Dear Lifehouse Families,

Below are the details of the Lifehouse summer schedule. Summer is meant to be fun, but also to keep student’s dance skills sharp and progressing forward.

Weekly Company Summer Schedule

Students interested in participating in a company for the 2018-19 season need to register for summer classes. Registration will be available online beginning June 1. Students 4th grade and older who are new to Lifehouse should contact the studio for recommended placement. I love summer classes! We get to really fine tune our technique and build our strength and flexibility!

  • Summer classes for all students interested in participating at Lifehouse on a company level will begin on June 18 and conclude on August 3. There will NOT be summer classes July 2nd-6th. There will also NOT be classes on July 24th. The Tuesday classes will be held instead on Friday, July 27th that week. Summer classes are open to everyone, but are highly recommended for students planning to be on a company for the 2018-19 season.
  • Tuition is determined by the number of hours of instruction per week and is equivalent to regular tuition during the year.
  • There are six weeks of summer classes. Dancers may also do makeup classes. Tuition designated is for the entire summer. MAKE UP CLASSES ARE RECOMMENDED!!
  • You may also pay by the week if you will be gone a significant number of classes during the weeks of summer when classes are offered. A weekly tuition rate is included along with the entire summer rate. YOU MUST SEND AN E-MAIL WITH THE DATES YOU WILL BE GONE BEFORE SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN TO GET ANY DISCOUNT. IT IS NOT RETROACTIVE.
  • A $20.00 non-refundable annual registration fee is due upon enrollment for summer. The registration fee is $20 per student or $50 maximum per family. This reserves your spot for summer classes and/or summer camp and guarantees you a spot for the fall. You must pay it online when you register or your registration will be dropped and your spot will be made available for someone else.
  • Tuition for summer classes is due July 1. Tuition for the dance camp is due by August 6.
  • The summer class schedule will be based on age and company placement from the 2017-18 year.
  • Summer classes will serve as the audition process for next year’s company placement. This will allow us to watch students for an extended period and better place them in the right class for their growth the following year. It will also allow us to better place new company members in the right class and help us to keep skills sharp and stay in prime condition year round.
  • I realize that each dancer has a different commitment level to dance. Being on a Company is for students who have the desire to excel. Taking two months off of your training each year over the course of your career, puts dancers at a clear disadvantage by the time they graduate from high school. Not only do they miss the two months during the summer, they also spend the first six weeks of fall gaining back what they lost when they were not dancing. The amount of time we ask of students in the summer is the minimum necessary to continue to progress and grow.

Summer Schedule

Listed colored company classes: register for each of the listed classes. If you are wanting to do the movement class and/or pointe class if applicable, register for that class as well. You will only be billed for the movement/pointe class times you attend.

Magenta/Gold Tuition $255 or $55/week
Monday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Ballet Technique Studio 4
Monday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3
Monday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Movement Class Studio 3
Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Ballet Technique Studio 4
Wednesday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3

*Makeups can be taken with Blue/Red company on Tuesday/Thursdays
(Movement class is $7.50 per class attended)

Blue/Red Tuition $255 or $55/week
Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Ballet Technique Studio 4
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Pointe Studio 4
Thursday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Ballet Technique Studio 4
Thursday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Jazz Technique Jazz Studio 3
Thursday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Movement Class Studio 3

*Makeups can be taken with Gold/Magenta company on Monday/Wednesdays
(Movement class is $7.50 per class attended)

Indigo/Yellow Tuition $255 or $55/week
Monday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Jazz Technique Studio 4
Monday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 3
Monday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Pointe Studio 4
Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Jazz Technique Studio 4
Wednesday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 3
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Movement Class Studio 3

*Makeups can be taken with Silver/Turquoise company on Tuesday/Thursdays
(Pointe and Movement classes are $7.50 per class attended. May attend Pointe even if not on pointe for pre-pointe work.)

What are weekly movement classes?

Students will focus on picking up different styles, performance and movement quality and tricks for learning combinations quickly. In looking at the strengths and weaknesses of our students, we feel this is an area where our students could use some dedicated work. We are excited to help the students grow over the summer in this area. Roll will be taken each week and students charged by the class. This was a regularly offered class last fall. We saw MAJOR benefits and growth from those students who came all year. It made a huge difference to their dancing.

Silver/Turquoise Tuition $255 or $55/week
Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Jazz Technique Studio 4
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 3
Thursday 9:00 am – 10:30 am Jazz Technique Studio 4
Thursday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 3

*Makeup classes may be taken with Purple/Green on Monday/Wednesday

Sage Tuition $232.50 or $47.50/week
Monday 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3
Monday 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Ballet Technique Studio 4
Tuesday 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3
Tuesday 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 4

*Makeup classes may be taken with Silver/Turquoise

Purple/Green Tuition $243.75 or $50/week
Monday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Tap Technique (Green last year) Studio 2
Monday 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Ballet Technique Studio 4
Monday 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Jazz Technique Studio 3
Wednesday 12:15 pm – 1:30 am Ballet Technique Studio 3
Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Jazz Technique Studio 4
Wednesday 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Tap Technique (Purple) Studio 2

*Makeup classes may be taken with Silver/Turquoise on Tuesday/Thursday

Pink Tuition $217.50 or $45/week
Tuesday 9:30 am – 10:45 am Ballet Studio 6
Tuesday 10:45 am – 11:30 pm Tap Studio 2
Wednesday 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Jazz Technique Studio 1
Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:45 am Ballet Technique Studio 6

