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Dance Academy Schedule 2018-2019

August 18 | 10am-2pm………………………..Youth Company Placement Audition & Fall Open House
August 27………………………Dance Academy Classes Begin
August 27 – Sept. 3………..Welcome Week & New Student Free Trial
September 3…………………..Labor Day – No Classes
September 10-15…………..Bring a friend to class week
October 1- 6………………….Current students get to try any class this week
November 13-19……………Parent Watch Week
November 20 – 25………….Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
December 7……………………Dance Academy Holiday Rehearsal
December 8……………………Dance Academy Holiday Performance
December 24 – January 6.Holiday Break – No Classes
December 10-15……………Bring a friend to class week
December 17-22……………Parent Watch Week
December 24-January 6….Winter Break
January 7……………………….Classes Resume
February 28…………………..Company Concert Rehearsal
March 1…………………………Dance Company Concert (tentative)
March 25 – 29……………….Spring Break – No Classes
March 29………………………Spring Open House
April 27…………………………Picture Day
May 4……………………………Last Day of Classes
May 11………………………….Dance Recital (tentative)


The Arts Castle’s Dance Academy, a vital part of our arts center, seeks to awaken the joy of dance in our students with a combination of quality technique and personal expression. We believe that this objective is best met within a supportive, family-friendly environment, open to dancers of all ages and abilities, and cultivated by a nurturing, professional team of instructors.

The Arts Castle’s Pre-Academy Program provides quarterly opportunities for toddler and preschool students to sample dance and prepare for entrance to the Dance Academy, a 32-week program.

In addition, The Arts Castle Youth Dance Companies provides performance opportunities for select dancers. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and lyrical dance styles are offered annually. Classes are also available for teen and adult dancers––beginners are welcome!


Dance Academy Instructors

Chelsea Miles, Dance Coordinator dance@artscastle.org

Chelsea began her dance training at the age of 3 years old at Dublin Dance Center. Throughout her years as a student, Chelsea trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and modern.She graduated from the Pre Professional Training Program at BalletMet. During her time at BalletMet she performed with YouthMet and in The Nutcracker. Chelsea has attended summer intensives at BalletMet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Ballet Magnificat. In 2006 she was accepted into Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, Texas and danced with them for a season. During her time there she performed throughout Texas and in New York. After her season with Ad Deum Dance Company, Chelsea was accepted into the Ailey/Fordham BFA Dance Program at the Prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company. In addition to Chelsea’s dance career, she has taught at studios and in public as well as private schools in Ohio and Texas for fifteen years. She was the director of a professional dance company for three years and the owner/director of a dance school for almost ten years. Chelsea recently performed and choreographed with Xclaim Dance Company.In addition to teaching, she loves attending dance master classes and conferences to expand her knowledge of dancing. Chelsea loves sharing her passion for dance with her students while encouraging them as they learn and grow in their art form!

Meghan Patijarvich

Meghan is a native Ohioan who currently resides just outside of Columbus with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she received a Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Dance Education. She also has received her Bachelor of Arts and K-12 teaching license in Dance from the University of Akron. With more than 19 years of dance teaching experience in different local studios and public school districts in Ohio including Akron, Columbus and Lima City Schools, Meghan has taught ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, cultural & social dance and creative movement to age 2 to adult. She brings her passion and love of dance to each class she teaches.

Taylor Frasure

Taylor is entering her sophomore year at Ohio Wesleyan University as a Special Education and Dance double major. She has been dancing since she was three years old and has received training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, acrobatics, and pointe. She trained at Dance Rhythms Studio for fifteen years, eleven of which were spent on the studio’s competition team. As a competitive dancer, she has won numerous regional and national competitions and scholarships. Taylor began teaching and choreographing at the age of fifteen. She is very excited to share her love of dance with The Arts Castle!

 


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Dance Academy Schedule 2017-2018

April 2-7………………………………..Spring Break – No Classes
April 28………………………………….Picture Day
May 5…………………………………….Last Day of Classes
May 12………………………………….Dance Recital (tentative)