STUDIO INFORMATION 

HIS Dance Academy was founded by Beth Huegli and Leslie Glendening. We operate on a 9 month season from September - May.  Maintenance Classes, Master Classes and Summer Classes are offered June-August. Registration typically begins in March for Summer Classes and June 1  for Fall Classes.

​A Vaganova based curriculum is used in all ballet classes. In addition, Bible verses and applications relating to all dance terms and positions are taught throughout the year. HIS Dance is a great place for your child to experience a new recreational sport or a professional dance education!

Our Recreational Division is for dancers ages 2 thru adult. At the age of 8, students and families may choose to continue in our Recreational Division which is based on age/grade or move into our Graded Technique Division Level Apprentice 1. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, sometimes remaining in a level for 2-3 years. Pointe begins at Level Junior 2 at teacher discretion. Parents are notified first so that a family decision may be made due to the increased class requirement.

Please read through the information below and contact us with any questions that you may have.  Contact Here

 

 

DRESS CODE

Dance Attire Graded Technique AP 1 & 2/ JR 1 & 2/ SR 1 & SR 2:

Black Leotard 

Ballet Pink Tights - tights must be worn under leotard *

Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

Ballet Black Skirt optional

Nude Leotard recommended for performances

Hair in a secure bun

     *Dancers of color may choose to wear skin toned or pink tights and shoes. 

 

 Males - Black Pants, White Shirt, Black Ballet Shoes, Black Socks, Proper Undergarments

Dance Attire Recreational:

Pre-Ballet - Pink Leotard

Ballet A thru Teen - Black Leotard; Adult - Any color

Ballet Pink Tights *

Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

Ballet Skirt optional

Hair in a secure bun

     *Dancers of color may choose to wear skin toned or pink tights and shoes. 

Males -Black Pants; White Shirt; Black Ballet Shoes, Black Socks

Hip Hop - Comfortable clothing, no tummies exposed when arms raised, clean indoor tennis shoes brought with you (black high top converse needed for showcase)

Jazz - Black pants /shorts over leotard, black jazz shoes

Combo Classes - Ballet attire, may add pants/shorts for Jazz. Ballet shoes fine, Jazz shoes may be required for showcase in May.

Modern - Black leotard, comfortable pants, barefoot or foot thongs.

Special Needs - Comfortable clothing, ballet pink Ballet shoes

Six Week Mini Session - Preschool follow Pre-Ballet above; Adults comfortable active wear.

 

FEES

Graded Technique Tuition: 

Graded Technique tuition is based on the number of class hours - Tuition

Male students - all males will receive a scholarship to attend ballet classes free of charge. 

 

Drop-In Rate for Graded Technique Students:

​90 minute classes: $15/$20 with pointe

Recreational Tuition:

All 45-60 min classes are $55/month

Semester Classes Drop-in rate $12 / Student age $10

Male students - all males will receive a scholarship to attend ballet classes free of charge(does not include summer.) Ballet Combo classes may be taken at a 50% discount.

Registration Fees:

All families will be charged a yearly $25 registration fee upon fall registration. A $10 summer registration fee will be charged for families not currently registered.

Costume Fees:

Recreational - JR 1 choreography classes: $60 Fee      Jr2-SR2:  $65 Fee

This fee will be automatically pulled on Dec 1. Any payment received after that date will be an additional $10. All families have the opportunity to offset this fee with a voluntary coffee sale fundraiser.

Showcase Participation Fee:

Level JR 2-SR 2 Showcase Choreography Class:  $25

All families in Level AP1-SR2 who are in both showcases will be charged an additional $50 participation fee unless volunteering at one show.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Our desire is that every student have the opportunity to dance. Through fundraising efforts, we are able to offer financial assistance to families in need. The following scholarships are available:

1. The Rizzo Scholarship: In honor of our former bookkeeper Jeannine Rizzo, this scholarship will be awarded to 3 Special Needs students per year.  There is 1 full scholarship available that will cover 100% of tuition for 1 class per year and 2 scholarships that cover 50%.
 
2. The JoElla Scholarship: This scholarship was created as reminder of the Biblical mandate to care for the Widow and the Orphan.  Anyone who has lost a spouse or is fostering a child may apply for this scholarship.  There are 2 scholarships that cover 50% of 1 (60) recreational class. 


3. Graded Technique Scholarship:  Awarded to 4 Graded Technique students per year.  Financial award given based on family need and funds available.  
 
4. HIS Kids Scholarship:  Awarded to 2 Recreational students 6 years and older per year and is a needs based scholarship which will cover 50% of tuition for (1) 60 minute recreational class

Scholarship requests must be submitted by July 21.  Application

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

 

PERFORMANCE OUTREACH

  • All School Showcase - May

Every HIS Dance Academy student has an opportunity to share the message of Christ through dance.  Our year end May Showcase is based upon our Bible theme for the year and is woven throughout the dances. It's more than just another recital! For specific student details and instructions: Read more...

  • HIS Dance Ensemble 

March 9& 10 -  HIS Ensemble will present ARK an original ballet Read more...

The Ensembles of HIS Dance Academy are designed for dancers who desire to intentionally develop their artistic and performance abilities (in addition to their technical abilities,) through participating in a professional scale Ballet. Ensemble dancers have increased time commitment during the school year and summer, including rehearsals outside of technique class. Ensemble placement is decided by a dancer’s level, not age. 

     Senior Ensemble: Level SR 1 & SR 2 Read more...

     Junior Ensemble: Level JR 1 & JR 2 Read more...

     Apprentice Level AP1 & AP 2 Read more...

     Apprentice Boys AP 1 & AP 2

 Extra's:  Level B

 

  • Outreach Performance Group

HIS Students are always encouraged to take dance back to their home church. 

When the studio receives requests for special events, our Outreach dancers, those who have been part of the summer "Outreach Class"  are sent out into the community.

God's GIrls, our Special Needs dancers have the option of participating in outreach events throughout the year.

CALENDAR

Our Calendar fills with special events! Tutu Week. Bring a Friend Week, Daddy and Me class, Ensemble Productions and more! Printed copies of the calendar are available at the studio or see the Upcoming Events calendar on the homepage.  

 

GENERAL INFO - SEE HANDBOOK

CLASSES

Graded tech

Recreational

Summer