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2019 Fall Schedule

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Contact: Angella Foster, 240-542-2067

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

The minimum age requirement for all classes should be met by the first class meeting. Helpful hints for getting your young performer ready

DANCE TOGETHER  Ages 1-3

Dance Together is a movement class for children accompanied by a participating adult. This fun, upbeat exploration of movement, music and storytelling is 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; siblings who are not yet walking are permitted to accompany participating adult and sibling.

424203-1
W 10:30am-11:15am/CC-202
9 mtgs: 9/11 - 11/13 (No class 10/9)
R: $45, NR: $50

424203-SA 
Sa 9:15am-10:00am/CC-10
10 mtgs: 9/14 - 11/23 (No class 10/19)
R: $50, NR: $55
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

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: 9/10 - 10/22
R: $40, NR: $45
Instructor: Melissa Sites

STORYBOOK THEATER  Ages 3-5

Through music and movement, students will develop their coordination, confidence and rhythmic skills while creating dances inspired by a seasonal theme. This session our storybook theater dances will explore a woodland habitat and take a trip to visit Winnie the Pooh and friends in the 100 Acre Wood. We will also make simple crafts to serve as props and set for our storybook dances. Students should wear clothes that are easy to move in and bare feet; no jeans or costumes. In-studio performance on last day of class!

424204-1 
W 4:30pm-5:15pm/CC-10
10 mtgs: 9/11 - 11/20 (No class 10/9)
R: $80, NR: $88
Instructor: Angella Foster

424204-SA 
Sa 10:15am-11:00am/CC-10
10 mtgs: 9/14 - 11/23 (No class 10/19)
R: $80, NR: $88
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

DANCE THE WORLD  Ages 4-6

Join us as we journey around the world exploring movement, music and imagination! This session our travels will take us to France, Mexico and Russia. Emphasis is on developing each child's creativity and confidence through dance, storytelling and rhythmic games. Students should wear clothes easy to move in and bare feet; no costumes or jeans.

424206-2 
Th 4:15pm-5:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/31, 11/28)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Angella Foster

424206-3 
M 4:00pm-4:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/2 (No class 9/30, 11/11)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

LITTLE MOVERS AND MAKERS  Ages 4-6

Little Movers & Makers gives preschoolers a chance to create their own movement-based performance art and stagecraft based on the theme of the session. This session, our theme will be Seasonal Sights. First, we'll journey through fall with magical pumpkins, then climb aboard The Polar Express to explore the wonder of the artic. This class will culminate in an in-studio performance for friends and family on the last day of class. Students should wear tennis shoes and clothes that are easy to move in. Students enrolled in Mom's Morning Out can be picked up from MMO at 12:50pm by the instructor and walked over to the Greenbelt Community Center. Students who are not enrolled in Mom's Morning Out will be permitted to sign-in at 1:00pm.

424205-1
M 1:00pm-3:00pm/CC-GFE
13 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/16 (No class 11/11, 11/25)
R: $156, NR: $182
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere


Elementary/Middle School

The minimum age requirement for all classes should be met by the first class meeting. Helpful hints for getting your young performer ready for class. For additional performance opportunities, check out our full week Performance Camp!

MOVEMENT & MIMODYNAMICS 434232-1Ages 5-7

Join Circus Camp director Mike Funt for M&M, a playful class in theatrical interpretative movement, where students respond to nondramatic artworks such as poetry, painting, and music by expressing their own interpretations of the works through movement. The results are delightful interpretive performance art pieces, created by the students.

W 4:30pm-5:15pm/CC-GFE
7 mtgs: 9/11 - 10/23
R: $56, NR: $62
Instructor: Mike Funt

PRE-TAP/HIP HOP 434204-TU Ages 5-7

In a positive but structured environment, students will learn rhythmic basics of tap and hip hop as well as short, upbeat choreographed dances in both dance styles. In- studio performance on last day of class! Students should wear leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top. Tap shoes are required for this class (black oxford or mary jane styles preferred); sneakers are recommended for the hip hop portion. Note: Tap classes meet on the stage in the Community Center gymnasium, not in the dance studio

Tu 4:30pm-5:15pm/CC-106
11 mtgs: 9/10 - 12/3 (No class 10/8, 11/5)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

PRE-BALLET/JAZZ 434201-WE  Ages 5-7

Young dancers will develop the proper posture, flexibility and discipline needed to begin a more formal study of classical ballet and jazz techniques. In a joyful but structured environment, students will learn the elementary positions of ballet and jazz as well as basic character dance steps used in story ballets and musical theater performances. Emphasis will also be placed on learning correct terminology. In-Studio performance on last day of class! 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.

