dance

Younger students begin in Creative Movement classes, which combine basic ballet and tap techniques with movement games and activities. These are shown to help in the critical development of creativity and coordination.  Students then progress to Classical Ballet classes, which are organized by skill levels. Our dance studios are located in the Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street and 5 North Main in downtown Statesboro. Come and visit us! We welcome students aged three to adult. Unless otherwise notified, there are no classes held during Bulloch County School breaks.
 

Start Date: August 15, 2022 | Principal: Rebekah Harville Carlisle

No classes during Bulloch County School breaks unless otherwise instructed

All dance classes are located at 41 West Main Street or 5 North Main in Downtown Statesboro.

dance classes

2022-2023

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

Pre-Ballet/ Tap Combo

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Instructors: Rebekah Carlisle

Ages 3-5

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class is for children from ages 3 to 5 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative movement and learn how to work together as a group.

Ballet/ Tap I Combo

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle

Ages 6-8

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class if for children from ages 6-8 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative
movement and learn how to work together as a group. Students will be introduced to ballet II curriculum, to help assist him/her in their advancement when ready.

Ballet I (not a combo class)

Wednesdays @ 5:15pm-6:00 pm

Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle & Emily Dowis

Ages: 6-8

Tuition: $60 ($66 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class if for children from ages 6-8 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative movement and learn how to work together as a group. Students will be introduced to the ballet II curriculum, to help assist him/her in their advancement when ready.

Ballet II

Tuesdays @ 5:15 pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Ages: 9-13
Instructors: Rebekah Carlisle & Emily Dowis
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

In this class, children from ages 9-13 years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more intermediate-level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Technique becomes an integral part of ballet class. Students wear a purple leotard. Students have the option to take 2x per week.

Ballet III

Mondays @ 5:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursdays @ 4:15 pm-5:45 pm

Ages: 13+
Instructors: Rebekah Carlisle, Emily Dowis, Laural Boyles, & Anne & Emma Lummus
Tuition: $70 ($78 non-member)

This class meets twice per week, with an option to take a 3rd. In this class, children from ages 13+ years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more Intermediate/Advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students who demonstrate the physical and mental readiness, are considered for pointe shoes. It is encouraged to attend all three classes, but not required. Students wear a red leotard.

Ballet IV/ Pointe 

Mondays @ 4:15pm-5:45pm
Wednesdays @ 5:15pm-6:45pm
Fridays @ 4:15
pm-5:45pm

Saturdays @ 10:00am-11:30am
Ages: 13+
Instructors: Emily Dowis, Rebekah Carlisle, Laural Boyles, & Anne & Emma Lummus
Tuition: $70 ($78 non-member)

This class meets three twice per week with an option to take a third. In this class, children from ages 13 + years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more Intermediate/Advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students who demonstrate the physical and mental readiness, are considered for pointe shoes. It is encouraged to attend all three classes, but not required. Students wear a black leotard.

Pointe

All of our Pointe classes are by invitation only. Each student needs to be evaluated by the instructor and the director before entering into a Pointe class. We take the dancer's safety very seriously and encourage at home strength-training programs specified by our staff for each dancer individually.

Pre Pointe

Mondays @ 6:30pm-7:00pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Laural Boyles
Tuition: $40 ($44 non-member)

Pointe I

Thursdays @ 5:45 pm-6:15 pm
Ages: 12+
Instructor: Emily Dowis
Tuition: $40 ($44 non-member)

Adult Ballet

Saturdays @ 9:30am-10:30am

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Tara Cave, Emily Dowis, Emma & Anne Lummus

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

This class will cover basic ballet positions, steps and vocabulary with a focus on the student's awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Standing barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will also develop a sense of musical awareness and movement quality. No prior ballet experience necessary.

Lyrical 1 & 2

Mondays @ 4:15pm-5:00pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle & Laural Boyles
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Lyrical dance borrows from ballet, jazz, and many modern dance techniques of the 20th century. Lyrical encourages dancers to be versatile in their expressions, being able to portray a wide array of movement styles and emotion. It focuses on spacial and body awareness, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, efficiency of muscle usage, and safe body alignment.

Jazz/Musical Theater 

This class meets once per week. In this class, children (from ages 6-9 years old for Mini class, level I 10+ years, and for level II 12+) have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of jazz. In addition to providing a solid basic Jazz foundation, students will learn how to interact with the audience and fellow dance mates on the stage. And learn how to engage and capture the audience. Students are not required, but it is strongly recommended to also attend ballet classes. Ballet influences all genres of dance

Jazz/Musical Theater Mini

Thursdays @ 5:15pm-6:00pm
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Jazz/Musical Theater I

Thursdays @ 6:15 pm- 7:15 pm

Ages: 10+
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Tap 1 & 2

Thursdays @ 5:15pm-6:00pm
Ages: 9+
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle & Laural Boyles
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

This class meets once per week. In this class, children have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of Tap. In addition to providing a solid basic foundation, more intermediate/advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students are not required, but it is strongly recommended to also attend ballet classes. Ballet influences all genres of dance.

Hip Hop

This class meets once per week. It offers a fun age-appropriate way to dance outside of the box. Students learn the art and history of Hip Hop dance and learn how to bring their own individual style to the movements.

Hip Hop Mini

Tuesdays @ 5:00pm-6 :00 pm
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Tara Cave
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Hip Hop I & II

Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm-6:45 pm

Ages: 10+
Instructor: Tara Cave
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

This Little Light (Special Needs Program)

Tuesdays @ 5:15 pm-6:00 pm
Ages: 5-10
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

For ages 5-10 years This little light creative movement & dance program seeks to create an environment that instills confidence in young dancers. Encouraging them to allow their unique abilities to shine, rather than to hide them.