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Sept 10-Oct 1


11:30 am-12:15 pm


Oct 15-Nov 5


11:30 am-12:15 pm


Feb 4-25, 2012


11:30 am-12:15 pm


Mar 10-31, 2012


11:30 am-12:15 pm


The CSU Dance Conservatory is the best thing that has ever happened to ballet in the Columbus area. I am highly pleased with the classes and even more pleased with the results. -- Peg Sneed

Adult Tap Instructor: Jordan McDonald

Learn how to easily perfect and understand rhythm and coordination in an entertaining and exciting atmosphere. It is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Learn simple and effective new tricks and flashy steps and experience how to dramatically improve your coordination! These and many other benefits will be offered in this session. Oct 3-Nov 7

Mon 6:30-7:30 pm


Feb 13-Mar 19, 2012

Mon 6:30-7:30 pm


Rankin Arts Center 1004 Broadway, Suite 200 / Ballet Office 706.507.8367

Find More Information or call 706.507.8070


Mommy and Me (2-3 years old) Instructor: Jordan McDonald Parents! Join your child in this fun class. The young students are introduced to a class structure that is age appropriate through simple stretching exercises, rhythm, self-awareness, imagination, and social skills. Class also includes a movement story that encourages young children to explore, experiment, and create. Added benefits for moms are increased flexibility, balance, and dance appreciation. One class per week.

Both of my daughters have been taking ballet classes at the CSU Dance Conservatory since they were five years old. The positive effects of classical ballet training are obvious – they are learning discipline, dedication and a love of dance. The instruction they receive is of the highest quality compared to any large city and the opportunity to participate in productions such as the Nutcracker is priceless. Columbus is extremely fortunate to have the CSU Dance Conservatory and The Columbus Ballet! -- Jennifer Wellborn

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-- Jennifer Wood

4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645


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The instruction at the CSU Dance Conservatory is on par with the highest level dance schools. These children are certainly prepared if they choose a career in professional dance. I would definitely recommend the CSU Dance Conservatory program to others. The level of instruction was phenomenal!

Call for more information or to register – 706.507.8070

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Fall 2011Spring 2012

Poetry in Motion

CSU Dance Conservatory |

CSU Dance Conservatory Fall & Spring 2011-2012 The CSU Dance Conservatory at the Rankin Arts Center works in partnership with The Columbus Ballet to offer one of the best dance training opportunities to aspiring dancers in our community. An air of tradition and discipline permeates an atmosphere of intense and fun learning from Mommy and Me to advanced levels. Classes are held at the Rankin Arts Center located at 1004 Broadway in Uptown Columbus. The program runs from August through May. New students may enroll at any time during the year. Early registration is encouraged as some classes may fill quickly!

New Student Open House

Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 10–12 pm New students will be evaluated and placed in their appropriate levels at the Open House. Appointments for placement may also be made by calling 706.507.8367. Pointe shoe fittings and dance wear will be available for purchase. First semester classes begin August 15, 2011 and run through December 5, 2011. Classes will not meet on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5) or during the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 21-26). Second semester classes begin January 9, 2012 and run through May 7, 2012. Classes will not meet on MLK Day (Jan. 16) or during MSCD Spring Break (Apr. 2-8).

Save on Ballet Tuition! • Pay in full for both first and second semesters and save 10% (by 9/1/11) • Pay for the entire semester and save 5% (by 9/1/11 for first semester; by 1/16/2012 for second semester) Tuition may be paid in monthly installments. You will receive a coupon book. Note: only past due accounts will be billed and charged a $25 late fee. A $20 non-refundable annual registration fees required for all students. For more information regarding payment options, contact Continuing Education at 706.507.8070.

Conservatory Performance

CSU Dance Conservatory students will be asked to perform in an end-of-the-year performance at CSU’s University Hall on May 11, 2012, 7:00 pm. Admission to the performance is free.


See Class Schedule and Tuition for days, times and fee information.

Creative Movement (4-5 years old) Our program emphasizes the eight elements of movement: centering, gravity, balance, posture, gesture, rhythm, moving in space, and breathing. These elements are not only the foundation of dance but also necessary skills as children develop physically and emotionally in order to get ready for more formal and structured instruction. Students take one class per week. Pre-Ballet (5-6 years old) This is the beginning of a more in-depth study of ballet technique. Introduction of steps using proper ballet terminology is necessary. Ballet etiquette is part of the curriculum. At this level, individual expressions of feelings, music interpretation, spontaneity, storytelling, and team work are taught. Students take one class per week. Level 1 (7 years old) Students are introduced to a more in-depth study of ballet technique. Introduction of new skills using proper ballet terminology will continue as well as individual expressions of feelings, music interpretation, spontaneity, storytelling, and team work. Students take one class per week.