W 5:15pm-6:00pm/CC-10
10 mtgs: 9/11 - 11/20 (No class 10/9)
R: $88, NR: $80
Instructor: Angella Foster

BALLET / JAZZ BASICS Ages 6-9

Ballet/Jazz Basics introduces students to the grace and precision of ballet as well as the fast-paced rhythms of musical theater jazz in a positive, supportive environment. Students will learn short choreographed dances in both styles of dance. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Girls-Black or pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers; Boys - White t-shirt, black knit pants or leggings and black ballet slippers.

434205-3 
Th 5:00pm-5:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/31, 11/28)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Angella Foster

434205-SA 
Sa 11:00am-11:45am/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/19, 11/30)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

HIP HOP 434206-2 Ages 7-11

A fun, upbeat class for young dancers who completed Pre- Tap/Hip Hop or are looking to try something new. Dancers will learn the basics of popping, locking and isolations as well as fast, fun hip hop routines to a mix of age-appropriate beats. In-studio performance on last day of class! Students should wear comfortable athletic style clothes and bring a clean pair of sneakers with them to class.

Tu 5:30pm-6:30pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/10 - 12/3 (No class 10/8, 11/5)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

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. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Black jazz pants or leggings, snug fitting plain t-shirt and black or tan tap shoes. No character heels please. 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: 9/11 - 12/4 (No class 10/9, 11/27)
R: $88, NR: $96
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

BALLET I/II 434202-1  Ages 7-11

In Ballet I/II, young dancers learn the basic postures and body positions of classical ballet. Emphasis is on developing each student's flexibility, strength and musicality. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face and neck; Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug white or black t-shirt.

M 4:45pm-5:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/2 (No class 9/30, 11/11)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

CONTEMPORARY DANCE I/II 434215-2 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. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Students should wear snug-fitting, comfortable athletic style clothes, including pants that cover the knees, and plan to dance bare foot.

Tu 6:30pm-7:30pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/10 - 12/3 (No class 10/8, 11/5)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

MUSICAL THEATER TAP III 434210-1 Ages 8-15 

A continuation of Tap I/II. Must have completed at least two full years of tap study or receive permission of instructor to enroll. 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. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Black jazz pants or leggings, snug fitting t-shirt and black or tan tap shoes. No character heels please.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: 9/11 - 12/4 (No class 10/9, 11/27)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

BALLET III/IV 434203-1  Ages 8-15

A continuation of Ballet I/II. Students must have completed at least one full year of ballet training or have permission of instructor to enroll. Emphasis is on developing each dancer's understanding and mastery of the basic movements and performance quality characteristics of classical ballet. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face and neck; Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings and snug white or black t-shirt.

Th 6:00pm-7:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/12 - 12/5 (No class 10/31, 11/28)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Angella Foster

DANCE PERFORMANCE CLUB Ages 5-17

Dance Performance Club is perfect for young and maturing dancers ready to step into the spotlight. Dancers will prepare to perform in our production of The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker. This production will incorporate dances in various styles, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap in an imaginative retelling of the Nutcracker story. Uniform: Girls - Black leotard (sleeveless; no attached skirts) and pink convertible tights; Boys - Black dance t-shirt and black leggings (more details provided after enrollment). Uniform will serve as the foundation for added costume pieces provided by the dance program. Dancers should bring all dance shoes they currently own (ballet slippers, tap shoes and/or jazz slippers).

Prerequisite: Students must also be concurrently enrolled in a weekly technique class in our program and MUST be available for all dates and times below. Prior permission from instructor is needed if student is not able to meet these requirements.

