Dance Season: Aug 2016-May 2017

Location Name Class Days
Dance Studio
Dance Discovery
Dance Discovery is a combination ballet and tap dance class for children ages 4 - 5 years old. This class focuses on developing classical ballet skills and basic tap dance techniques. The use of imaginative music and colorful props will help the dancer to tell stories, enhance rhythm skills, and develop excellent coordination. Dance Discovery is a delightful way to begin a young child's dance experience. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 4-5
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Aug 8 to May 20
Dance Studio
Level II Ballet & Tap
Level II Ballet and Tap is a fabulous classical ballet and tap dance class designed for students ages 6-7 years old that helps students learn about proper dance technique, build rhythm and coordination skills in a classroom environment that encourages creativity. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance classroom syllabus for ballet and Dance Master Tap Syllabus milestones for this class. We also incorporate the use of colorful props and age appropriate music for the class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 6-7
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 8 to May 20
Dance Studio
Youth Ballet
Youth Ballet is for students ages 7 - 9 years of age. This is a classical ballet foundations class designed to teach proper ballet terminology, techniques, and poise in a cheerful but disciplined classroom. We use the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus which incorporates barre, center work, across the floor combinations, short age appropriate variations and routines. Come discover why ballet can be such a joy to dance! The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 7-9
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 8 to May 20
Dance Studio
Jr. Level Lyrical Jazz
This Junior Level Lyrical Jazz dance class is designed for intermediate level dancers ages 9 - 11 years of age. Emphasis is placed upon developing proper dance technical skill while improving upon musical expression in dance. Dancers will be offered a variety of styles and continue to develop flexible and strong muscles needed for this style of dance. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 9-11
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 9 to May 20
Dance Studio
Level I Ballet & Tap
Level I Ballet and Tap is fabulous classical ballet and tap dance class designed for students ages 5-7 years old that helps students learn about proper dance technique, build rhythm and coordination skills in a classroom environment that encourages creativity. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance classroom syllabus for ballet and Dance Master Tap Syllabus milestones for this class. We also incorporate the use of colorful props and age appropriate music for the class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 5-7
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Aug 10 to May 20
Dance Studio
Jr. Level Tap & Musical Theatre
Jr. Level Tap & Musical Theatre is for the intermediate tap dance student ages 9 - 11 years of age. We use the Dance Masters Tap Dance Syllabus for our training milestones. Previous dance experience is required for this class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 9-11
Wednesday
5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 10 to May 19
Dance Studio
Jr. Level Jazz
Jr. Level Jazz Dance is for intermediate level dancers with previous dance experience. This class places emphasis on proper jazz dance technique and showmanship for performance. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 9-11
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 10 to May 20
Dance Studio
Sr. Level Lyrical & Jazz
Sr. Level Lyrical and Jazz is for intermediate/advanced and advanced dancers. This class begins with a complete full body warmup centre floor and then moves through progressions, across the floor work, variations. Complete routines are taught throughout the term also. Students will work in a variety of jazz dance styles in this class to develop more advanced artistry, learn new techniques, and polish stage presence in their work. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-99
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 10 to May 20
Dance Studio
Open Tap - Int/Adv Level
This class is for intermediate through the advanced level tap dancer ages 12 - adults. This class works center floor, across the floor and learns tap dance combinations from a variety of musical styles including Broadway Musicals, Rhythm Tap, Soft Shoe, and much more. We use Dance Masters of America Tap Syllabus for the technical milestones in the class. Adults may take the class but are not expected to perform in the recital in May. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-99
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Aug 10 to May 20
Dance Studio
Youth Ballet & Jazz
This Youth Ballet & Jazz Class is designed for dancers ages 7 - 9 years old with no little or no dance experience in ballet or jazz dance. Proper dance terminology and technique is used and dancers work at the barre, centre floor, and across the floor. Age appropriate dance combinations and routines are taught in a variety of styles so the dancer will develop a strong foundation upon which to build for future dance training. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 7-9
