Dance classes begin the week of September 10th, 2022 and finish the week of May 11th, 2023. Dance students are given two opportunities to perform. One is a Winter recital in December, and the Year End Recital is in May. Preschool Ballet and Mom and Tot classes are 30 minutes, all other dance classes are 45 minutes in length. All classes are held in a bright, mirrored & barred dance studio on a beautiful sprung dance floor, for dancer's safety.
Ballet (Ms. Missy Charko and Miss Talia Richardson) Ballet is a beautiful and structured form of dance that promotes excellent posture and provides a strong technical foundation for all forms of dance. Though no formal exams are taken at FACES, students will learn parts of the RAD Syllabi. Current classes offered are Preschool Ballet (ages 3 - 5), Ballet 1 (ages 5 - 8), and Ballet 2 (ages 9 - 12.)
Jazz and Jazz/Tap Combo (Ms Missy Charko) The Jazz and Tap Combo class is a great way to try both forms of dance, Jazz and Tap. Tap is a lively dance form that uses special shoes to make percussion sounds on the floor while one dances. Jazz is an up beat, performance style of dance that includes elements of ballet, steps from American pop culture and Broadway. We offer Jazz Tap Combo (ages 5 - 9) and Jazz 2 (ages 9 - 12.)
Acro Acro is a fusion of classical dance instruction with acrobatics. This style of dance requires athleticism for the dancer to incorporate gymnastics elements into their dance choreography. FACES offers Acro I (ages 6 - 8) and Acro II for older students (age 8+)
Lyrical (Miss Talia Richardson) Lyrcal is a relatively new form of dance that has exploded in popularity over the last 20 years. It is very expressive, the dancer’s facial expressions are equally as important as the quality of their movement. Lyrical combines ballet, jazz, and contemporary in a free and fluid dance form less structured than ballet. It uses many components of ballet, such as turns and leaps, but also incorporates a great deal of floor work. A background in Ballet is strongly recommended. We offer Lyrical 1 (ages 9 - 12.)
Hip Hop (Miss Talia Richardson) Hip Hop is a fast paced fusion genre of dance that combines isloations, popping and locking, breaking, and jazz, and other freestyle movements. Hip Hop encourages dancers to incorporate their own style and attitude into the choreography, and have fun to up beat pop or hip hop music. FACES offers Mini Hip Hop (ages 5 - 7) and Hip Hop 1 (ages 8 - 12.)
Things to Note....
We use age as a gauge only; if students are more than ready for a level above despite their age, they will be moved to a class where they are challenged but not overwhelmed by the syllabus.
Performing in front of an appreciative audience is key in building a student’s confidence. FACES dance students have the opportunity of performing twice per year.
FACES is pleased to offer students the opportunity to move into the world of competitive dance. If your child would like to enter a competition as a soloist, or part of a duo or trio please talk to us about Private Lessons. Rates for Private Lessons are $40 per hour for Solo ($20 per half hour solo), $48 per hour for Duets (shared between two students) and $54 per hour for Trios (shared between three students.)