REQUIRED DATES:
Dress Rehearsals:
12/6, 4:30pm-7:00pm, 12/13, 4:00pm-7:00pm; Performances:
12/14, 1:00pm-4:30pm, 12/15, 10:00am-4:30pm

434208-4 Ages 5-7
F 4:30pm-5:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/20 - 12/13 (No class 10/18, 11/29)
R: $133, NR: $148

434208-1 
Ages 8-Teen F 4:30pm-7:00pm/CC-10
14 mtgs: 9/6 - 12/13 (No class 11/29)
R: $173, NR: $196
Instructors: Angella Foster & Lisa Pellittiere


Teen & Adult Programs

The minimum age requirement for all classes should be met by the first class meeting. For dance classes, find helpful hints for getting your performer ready at: www. greenbeltmd.gov/dance. For performance opportunities, see Dance Performance Club to register for our production of The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker.

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 7:15pm-8:15pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/2 (No class 9/30, 11/11)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Angella Foster

CONTEMPORARY DANCE III/IV 444216-2 Ages 12-17

A continuation of Contemporary I/II. Students must have completed at least three full years of ballet training or have permission of instructor to enroll. Contemporary dance combines elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates, basic tumbling and modern dance to create a fusion that is fun, expressive and great exercise. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Students should wear snug-fitting comfortable clothes, including pants that cover the knees, and plan to dance bare foot.

Sa 12:00pm-1:00pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/14 - 12/7 (No class 10/19, 11/30)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

MUSICAL THEATER TAP IV/V 444205-1 Ages 12-17

A continuation of Tap III. Students must have completed at least three full years of tap study or receive permission of instructor to enroll. At this level, students learn more tap rhythms, sounds, and combinations while progressing in their mastery of riffs, time steps, complex turns, and extensive warm-up. Students will also demonstrate the ability to build speed while keeping the clarity of their taps clean. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Black jazz pants or leggings, snug fitting t-shirt and black oxford style tap shoes. No character heels please. 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: 9/11 - 12/4 (No class 10/9, 11/27)
R: $110, NR: $120
Instructor: Lisa Pellittiere

BALLET V WITH POINTE 444211-2 Ages 12-17

A continuation of Ballet IV. Students must have completed at least three full years of ballet training or have permission of instructor to enroll. This class will focus on the continued mastery of classical ballet vocabulary with an emphasis on advanced jumping and turning skills. Students will learn short variations to work on their performance quality and acting skills. Additional emphasis is on developing strength and the safe application of ballet technique to beginning pointe work. In-studio performance on last day of class! Uniform: Girls - pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, long hair secured off face and neck; pointe shoes must be purchased under supervision of instructor; Boys - black ballet shoes, black leggings, snug white t-shirt.

M 5:45pm-7:15pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/9 - 12/2 (No class 9/30, 11/11)
R: $165, NR: $180
Instructor: Angella Foster

BALLET REPERTORY WITH POINTE 444212-2

Students must be concurrently enrolled in Ballet V with Pointe or have permission from instructor to enroll. Dancers will learn classical and contemporary ballet variations that will challenge them to grow as performers and technicians. Additional emphasis is on building strength and applying the principles of ballet technique to beginning pointe work. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous performance experience. In-studio performance on last day of class! 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.

Th 7:00pm-7:45pm/CC-10
10 mtgs: 9/12 - 11/21 (No class 10/31)
R: $80, NR: $88
Instructor: Angella Foster

DANCE PERFORMANCE CLUB 434208-4 Ages 8-17

Dance Performance Club is perfect for young and maturing dancers ready to step into the spotlight. Dancers will prepare to perform in our production of The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker. This production will incorporate dances in various styles, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap in an imaginative retelling of the Nutcracker story. Uniform: Girls - Black leotard (sleeveless; no attached skirts) and pink convertible tights; Boys - Black dance t-shirt and black leggings (more details provided after enrollment). Uniform will serve as the foundation for added costume pieces provided by the dance program. Dancers should bring all dance shoes they currently own (ballet slippers, tap shoes and/or jazz slippers).

Prerequisite: To participate, students must also be concurrently enrolled in a weekly technique class in our program and MUST be available for all dates and times below. Prior permission from instructor is needed if student is not able to meet these requirements.

REQUIRED DATES:
Dress Rehearsals:
12/6, 4:30pm-7:00pm, 12/13, 4:00pm-7:00pm; Performances:
12/14, 1:00pm-4:30pm, 12/15, 10:00am-4:30pm

F 4:30pm-5:45pm/CC-10
11 mtgs: 9/20 - 12/13 (No class 10/18, 11/29)
R: $173, NR: $196
Instructors: Angella Foster & Lisa Pellittiere

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