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Creative Movement 1 +

This 45 minute class is an introduction to movement and dance, with an emphasis on spatial awareness, basic coordination skills, and musicality using ballet movement and creative stories. The dancers are encouraged to use their imagination throughout the entire class and will learn how to manage themselves within the structure of the class.

 

Creative Movement 1 is for students ages 3-4 who have not taken Creative Movement previously.


This class performs in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale.

Ages 3-5 | $75/mo | 8:45-9:30

Taught By DS Dance Staff 

Creative Movement 2 +

This 45 minute class is an introduction to movement and dance, with an emphasis on spatial awareness, basic coordination skills, and musicality using ballet movement and creative stories. The dancers are encouraged to use their imagination throughout the entire class and will learn how to manage themselves within the structure of the class.

 

Creative Movement 2 is for students ages 4-5 who have already taken a year of Creative Movement or are 4 years old before Sept 1, 2024.


This class performs in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale.

Ages 4-5 | $75/mo | 9:30-10:15

Taught By DS Dance Staff 

Creative Arts Preschool

This class begins with Creative Movement (see above) and will transition into the full preschool by 10:15am. Our preschool provides opportunities to explore music and movement, art, and developmentally appropriate academic activities while developing a love of learning through rich hands-on experiences in a child-centered environment.    

Ages 3-5 | $300/mo | 9:00-2:30pm 

Taught By Stephanie Graeler & Laura Gill  

Art Creators

Designed for young students to explore famous artists and the elements of art using a variety of materials including paint, oil pastel, clay, and much more! While learning about value, shape, color, line, form, and texture, students will be able to begin exploring their own creativity and make lots of fun and interactive projects each week!

Ages 5-6 | $85/mo

Taught By DS Fine Arts Staff

STEAM Robotics Workshop

Explore the exciting world of robotics in our STEAM Robotics Workshop, ideal for young learners interested in engineering and programming. Students will use diverse robotics kits such as WeDo Lego, Ozobot, Botley, Sphero, Dash and Dot, and other Lego sets to build models and tackle engaging challenges through drag & drop programming.   While building is an integral part of the experience, the primary emphasis is on programming, aiming to enhance problem-solving skills and creativity. Join us to develop critical technical skills and bring your robotic creations to life in a fun and interactive environment.

This class will be offered in partnership with Maryville University Interactive STEAM Studio.

Ages 7-9 | $95/mo

Intro to Musical Theatre § +

An introduction to the world of musical theatre for the performer in your family! Your student will receive high-quality training in voice, dance, and drama for musical theatre, learning techniques such as vocal projection, stage presence, and character development. Depending on enrollment, this skill-building class will culminate in either a mini musical performance at the end of the year or by joining as ensemble of a larger musical production! 

Ages 7-9 | $85/mo

Taught By Katie Orr

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Musical Theatre 1 § +

This class gives fun, foundational training in singing, acting, dancing and performance technique. Voice production and projection will be developed as well as movement, choreography and stage presence with new & traditional musical theatre material. This class will also give training in specific performance techniques, such as audition preparation and solo/small group performance techniques

 

This class will perform in Fall Showcase, Finale, and a musical in the spring.

**Teacher approval is required for enrollment in this class.**

Ages 8-11 | $98/mo

Taught By April McCandless

Violin 1 

This class is a continuation of the Pre-Violin Class. Students have mastered the Pre-Violin repertoire and are ready for repertoire from the assigned materials. For example, basic note-reading concepts are introduced.

By Invitation | $80/mo

Taught By DS Music Staff

Jazz 1 +

In this class, students will learn basic jazz techniques that are most commonly used in musical theater productions. The primary focus will be on Broadway and Fosse jazz styles, with some some minor emphasis on Latin and Lyrical jazz near the end of the semester. Students will study the correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary affiliated with each unique style and learn how to apply what they have learned to other classes they are taking (musical theater, ballet, etc.)

 

PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, or by special permission. 

Ages 10-13 | $85/mo

Taught By Liliana Merifield

Deeper Into Literature

This class is a great opportunity for students to dive into literature! Students will read multiple books throughout the year and have hands-on projects to show comprehension of material. This class will bring stories to life through arts activities, games, group discussions, and creative writing.

Ages 10-13 | $80/mo

Taught By DS Staff

Creative Percussion 

This class will experiment with unique materials to learn and perform percussion pieces. Students will also learn about fundamentals of rhythm and other drumming techniques. This class will serve as a highly creative exploration of rhythm. This class might also act as an ensemble at times, with performance opportunities in mind. Students are also encouraged to enroll in private percussion lessons to further develop their rhythm skills, although they are NOT REQUIRED to do this.

Ages 10-13 | $80/mo

Taught By Dr. Crystal Chu-Sharp

KEY:

+ Performs in Finale in June

§  Performs in Fall Showcase and Spring Black Box Show

  *Performs in Fall Showcase and Finale in June.

Opportunity to perform in Fall and Spring recitals

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