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DANCE STUDIO CLASS OFFERINGS
GREENBELT DANCE STUDIO 
2016 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

QUESTIONS?
Contact: 
Angella Foster,
240-542-2067
Dance Studio Rules
Dance Attire Requirements


Registration for all of these classes is available on-line
You can also download the current Activity Guide which include a hard copy of the registration form.


PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES

BABY MUSIC 424202-1 Ages Birth-3
This class will help parents and small children enjoy
music together in daily life. Explore nursery rhymes
and folk songs, games and movement, recorded
music and age-appropriate instruments and more.
Tu 10:45am-11:30am/CC-201
7 mtgs: 9/13 - 11/1 (No class 10/11)
R: $35, NR: $40
Instructor: Melissa Sites


DANCE TOGETHER 424203-1 Ages 1-3
Dance Together is a movement class for children
ages 1-3 accompanied by a participating adult.
(Children who are not yet walking are permitted
to accompany participating adult and sibling.)
This is a fun, upbeat exploration of movement,
music and storytelling intended to help
parents and young children incorporate dance,
movement games and rhythm play into their
daily life. Participating adults and children should
come dressed comfortably and ready to move
in bare feet. Minimum age requirement: 9/14.
W 10:30am-11:15am/CC-202
9 mtgs: 9/14 - 11/16 (No class 10/12)
R: $45, NR: $50
Instructor: Angella Foster


CREATIVE MOVEMENT Ages 3-4
A joyful exploration of movement, music and imagination!
Emphasis is on developing each child’s creativity and
confidence through dance, storytelling and rhythmic
games. Students should wear clothes that are easy to
move in and bare feet; no jeans or costumes please. Instudio
performance on last day of class! Minimum age
requirement must be met by the first class meeting.
424200-TU Tu 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/13 - 12/6 (No class 10/11)
R: $84, NR: $91
Instructor: Angella Foster


424200-WE W 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 11/23)
R: $77, NR: $84
Instructor: Ashley Thomas


PRE-DANCE Ages 4-5
Aspiring young dancers discover the basics of ballet,
jazz & contemporary dance in a fun, nurturing
environment. Emphasis is on developing the discipline,
confidence and coordination needed for Pre-Ballet
and/or Pre-Jazz/Tap. In-Studio performance for friends
& family on last day of class! Students should wear
comfortable clothes and bare feet. Minimum age
requirement must be met by the first class meeting.
434200-MO M 4:00pm-4:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/3, 10/31)
R: $77, NR: $84
Instructor: Angella Foster

434200-SA Sa 10:15am-11:00am/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/17 - 12/10 (No class 11/26)
R: $84, NR: $91
Instructor: Ashley Thomas

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES

All students must meet the minimum age requirement for a
course by the first class meeting.


Interested in performance opportunities? See listing
for Dance Performance Club to register to perform in
our original production of THE SNOW QUEEN.

PRE-BALLET Ages 5-7

Young dancers will develop the proper posture, flexibility
and discipline needed to begin a more formal study of
classical ballet. In a joyful but structured environment,
students will learn the elementary positions of ballet as well
as basic character dance steps used in story ballets like The
Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Emphasis will also be placed on
learning correct French terminology. Uniform: Girls -- Pink
tights, pink leotard and pink leather ballet shoes or bare feet.
Boys -- Black leggings, white t-shirt and black ballet shoes
or bare feet. In-Studio performance on last day of class!
434201-MO M 4:45pm-5:30pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/3, 10/31)
R: $77, NR: $84
Instructor: Angella Foster

434201-WE W 5:15pm-6:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 11/23)
R: $77, NR: $84
Instructor: Ashley Thomas


PRE-TAP/JAZZ 434204-WE Ages 5-7

In a positive but structured environment, students will
learn the basics of both tap and jazz as well as short, upbeat
choreographed dances for in-class showings. Students
should wear leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting
top; tap shoes required for this class, black preferred. Instudio
performance on last day of class! Note: Tap classes
meet on the stage in the Community Center gymnasium,
not in the dance studio
W 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-106
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 11/23)
R: $77, NR: $84
Instructor: Angella Foster

BALLET / JAZZ BASICS 434205-3 Ages 5-7

A fun introduction to grace and precision of ballet as
well as the fast-paced rhythms of musical theater jazz
in a positive, supportive environment. Students will also
learn short choreographed dances in both styles of dance.
Uniform: Girls-Black leotard, pink footless tights and pink
ballet slippers; Boys - White t-shirt, black knit pants or
shorts and black ballet slippers. In-studio performance on
last day of class!
Sa 11:00am-12:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/17 - 12/10 (No class 11/26)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Ashley Thomas

