person.
    • An additional video submission will be requested for those participating virtually.
Results will be emailed to all auditionees no later than Saturday August 29th. Rehearsals begin the week of August 31st.

Questions? Please contact Director of Education, Michael Lund Ziegler mlundziegler@fineartsassociation.org