Ballet Junior Level I
Ballet Junior Level II
Creative Movement (Thursday)
Explore with Me
Creative Movement (Friday)
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.
Class Schedule, Times and Descriptions
Tuesday - Ballet Junior Level I - 5:00-6:00 PM
Beginner Junior level, at least 1 year dance training suggested but not required. 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.
Tuesday - Junior Contemporary - 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Beginner to Intermediate-Level Contemporary for dancers 7 years and up, 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.
Tuesday - Ballet Junior Level II A - 6:50-8:05 PM
Beginner and Intermediate level, at least 1–2-year dance training suggested but not required. 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 as the semester and year progresses, to build upon the basics we learn and refresh at the beginning of the semester.
Thursday - Creative Movement - 5:00-5:30 PM
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.
Thursday - Pre-Ballet - 5:30-6:15PM
This ballet class utilizes the Creative Movement concepts to broaden the childs understanding of time and space, while continuing to build upon the foundations of classical ballet, for age 5. Students will begin with the 5 Ballet Positions, continue practicing motor skills, and learning the
difference between right and left movements. Musicality, joy of moving our bodies, and learning to create lines and stories or emotions will also begin to be learned. Classroom etiquette and ballet class structure will also begin at this age.
Primary Ballet - 6:15-7:10 PM
This ballet class will continue to build upon the foundations of classical ballet as mentioned in Pre-Ballet, for ages 6. In this class we begin focusing on a more structured Ballet Class, made up by three sections: Ballet technique, conditioning & stretching, and center & across the floor work.
Throughout the class the dancers will continue to work on coordination, flexibility, and spatial awareness but also will begin to learn ballet terminology and classical techniques. Students will be introduced to beginner barre work and conditioning exercises, as we begin to learn the importance of full body/core stability and strength, as well as alignment for a dancer. More challenging steps will be introduced once students are ready, and we begin to learn ballet combinations and how steps can be put together to make those combinations.
Friday 10:00-10:30 am Explore with 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.
Friday 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.
**Daytime classes for home school students or private classes in-home or in-studio, available upon request.
**Also Open to Choreography for Events or Students
Registration Fee Per Semester:
$25 Individual Student
$45 per Family
Primary Level Class : $190 for 15 Week Semester per Class
-Explore with Me
-Pre-Ballet & Primary Ballet
Junior Classes : $225 for 15 week Semester per Class
-Ballet Junior Level I
-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 an Elective Class, 2 classes per week): $212.50 per class, $425 per semester
-Junior II Ballet Classes A and B (2 Ballet Classes per week): $212.50 per class, $425 per semester
-Junior II Ballet Classes A and B, and Contemporary (2 Ballet Classes and Elective Class, 3 classes per week): $208.34 per class, $625 per semester
**Payment Installment Plans are available upon request. Options are 2, 3, or 4-month Installments.
2022/2023 Calendar of Events
Fall Semester August 15 - December 9
First Visitors Week October 3 - 7
Fall Break : October 10 - 14
Thanksgiving Break : November 21 - 25
Second Visitors Week December 5 - 9
Spring Pre-Registration Open
Winter Break : December 12 - January 6
Spring Semester January 9 - May 5
Third Visitors Week February 27 - March 3
Spring Break : April 3 - 7
Fourth Visitors Week April 23 - 28
**Recital Rehearsal and Performance Week May 1 - 6 **
**Recital Date : May 6, Time TBD
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.