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 11 to May 20
Dance Studio
Jr. Level Ballet
This class is full
Jr. Level Ballet is a classical ballet class for intermediate level dancers ages 9 - 11 years old. This class teaches classical ballet techniques at the barre, centre floor, across the floor, variations, and routines. Pre-pointe work is introduced to strengthen the dancer's feet, ankles, legs and back. An excellent classical ballet class rooted in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Both days are required for this class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 9-11
Tuesday Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 9 to May 20
Dance Studio
Sr. Level Ballet
Sr. Level Ballet is a classical ballet technique class designed for intermediate through advanced dancers using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Emphasis is placed upon developing more advanced technical skills and refined artistry, grace and poise. Both days are required for this class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-18
Tuesday Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Aug 9 to May 20
Dance Studio
Pointe & Variations
Sr. Pointe and Variations class is designed for intermediate and advanced level dancers age 12-18 years old. The Royal Academy of Dance provides our syllabus foundation for the training. Dancers will learn proper pointe techniques at the barre, centre floor, across the floor, and variations from classical ballets and contemporary ballets. Both days are required for this class. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-18
Tuesday Thursday
8:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Aug 9 to May 20
Dance Studio
Sr. Level Ballet & Pointe
This is an advanced ballet techniques class and may be taken on flat or en pointe by the student. This class is open to dancers age 12 through 18 years old. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-18
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aug 12 to May 27
Dance Studio
Open Ballet Class - Int/Adv. Tech.
This is an open intermediate - advanced level ballet class open to dancers. Sr. Level ballet students and Collierville Ballet Sr. Company members are encouraged to take this class for warmup prior to rehearsal on Saturdays. The required dress code for this class may be found in the document section of the Parent Portal under the 'More' dropdown menu.
Ages 12-99
Saturday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Aug 13 to May 20

Summer Session 2017

Location Name Class Days
Dance Studio
Alice's Wonderland and Tea Party Week
Join us for a week of graceful ballet dancing lessons, Wonderland play and crafts. Our week activities build toward our Grand Celebration Tea Party. We will have daily ballet activities, tea party etiquette activities, and Adventure land crafts to fill this week with wonderful summer memories! Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 12 to Jun 16
Dance Studio
Fairy Tale Princess Camp
Start your summer by believing that your dreams can come true! This classic Princesses you know and love so well: Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and more will come to life in this extremely popular camp. Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 9
Dance Studio
Flowers and Fairies
Welcome to our magical fairy land where Tinker Bell, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more are waiting to dance with you, make adorable crafts, and enjoy spending time in our enchanted flower garden. Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 26 to Jun 30
Dance Studio
Frozen Fairies Camp
Cool off this summer with our winter themed Frozen Fairies camp. Snowflakes, icicles, games and more make this camp one of our coolest ever! Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Sign up early for this camp - it fills quickly! Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jul 10 to Jul 14
Dance Studio
Sea & Sand
Do you love stories from under the sea? Then say ‘Aloha’ to our Sea and Sand Camp filled with mermaids and all of our fish friends. Can’t make it to the beach this summer? That’s ok, you won’t even miss it with this wonderful ocean themed camp. Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 19 to Jun 23
Dance Studio
Ballet for Adults
This is a ballet class designed especially for adult students who would appreciate just a great ballet class that includes barre, center work, and across the floor techniques. Beginning students and those with experience are welcome to attend this class.
Ages 18-99
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Studio 2
Acting & Modeling for Girls - Intro.
A great class for discovering acting and modeling for girls who have little or no experience. Our acting & modeling syllabus includes learning how to read scripts and practice lines for great delivery, we will make our own TV commercials, learn basic runway modeling techniques, how to conduct ourselves on interviews and auditions, and even have an in-studio photography day for creating our own professional head shots for a professional looking comp card.
