Dance Classes for ALL ages

Dance Classes for ALL ages

Meet our Teachers:

Bridget Geshrick: BALLET, JAZZ & Tap

      Ms. Bridget's love of dance began at the early age of 3 years old. Growing up in Atlanta, she studied all forms of dance including Ballet, tap, jazz and modern. Bridget's dedication to dance was apparent from the start. She received a "Perfect Attendance" award for 12 years straight, never missing a lesson at her small childhood studio! She eventually went on to earn her BS degree from Georgia State University majoring in Dance Education. Her concentration has always been to glorify God with her gifts of dance and teaching. Through the 80's and early 90's, Bridget danced and toured with the Chapel Hill Dance ministry and also served as the Director for several years.

Ms. Bridget has taught in many studios in the Atlanta area including North Atlanta Dance Academy and Perimeter Ballet. She began teaching at Dunwoody School for the Arts in 1988 and has loved inspiring hundreds of students to learn, create and dream. Her passion remains to make students feel comfortable and loved while also being pushed to new heights! Ms. Bridget currently lives in Suwanee with her husband, Steve. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her 4 adult children, attending concerts and reading a good book. When she's not teaching dance, she works tirelessly for her clients to achieve their goals of buying or selling real estate.

LAUREN OVERTON: BALLET, JAZZ & HIP HOP

     Ms. L performed for the first time before she was even born. Her mother, cast as Mary in the Christmas Story, carried Lauren in her stomach acting in the role of the unborn baby Jesus. Of course her first role involved playing a boy, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her dreams of being a real performer. Her first live performances, cast as in a female role, were under the direction of Jane Hendrix. From there she pursued her love of dance and theater, acquiring over 10 years of professional dance and musical training through various outlets in the Alpharetta and Atlanta area, playing lead roles in shows such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." These events led to her being voted "Most Talented" her senior year of high school, and of course her desire to teach dance to students who love the art of movement as much as she does.

She has chosen to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Psychology with Georgia State University, due to her desire to give back to the community what her outstanding teachers gave to her. Between school and teaching dance Ms. L loves performing, as she has performed for artists such as David Guetta and Neyo as a hip-hop performer. Ms. L has also been trained in ballet and gogo/aerobic dancing. When bored Lauren can be found serenading her two dogs, Kona and Dixie, with her ukulele.

COURTNEY REILLY: TAP, BALLET AND JAZZ

Ms. Courtney has been sharing her love and knowledge of dance for over 30 years. Her mission is to inspire and motivate in a positive loving manner, showing each child attention, patience and understanding.

Being an Atlanta native, her study of dance began in the ATL at a young age being trained in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. She continued her love for dance studying dance arts at Brenau College, trained with the Gainesville Ballet Company, and later owned her own studio in Brookhaven for over ten years. With over 30 years of experience, it's hard to mention every accomplishment, but her favorite moments were performing with Rudolf Nureyev and the Boston Ballet, ClubMed entertainer, and cheering professionally for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. Go Falcons!

Courtney spends her free time with her husband, four daughters and four dogs.

Class Information

Dance at DSA addresses the need to move! We emphasize the developmental stages, focusing on body awareness, synchronized movement, spatial exploration, group dances and expressive movement. Please know that our classes are opened to all children. For our Ballet and Creative Movement courses, all of these elements culminates in our year-end recital which is a very magical time for young dancers and families alike.

 

Dance Classes with Bridget Geshrick
DBP Enrichment / Creative Movement
Ages 3 - 4 years; 45 min. class

This class will explore the body in motions! Your future dancer will have fun with time spent at the bar, stretching, engaging in dance games as well as being introduced to rhythm. Dress includes:

  • For Girls: pink ballet shoes, pink tights and solid leotard of choice.
  • For Boys: solid colored t-shirt, black straight leg sports pants or shorts and comfortable tennis shoes 

Please know that this class meets without parents. This class is for all children and open to the public.

Ballet/Tap Combo:
There are four levels of classes
  • Combo I (1 year of tap experience): Ages 6 to 7 yrs; 60 min. class
  • Combo II (2 years of tap experience): Ages 7 to 8; 60 min. class
  • Combo III (3 years of tap experience): Ages 8+; 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
  • Combo IV (must be approved by Ms. Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz

Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes and a solid leotard of choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Dance Classes with Lauren Overton
Ballet I
Ages 5 - 7 years of age; 60 min. class

Dancers will explore proper posture, feet positioning, balance, introductory choreography and coordination. Uniform required: solid color leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Ballet II
Ages 7 - 9 years of age; 1yr ballet experience; 60 min. class

This class furthers the fundamentals of Ballet 1, with more intricate combinations and training. Uniform required: this class requires a more “professional” appearance with black leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

DBP Enrichment Program: Creative Movement
Ages 3-4 years; 45 min. class

This class will explore the body in motions! Your future dancer will have fun with time spent at the bar, stretching, engaging in dance games as well as being introduced to rhythm. Dress includes:

  • For Girls: pink ballet shoes, pink tights and solid leotard of choice.
  • For Boys: solid colored t-shirt, black straight leg sports pants or shorts and comfortable tennis shoes 

Please know that this class meets without parents. This class is for all children and open to the public.

