Youth Classes:

Classes Begin Monday, September 30.

$35.00 per month
$30.00 per month if pre-paid before the beginning of the month

Please read our Policies and Dress Code tabs

 

Hip-Hop

Students will learn the energetic and fast-paced techniques of popping, locking, and breaking in an uplifting environment without suggestive movements or music. Hip-Hop is a perfect dance style for kids who enjoy fast and fun dancing, while offering the opportunity to learn rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography.

Ages 8-12

Mondays 12:30-1:30 PM

Instructor: Olivia Willis

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Worship Dance

Dancers learn how to develop their technique in excellence as worship to the Lord. We will focus primarily on worship coming from within in and pouring out as our response to who God is through the beautiful expression of dance. Classes will consist of warm-ups, ballet and contemporary technique, dancing our prayers, improvisation, and choreography.

Ages 7-10

Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM

Instructor: Olivia Willis

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Combination Dance

This introductory class will feature both ballet and jazz styles and techniques. Combination Dance is a great option for beginners to ease into either dance style, as well as for the 1-2 year dance students to enjoy current styles they already love! These dance fundamentals are taught through a fun and age-appropriate curriculum.

Ages 3-7

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Instructor: Jessica Dryden

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Contemporary Jazz

This class will incorporate jazz as well as modern, ballet, and even some principles of hip-hop. Skills taught include kicks, leaps, jumps, turns, isolations, footwork, combinations, and more. Students will be taught stretching and strengthening exercises, floor work, center floor combinations, and across the floor progressions. Jazz is fun and energetic so be ready to move!

Ages 7 and up

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Instructor: Jessica Dryden

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Creative Movement

An uplifting environment where students are encouraged to use their imagination while learning basic ballet technique. Coordination skills are developed through fun and creative dance games utilizing props like scarves and maracas. Classes will consist of warm up, stretching, spins, leaps, free dance and more. Our goal is to inspire a love for dance while still developing classroom etiquette such as following directions, listening well, and working with others.

Ages 3-6

Thursdays 3:45-4:30 PM

Instructor: Olivia Willis

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Worship Dance

Dancers learn how to develop their technique in excellence as worship to the Lord. We will focus primarily on worship coming from within in and pouring out as our response to who God is through the beautiful expression of dance. Classes will consist of warm-ups, ballet and contemporary technique, dancing our prayers, improvisation, and choreography.

Ages 7-10

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Instructor: Olivia Willis

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Ballet

Ballet is a wonderful technique to know because most other dance techniques use ballet as a foundation. Students will be taught posture awareness and beginner ballet technique and terminology. Classes will consist of barre exercises, center, and across the floor work. Ballet is a slow-paced, deliberate dance style that both teaches and exhibits grace and beauty.  Taught in a positive environment, your child will have fun developing, strength, flexibility, self-discipline, and coordination.

Ages 7-9

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Olivia Willis

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Tuition

FULL monthly tuition is due each month regardless of the number of lessons taught in that month (can vary due to holidays, weather etc.) Some months have 3-4 weeks of classes, & other months have 5 weeks of classes. It evens out throughout the course of the year. There are no refunds on classes missed. Payments can be put into the drop box on the wall inside of the north entrance of the church by the sports/dance office.

Our goal is to keep your cost low, we will not charge a yearly registration fee, there will be no expensive costumes to purchase and we will not charge a recital fee. All classes will participate in a year end showcase, date to be announced at a later time. Our classes will run weekly October-May with the exception of the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas there will be no classes and if your class happens to fall on any major holidays, any changes to the class schedule will be communicated through email so please keep a current email address on file with us.

If you decide to stop taking classes with us, we ask that you give us a courtesy notice in the form of email to dance@fellowshipchristian.org.

Monthly Tuition Fees are due the FIRST LESSON of each month, payment will be considered late after the 10th of each month.

 

Attendance

All students are expected to attend classes regularly and on time. Students should arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of their class. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late for their class may be asked to sit and observe. Without a proper warm-up, a student can be seriously injured! If you know your child will be unable to attend a class it would be appreciated if you could send us an email to: dance@fellowshipchristian.org

 

Weather

FCC has always used the policy that if Springfield City Schools cancels their evening activities due to bad weather we will do the same, Champion City Dance Academy will follow this as well. If class is canceled I will send out an email as well as post a notice on our Facebook page (Champion City Sports).

