Fall 2022

Name
Days
Location
Combo Level 1 Monday
Maria Hanson
Ages 3-6
Monday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Mommy & Me
Maria Hanson
For walkers up to 3 years old

This parent-involved dance class is for our youngest dancers so they can move to their heart's content! Children will be introduced to tap and ballet elements in an age-appropriate manner. The class also incorporates tumbling and creative movement.

Towards the end of the season, class will create moments of independence for dancers whoa re turning 3 and preparing to move into our Combo Level 1 classes.

Ages 0-3
Monday
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
ALA Jazz
Jenny Miller
For ALA Mesa students

ALA students have the opportunity to participate in dance classes where a dance teacher will pick up dancers from school and walk them to our Bella Via studio for class

Ages 5-12
Monday
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Technique 4
KerryLee Stewart
Our technique classes enrich and extend students' technical skills through center and progression work. Students focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation of the body and improving performance quality.

Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes proper warm-up, stretches, across-the-floor and progressions. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Teacher Placement Only


Ages 11-0
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Combo Level 2 Tuesday
Casey Jackson
This advanced combo class is for children who are 5-7 years old dancing for the first time or for Combo 1 children who have been recommended by a teacher to register for this class. In this faster-paced combo class, children build on previously taught basic dance techniques in tap, ballet, jazz, and creative movement.

At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.


Ages 5-8
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Jazz 1 Tuesday
Casey Jackson
his is a beginning level class for ages 7-10. Students will extensively stretch in a warm up, with the goal of obtaining all 3 splits. They will learn basic terminology of leaping, turning, kicking, and stretching. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography including the terms learned in their class.
Ages 7-0
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Musical Theater 1/2 Tuesday
Casey Jackson
This class is full
Singing, Dancing and Acting!
A fun filled class designed for our littlest aspiring musical theatre performers! Students will play theatre games, learn how to project and enunciate when they speak and act, and learn songs and dances from some of our favorite kid-friendly musicals and movies!

Ages 6-0
Tuesday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Aerial Arts 1
Casey Jackson
This class is full
Aerial arts refers to physical disciplines involving the use of apparatuses that hang down from a rig point. This creative, challenging, and gravity defying art form builds upper body and core strength, kinesthetic awareness, and coordination. Students will be exposed to multiple apparatuses including trapeze, aerial silks, lyra (aerial hoop), and hammock. Take your dance training to the next level!



Mini Aerial Arts (Tuesdays at 6:30 PM)

This class is available for all levels, especially beginners and is designed to teach and safely build the foundations. Students will build upper body and core strength training through a parade of drills aimed to challenge a student's balance, core, grip and ability to hold their body weight off the ground.

Ages 6-0
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Aerial Arts 2**
Casey Jackson
In this class students will continue their conditioning and strength training while learning new skills, tricks, and poses on a variety of apparatuses. Teacher placement is required.
Ages 8-0
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Adult Variety Class
Casey Jackson
Ages 17-0
Tuesday
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Combo Level 1 Wednesday
KerryLee Stewart
This introductory class is for children ages 3-5 who are able to complete class independent from a parent or guardian. It combines tap, ballet, creative movement, and tumbling. Children learn the basics of dance through the use of dancing at the barre, across the floor, and in the center of the room.

​At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 3-6
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Ballet 1 Wednesday
KerryLee Stewart
A beginning ballet class for ages 7-10. Students learn the basic foot positions of ballet as well as the basic terminology for pointing, turning, and leaping. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography and learning the terms.

Dress Code: Leotard and ballet slippers and their hair needs to be in a pony tail or bun.

Ages 7-0
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Jazz 1 Wednesday
KerryLee Stewart
This is a beginning level class for ages 7-10. Students will extensively stretch in a warm up, with the goal of obtaining all 3 splits. They will learn basic terminology of leaping, turning, kicking, and stretching. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography including the terms learned in their class.


Ages 7-0
Wednesday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Beginning Acro Dance
KerryLee Stewart
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, and contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.
Ages 6-0
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Combo Level 1 Thursday
Jenny Miller
This introductory class is for children ages 3-5 who are able to complete class independent from a parent or guardian. It combines tap, ballet, creative movement, and tumbling. Children learn the basics of dance through the use of dancing at the barre, across the floor, and in the center of the room.

​At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 3-6
Thursday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Combo Level 2 Thursday
Desarae Guy
This advanced combo class is for children who are 5-7 years old dancing for the first time or for Combo 1 children who have been recommended by a teacher to register for this class. In this faster-paced combo class, children build on previously taught basic dance techniques in tap, ballet, jazz, and creative movement.

At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 5-8
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Beginning Hip Hop
Ariana Moreno
This class is full
These high energy classes are for dancers who want to learn upbeat and unique styles of the newest and latest hip hop trends. These classes cover all styles of hip hop within different combinations and freestyle opportunities.
Ages 6-0
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Beginning Acro Dance
Desarae Guy
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, and contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.

Ages 6-0
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Technique 1
Maria Hanson
Our technique classes enrich and extend students' technical skills through center and progression work. Students focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation of the body and improving performance quality.

Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes proper warm-up, stretches, across-the-floor and progressions. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Ages 3-7
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Ballet 1 Saturday
Desarae Guy
A beginning ballet class for ages 7-10. Students learn the basic foot positions of ballet as well as the basic terminology for pointing, turning, and leaping. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography and learning the terms.