Ages 7-12
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Studio 2
Intermediate Ballet Technique
This is an intermediate ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 9-11 years of age who have completed a minimum of two (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Also, pre-pointe and character dance is included in the lessons. Student may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights, dance skirt/shorts, and pink ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 9-12
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Art Room
Painting Class
This is a painting class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. Calling all painters! This is a short course in acrylic painting, where students learn the ins and outs of acrylics. Students will get to know the basics and explore many different techniques with blending colors, paint consistency, brush styles, and much more! They will complete several finished paintings showcasing the skills learned in class. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes that are safe to get messy! The class is designed with students who have little or no painting experience in a formal art class setting. If a student has experience, Ms. Knowles will work with them to help that student master more advanced techniques that will take their art work to the next level of expertise. Students will create a portfolio of work over the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Studio 2
Advanced Ballet Technique
This is an advanced ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 13+ years of age who have completed a minimum of three (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 13-99
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Studio 2
Lyrical & Jazz Dance
This is a lyrical and jazz dance technique class for dancers who have had at least two years of dance training. Class syllabus includes, work at the barre, center floor, across the floor and center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 11-99
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Dance Studio
Pointe Class
This is a classical ballet pointe class open to students who have had previous pointe training. This class includes barre work, center, across the floor work, and classical pointe variations during the summer session.
Ages 12-99
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio
Ballet & Jazz Dance - Beg.
This is a terrific beginning level of dance to discover the joy of ballet and jazz dance. We will learn beginning techniques in ballet and jazz dance at the barre, center floor, across the floor and in center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice for the summer session; however, either ballet shoes or jazz dance shoes are required for the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Art Room
Drawing & Oil Pastels
This is a drawing class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. Combining the beauty of oil pastels with the fun of learning to sketch will unlock the inner artists within each participant! In the course students will learn about color, texture, blending colors, and composition while using a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination expressed using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. All materials are provided. Students should wear clothing that is safe to be messy in! If a student has experience, Ms. Knowles will work with them to help that student master more advanced techniques that will take their art work to the next level of expertise. Students will create a portfolio of work over the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Art Room
Anime Art Class
This is a class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. A combo class combining the stylistic considerations of the anime look with the storytelling techniques of comic framework. Wanting to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, students will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey their comic style and develop ideas for a character and story line. Students will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that they will sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.The instructor will help you learn basic techniques if you are a new student or if you have experience, she will offer training and tips to take your art work to the next level.
Ages 9-17
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio
Ballet & Jazz Dance - Beg.
This is a terrific beginning level of dance for the older student. We will learn beginning techniques in ballet and jazz dance at the barre, center floor, across the floor and in center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice for the summer session; however, either ballet shoes or jazz dance shoes are required for the summer session.
Ages 10-17
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Studio 2
Acting & Modeling for Teens
A great class for discovering acting and modeling for teens who have little or no experience. Our acting & modeling syllabus includes learning how to read scripts and practice lines for great delivery, we will make our own TV commercials, learn basic runway modeling techniques, how to conduct ourselves on interviews and auditions, and even have an in-studio photography day for creating our own professional head shots for a professional looking comp card.
Ages 13-17
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio
Little Steps
Try our Little Steps class and let your little one discover the joy of ballet dancing! We use colorful props and delightful music that will have your little one up and dancing in no time at all! This is a great introduction to ballet and dance in general. Please remember, a parent must remain at the studio during the class time. Students may wear any solid color leotard, ankle socks/tights, and ballet shoes for this summer session. Visit our in-studio dance wear boutique for adorable and comfortable styles of dance wear for all ages.
Ages 3-4
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 30
Studio 2
Dance for Boys
This is a great introductory class designed just for boys who would like to learn some cool dance moves. We use a dance syllabus that teaches excellent coordination and beginning dance steps especially for boys. We use great music and provide training in a very comfortable environment for the boys too! This is a great course for getting boys interested in dance styles of all kinds - ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop etc. If you have a male student with more than one year of dance experience, please call our office for additional dance classes not shown on our schedule.
Ages 7-12
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Studio 2
Intermediate Ballet Technique
This is an intermediate ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 9-11 years of age who have completed a minimum of two (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Also, pre-pointe and character dance is included in the lessons. Student may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights, dance skirt/shorts, and pink ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 9-12
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Studio 2
Advanced Ballet Technique
This is an advanced ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 13+ years of age who have completed a minimum of three (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 13-99
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31


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