FUNdamentals: Ballet, Jazz & Hip-Hop
Ages 5 - 6; 60 minute class

This class is an introduction to all things dance! Beginners will get to experience each main style of dance as they learn and grow in balance, coordination, key style choreography and the love of the art of dance. (No uniform required)

Hip-Hop I
Ages 5 - 7; 60 minute class

This class provides an introduction to hip-hop in an exciting setting. Hip-hop dance borrows from different types of dance to include jazz, break dance, cheer, and modern dance. The down beat is emphasized through exploration of motion and coordination. Conditioning, strength, and flexibility will also be emphasized.

Uniform required: Black t-shirt (two sizes too large). Black leggings (must not be see through). Button down flannel shirt (optional). All black high top sneakers (all final uniforms must be approved).

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Hip-Hop II
Ages 8 - 10; 1yr hip-hop experience required; 60 minute class

This class will expand upon the knowledge already acquired in previous hip-hop courses. Along with new choreography, dancers will explore popping, tutting, liquid movement and most importantly rhythm & swagger!!!

Uniform required: Black t-shirt (two sizes too large). Black leggings (must not be see through). Button down flannel shirt (optional). All black high top sneakers (all final uniforms must be approved).

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Advanced Hip-Hop / Jazz Combo
Age 10+; must be approved by Ms. Lauren; 90 minute class

This class is will push a young dancer to pursue greatness in two of the most exciting styles of dance. Students will experience fast paced choreography. difficult patterns of movements and more complex dance fundamentals. These students will perform two dances in the DSA Spring Recital.

Uniform required: Black t-shirt (two sizes too large). Black leggings (must not be see through). Black leotard. Button down flannel shirt (optional). All black high top sneakers (all final uniforms must be approved).

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Advanced Ballet / Jazz Combo
Age 10+; must be approved by Ms. Lauren; 90 minute class

This class is a more formal class involving focus and precision in the forms of ballet and jazz. Each class will contain a full stretch (including split training), 35mins of ballet and 35mins of jazz.

Uniform required: this class requires a more “professional” appearance with black leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Mommy & Me
Age 1-3; 30 minute class

Experience your child's first dance class by their side! This class will involve dance games and simple steps that will introduce your little one to a world of movement and joy!.

"Shake It Off" Dance Class
Age 18+; 60 minute class

As adults we are burdened with stress and stressful situations. Because of this stress we tend to forget our potential to be thriving men and women! Through exercise and motion we can calm the stress and focus on what really matters: happiness and light! This one hour dance class will include a full body stretch, warm-up, and beginner dance routines that will make you feel brand new throughout the work week! Shake that stress away! This class is an open-ending course, so please feel free to join year-round 

Dance Classes with cOURTNEY REILLY
Tap I & II
Ages 18+; 60 min. class

Did you tap as a child or have always wanted to tap?!  Well now is the chance to get on your feet and make some noise!  This beginner/intermediate class will acquaint you, or reacquaint you with of how to articulate your feet and ankles as well as explore musicality, rhythm and syncopation. You will feel like a Broadway star tapping to the latest soundtracks as well as classic big band.

Ballet/Tap Combo:

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance during a one-hour ballet/tap combo or 90 minute ballet/tap/jazz combo.  The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun while learning to dance. 

There are four levels of classes:

  • Beginning Combo: Ages 4.5 to 6 yrs; 45 min. class - This class will be so much fun for your pre -k, kindergarten student!   A progression from our creative movement/pre-ballet class, tap is now introduced!  Curriculum will consist of basic tap and ballet skills and across the floor exercises.  More expansive ballet terminology will be taught. Through imagination activities, movement games and singing, your little dancer will advance with a solid foundation for combo I/II
  • Combo I (1 year of tap experience): Ages 6 to 7 yrs; 60 min. class - Students will progress to learning more terminology and improving rhythm , and coordination. At this level, students will learn more challenging skills, exercises and combinations.
  • Combo II (2 years of tap experience): Ages 7 to 8; 60 min. class - Students will progress to learning more terminology and improving rhythm , and coordination. At this level, students will learn more challenging skills, exercises and combinations.
  • Combo V/ VI (must be approved by Ms. Courtney): Ages 8+; 90 min.  -  This 90 minute classes will put the fundamentals of tap/jazz/ballet to work by learning new steps, rhythm, patterns and combinations. Ballet class will include more challenging barre and floor exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop students flexibility, balance skills and moving to music they like!

Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes and a solid leotard of choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Fee Structure:

Monthly Dance Tuition

We spread payments over 8 months for the Ballet, Creative Movement, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Combo course. Our group dance payments are spend over the course session and/or as indicated in the class description. We factor in all holidays and school breaks. You will be billed on or around the 10th of the month, September 2018 through April 2019. If you register after the course has started, your first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration.