BALLET I Ages 7-11
An introduction to the grace and discipline of classical ballet.
This class teaches young dancers the basic posture and body
positions which lay the foundation of this beautiful dance
form. Emphasis is on developing each student’s flexibility,
strength and musicality. Perfect for aspiring young dancers
who have completed Pre-Ballet. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet
shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face
and neck. Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug
white t-shirt. In-studio performance on last day of class!
434202-1 Tu 5:00pm-6:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/13 - 12/6 (No class 10/11)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Angella Foster


MUSICAL THEATER TAP I/II 434207-1 Ages 7-11
Perfect for students interested in any aspect of performing
arts, but musicals in particular! Learn classic tap steps
featured in movie musicals like Singin’ in the Rain
and 42nd Street. Uniform: Black jazz pants or leggings,
snug fitting plain t-shirt and black or tan tap shoes. No
character heels please. In-studio performance on last
day of class! Note: Tap classes meet on the stage in the
Community Center gymnasium, not in the dance studio.
W 5:00pm-6:00pm/CC-106
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 11/23)
R: $99, NR: $108
Instructor: Ian Brown-Gorrell


MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ I/II 434212-1 Ages 7-11
A fun, fast-paced introduction to musical theater jazz styles
set to music from popular Broadway shows past and present.
Dancers will learn a variety of choreographed dance routines
with an emphasis on turning and jumping skills. Uniform:
Students should wear snug fitting comfortable clothes. Jazz
slippers or dance sneakers preferred but not required. Instudio
performance on last day of class!
W 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 11/23)
R: $99, NR: $108
Instructor: Ashley Thomas


BALLET II 434203-1 Ages 8-15
A continuation of Ballet I/II. Students must have completed
at least one full year of ballet training. Emphasis is on
developing each dancer’s understanding and mastery
of the basic movements and performance quality
characteristic of classical ballet. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet
shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face
and neck. Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug
white t-shirt. In-studio performance on last day of class!
Th 5:00pm-6:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/15 - 12/8 (No class 11/24)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Catherine Fischer

MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ II/III 444204-1 Ages 8-15
A fun, fast-paced survey of a wide variety of musical
theater jazz styles set to music from popular Broadway
shows past and present. Dancers will learn choreographed
dance routines to a wide range of musical selections with
an emphasis on turning and jumping skills. Uniform:
Students should wear snug fitting comfortable clothes.
Jazz slippers or dance sneakers preferred but not
required. In-studio performance on last day of class!
Sa 12:00pm-1:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/17 - 12/10 (No class 11/26)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Ashley Thomas


CONTEMPORARY DANCE 434206-1 Ages 8-15
Contemporary dance combines elements of ballet,
yoga, Pilates, basic tumbling and modern dance to
create a fusion that is fun, expressive and great exercise.
No previous dance experience required. Uniform:
Students should wear snug-fitting comfortable clothes,
including pants that cover the knees, and plan to dance
bare feet. In-studio performance on last day of class!
Tu 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/13 - 12/6 (No class 10/11)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Angella Foster


BALLET III/IV 434211-1 Ages 8-15
A continuation of Ballet II/III. Students must have
completed at least two full years of ballet training.
Emphasis is on developing each dancer’s understanding
and mastery of the fundamentals of jumping and turning
as well as the poise and performance quality characteristic
of classical ballet. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes,
pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face and
neck. Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug
white t-shirt. In-studio performance on last day of class!
Th 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/15 - 12/8 (No class 11/24)
R: $108, NR: $117
Instructor: Catherine Fischer

BALLET V 444201-1 Ages 10-16
A continuation of Ballet IV. Students must have
completed at least three full years of ballet training. This
class will focus on the continued mastery of classical
ballet vocabulary with an emphasis on advanced jumping
and turning skills. In addition, students will learn short
variations to work on their performance quality and
acting skills. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink
tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face and
neck. Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug
white t-shirt. In-studio performance on last day of class
M 5:45pm-7:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/3, 10/31)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Angella Foster


MUSICAL THEATER TAP II/III 444205-1 Ages 10-16
A continuation of Tap I/II. This class is designed to
give students a chance to further develop the clarity
and precision of their tapping as well as hone their
performance skills for the stage. Uniform: Black jazz
pants or leggings, snug fitting t-shirt and black or tan tap
shoes. No character heels please. Must have completed
at least one full year of tap study or receive permission
from instructor to enroll. In-studio performance on last
day of class! Note: Tap classes meet on the stage in the
Community Center gymnasium, not in the dance studio
W 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-106
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/12, 10/26)
R: $99, NR: $108
Instructor: Ian Brown-Gorrell