Dress Code: Leotard and ballet slippers and their hair needs to be in a pony tail or bun.

Ages 7-0
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Beginning Acro Dance
Desarae Guy
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, and contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.
Ages 6-0
Saturday
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Lyrical 1 Saturday
Desarae Guy
This is a beginning level class for those with one year of ballet experience. This class uses elements from Jazz and Contemporary dance styles, with a strong emphasis on Ballet movement and fluidity. Stretching and choreography are the main emphasis of this class.
Ages 7-0
Saturday
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Dance
Bella Via Studio
Technique 2
Maria Hanson
Ages 6-10
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Stretch & Strength 1
Maria Hanson
This class is full
This class is mixture of strength training, cardio, and deep stretching specifically designed towards helping dancers reach their goals.
Ages 5-0
Monday
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Teen Hip Hop
Ariana Moreno
These high energy classes are for dancers who want to learn upbeat and unique styles of the newest and latest hip hop trends. These classes cover all styles of hip hop within different combinations and freestyle opportunities.
Ages 12-0
Monday
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Ballet 1 Tuesday
Maria Hanson
A beginning ballet class for ages 7-10. Students learn the basic foot positions of ballet as well as the basic terminology for pointing, turning, and leaping. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography and learning the terms.

Dress Code: Leotard and ballet slippers and their hair needs to be in a pony tail or bun.

Ages 7-0
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Tap 1
Maria Hanson
This class is full
A beginning level class for ages 7-10. Students will learn the basic tap movements, noises, and combinations. They have the opportunity to perform in recitals after rehearsing choreography and learning the terms taught in class.

Ages 7-0
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Combo Level 2 Wednesday
Maria Hanson
This advanced combo class is for children who are 5-7 years old dancing for the first time or for Combo 1 children who have been recommended by a teacher to register for this class. In this faster-paced combo class, children build on previously taught basic dance techniques in tap, ballet, jazz, and creative movement.

At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Teacher Placement Only

Ages 5-8
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Musical Theater 1/2 Wednesday
Jenny Miller
This class is full
Singing, Dancing and Acting!
A fun filled class designed for our littlest aspiring musical theatre performers! Students will play theatre games, learn how to project and enunciate when they speak and act, and learn songs and dances from some of our favorite kid-friendly musicals and movies!

Ages 6-0
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Contemporary 1
Maria Hanson
n exploration in to the world of Modern and Contemporary dance. Dancers learn the importance of head/tail connection, fall/recover, body awareness and basic improvisational technique. Dancers will also learn the foundation and history of Modern and Contemporary dance as their dance vocabulary expands with this unique style of dance. Barefeet Required.


Ages 7-0
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Lyrical 1 Wednesday
Desarae Guy
This is a beginning level class for those with one year of ballet experience. This class uses elements from Jazz and Contemporary dance styles, with a strong emphasis on Ballet movement and fluidity. Stretching and choreography are the main emphasis of this class.
Ages 7-0
Wednesday
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Beginning Acro Dance
Desarae Guy
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, and contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.
Ages 6-0
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Combo Level 1 Friday
Makenzie Wisniewski
This introductory class is for children ages 3-5 who are able to complete class independent from a parent or guardian. It combines tap, ballet, creative movement, and tumbling. Children learn the basics of dance through the use of dancing at the barre, across the floor, and in the center of the room.

​At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 3-6
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Irish-Soft Shoe
Ann Paitel
Irish dance (or Irish dancing) is a group of traditional dance forms originating in Ireland which can be broadly divided into social dances and performance dances.
Ages 6-0
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Mini Acro Dance
Desarae Guy
This class is for young dancers who desire a little more tumbling experience in a class designed just for their age!
Ages 3-7
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Mini Acro Dance
Maria Hanson
Ages 3-7
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Combo Level 1 10AM Saturday
Makenzie Wisniewski
This introductory class is for children ages 3-5 who are able to complete class independent from a parent or guardian. It combines tap, ballet, creative movement, and tumbling. Children learn the basics of dance through the use of dancing at the barre, across the floor, and in the center of the room.

​At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 3-6
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Motion
Ellsworth Studio
Combo Level 2 Saturday
Maria Hanson
This advanced combo class is for children who are 5-7 years old dancing for the first time or for Combo 1 children who have been recommended by a teacher to register for this class. In this faster-paced combo class, children build on previously taught basic dance techniques in tap, ballet, jazz, and creative movement.

At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 5-8
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Combo Level 1 11AM Saturday
Maria Hanson
This introductory class is for children ages 3-5 who are able to complete class independent from a parent or guardian. It combines tap, ballet, creative movement, and tumbling. Children learn the basics of dance through the use of dancing at the barre, across the floor, and in the center of the room.

​At the end of each month, there is a 'Parent Showcase' in each class to highlight some of the things the kids have learned in class.

Ages 3-6
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio
Friends in Motion
Maria Hanson
For Dancers with Special Needs

In this one-hour performance class, students of all ages with special needs are introduced to a variety of styles of dance. This class incorporates buddies which dance in class and work to grow a strong RMDC community for all.

There is an opportunity to perform in the studio's two recitals each year.

Ages 6-0
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rhythm
Ellsworth Studio


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