Lauren Day

Classes

Junior Ballet (Age 8-11)
Junior Contemporary (Age 8-11)
Junior Jazz Dance (Age 8-11)
Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet (Age 5-7)
Creative Movement (Age 3-4)
Mommy and Me (Age 1.5-2)
In Person & Virtual Classes


Lauren Day started her dance training in 1996 under direction of Barry and Anna VanCura with the Ballet Tennessee Conservatory. She had the opportunity to be part of the outreach performance programs with the Hamilton County School System, as well as many performances throughout Chattanooga’s city events featuring Ballet Tennessee. With Ballet Tennessee she danced company roles and was also featured in many lead roles throughout her youth, she was a part of Ballet Tennessee’s Company, and is currently a dancer with The Pop-up Project. Lauren Graduated from The Center for Creative Arts as a Dance Major in 2004, and danced under the instruction of Mira Popovich, a former prima ballerina Serbian National Ballet, while attending Birmingham Southern as a Dance Major and Education Minor. She has also taken workshops and summer intensives with Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Virginia School of the Arts. She has danced roles such as Bluebird in Peter and the Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood in Cinderella, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Future, Pas de Quatre, and more. With Ballet Tennessee she also choreographed different ballet, jazz, and musical theater works. With Ballet Tennessee, she co-choreographed and set a full length How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ballet, and has restaged several excerpts from previous VanCura Ballets. Lauren started her teaching career in 2016 and is happy to be back with MACC for her third year.

Weekly Class Schedule

Tuesday Classes:

5:00-6:00 pm Junior Ballet
Intermediate level, at least 1-2 year dance training suggested but not required. For 8-11 years who are interested in ballet. Students will learn basic ballet barre and across the floor exercise with emphasis on correct body alignment, technique and execution. In addition, dancers will also learn ballet terminology.

6:05-7:00 pm Junior Contemporary
Beginner to Intermediate-Level Contemporary for dancers 8-11 years, 1-2 years ballet recommended but not required. Contemporary is a blend of ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical. In this class dancers will utilize their ballet technique while learning to apply beginning modern and jazz concepts to allow for more freedom and style. They will gain flexibility and range of movement, while working on muscle and core strength. Dancers will learn to utilize their entire bodies and space, while exploring new ways to connect emotion with movement.

7:05-8:00 pm Junior Jazz
Beginner to Intermediate-level jazz dance for dancers 8-11 years old. Dancers will learn basic fundamentals of jazz dance with emphasis and development of correct body alignment, coordination, flexibility, strength, rhythm and dynamics. Dancers will also learn jazz dance vocabulary and learn weekly choreography combinations.

Thursday Classes:

4:45-5:15 pm Creative Movement
Introductory dance class focuses on a structured learning environment for ages 3-4. Basic concepts of stretching, coordination, locomotor skills, and ballet are the foundation upon which the class is based. Placement is by age of the child by October 1st of the current year.

5:30-6:20 pm Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet
This ballet class utilizes the Creative Movement concepts to broaden the child's understanding of time and space, while continuing to build upon the foundations of classical ballet, for ages 5-7. Ballet technique, conditioning & stretching, and center "across the floor" work makeup the three sections of the class, and begin to introduce the dancers to a structured routine. Throughout the class the dancers will continue to work on coordination, flexibility, and spatial awareness.

6:30-7:30 pm Junior Ballet
Intermediate level, at least 1-2 year dance training suggested but not required. For 8-11 years who are interested in ballet. Students will learn basic ballet barre and across the floor exercise with emphasis on correct body alignment, technique and execution. In addition, dancers will also learn ballet terminology.

Friday Classes:

10:00-10:30 am Mommy & Me
In this class Parents, Grandparents, or Guardians explore movement with their toddler, for ages 1.5-2. All while stretching, bouncing, and dancing to age-appropriate music that will entice even the youngest child.

10:45-11:30 am Creative Movement
This introductory dance class focuses on a structured learning environment for ages 3-4. Basic concepts of stretching, coordination, locomotor skills, and ballet are the foundation upon which the class is based. Placement is by age of the child by October 1st of the current year.

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