Classes

Our next open house is April 7th, from 2:30-5:30pm at our studio! Come meet our teachers and find out about upcoming camps and fall classes!

If you are interested in a current class, please contact us at directors@brightstoneathens.com for more information.

To register, fill out the Registration Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf70-2rUQNSsMiFrT3KI7u2UZVDh4pxjJEGq85Wk7fJoPEC-g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Fall 2019 Weekly Class Schedule

Day of Week Time Class/Lesson Instructor
Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm Lower School Production Class
Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm Tap I Heather
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kids Combo (Age 8-11) Rebecca
Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm Contemporary (6th grade and up) Rebecca Heather
Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm Adult Ballet (6th grade and up) Rebecca
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Creative Movement (Age 3-4) Rebecca
Thursday 7:30pm-8:30pm Broadway Jazz (6th grade and up) Rebecca
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Tap II/III Heather
Thursday 4:30-6:30pm Upper School Production Class
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Voice Sharon
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Acting and/or Improv Lizzie
Multiple By Appointment Private Lessons: Dance Rebecca Heather

Class Descriptions

Lower School Production Class

Info coming soon!

Tap I

Taught by Heather Arnold

This class will focus on learning and developing a basic foundation of tap skills and moves. We will be developing rhythm, style and sound while perfecting and combining the basic tap moves into combinations. No experience necessary for this class! You will need to provide your own tap shoes, dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in and come prepared to have fun!

Kids Combo (Age 8-11)

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal

Combo class will contain elements of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. Students will get the chance to learn about each style throughout the semester, priming them for more specific technical classes in the future or for learning vocabulary regularly used in choreography.

Contemporary (6th grade and up)

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal Taught by Heather Arnold

This semester, students who take contemporary get the chance to experience two different teachers in the same class! The first portion of class will consist of technique, taught by Rebecca, where you can learn how to move with strength and fluidity. The second half of the class will be the chance to learn a fun dance combination, taught by Heather. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Adult Ballet (6th grade and up)

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal

Come learn the vocabulary and poise that is the root of many American styles including Broadway Jazz and Lyrical dance. Classes will consist of a warm-up, fundamentals at the barre, center work for balance and strength, and across the floor for grace and power. You can expect to learn ballet vocabulary, build strength and technique, and enjoy the satisfying flow of dancing ballet. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Creative Movement (Age 3-4)

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal

> This class will be based on the curriculum of Brain Compatible Dance Education by Anne Gilbert. Students will get the chance to engage with movement through narrative play and games with friends while learning fundamental motor patterns and motor skills.

Broadway Jazz (6th grade and up)

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal

Have you ever watched a musical and thought to yourself “How do they do that?” In Broadway Jazz, you can find out! Class will consist of a center warm-up and fundamental exercises, like isolations and pliés. The rest of class will be spent moving across the room learning movements like the jazz walk, jazz pirouettes, and stylized leaps. Class difficulty will be adjusted according to enrollment.

Tap II/III

Taught by Heather Arnold

Tap II/III In this class we will be learning and developing a broader, more advanced set of tap skills and moves. We will be working on advanced combinations and full tap pieces all while having a blast! You will need to provide your own tap shoes, dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in and come prepared to have fun!

Upper School Production Class

More info coming soon!

Private Lessons: Voice

Taught by Sharon Carter

Brightstone offers voice lessons to all ages and genres by helping students find their own unique voice and the right venues to best showcase their talents.

All ages and skill levels.

Private Lessons: Acting and/or Improv

Taught by Lizzie Charlton

Take your cold reading, audition monologues, and character development to the next level with one-on-one coaching. We'll focus on finding your voice as an actor matched with the confidence to share it!

All ages and skill levels.

Private Lessons: Dance

Taught by Rebecca Ommendal Taught by Heather Arnold

In a private lesson with one of our instructors, you can get the one-on-one attention you need to really take your skills to the next level. The lesson will consist of whatever you would like to work on, whether you want to ask a lot of questions, want to work on a specific skill, want the teacher to assess you and give specific advice, or just want to take your own private technique class, private lessons are tailored to fit exactly what you’re needing.

Registration & Resources

We require two forms for registration. Please register using the google form listed above. Then download, fill out, and turn in the Rules & Regulations form at the studio with payment. We do allow some students to enter a class late, so if you or your child are interested in a class, please contact us at directors@brightstoneathens.com.