Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Dance Arts      Spring 2024

Dance Arts: Building Character...Enhancing Lives

  • 2425 W Marquette Woods Rd, Stevensville 
  • 429-5711
  • Additional registration at location is required (see below).
  • ​Format: In-person
  • Masks: Optional
  • All students must complete a project for this class.
  • Dance Arts website

****Only current, returning students may register for spring semester due to recital preparation****

Weather policy: 1 hour before the class it will be announced on social media Facebook/instagram if the weather is causing any cancellations

​Dance Arts is a studio devoted to the teaching of dance as an ART FORM, to both children and adults. Our staff provides each student with instruction, encouragement, and personal interest to succeed.  Dance is the finest exercise known, producing a graceful, strong, and healthy body. As a result of this personal interest and instruction, we now have many former students dancing and teaching with professional companies, colleges, and theaters all over the US.

Our curriculum consists of the following, and students are carefully evaluated and guided to a schedule best suited to  their needs, be it a career, or the simplicity of enjoying movement! We have performances throughout the year ranging from Informal Arts Concerts to Recitals and extra opportunities to perform through our many performing groups, Dance Arts Performing Core, Studio Dance Theatre, and Imagine Worship.

Sign up for any class meeting once a week!  

The partnership covers tuition and registration fee, but NOT dance attire, shoes, and other performance fees.

Classes must begin in January!

*Gymnastics/Tumbling: Acro classes are listed in partnership registration under the Physical Education Category​                                                                       

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip-Hop 
  • Tumbling 
  • Mom & Me /Tiny Tots
  • Pre-Dance
  • Boys Combo
  • Pilates/Yoga
  • Zumbini

A student may remain in the same level for 1 to 3 years, advancing upon their own proven ability. The titles I, II, or III are primarily based on age group & are simply titles within the level. Note classes marked with * have requirements to meet.

For more information, see the Dance Arts website

Dance Arts Syllabus

 

​*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.
 
​Teacher of Record:
Sara Smothers