Classes

Classes to be held remotely

We are temporarily moving our current classes to a virtual format. Keep up the hard work!

Spring 2020 Weekly Class Schedule

Day of Week Time Class/Lesson Instructor
Monday 4:30pm-6:30pm Production 1 Class (Grades K-5)
Monday 4:30-6:30pm Production 2 Class (Grades 6-12)
Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm Beginning Tap (Ages 12+) Heather
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Kids Combo (Ages 6-11) Rebecca
Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm Contemporary (Ages 12+) Rebecca
Heather
Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm Ballet (Ages 12+) Rebecca
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Creative Movement (Ages 3-5) Rebecca
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm Musical Theater (Ages 12+) Heather
Thursday 6:00-7:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Tap (Ages 12+) Heather
Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm Broadway Jazz (Ages 12+) Rebecca
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Voice Sharon
Multiple By appointment Private Lessons: Acting and/or Improv
Multiple By Appointment Private Lessons: Dance Rebecca
Heather

Class Descriptions

Production 1 Class (Grades K-5)

The class begins Monday, January 13. During these classes, students will learn about acting, singing, choreography, stage directions, and much more. The class is a semester long and the students will perform "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" at the end of the semester.

Production 2 Class (Grades 6-12)

The class begins Monday, January 13. During these classes, students will learn about acting, singing, choreography, stage directions, and much more. The class is a semester long and the students will perform "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" at the end of the semester.

Beginning Tap (Ages 12+)

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 (Ages 6-11)

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 (Ages 12+)

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.

Ballet (Ages 12+)

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 (Ages 3-5)

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.

Musical Theater (Ages 12+)

Taught by Heather Arnold

Intermediate/Advanced Tap (Ages 12+)

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!

Broadway Jazz (Ages 12+)

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.

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

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 this google form:https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwGBmxNzHhhTkRWqcnRPmgXHLrM. Then fill out the Rules & Regulations form via this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Tj2DdBChEY0EhxV_OYp6cek3sNe0TeGERZWZoEkwo0/edit?ts=5dd8162b Payments can be made via the "Donate Online" button or by check. 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.