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2017-18 Annual GAAC Membership Form

2017-18 Program Registration Form

2017-18 GAAC Program Registration Poster

Dance with Ms. Alycia and Miss Elena

Thursdays – September 28 to April 19 (26 weeks)

We are thrilled to welcome back Ms. Alycia Campbell and Miss Elena Modrzejewski as our ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip hop instructors for the 2017-18 program year! Similar to last year, classes are available for beginners, juniors, intermediates and teens. Approximate ages for classes have been provided with final placement to be determined by Ms. Alycia and Miss Elena. A costume deposit of $40/costume is required at the time of registration. Any additional costume charges (ranging anywhere from $0 to $30) will be due later in the year once final costume fees have been calculated. A student enrolled in more than one class with Ms. Alycia and Miss Elena may be eligible to receive $50 off their second dance class, if minimum numbers for that class have been met (to be determined after registration).  

Pre-Ballet & Pre-Jazz – Beginner Class (Approximate Age 4 to 5), 4-5pm – $300 + Costume
Includes two in-class parent viewings and one routine performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
An Introduction to the music, movement and technique of Ballet and Jazz. Students will develop a strong vocabulary of Ballet technique while exploring the many styles of movement associated with Jazz. The perfect class to introduce your tiny dancer to both Ballet and Jazz.

Ballet & Introduction to Lyrical – Junior Class (Approximate Age 6 to 7), 5-6pm – $300 + Costume
Includes two in-class parent viewings and one routine performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
This class combines the classical style of Ballet with an Introduction to Lyrical. Ballet is a form of dance based on precise steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Lyrical is a genre that is a combination of Ballet technique with Jazz movement set to expressive lyrics of music. A foundation of technique is introduced and fostered every week for the student to grow within the discipline.

Ballet & Lyrical – Intermediate Class (Approximate Age 8 to 11), 6-7:30pm – $400 + 2 Costumes
Includes two in-class parent viewings and two routines performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and  Canada Day.
This class combines the classical style of Ballet with the expressive technique of Lyrical. Ballet is a form of dance based on precise steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Lyrical is a genre that is a combination of Ballet technique with Jazz movement set to expressive lyrics of music. A foundation of technique is introduced and fostered every week for the student to grow within the discipline.

Ballet & Lyrical – Teen Class (Approximate Age 12 to 17), 7:30-9pm – $400 + 2 Costumes
Includes two in-class parent viewings and two routines performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
This class combines the classical style of Ballet with the expressive technique of Lyrical. Ballet is a form of dance based on precise steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Lyrical is a genre that is a combination of Ballet technique with Jazz movement set to expressive lyrics of music. A foundation of technique is introduced and fostered every week for the student to grow within the discipline.

Fridays – September 29 to April 20 (26 weeks)

Little Stars – Beginner Class (Approximate Age 3 to 4), 4-5pm – $300 + Costume
Includes two in-class parent viewings and one routine performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
Looking to introduce dance to your little one? This class does just that by providing an introduction to movement with music for Dance. Each class is designed to teach the basics of dance in a fun and encouraging atmosphere while introducing students to a class setting. Through movement the students learn about their bodies, the space around them, and how music brings that together.

Boys Funk Hip Hop (Approximate Age 6 & up), 5-6pm – $300 + Costume
Includes two in-class parent viewings and one routine performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
A class just for the boys! This class introduces students to Hip Hop with the technique and athleticism of Jazz. A great class to start learning rhythm and music with some funky and fun dance moves. 

Jazz & Kids’ Hip Hop – Junior Class (Approximate Age 6-8), 6-7pm – $300 + Costume
Includes two in-class parent viewings and one routine performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
Jazz dance is a popular form of dance with roots in African movement set to contemporary music. Sharp accents, fast turns and high jumps are some of the elements learned in this class. Kids Hip Hop is an introduction to Hip Hop, a fun and challenging dance style set to the music of today combining body isolations with intricate rhythmic patterns. Students will learn the vocabulary of both genres that will foster the proper foundations of growth for the students to excel within this class.

Jazz & Hip Hop – Intermediate and Teen Class (Approximate Age 9 and Up), 7-8:30pm  – $400 + 2 Costumes
Includes two in-class parent viewings and two routines performed at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.
Jazz dance is a popular form of dance with roots in African movement set to contemporary music. Sharp accents, fast turns and high jumps are some of the elements learned in this class. Hip Hop is a fun and challenging dance style set to the music of today. The combination of body isolations and intricate rhythmic patterns allow for the students to learn about the three different styles of hip hop; Breaking, Popping, and Locking. Students will learn the vocabulary of both genres that will foster the proper foundations of growth for the students to excel within this class.

All registrants require $25 Individual or $50 Family GAAC Membership (65+ no charge) valid Sept 2017 – Aug 2018.
GAAC programs may be changed or cancelled based on enrollment.
Financial Assistance available through Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html

There will be two registration evenings. The first will be a mass registration with other community groups at the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre, Wed, Sept 6th, 5-8pm (to coincide with the Teulon Elementary School Open House) and the second night with be Thurs, Sept 14th, 5-7pm at Green Acres Art Centre. If these dates are not convenient for you, please let us know and we can arrange to get you registered at another time.

Payment plans available for all GAAC programs.


Highland Dance With Miss Lesley

Wednesdays – 25 weeks from October 4th 2017 to April 11th 2018 – $300

New and Returning Beginners – 5:30-6:30 pm
Returning Intermediate – 6:30-7:30 pm
We are excited to once again offer Highland dance classes with our much-loved, long-time instructor Miss Lesley. We are fortunate to have local talent like Lesley in our community with such extensive experience as a Highland dancer, competitor and instructor. In a fun and challenging environment, students will learn fundamental Highland dance skills including foot and hand positions and basic movements that will be put together to form a dance. As dancers progress, new dances are introduced. Registration includes dance fees and performances at Rockwood Festival of the Arts, the Final Dance Recital and Canada Day.

All registrants require $25 Individual or $50 Family GAAC Membership (65+ no charge) valid Sept 2017 – Aug 2018.
GAAC programs may be changed or cancelled based on enrollment.
Financial Assistance available through Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html

There will be two registration evenings. The first will be a mass registration with other community groups at the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre, Wed, Sept 6th, 5-8pm (to coincide with the Teulon Elementary School Open House) and the second night with be Thurs, Sept 14th, 5-7pm at Green Acres Art Centre. If these dates are not convenient for you, please let us know and we can arrange to get you registered at another time.

Payment plans available for all GAAC programs.