For all 2015-16 students as well as summer 2016 students.
Tuesday, July 26th, 10am-noon & 3:00 – 7:00pm
Monday, August 1st, 3:00 – 7:00pm
(& early registration for Company: Mon., July 25th)
If you cannot attend or send someone else in, you may come to the new student registration on August 4th or 9th, 3:00 – 7:00pm or call for another time to register. You may not register before this time. You will need to be prepared to choose a class time for students with a choice of classes (remember classes are first come, first serve), so bring your schedules. It is at this time that we will recommend the level at which your child will thrive. Your teachers from last year have evaluated every individual student.
Bring your credit card so that you can fill out the Automatic Credit Card monthly charge application. At Registration, all students will need to pay your registration fee and ½ your regular monthly installment for the month of August. At registration, you may pay with cash, check or credit card. Those not owning credit cards, may register by paying their last month installment as well as August’s installment and the registration fee.
Company Registration: Those who were in our Senior, Junior or Juniorette companies last school year may register on Mon., July 25th. Juniorettes may come 5:30-8:30 pm; Juniors may come 6:30-8:30pm; Seniors may come 7:00-8:30. If you cannot come for this special registration, please attend another registration day.
Classes choices include:
Age 2: Pre-Dance
Ages 3-10: Ballet, tap and jazz combo
Ages 8-18: Jazz and tap combo
Ages 11-14: Jazz Technique
Ages 4-18: Tumbling/Acro
Ages 5+: Young competition groups (with teacher approval, ask if interested)
(in addition to regular combo classes)
Ages 8-18: Ballet Technique
Ages 6-18: Hip Hop
Adult: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Fitness classes
EXPANSION! So excited to announce our addition of the other half of the building to the DAB facility. Our fourth dance room will be named “The Alvin Ailey Studio” in honor of the historical New York-based contemporary company.
NEW OPTIONS THIS YEAR!
* Jazz Class (for ages 11-14) – for those who are wanting to keep dancing but not enter the company track. Tell your friends that are involved in theatre or sports. (Ballet Tech classes are not required at this level.)
* Pre-Dance – starting at age 2 (potty training not required)
* We are so excited to introduce our NEW ADULT PROGRAM this year. Take a look to see what fits you then tell your friends and family!
– Try something new or rekindle an old love with:
*Adult Ballet Technique (beginner/intermediate)
*Adult Tap Technique (beginner/intermediate)
*Adult Hip Hop (for all levels)
– Did you dance all your life and would love to get back in a studio?
*Adult Jazz Technique (intermediate/advanced)
– Don’t want to join a gym, but need some fitness in your life?
*Boot Camp – a workout class for everyone, whether in shape now or just starting out
*Bootie Camp – a workout class for expecting mothers
*Baby-Wearing – a workout class for moms with babies
*Dance Fitness – a workout class incorporating dance moves and music
*Personal Training – one on one time to help you with your goals and make a personal plan
NEW TEACHERS THIS YEAR! We have many new faces to introduce to you!
*Ms. Michelle Mitchell (Hip Hop): An accomplished actress, makeup artist, and dancer, Ms. Michelle has performed with Graffiti Playground, Hybrid Performing Group, Hattiloo Theatre, Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre, and D-Clax Productions. She has choreographed for Lane College Dance Team, Southern University Praise Dance Team, and the Iroqsol Concert. She has taught for Ballet on Wheels, Zachary Center of Performing Arts, and various workshops in Louisiana and Memphis. We are excited to welcome Ms. Michelle to the DAB family.
*Mrs. Brandi Inman McElhaney (Fitness): Mrs. Brandi grew up dancing at DAB, then performed with the Ole Miss Rebelettes while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has taught dance at Deborah Kaye School of Dance. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer and certified Women’s Fitness Specialist. She is an AFAA Perinatal Fitness Specialist. Her certification as an NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist is pending. We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Brandi home!
*Mrs. Evelyn Smith (Adult Ballet and Pre-Dance): Mrs. Evelyn hails from the UK and is a former studio owner. She has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has achieved an Associate Ballet Degree with the National Association of Teachers of Dancing and the United Kingdom Alliance of Dance, Drama and Exercise. She studied dance at the Roehampton Institute in London. After moving to Memphis and choosing DAB as her son’s dance home, we now welcome her into the DAB family as well.
SHOES: Do not buy new shoes until coming to registration! Your class requirements may have changed. We will have a representative from Cordova Dancewear at registration selling shoes and dancewear for a 10% discount (good only at registration). The Cordova Dancewear rep will NOT be at the Mon. night company registration. If you register then, you may come another time to purchase shoes.
USED SHOE SALE: If you wish to sell your used tap or jazz shoes (we do NOT sell ballet shoes), please put your name and price on the bottom, rubber band them together, bring to registration and leave on the shelf
***RECOMMENDATIONS: Special Offer through Oct. 31: If you recommend us to your friends and they list you on their registration form, you will receive $68 off your next month’s tuition (the equivalent of a one hour class).