DCS's Enrichment Program

Meet our Teachers:

Courtney Reilly: Carousel Combo

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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's 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.

Erika Sunday: Piano Playground & Kidz Chorus

 

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Erika Sunday has been playing the piano and guitar since the age of 12. Growing up in a musical family, her dad was an excellent piano teacher and church Minister for 25 years. He taught her all about music, piano, guitar, and worship. Over the past 5 years, she has been blessed with the opportunity to teach piano to elementary, middle school, and high school students. As a youth leader, Ms. Erika teaches the importance of worshiping, giving, and incorporating God into daily living. In addition, over the course of 8 years, she has been playing the piano and guitar for various venues and events, such as Paulding's Next Star, while also leading worship in church. Ms. Erika is not only a gifted piano Instructor but she is a singer and songwriter who loves to write Worship music. As an Instructor, youth mentor, and worship leader, Ms. Erika hopes are that everyone can experience the true love of Jesus, through relationship, fellowship, and worship!.

 

Rob Britt: So You Think You Wanna Act?

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Rob has been working with children, youth, and adults for 20 years at Dunwoody Baptist Church in the field of drama. He has been one of the primary leaders of the KidsPraise Service and Arts team for 3rd - 5th graders, which puts on 2 big productions each calendar year. One of the two productions is an original piece written by him. Rob is the writer/producer/director for the Worship Center drama productions for DBC’s annual Vacation Bible School going back 12 years. He is also a long-time member of the DBC adult drama team where he has written and performed in both short-form sketches as well as longer productions.

In 2014, he felt a call to “quit his day job” and pursue writing as a career. This process is still ongoing and there have been many blessings along the way. Six of his sketches have been published in Christmas and Easter-themed drama books published by Carpenter’s Son Publishing in 2015-2016. He has written plays bought and performed by Freedom Academy, Knoxville Tennessee. He wrote all the original dramas for the “Heroes of History” VBS curriculum based on the “Max & Liz” books by Jenny Cote. In 2015, Onstage Atlanta chose his Christmas sketch “Shelf on an Elf” to be performed by their professional theater company as part of their “Merry Little Holiday Shorts” series.

Rob enjoys working with children and youth, and combining that with his love of drama is one of his life’s greatest joys. His wife, Lyndy, and 16yr son, Adam ARE Rob’s greatest joys and they support his theatrical endeavors to the fullest. Adam is involved in drama at John’s Creek High School as both an actor and sound engineer. Lyndy is a behind-the-scenes person who uses her sewing and crafting skills to help with costumes and props.

Victoria Hurst: Creative combo 

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Ms. Victoria is from Atlanta, GA where she began training in dance and baton twirling at the age of 8. She continued pursuing her love for dance into middle school and high school dance companies and teams where she trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop.

After completing high school she received The Tutwiler Dance Scholarship to attend The University of Alabama’s top-ranked dance program where she received her BA in Dance, BS in Business Management with a minor in Theatre. While in college, Ms. Victoria has had the privilege of receiving scholarships to train with The American Ballet Theatre, The Gus Giordano Dance School, and many others. She has choreographed in genres including ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern/contemporary, and more. Also, Ms. Victoria has been a cast member for the Walt Disney World Company!

Now that Ms. Victoria has moved back to Atlanta, GA she is actively pursuing her professional career in the dance industry & excited to share her knowledge and love for dance with the next generation of dancers in her free time.

 

Class Information

Our Enrichment Program begins the week of September 13th, 2021 and our classes consist of 30 weekly lessons for Dance and two to four unique sessions throughout the given school year for our other courses. For more details about student carpool, drop-off, and pick-up, please read the "Class Location" section below. 

Dance Classes

In order to prepare for our Spring Dance Recital on May 14th, 2022, registration for our Dance Program will be closed on February 2nd, 2022.

 

Carousel Combo
Ages: 5yrs - 7yrs / 60 minute class / Meets Wed at 3:15pm

The fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, & hip-hop will be taught in this class 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 hip-hop portion of the class will introduce the foundation of hip hop, terminology, and its core elements. Click here to register

Uniform is required: Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, comfortable tennis shoes for jazz and hip-hop. Pink or tan tights, and a solid color leotard of your choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Please know that this class meets without parents and during DCS's Lion's Den afterschool program. This class is open to the public.

Creative combo:
Ages: 8yrs - 10yrs / 60 minute class / Meets Wed at 3:15pm

The fundamentals of ballet, jazz, tap, & hip-hop will be taught in this class by learning new steps, rhythm, patterns, and combinations. Ballet class will include more challenging barre and floor exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The jazz portion of the class will begin to develop students' flexibility, balance skills, and moving to the music they like, while the hip-hop portion of the class will introduce the foundation of hip hop, terminology, and its core elements! Click here to register

Uniform is required: Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, comfortable tennis shoes for jazz and hip-hop. Pink or tan tights, and a solid color leotard of your choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun. No open-toed shoes.

Please know that this class meets without parents and during DCS's Lion's Den afterschool program. This class is open to the public.

 

Music Courses
Piano Playground:
Ages: 5yrs - 10yrs  / 60 minute class / Meets Tues at 3pm

Welcome to Piano Playground! Where learning how to play the piano is so much fun! Our students will be learning how to identify the different notes and sounds on the piano, while learning pitch, hand-eye coordination, and an introduction to sight-reading! Want to learn how to play your favorite song on the piano? Join us today!!! This class is offered in the Fall for 8 weeks and in the Winter for 8 weeks. The class meets in the A-Building in Room A202. Click here to register.

Please know that this class meets without parents and during DCS's Lion's Den afterschool program. This class is open to the public.

