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Lauren Day

Classes

Tues - Creative Movement


Tues - Junior I Intermediate Ballet


Tues - Junior II A Ballet


Thurs - Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet

Thurs - Junior I Ballet


Thurs - Junior II B Ballet - Pre-Pointe & Ballet Technique

Friday - Explore with Me


Friday - Creative Movement

Lauren Day

Lauren Day started her dance training in 1996 under Barry and Anna Baker VanCura with the Ballet Tennessee Conservatory where she danced in outreach,
citywide Chattanooga events, company roles, and featured lead roles throughout her youth. Lauren graduated from The Center for Creative Arts as a Dance Major, and trained further with intensives and programs with Joffrey Ballet, Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater, and Virginia School of the Arts. While attending Birmingham Southern College, she further trained in the Vaganova method under
Mira Popovich and Ruth Henry. She has enjoyed an extensive career teaching,
dancing and choreographing locally, and is looking forward to her seventh year with the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain. Lauren is dedicated to serving the
children and youth of the Chattanooga community with the emphasis that each student has the opportunity to find joy, confidence, and their own voice through movement. When not teaching, Lauren enjoys family time with her two children,
husband and dogs.

Class Schedule, Times and Descriptions


Tuesday - Creative Movement: 4:15-4:55pm

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.


Tuesday - Junior I Intermediate Ballet: 5:00-6:10 PM


Intermediate Junior Class for 7-9 years of age, at least 1-2 years of ballet training is required for this

class. Students will continue progressive technique exercises, based on previous years classical ballet

foundation. Classes will include terminology, ballet barre, conditioning, stretching, and center work that

includes across the floor exercise with emphasis on correct body alignment, technique, and execution.

For this Intermediate level, students will be challenged and tested in their technique, memorization, and

terminology, as the semester and year progresses.


Tuesday - Junior II A Ballet: 6:10-7:30 PM


Beginner and Intermediate level, at least 1–2 years of ballet suggested. For students 10 years and up

who are interested in ballet. Students will learn and build upon their ballet barre, conditioning stretching,

and center work that includes across the floor exercise with emphasis on correct body alignment,

technique, and execution. In addition, dancers will also learn ballet terminology. At this level, students will

be challenged and tested in their technique, memorization, and terminology, as the semester and year

progresses.


*We are excited to announce Junior I & II Contemporary Classes will be held with Mrs. Jenison Eduave

this year!! We have put together a Tuesday Schedule where interested students can attend both classes,

continuing in their dance training program. Please register for Contemporary under Mrs. Jenison’s MACC

webpage. Students who take multiple classes under Mrs. Eduave or I, will follow the Youth Training

Program Tuition, listed below.


Thursday Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet: 4:30-5:20 PM


This ballet class utilizes the basic concepts of ballet to broaden the child’s understanding of time and

space, while continuing to build upon the foundations of classical training, for ages 5-6. Students will

continue gaining strength in locomotor skills, and learn the difference between right and left movements.

Musicality, joy of moving their bodies, and learning to create lines and stories or emotions will also begin.

In this class students begin focusing on a more structured Ballet Class, made up of three sections: Ballet

technique, conditioning & stretching, and center; across the floor work.


Thursday - Junior I Ballet: 5:20-6:20 PM


Junior Class with no previous dance training needed, for 7-9 years who are interested in ballet. Students

will learn basic ballet barre, conditioning & stretching, and center work that includes across the floor

exercise with emphasis on correct body alignment, technique, and execution. In addition, dancers will

also learn ballet terminology and we begin to learn ballet combinations and how steps can be put together

to make those sequences.


Thursday - Junior II B Ballet - Pre-Pointe & Ballet Technique: 6:20-7:30 PM


Intermediate Junior II B class, this class is a second highly suggested class option for the Junior student

who is seriously dedicated to furthering their ballet training and continuing towards Pointe Dancing. It

requires 2-3 years of dance training and is for students 10 years and up. In class, students will start with

Pre-Pointe conditioning exercises, targeting strength, flexibility, stability, and articulation of the feet, all

things that a student needs for the transition to Pre-pointe and Pointe. The class will advance with ballet

barre, and center work that includes across the floor exercises. In addition, dancers will continue using

and learning ballet terminology. At this level, students will be challenged technically as the semester and

year progresses, to build upon the basics they already know.


**The Pre-Pointe class is the continuation of the training program for those who would like to dance en

Pointe, and become part of the Advanced Training Program, here at MACC. A student must show

strength; mentally and physically, maturity, maintain correct alignment and placement, have the needed

knowledge and execution of technique, and meet the Guidelines for Pointe dancing, to gain their first pair

of pointe shoes. Guidelines for Pointe, will be emailed to students, once they are placed in this class, so

additional training at home can be possible. No student is promised to gain Pointe shoes, but every

student controls their own opportunity to advance towards Pointe, by hard work, dedication, and

conditioning work in the studio and at home.


Friday - Explore with Me: 10:00-10:30 AM


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.


Friday - Creative Movement: 10:45-11:30 AM


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.


**Daytime classes for homeschool students or private classes in-home or in-studio, available upon

request.


**Also Open to Choreography for Events or Students


Tuition Information


Registration Fee Per Semester:

$25 per Individual Student

$40 per Family (more than one child enrolled)


Primary Level Class: $205 for 15 Week Semester per Class


-Explore with Me

-Creative Movement

-Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet


Junior I Classes: $235 for 15 Week Semester per Class


-Ballet Junior Level I


Junior II Classes: $245 for $15 Week Semester Class


-Ballet Junior Level II A


-Ballet Junior Level II B if taken as a stand-alone class


*NEW* Youth Training Program Tuition, per 15 Week Semester


-Junior I Ballet Class and the Contemporary Ballet Class (early path to training program, 1 entry Level

Junior Ballet Class and Junior Contemporary Class, 2 classes per week): $460 per Semester


-Junior II Ballet Classes A and B (Ballet & Pre-Pointe Ballet Classes, 2 per week): $470 per semester


-Junior II Ballet Classes A and B, and Contemporary (2 Ballet Classes and a Contemporary Class, 3

classes per week): $705 per semester


**Payment Installment Plans are available upon request. Options are 2, 3, or 4-month Installments.



Performance Opportunities 


Students will have the opportunity to participate in two performances each year, one per semester. 


Fall/Winter Semester students will have the chance to dance with their classmates in the MACC’s annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree Showcase in early December.


 -Date TBD -


Performance Fee & Costume Fee: $25 


Spring Year End Recital, each class will have their own recital piece to showcase during the performance during a Primary Recital and a Junior Recital. 


-Tentative Date May 11 -


Time: TBD 


-Performance Fee: $10 


-Costume Fee: $35+ Depending on child’s level and costume costs 


2023/2024 Calendar of Events 


Fall Semester: August 19 - December 13 


Fall Visitors Week: October 8 - 11 


Fall Break: October 15 - 18 


Thanksgiving Break: November 26 - 29 


Winter Break: December 17 - January 13 


* Spring Pre-Registration Open 


Spring Semester: January 14 - May 2 


Spring Visitors Week: March 4-7 


Spring Break: March 18 - 21 


**Recital Rehearsal and Performance Week May 6 - 10 ** 


**Recital Date: May 10, Time TBD 


Visitors Week Guidelines: 


Parents and Family are invited to join us in their students’ class, please keep visitors to a minimum during this time. For these special weeks we will hold a normal class, during which visitors will be able to see all that their students have learned and watch their students’ progress throughout the year.

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