In addition, each dance course performs in a Spring Recital at the end of the school year. This year our recital will be on Saturday, May 18th 2019. During the month of January 2019, each student will be measured for their recital costume(s) and a $60 costume fee will be charge at the end of January. In preparation for our 2019 Spring Recital, all dance enrollment will be closed February 7th, 2019. 

Class:

Class Length:

Sept-April Tuition:
* Includes 32 weeks of instruction

Mommy & Me:

ages 1 - 3yrs

8wk sessions

30 minutes

$50 per month

$100 per session

DBP Enrichment/Creative Movement:

ages 3 - 4yrs
45 minutes

$70

"Shake It Off" Dance Class
ages 18+ yrs

open-ending classes
60 minutes $80

Tap I & II
ages 18+ yrs

open-ending classes

60 minutes $80

FUNdamentals: Ballet, Jazz & Hip-Hop

ages 5 - 6 yrs
60 minutes $85

Ballet I

ages 5 - 7yrs
60 minutes $85

Ballet II

ages 7 - 9yrs

1yr prior ballet experience required

60 minutes $85

Hip-Hop I

ages 5 - 7yrs
60 minutes $85

Hip-Hop II

ages 8 - 10yrs

1yr prior hip-hop experience required

60 minutes $85

Beginning Combo

ages 4.5 - 6 years

No experience required

45 minutes $70

Combo I

ages 6 - 7 years

1yr prior tap experience required

60 minutes $85

Combo II

ages 7 - 8 years

2 yrs prior tap experience required

60 minutes $85

Combo III

ages 8+

3 yrs prior tap experience required

90 minutes $100

Combo IV

ages 8+

3 yrs tap required

Must be approved by Ms. Bridget

90 minutes $100

Combo V/ VI

ages 8+

Must be approved by Ms. Courtney

90 minutes $100

Advanced Ballet /Jazz Combo

ages 10+

Must be approved by Ms. Lauren

90 minutes $100

Advanced Hip-Hop / Jazz Combo

age 10+

Must be approved by Ms. Lauren

90 minutes $100

Annual Registration Fee$35 to be billed annually upon registration. ($20 per each additional family member). A $60 costume fee will be charged in January 2019.

 

Registration & Payment:

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open!!! Please know that if you register after the course has started, your first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration.

Discounts apply:

  • If you are an active member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. Please note this on the registration form.
  • If you have more than one student taking classes or if you have a student taking more than one class. PLEASE NOTE THE DISCOUNT IS ONLY ON THE SECOND STUDENT/CLASS--NOT BOTH.
  • Contact the DSA office for multiple student or church member discounts.
2018-2019 Class Schedule:
Class:
Mon:
Tues:
Wed:
Mommy & Me: 

Ages 1 - 3yrs

These classes are taught in 8-week sessions

Creative Movement:

Ages 3 - 4yrs

No experience required

1:15pm

DBP Enrichment Creative Movement:

Ages 3 - 4yrs

No experience required

1:30pm 2:15pm

FUNdamental: Ballet, Jazz & Hip-Hop

Ages 4 - 5yrs

No experience required

Beginning Combo

Ages 4.5 - 6yrs

No experience required

2:45pm

3:45pm

Hip-Hop I: 

Ages 5 - 7yrs 

Uniform required

3:30pm
Combo I:

Ages 6 - 7yrs

1yr tap required

3:45pm
Combo II:

Ages 7 - 8yrs

2yrs tap required

3:45pm 4:30pm
Hip-Hop II:

Ages 8 - 10yrs

1yr hip-hop experience required & uniform required

4:30pm
Combo III / VI:

Ages 8+ yrs;

3yrs tap experience required & uniform required. Must be approved by Ms. Bridget

4:45pm
Combo V/ VI:

Ages 8+ yrs

3yrs tap required & uniform required. Must be approved by Ms. Courtney

5:30pm
Advance Hip-Hop / Jazz Combo:

Ages 10+ yrs

Uniform required

must be approved by Ms. Lauren

5:00pm
"Shake It Off":

Ages 18+ yrs

No experience required. This class is an ongoing course

7pm
Tap I & II:

Ages 18+ yrs

No experience required. This is an ongoing course

7pm

 

New Student Registration

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Holiday Schedule:

2018 - 2019 Dance Year: Sept 10th, 2018 through May 18th, 2019

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day - No classes

November 19-23, 2018

Thanksgiving Break - No classes

December 17, 2018

Last day of classes, First Semester

Monday, January 7, 2019

First day of Second Semester

April 1 - 5, 2019

Spring Break - No classes

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spring Recital

Monday classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on the above schedule. You will be responsible for payment of these lessons. If you will be unable to attend your class, please make arrangements with your teacher in advance so you can catch up. Please read carefully the DSA policies. 

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