Dance at Fine Arts
Summer is a great time for refining skills or learning something NEW!
The Fine Arts dance program allows students to enter at any level and/or style appropriate to both ability and age. Students are evaluated annually to continue proper placement in a challenging class setting.
Are you an experienced dancer new to the Fine Arts Dance Program? Contact Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Director of Education at (440) 951-7500 x118 to schedule a placement class appointment.
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 develop increased coordination and spatial awareness.
Students studying in the upper levels develop technical proficiency, style and performance qualities as they are challenged by advanced vocabulary and complex combinations.
Download our 2013 Summer Class Catalog here.
Beginning & End Dates for 2013 Summer Classes and Lessons
|Class Day||Beginning & End Dates||Make-up Date*|
|Monday||June 24-July 29||August 5|
|Tuesday||June 25-July 30||August 6|
|Wednesday||June 26-July 31||August 7|
|Thursday||June 27-August 8||August 15|
|Friday||June 28-August 2||
Dance Classes at a Glance
|DS1312||Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)||3:30-4:15 pm|
|DS1314||Pre-Ballet/Tap I (ages 4-6)||3:30-4:30 pm|
|DS1311||Move & Groove! (ages 2½-5 with accompanying adult)||4:15-5:00 pm|
|DS1301||Ballet Foundation (ages 7-9)||4:30-5:30 pm|
|DS1316||Continuing Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 5-7)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DS1303||Ballet Foundation I & II (ages 7-9)||5:30-6:30 pm|
|DS1326||FAA Dance Factory (ages 10-14)||6:00-7:30 pm|
|DS1327||FAA Dance Factory Sr. (ages 14 & up)||6:00-7:30 pm|
|DS1302||Ballet Foundation (ages 10-14)||6:30-7:30 pm|
|DS1308||Ballet IV & V - Technique & Pointe||7:30-9:00 pm|
|DS1315||Pre-Ballet/Tap II (ages 4-6)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DS1325||FAA Dance Factory, Jr. (ages 7-10)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DS1326||FAA Dance Factory (ages 10-14)||6:00-7:00 pm|
|DS1310||Adult/Teen Ballet II (adults & teens, ages 15 & up)||7:00-8:15 pm|
|DS1320||Hip Hop Jr. (ages 4-6)||4:00-4:45 pm|
|DS1319||Jazz Tech I (ages 9 & up)||4:00-5:00 pm|
|DS1321||Hip Hop I (ages 6-9)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DS1305||Ballet I||5:00-6:15 pm|
|DS1323||Hip Hop II (ages 9-13)||6:00-7:00 pm|
|DS1307||Ballet II & III - Pointe||6:15-7:45 pm|
|DS1322||Break Dancing 101 (ages 7-14)||7:15-8:00 pm|
|DS1309||Adult/Teen Ballet I (adults & teens, ages 15 & up)||7:45-8:45 pm|
|DS1324||Hip Hop III (ages 14-18)||8:00-9:00 pm|
|DS1329||African Dance (ages 8-13)||3:00-4:00 pm|
|DS1313||Beginning Pre-Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4)||3:30-4:15 pm|
|DS1330||Zumba Fun (adults & teens, ages 15 & up)||4:00-4:45 pm|
|DS1318||Tap Tech I & II (ages 10 & up)||4:15-5:00 pm|
|DS1304||Ballet Foundation I & II (ages 7-9)||5:00-6:00 pm|
|DS1317||Dance Experience I (ages 6-9)||5:15-6:30 pm|
|DS1306||Ballet I & II||6:00-7:30 pm|
|DS1328||East Coast Swing. (adults & teens, ages 15 & up)||6:30-7:30 pm|
|DS1331||Open Level Pilates (adults & teens, ages 16 & up)||7:30-8:30 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.
Summer Session dance classes culminate with a parent observation class (last day of class, during regularly scheduled dance class time).
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.
Fitness & Recreational Dance Classes
Pilates Mat Exercise