*Makeup with Pink/Purple on Mondays

Violet Tuition $120
Tuesday 10:00 am – 10:45 am Tap Studio 2
Tuesday 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Ballet Studio 6

*Make up with 7-8 year old classes on Thursdays on Pink company

Crystal Tuition $120 or $20/week
Thursday 9:30 am – 10:15 am Tap Studio 2
Thursday 10:15 am – 11:30 am Ballet Studio 6

*Make up with 7-8 year old classes on Tuesdays

Kindergarten Tuition $120 or $20/week
Wednesday 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Ballet/Tap Studio 1

*Makeup with 6 year old classes on Tuesday

6 Year Old Class
For students entering 1st grade new to company
Tuition $90 or $16/week
Tuesday 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Tap Technique Studio 2
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Ballet Technique Studio 6

*Makeup with Kindergarten class or Crystal company

7-8 Year Old Class
For students entering 2nd & 3rd grade new to company
Tuition $120 or $20/week
Thursday 9:00 am – 10:15 am Ballet Studio 6
Thursday 10:15 am – 11:00 am Tap Studio 2

*Makeup with Violet company on Tuesdays

Summer Workshops and Camps

BodAlign/Pointe Intensive taught by Kristi Hill and Lindsey Brown June 11-15th –limited space available, register early.

The BodAlign Workshop is a progressive tool to benefit dancers throughout their careers. It first builds focus which, in turn, allows students to become self-aware. Once this awareness is achieved proper technique can be reached. When there is true technique a dancer’s confidence can grow and will be reflected in their performance. This workshop will help dancers better understand the human anatomy and create a stronger brain-to-muscle connection. When there is correct alignment it is easier to prevent injury when moving into technique classes and performances. Also, when a student can feel their own correct alignment they are able to begin to self-motivate and self-correct.

Session 1 BodAlign Workshop for students in Indigo (not on pointe), yellow, silver turquoise and Sage – Cost $100 for the week

9:00-10:00 am BodAlign Workshop

  • Focus and Awareness: Simple anatomy of true alignment; exercises and stretches to strengthen posture; understanding and feeling a neutral pelvis position; taking this and applying it to correct turnout.
  • Body Alignment: Exercises that isolate muscles to make a stronger brain-to-muscle connection; taking that memory into exercises that combine muscle groups.

10:00-11:00 am Pre-Pointe: Taking the focus to the feet and learning how to find proper alignment in feet and to strengthen feet.
11:00-12:30 Ballet Technique Class: Taking the focus, awareness and body alignment into technique class. We will also be taking it a step further in teaching the dancers some ballet choreography to help them maintain their focus, awareness and body alignment as they add performance qualities.
Friday 12:00-12:30 pm Showing: Parents are invited to see what the dancers have been working on and learning throughout the week.

Session 2 Schedule—for students who have their pointe shoes-Cost $165.00 for the week

1:00-2:00 pm BodAlign Workshop
2:00-3:30 pm Ballet Technique Class: Taking the focus, awareness and body alignment into technique class
3:30-4:30 pm Pointe Technique Class: Taking focus, awareness, body alignment and ballet technique and applying it to pointe work.
4:30-5:30 pm Ballet Variations: Taking technique into choreography in order to enhance performance quality. *We will be learning Classical Variations and Contemporary ballet choreography.
Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm partnering class.
Friday 4:30-5:30 pm Showing: Parents are invited to see what the dancers have been working on and learning throughout the week.

Lifehouse Summer Dance Camp

Lifehouse will host two separate dance camps. Each camp will have a resident ballet and jazz teacher. Students will take technique classes from the same resident guest teacher every day. This will maximize their growth during the week. We will continue to offer classes in other genres as well to build their skills and versatility.

  • August 6th-10th Camp for company from yellow, indigo, sage, magenta, gold, red and blue. Resident ballet teacher will be Shayla Bott, the theatre ballet director at BYU. I will be announcing the other guest artists soon. Be excited!
  • August 13th-17th Camp for company students from turquoise, silver, purple, green, pink, violet, and crystal. We are excited to announce that Ms. Beverly Spell, the creator of Leap ‘n Learn, will be returning and teaching all of the ballet classes. She is coming from Louisiana to work with our students. Ms. Ashley will be doing her fabulous Jump Start Jazz workshop during this camp so everyone get this fantastic information. Camp promises to be our best yet. We have some exciting guest artists coming to work with you, inspiring guest speakers and fun activities.
  • Camp is required for 2018-19 company members and open to all.
  • Classes will all take place between 9 am and 5 pm. 1st and 2nd grade students will come for a half day.
  • We will also discuss goal setting as a class and establish friendships within our company.

Cost of camp: $200 for 12 and older camp, $185 for Grades 3-6, $105 for 1st and 2nd graders

Auditions for Lifehouse 2018-19 Companies

An audition for Dance Companies will be held Friday, July 27th between the hours of 9 am-5 pm. It is a good experience for students to learn the art of auditioning as it is a part of the dance world. Students will showcase what they have been working on all summer. After the audition, class placement for the next season will be determined. Always our goal is to place dancers where they can grow and progress to their potential.

If you have any questions regarding class placement or want some feedback as to your child’s readiness for a company class structure, feel free to contact me.
Best Regards,

Nesha Woodhouse