Summer Classes

TIME TO DIVE INTO SUMMER DANCE!!

We are very happy to announce a 2023 Summer Schedule!!!
We have lots of fun things planned, ESPECIALLY for our Elementaries, Intermediates & Adults.

Summer is a GREAT time for growth in dance. The mention of summer break may bring to mind images of rest and relaxation, but …taking the summer off from dancing may not be such a great idea. While even a couple of weeks without stretching can result in a loss of flexibility, several weeks away from the studio may cause you to lose strength and technique. 

Summer classes are a GREAT way to GROW and IMPROVE your dancing so you can shine bright on stage. Summer classes allow for special attention on things like turns and jumps by consistently working your ballet muscles multiple times a week. This consistency is SO important for growth in dance. Our very special Lyrical class only happens during the summer, and it’s not to be missed! 

SUMMER SCHEDULE –  8 or 11 WEEK SESSIONS!

Dancers are encouraged to attend all classes at or below their level.
This is a GREAT opportunity to refine & improve technique.

Monday: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Ballet 2 (1hr 30 min)
7:00pm – 8:30pm Ballet 3 (1hr 30 min)
Tuesday: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Lyrical Ballet 1 (1 hour)
Thursday: 5:30pm – 6:45pm Ballet 1 (1hour 15 min)
7:00pm – 8:30pm Ballet 2, Pointe with permission of instructor (1hr 30 min)
Friday: 10:00am – 10-45am Children’s Creative Movement (8 weeks) (45 minutes)
Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00am Ballet 1 (1hr 30 min)
11:00am-11:30am Pointe Conditioning 1 (30 minutes)
11:30am – 1:00pm Pointe / Pre-Pointe 2 (1hr 30 min)

*New Class!

8 Week Session Starting July 1st: $200/person, Unlimited Classes!  $120/person, 1 class

11 Week Session Starting June 12th: $275/person, Unlimited Classes!$150/person, 1 class

Registration Opens May 15th, 2023 – in studio or at massariwooddance.com

Dancers who register before June 1st will have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Civic Ballet of Chattanooga T-Shirt.  

To enroll in Summer Classes, please visit our Enrollment Page on May 15th, and fill a form out with your $20 registration fee! 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Ballet 1: Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45pm, Saturdays 10am – 11am This class is perfect for children at the Elementary ballet level and teens/adults at any stage of their ballet training. Students in this class will learn ballet terminology, technique, and body awareness. Classes will include a ballet barre and exercises/choreography in the center of the room without the aid of the barre. The goal at this level is waking up your ballet muscles, improving strength and flexibility, and most importantly, enjoying the art of ballet! {Lisa Bellino, Amanda West, Guest Teacher: Christy Baker}

Ballet 2: Mondays 5:30 – 7:00, Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30pm  This class is perfect for teens and adults who are comfortable with basic ballet terminology, aware of body positions, and able to start memorizing combinations. Students in this class will build strength, alignment, and skill.  Classes will include a ballet barre and exercises/choreography in the center of the room focusing on doing secure and stable turns, holding turn out, and building strong core muscles. Be ready to sweat and have fun!  (1hr 30 min) {Emily Fazio, Nancy Moughrabi, Guest Teacher: Christy Baker} 

Ballet 3: Mondays 7:00 – 8:30pm  This is the perfect level for teens and adults who are serious about their training. This class will move at a quick pace, offering more complex combinations both at the barre and in the center. Students will be exposed to more advanced and diverse exercises, challenging them to elevate their level of training, artistry, and musicality while still maintaining a strong focus on their core ballet technique. This is an individualized class with special attention paid to each dancer’s needs and goals. Because dancing at this level requires a certain amount of strength, alignment, skill, maturity, and commitment, placement in this class is with the approval of the instructors. This class will push dancers in fun & exciting ways!  (1hr 30min) {Emily Fazio, TBA} 

Children’s Creative Movement: Fridays 10:00 – 10:45am This class is for rising kindergarten and 1st graders. This class will feature creative movement in a variety of styles and genres. Students will begin to learn dance terminology, positions of the feet and arms, musical counts, and basic patterns and choreography. This class will help children appreciate the joy of movement, gain music awareness and rhythm skills, explore dance as a form of personal expression, and nurture artistry with challenging creative dance experiences.  This class is a lot of fun! They will be excited about coming to class every week! (45 minutes) {Maggie Daniel}

Lyrical Ballet 1 : Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm This class is for rising 5th graders and teens/adults at any stage of their dance training. Lyrical ballet is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to break out of the classical structure of a regular ballet class and experience the freer movement that Lyrical offers. Students in this class will learn fundamental techniques as well as artistic movements for dancers to grow in the beautiful expression of dance.  (1 hour) {Maggie Daniel}

Pre-Pointe / Pointe Conditioning 1: Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am Did you know that pointe work requires more than just your feet to be extra strong? This class is specially designed to build strength, flexibility and control in your legs, ankles, AND feet to meet the challenge of POINTE work. This class will also focus on the stabilizing muscles in your core & turnout. This class will help with ALL types of dancing, pointe included!   This class is open to ALL dancers enrolled in our Unlimited Summer Classes. (30 min) {Emily Fazio} 

Pre-Pointe / Pointe 2: Saturdays 11:30am – 1:00pm What a great way to start your Saturday!!!! Leap in and DANCE!  Open to experienced adults, Intermediate, Training Company & members of the Civic Ballet….Our Saturday Pre-Pointe / Pointe class offers the opportunity to work on the muscles necessary for pointe work and to strengthen pointe technique. This is an open level class, with lots of individual attention. Pointe work is done with permission of the instructor. This is a great class for experienced adults. (1hr 30min) {Emily Fazio, TBA}

Private Lessons: Are you interested in private instruction? Talk to Katie to make arrangements. Private Instruction = $50/1 hour session, $30/30 minute session m[email protected]