 

Arrival

We will be using the double doors on the north/gymnasium side of the building for all classes with the exception of ball rooming dancing who will be using the front church entrance.

Please arrive 10 mins prior to the start of your class, use the restroom, remove shoes, be in dance attire and lined up outside of your assigned room.

 

Departure

Please pick up your child promptly when class ends.

CCDA is not responsible for your child outside of class time.

Students are not allowed to wait outside or leave the premises until parents retrieve them.

 

Waiting Area

The waiting area is available to parents while students are attending classes and rehearsals. Please keep young children supervised and quiet in the waiting area.

All students must remain inside the building when waiting to be picked up.

Students are not allowed in the parking area unsupervised.

 

Biblical Application

Every class we will begin with prayer and devotions will be held half way through class as we take our water break. Please bring a bottle of water to each class as we will not be breaking from the room.

 

Contact

Please direct any and all inquiries to: dance@fellowshipchristian.org

 

Class Etiquette

  • Arrive to class on time. Attendance will be taken.
  • Hair must be fastened securely away from the face (in a bun for ballet).
  • Follow the dress code. If you are unaware of the dress code for your class, ask your teacher or check the “dress code ” section of the website.
  • Gum chewing is NOT permitted.
  • Dance bags, coats, etc. may be placed in a cubby. Please mark your name in your belongings.
  • Listen carefully. Avoid unnecessary talking.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • No eating in the classrooms.
  • Only water allowed.
  • Be respectful of your instructor, classmates and classroom.
  • If you arrive late, please excuse yourself and ask if it’s ok to join the class.
  • If you need to leave class, let your teacher know.

At Champion City Dance, we value the time and effort put in by all of our families. As an effort to embrace a wholesome and welcoming environment for everyone we implement this dress code as an assurance that all families will feel welcome and safe. We also hope that some of these requirements can help you navigate each area of dance wisely.

 

Hair

Hair must be fastened securely away from the face, a bun or ponytail is acceptable however a bun is required in ballet.

 

Dress

Creative Movement, Combination Dance, and Jazz:

Girls: Leotard or fitted t-shirt with one or more of the following: leggings, dance shorts, pants or skirt. Tights are optional. Footwear listed below.

Boys: Athletic pants, sweatpants, or shorts with a fitted T-shirt (no oversize baggy T-shirts or sweatshirts). Footwear listed below.

 

Worship Dance:

Leotard under comfortable shirt. Leggings or athletic pants, no jeans. Tights are optional and must be worn with dance shorts or skirt on top. Footwear listed below.

 

Hip-Hop

Comfortable, easy to move in clothes.  Modest shirts that don’t show the mid-section or scoop down low when bending over. Girls can wear a leotard under their shirt. Jeans are permitted, but they must be stretchy enough to allow for deep stretches. Footwear listed below.

 

Ballet

Leotard. Tight, fitted shirt over leotard is optional. Leggings or tights. Tights must be worn with dance shorts or skirt on top. No yoga or jazz pants as they prevent the instructor from seeing the lines of the body. Footwear listed below

 

Footwear

 

Creative Movement

Ballet shoes, or barefoot.

 

Combination Dance

Ballet and/or  jazz shoes.

 

Jazz

Jazz shoes. Jazz shoes are leather or leather-like with a split sole. These shoes come in two styles: lace-up or slip-on, either would be acceptable for class.

 

Worship Dance

Barefoot

 

Hip-Hop

Sneakers without too much grip to allow for spinning without injury.

 

Ballet

Any pair of pink ballet slippers will work. Personal preference will determine if you choose leather or canvas. Ballet slippers typically do not come as right or left footed. The shoes are designed to fit either foot and will take the shape of either foot with wear. Once you have tightened and tied the bow, the excess string should be cut to about 3 inches. The bow will be tucked into the shoe during wear. Please no pink satin house slippers, slippers must be made for ballet.