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DANCE STUDIO CLASS OFFERINGS
GREENBELT DANCE STUDIO 
2017 WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE

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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 PROGRAMS

BABY MUSIC  124202-1 Ages birth-3
This parent and child class will help parents and small children enjoy music together in daily life. Explore nursery rhymes and folk songs, games and movement, recorded music, age-appropriate instruments and more.

Tu 10:45am-11:30am/CC-201
7 mtgs: 1/24 - 3/7
R: $35, NR: $40
Instructor: Melissa Sites

DANCE TOGETHER  124203-1   Ages 1-3
Dance Together is a movement class for children ages 1-3 and 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. Parents and children should come dressed comfortably and ready to move in bare feet.

W 10:30am-11:15am/CC-202
8 mtgs: 1/25 - 3/15
R: $48, NR: $54
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. In-studio performance on the last day of class! Students should wear clothes easy to move in and bare feet. No jeans or costumes please.

124200-TU  Tu 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/24 - 5/9 (No class 3/28, 4/18)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructor: Angella Foster

124200-WE  W 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/25 - 5/10 (No class 3/1, 4/19)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructor: Ashley Thomas

PRE-DANCE     Ages 4-5
Aspiring young dancers discover the basics of ballet, jazz & modern dance in a fun, nurturing environment. Emphasis is on developing the discipline, confidence and coordination needed for Pre-Ballet or Pre-Jazz/Tap. In class performance on last day of class! Students should wear comfortable clothes and bare feet.

134200-MO  M 4:00pm-4:45pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/23 - 5/8 (No class 2/20, 4/17)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructor: Angella Foster

134200-SA  Sa 10:15am-11:00am/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/28 - 5/13 (No class 4/15, 4/22)
R: $98, NR: $105
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nstructor: Ashley Thomas

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

PRE-JAZZ/TAP  134204-WE      Ages 5-7
Pre-Jazz gives energetic young dancers an opportunity to develop the rhythmic accuracy, discipline and coordination needed to begin a more formal study of jazz dance forms. In a positive but structured environment, students will learn elementary jazz positions and phrases as well as short, upbeat choreographed dances for in-class showings. Uniform: Students should wear leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top. Tap shoes required for this class; jazz shoes are optional. In-studio performance on last day of class!

W 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-106
14 mtgs: 1/25 - 5/10 (No class 3/1, 4/19)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructor: Angella Foster

PRE-BALLET                            Ages 5-7
In Pre-Ballet, 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 and movement phrases of ballet as well as some basic character dance steps used in traditional story ballets like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Uniform: Girls -- Pink or black leotard, pink footless tights and bare feet (optional: pink leather ballet slippers). Boys -- Plain white t-shirt, black leggings or sweatpants, bare feet (optional: black leather ballet slippers).           In-studio performance on last day of class!

134201-MO  M 4:45pm-5:30pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/23 - 5/8 (No class 2/20, 4/17)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructor: Angella Foster

134201-TH  Th 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/26 - 5/11 (No class 3/2, 4/20)
R: $98, NR: $105
Instructors: Catherine Fischer

BALLET & JAZZ BASICS  134206-1        Ages 5-7
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. In-studio performance on last day of class!

Sa 12:00pm-1:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/28 - 5/13 (No class 4/15, 4/22)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: Ashley Thomas

BALLET I  134202-1       Ages 7-11
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n 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. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured in bun. Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug white t-shirt.  In-studio performance on last day of class!

Tu 5:00pm-6:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/24 - 5/9 (No class 3/28, 4/18)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: Angella Foster

MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ I/II  134203-1  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.  In-studio performance on last day of class!

W 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/25 - 5/10 (No class 3/1, 4/19)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: Ashley Thomas

MUSICAL THEATER TAP I/II  134207-1   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 gym, not in the dance studio.

W 5:00pm-6:00pm/CC-106
14 mtgs: 1/25 - 5/10 (No class 3/1, 4/19)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: TBD

BALLET II  134211-1      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 characteristics of classical ballet. Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured in bun. 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
14 mtgs: 1/26 - 5/11 (No class 3/2, 4/20)
R: $126, NR: $136
Instructor: Catherine Fischer

CONTEMPORARY DANCE  134205-1     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 necessary. Uniform: Bare feet, black yoga pants, or leggings and snug top. In-studio performance on last day of class!

Tu 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10 
14 mtgs: 1/24 - 5/9 (No class 3/28, 4/18)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: Angella Foster

BALLET III/IV  134212-1  Ages 8-15
A continuation of Ballet II/III. Students must have completed at least three 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 in bun. 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 
14 mtgs: 1/26 - 5/11 (No class 3/2, 4/20)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: Catherine Fischer

MUSICAL THEATER TAP II/III  144205-1  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 of 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
14 mtgs: 1/25 - 5/10 (No class 3/1, 4/19)
R: $126, NR: $135
Instructor: TBD

BALLET V  144201-1      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 
14 mtgs: 1/23 - 5/8 (No class 2/20, 4/17)
R: $140, NR: $150
Instructor: Angella Foster

DANCE PERFORMANCE CLUB Ages 5-16
Ready, set, dance! Dance Performance Club is designed for young dancers who have had at least one year of dance training and are ready to step into the spotlight. 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 session we will be creating our own original production set to the music of Holst's The Planets Suite.  Students learn choreography based on the theme of journeying into space and exploring other uncharted territory. Performance date: Friday, May 26 at 6:00pm. Uniform: Girls -- Black leotard (straps, no sleeves preferred), pink footless or convertible tights and pink leather ballet shoes; Boys -- snug-fitting white t-shirt, black sweatpants or leggings and black leather ballet slippers. Uniform will serve as the foundation for costume pieces provided by dance program. Prerequisite: Students must also be concurrently enrolled in a weekly dance technique class offered by the Greenbelt Department of Recreation or receive special  permission from Angella Foster () to participate.

134208-1  Ages 5-7
F 4:30pm-5:30pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 3/24 - 5/26 (No class 4/14, 4/21)
R: $95, NR: $105

134208-2  Ages 8-16
F 4:30pm-6:30pm/CC-10
10 mtgs: 3/10 - 5/26 (No class 4/14, 4/21)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Angella Foster

TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS

ULTIMATE GROOVE WORKOUT            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 and 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: 1/3 - 3/25 (No class 2/16, 2/18)
Sa 9:00am-10:00am, Tu 7:00pm-8:00pm, Th 7:00pm-8:00pm

164220-20  20-class card          R: $160, NR: $180
164220-10  10-class card           R: $90, NR: $100
164220-5     5-class card           R: $50, NR: $55
Instructor: Chelsea Calhoun

BEGINNING BALLET  154202-3  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 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 & tights not necessary.

M 7:00pm-8:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 1/23 - 5/8 (No class 2/20, 4/17)
R: $140, NR: $150
Instructor: Angella Foster

MODERN DANCE FOR ALL  154207-1   Ages 16+
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 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: 1/25 - 3/22 (No class 3/1)
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 for the D.C. Hand Dance Club, which holds dances in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties. For more information, contact Jerry at

154203-1  M 8:15pm-9:00pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 1/23 - 3/20 (No class 2/20)
R: $44, NR: $55 

154203-2  Th 8:15pm-9:00pm/CC-10
8 mtgs: 1/26 - 3/16
R: $44, NR: $55
Instructor: Jerry Hart

GREEK FOLK DANCING  154201-1        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
8 mtgs: 1/29 - 3/19
R/NR: $32
Instructor: Chris Tennant