Level 2 (8 and 9 years old) With two hours (2 classes) of training per week, more details and in-depth understanding of classical ballet technique is taught. Strength and mastery of some of the most important skills are emphasized and expected. Level 3 (10 and older) At this level the training is more rigorous and demanding. A minimum of 4.5 hours (3 classes) per week of training is required. New steps and more challenging combinations are introduced. Strength and mastery of all skills are expected at this level. Level 4 (Intermediate) This is an intense program designed for more serious students. With a minimum of 6 hours (4 classes) of required training per week, students may begin pointe training. Students may be invited to be a part of the Columbus Ballet trainee program and be involved in community outreach activities. Level 5 (Advanced) This is an intense program designed for students who enjoy the challenge of more advanced training or would like to pursue a professional career in dance. With up to 7.5 hours (5 classes) per week of required training en pointe and technique classes, dancers may be invited to join the Columbus Ballet Company. Students may be involved in community outreach activities. Beginner Jazz (9-12 years old) This is an introductory jazz class for girls 9 through 12 years old. It is designed to introduce young dancers to a new discipline allowing them to discover their individuality. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Advanced Modern Modern dance focuses on the serious expression of inner emotions using a free-flowing, interpretative style rather than following the rigid rules characteristic of many dance disciplines. Some ballet technique training is required. Advanced Lyrical For dancers with advanced ballet training, lyrical dance technique involves more subtle and emotional movements. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals.

Adult Ballet These classes are generally structured the same as classes for younger dancers. Your class will begin at the barre for warming up, then progress to the center for bigger movements. Aim to strengthen, tone your body and, most of all, to have fun. Taking part in an adult ballet class is good for your body as well as your mind.

CLASS SCHEDULE Classes Run in two 16-week sessions: August 15-December 5, 2011 • January 9-May 7, 2012 All classes are held at the Rankin Arts Center. Instructors are designated by their initials in parenthesis.


Advanced Conditioning/Jazz This class incorporates exercises into a structure sensitive to a dancer’s kinetic awareness and injury prevention needs with the energetic moves of jazz discipline. Students gain a deeper understanding of their own unique body strengths and weaknesses using breathing and safe practice through proper alignment. This class can be directly applied to dance technique and performance. CSU Dance Conservatory instructors include: Maria Hirsch (Director), Bridget Adams (BA), Laura Johnson (LJ), Tiffany Jarczyk (TJ), Danelle McNew (DMcN), Anna Rodriguez (AR), Janie Sutcliff (JS), and Jordan McDonald (JMcD). Check the ballet website for updates on classes.




Level 1 4-5 pm (BA)

Pre-Ballet 4-5 pm (TJ)

Creative Movement 4-5 pm (JS)

Level 2 4-5 pm (MH)

Level 2 5-6 pm (BA)

Level 4 5-6:30 pm (MH)

Pre-Ballet 5-6 pm (JS)

Level 4 5-6:30 pm (MH)

Level 4 5-6:30 pm (MH)

Advanced Modern 5-6 pm (LI)

Advanced Lyrical Level 5 5:30-6:30 pm (JMcD) Advanced Pointe 6:30-8 pm (MH)


Saturday Level 2

9-10 am (BA) Level 5 Advanced Pointe 5-6:30 pm (MH)

Levels 3-4 9-10:30 am (MH) Pre-Ballet 10-11 am (BA)

Advanced Level 1 Adult Ballet Conditioning 5:15-6:15 pm (TJ) 6:30-7:45 pm (TJ) & Jazz 5-6:15 pm (DMcN)

Level 5 Advanced Pointe 10:30 am-Noon (MH)

Level 3 6-7:30 pm (BA)

Level 3 6-7:30 pm (LI)

Beginner Jazz

Level 5 6:30-8 pm (MH)

Level 5 6:30-8 pm (MH)

Level 1 11 am-Noon (BA)

10:30-11:30 am (JMcD)

Creative Movement Noon-1 pm (BA)

BALLET TUITION August 15-December 5, 2011 • January 9-May 7, 2012 All classes are billed by semester but may be paid in monthly installments.

The Columbus Ballet 2011-2012 Season BALLET... Poetry in Motion! Don’t miss our Christmas tradition as we stage our production of the Nutcracker ballet in December, 2011. Coming in spring 2012, the famous ballet comedy Coppelia. For more information about upcoming performances visit us at:

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To receive discounts, payments must be made by 9/1/11 for the first semester/annual or by 1/16/12 for the second semester. All dance students must pay a $20 non-refundable annual registration fee.

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