GET READY FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER!
Below is the schedule for the Markell School of Dance spring semester. Enrollment in the Markell School of Dance is on a semester or session basis. Tuition is payable at the time of registration and must be paid prior to attending classes. Registration is always open. In order to register late, a meeting must be arranged with the Director of the School of Dance, Jenni Nettleton, to discuss possible tuition adjustments and appropriate class placement. There are NO REFUNDS after the semester has begun. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Movers & Shakers
Ages 2 ½–3 • Older Toddler and Transition
Joyful and fun creative movement class! Sometimes students are animals, clouds, or snowflakes! Above all, they are encouraged to be their own dancing selves. Must be potty trained.
Mon 3:30–4:15pm | 1/11–5/9 | $375 fee/$300m | 3116
Register for Movers and Shakers
Ages 3–5 • Pre-K & JK
A creative movement class with high energy and excitement! Dancers will stay active to upbeat music while using their imaginations during a variety of fun dance games and movement activities.
Wed 3:30–4:15pm | 1/13–5/11 | $375 fee/$300m | 3117
Register for Discovery Dance
Children learn tap by combining imagination and creativity along with the basic fundamentals and traveling across floor. Tap is a great way for dancers to develop confidence in their movement as it relates to musicality and coordination.
Level I: Ages 3–5 • Pre-K & JK
Tue 3:30–4:15pm | 1/12–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3118
Register for Tap
Does your child dance around the house and make up their own movements to favorite songs? This class is for them. This class will combine contemporary music and the best of many styles of dance.
Level II: Ages 6–9 • K–2
Mon 4:30–5:30pm | 1/11–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3125
Level III: Ages 9–13 • Grades 3–6
Mon 5:30–6:30pm | 1/11–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3128
Register for Dance Fusion
Dancers will study a variety of core movements which they will combine in a structured improvisational setting and develop their own style and expression of movement.
Level II: Ages 7–10 • Grades 2–4
Mon 4:30–5:30pm | 1/11–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3122
Level III: Ages 10–18 • Grades 5–12
Sun 2–3pm | 1/10–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3127
Register for Hip Hop
Ages 10–18 • Grades 5–12
Dancers will be exposed to a wide variety of advanced movement exercises combining contemporary, lyrical, ballet, jazz, and creative movement with an emphasis on personal expression and creativity. Modern dance styles include both specific techniques and experimentation, so previous dance training is recommended.
Mon 6:30–7:30pm | 1/11–5/15 | $306 fee/$245m | 3129
Register for Modern
Register for Ballet
Ages 5–7 • Grades K–1
A traditional ballet class, gently incorporating discipline with a class structure of warm-ups and very basic barre and center work.
Wed 4:30–5:30pm | 1/13–5/15 | $375 fee/$300m | 3124
Introduces the structure of the beginning ballet class, but more is expected from the students as their attention span and physical strength develop. Students will learn more about turn-out and correct body placement. The length and difficulty of barre work will increase throughout the semester, and center work will become more complicated.
There are two levels of Ballet III: "A" is for dancers who just graduated from Ballet II in Spring 2015, and "B" is for those who took a semester of Ballet III in Spring 2015.
Ballet III-A: Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–2
For dancers continuing from Ballet III-A in Fall 2015 and/or graduated from Ballet II in Spring 2015.
Sun 10:30–11:30am | 1/10–5/15 | $475 fee/$380m | 3126
Ballet III-B: Ages 6–8 • Grades 1–2
For dancers continuing from Ballet III-B in Fall 2015 and/or graduated from Ballet III in Spring 2015.
Wed 5:30–6:30pm | 1/13–5/11 | $475 fee/$380m | 3130
Ages 8–13 • Grades 3–6
More challenging barre and more complicated center. Students will start to learn adagio and pirouettes on barre, croise-efface and balance on center, small and medium adagio and more. Previous training is required. New students: please call for placement.
Thu 5:15–6:30pm | 1/14–5/15 | $695 fee/$555m | 3131
Ages 10–18 • Grades 5–12
Intermediate Ballet level with more challenging barre and center work. Dancers interested in advancing to dancig on pointe are highly encouraged to take Pointe Prep class in conjunction with this class. Previous training required. New students: please call for placement.
Thu 6:30–8:30pm | 1/14–5/15 | $725 fee/$580m | 3133
Ages 10–18 • Grades 5–12
Taken in conjunction with Ballet V & VI. Specific strength and conditioning exercises and barre work are completed each class to develop the ability to go onto pointe. Dancers will only advance to pointe after an evaluation by the instructor and a consultation between the dancer, dancer's parents, the instructor, and the dance school director. Previous training required. New students: please call for placement.
This is a conditioning class only. Dancers will not perform a recital piece for this class, so they will not owe a recital fee for this class. Instead, there will be an end-of-year presentation in the dance studio for parents to attend.
Tue 5:30–6:45pm | 1/12–5/15 | $269 fee/$215m | 3132
Ages 13–18 • Grades 9–12
Advanced ballet level with appropriately complicated barre, center, and pointe work. Ballet VI dancers may choose, at no additional fee, to participate in either Hip Hop III (Sun 2–3pm) or Modern (Mon 6:30–7:30pm). Previous training required. New students: please call for placement.
Ballet VI dancers pay recital fees for the Ballet VI piece and any Hip Hop or Modern pieces. Ballet VI students will also participate in the Pointe Prep end-of-year presentation.
Ballet VI Schedule
Pointe Prep Tue 5:30–6:45pm
Extended Centre Work Tue 6:45–8:15pm
Ballet Tue 5:30–8:15 • Thu 6:30–8:30
OPTIONAL: Hip Hop III or Modern See Hip Hop III or Modern for course description details.
Above Days/Times | 1/12–5/15 | $1,125 fee/$900m | 3134