Kidz Chorus Club:
Ages: 5yrs - 10yrs  / 60 minute class / Meets Tues at 3pm

Our Happy Keys piano class takes children with no musical experience on an educational journey where they acquire the piano skills, keyboard awareness, and rhythmic understanding they need for a successful future at the piano. Every activity, image, and song is designed with elementary-aged students in mind. It’s a unique blend of music and math to nourish the intellectual and creative minds of children. This class meets in the A-Building in Room A202. Click here to register.

Please know that this class meets without parents and during DCS's Lion's Den afterschool program. This class is open to the public.

Drama Course
So You Think You Wanna Act?:
Grades: 3rd - 5th / Meets Mondays at 3pm - 4:30pm

So you’re interested in drama/acting? Or do you just want to find out what it’s all about? This class is where you want to be. Students will learn about theatre history and lore, stagecraft (you gotta come to find out what that means), the audition process, improvisation, theater games, and more to help one decide if theater or acting is for them. Best of all, as students are learning, they will be working on an original play that will be performed at the end of each session for family and friends!!! This class meets in the DSA Building in Studio #1. Click here to register.

Please know that this class meets without parents and during DCS's Lion's Den afterschool program.

class location

This year our DCS Enrichment Courses will be held throughout our DBC campus. If your child attends DCS's Lions Den Program, then our DSA Staff will pick them up from their classroom, dress them (if attending a dance lesson), and return them in time for your carpool pick-up in the main hallway (please see map below; signs will be posted indicating this location).

For students who do not attend DCS or the DCS's Lions Den Program, you will drop your child off as well as pick them up outside of their designated class entrances. Referring to the below map, the DCS carpool is indicated by the red star, the Piano Program location is indicated by the green star, the main entrance of the DSA Building is indicated by the purple star, and the main entrance for the Sports Center is indicated by the orange star.

 

Fee Structure:

Tuition for our DCS Enrichment courses is evenly spread over the duration of your chosen course. For our dance courses, your payments will evenly be spread over 9 months. Our Piano & Drama Courses are evenly spread over 2-3 months. If you register after the start date of your course, then your first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration. You have the option to submit your tuition payment in full or monthly. If monthly is chosen, you will be billed on or around the 10th of each month, September 2021 thru May 2022, or depending on your course duration. Please know that we factor in all holidays, school breaks, and specific session dates.

In addition, our Dance Courses will perform in a Spring Recital at the end of the school year. This year our recital will be on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 11 am. During January 2022, each student will be measured for their recital costume(s) and a non-refundable $65 costume fee will be charged on December 10th, 2021. In preparation for our 2022 Spring Recital, all dance enrollment will be closed on February 2nd, 2022

Monthly Tuition

DCS Enrichment Class:

All classes begin the week of September 13th, 2021

Class Length:

Monthly Tuition:
* Includes 30 weeks of instruction OR 2 - 4 sessions

Piano Playground

ages 5 - 7 years old

No experience required

60 minutes

A) Fall Session: $85/mo (8-week lessons)

B) Winter Session: $85/mo (8-week lessons)

Kidz Chorus Cub

ages 5 -  10 years old

No experience required

60 minutes 

Spring Session: $85/mo (8-week lessons)

Carousel Combo

ages 5 - 7 years old

No experience required 

60 minutes

 

$85/month (Sept - May)

*A non-refundable $65 ance costume fee will be charged in December 2021

Creative Combo

ages 8 - 10 years old

No experience required

60 minutes

 

$85/month

*A non-refundable $65 ance costume fee will be charged in December 2021

Drama: So You Think You Wanna Act?

Grades: 3rd thru 5th

No experience required

90 minutes

A) Fall Session: $105/mo (8-weeks)

B) Winter/Spring Session: $105/mo (10-weeks)

*A non-refundable $35 Costume/Prop fee will be charged in Nov 2021 & April 2022

Annual Registration Fee

$35 to be billed annually upon registration.

($20 per additional family member).

  

 

Registration:

Our Enrichment Program begins the week of September 13th, 2021 and our classes consist of either 30 weekly lessons OR 2 - 4 sessions throughout the given school year. Once you have been registered for one of our classes, we consider that an agreement that you are planning to attend for the entire session. Our dance students are encouraged to attend the entire session from Sept - May. Classes will be held on Monday holidays unless indicated on our Holiday Schedule below.

If you register after the start of your child's first class, then the first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration. Please carefully read and adhere to our payment policies and procedures regarding enrollment cancellation. After viewing our website, if you have any additional questions and/or concerns please contact us at

Holiday Schedule:

2021-2022 Enrichment Year: September 13th, 2020 through May 14th, 2022

 

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Labor Day Holiday - No classes

October 7th - 11th, 2021

Fall Break/ Columbus Day - No classes

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Teacher Work Day - No classes

October 18th - 19th, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conference - No classes

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Fall Drama Production 

November 22nd - 28th, 2021

Thanksgiving Break - No classes

December 20th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022

Christmas Holiday - No classes

Monday, January 17th, 2022

MLK Holiday - No classes

February 18th - 21st, 2022

President's Day - No classes

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Make-up Day for MLK Holiday (For private music students only)

March 17th - 18th, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conference - No classes

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Spring Drama Production

April 4th - 10th, 2022

Spring Break - No classes

April 14th - 18th, 2022

Easter Break - No classes

May 9th & 10th, 2022

Dance Picture Days
Friday, May 13th, 2022 Spring Dance Recital Tech Rehearsal

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

33rd Annual Spring Dance Recital at 11am

Please know that in preparation for a Drama Production and/or the Dance Recital, your Dance Instructor may schedule additional rehearsals

Classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on the above schedule. You will be responsible for the 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 carefully read the DSA's attendance and payment policies as it relates to this matter. 

 

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