Dance

Dance at Fine Arts

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 Fine Arts with previous study in dance will be scheduled for a placement assessment by appointment with a dance faculty member. Students are evaluated annually to continue proper placement in a challenging class setting. Please note: 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.

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.

Fall 2019 Classes

Session Location Start Date
DF1901 - African Dance Room 212 August 30, 2019
DF1902 - CLOSED Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap Room 150 August 27, 2019
DF1903 - CLOSED Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap Room 212 August 29, 2019
DF1904 - Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap Room 212 August 30, 2019
DF1905 - CLOSED Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap Room 212 August 31, 2019
DF1906 - Hip Hop Jr. Room 150 August 29, 2019
DF1907 - Itsy Bitsy Ballet Room 157 August 30, 2019
DF1908 - Teeny Tiny Tap Room 157 August 30, 2019
DF1909 - Pre-Ballet/Tap I Room 150 August 27, 2019
DF1910 - CLOSED Pre-Ballet/Tap I Room 212 August 29, 2019
DF1911 - Pre-Ballet/Tap II Room 212 August 31, 2019
DF1912 - Continuing Ballet/Tap I Room 212 August 30, 2019
DF1913 - Continuing Ballet/Tap II Room 212 August 31, 2019
DF1914 - Continuing Ballet/Jazz I Room 150 August 27, 2019
DF1915 - Hip Hop I Room 157 August 28, 2019
DF1916 - Hip Hop I Room 150 August 30, 2019
DF1917 - Intro to Ballet Room 150 August 28, 2019
DF1918 - Intro to Ballet Room 150 August 31, 2019
DF1919 - Ballet Foundation I Room 157 August 26, 2019
DF1920 - Ballet 1 Room 150 August 31, 2019
DF1921 - Contemporary 101 Room 150 August 29, 2019
DF1922 - Tap Tech I/II Room 212 August 26, 2019
DF1923 - Dance for Musical Theatre Room 150 August 27, 2019
UNAVAILABLE - DF1924 - Ballet II Room 157/Room 150 August 26, 2019
DF1925 - PreTeen/Teen Ballet Room 157 August 29, 2019
DF1926 - Open Level Teen Ballet Room 150 August 31, 2019
DF1927 - Break Dancing/Acro 101 Room 150 August 30, 2019
DF1928 - Hip Hop II Room 157 August 28, 2019
DF1929 - Ballet III/IV Technique & Pointe Room 157 August 27, 2019
DF1930 - Ballet IV Technique & Pointe Room 157/Room 150 August 26, 2019
DF1931 - Ballet V Technique & Pointe Room 157 August 27, 2019
DF1932 - Barre and Beyond Room 157 August 27, 2019
DF1933 - Boost Room 212 August 26, 2019
DF1934 - Modern III/IV Room 212 August 28, 2019
DF1935 - Contemporary 102/103 Room 150 August 29, 2019
DF1936 - Contemporary 104 Room 150 August 29, 2019
DF1937 - Leaps and Turns Room 212 August 29, 2019
DF1938 - Hip Hop III Room 157 August 28, 2019
DF1939 - Hip Hop IV Room 150 August 26, 2019
DF1940 - Break Dancing 102 Room 150 August 26, 2019
DF1941 - Jazz Technique III/IV Room 150 August 29, 2019
DF1942 - Jazz V Room 212 August 27, 2019
DF1943 - Tap Tech III/IV Room 212 August 27, 2019
DF1944 - Tap V/VI Room 212 August 28, 2019
DF1945 - Emerge Room 157/Room 150 August 30, 2019
DF1946 - Verge Room 212/Room 157 August 28, 2019
DF1947 - Edge Room 212/Room 150 August 26, 2019

Fine Arts Dance Faculty

Early Childhood Dance Classes

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. Please note: ages are approximate guidelines. Students are placed in class based on experience and current ability.

Dance Ensembles

Dance Factory and FAA Krew ensembles are a part of the Fine Arts dance program that meet and practice as an ensemble, enabling selected FAA students to perform at various locations throughout the region. Students may join Fine Arts Dance Factory and FAA Krew ensembles through instructor recommendation, invitation or audition. If interested in dancing as part of Fine Arts educationally based performance ensembles, contact the director of education at 440-951-7500 x118 for more information.

Private Dance Instruction

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 The Fine Arts Association’s Director of Education at 440-951-7500 x118.