DANCE PERFORMANCE CLUB Ages 5-16
Ready, set, dance! Dance performance club is for
young dancers who have had at least one year of dance
training and are ready to step into the spotlight. This
year we’ll be performing an original production of Hans
Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen to be performed
on Saturday, December 17 at 3:00pm in the Greenbelt
Community Center gym. Girls’ uniform: Black leotard (no
attached skirts) with pink footless or convertible tights.
Boys’ uniform: Black jazz or yoga pants and plain white
t-shirt. Uniform will serve as the foundation for added
costume pieces to be provided from our costume stock.
Prerequisite: To participate in Dance Performance Club,
students must also be concurrently enrolled in a weekly
dance technique class.
Ages 8-16 434209-1 F 4:30pm-6:30pm/CC-10
12 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/16 (No class 10/28, 11/11, 11/25)
R: $125, NR: $135

Ages 5-7434209-2 F 4:30pm-5:30pm/CC-10
9 mtgs: 9/30 - 12/16 (No class 10/28, 11/11, 11/25)
R: $95, NR: $105
Instructor: Angella Foster 
 

TEEN/ADULT CLASSES

BEGINNING BALLET 454202-1 Ages 15+
A fun introduction to ballet specifically designed for teen
and adult beginners! Emphasis will be on developing
strength, flexibility and balance through traditional ballet
barre and center work as well as through conditioning
exercises borrowed from Pilates and yoga. Please wear
comfortable clothes but not too loose. Soft ballet shoes or
bare feet. Leotards and tights not necessary.
M 7:00pm-8:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/3, 10/31)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Angella Foster

GREEK FOLK DANCING 454201-1 Ages 16+
Lose weight and keep fit, while having fun expressing
your unique personality the Greek way through food and
dance! No partner required.
Su 4:30pm-6:30pm/CC-10
9 mtgs: 10/16 - 12/11 R/NR: $32
Instructor: Chris Tennant


MODERN DANCE FOR ALL 454207-1 Ages 15+

Modern Dance for All is an open level class designed for
beginners as well as more experienced movers who want
to develop their bodies into stronger, more expressive
instruments with an emphasis on developing strength and
efficiency. This class will introduce students to concepts
and movement patterns borrowed from Barentieff
Fundamentals and a wide range of American modern
dance styles. No previous dance experience necessary.
All ages and body types welcome. Dress comfortably in
clothes that are easy to move in but not too baggy; we will
dance barefoot in this class.
W 7:00pm-8:00pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 9/14 - 11/16 (No class 10/12, 10/26)
R: $80, NR: $90
Instructor: Angella Foster

HAND DANCING Ages 18+
Hand Dancing is a fun social Swing dance style that
developed in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in the D.C./
Baltimore areas, where it was variously called fast dance,
bop, jitterbug and eventually Hand Dance. Jerry Hart is a
certified Hand Dance instructor as well the current director
of the D.C. Hand Dance Club, which holds dances in Prince
George’s, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties. For more
information, contact Jerry at
454203-1 M 8:15pm-9:00pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 9/26 - 11/21 (No class 10/3)
R: $45, NR: $55

454203-2 Th 8:15pm-9:00pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 9/29 - 11/17
R: $45, NR: $55
Instructor: Jerry Hart


ULTIMATE GROOVE WORKOUT 464220  Ages 16+
Move it and lose it! Work out at your own pace to the
upbeat rhythms that make you feel like you’re dancing. This
total body workout features Latin, African, Jazz, and Hip Hop
beats. Our cardio, strength and flexibility training exercises
are designed to get you in shape by burning lots of calories
and toning your muscles. Come have fun and groove to a
healthier, sexier you! Please wear form-fitting workout gear.
Bring water, your workout shoes, and a towel/yoga mat
for floor exercises. For more information, please contact
instructor at or 301-775-
5674. All classes take place in the dance studio (Room 10) at
the Greenbelt Community Center.


Session Dates: 9/6-12/10
(No class 10/11, 10/15, 11/22, 11/24, 11/26)
Sa 9:00am-10:00am, Tu 7:00-8:00pm, Th 7:00-8:00pm
464220-20 20-class card R: $160, NR: $180
464220-10 10-class card R: $90, NR: $100
464220-5 5-class card R: $50, NR: $55
Drop-in: $12 (no cash)
Instructor: Chelsea Calhoun