Debra Collier's School of Dance
Debra Collier's School of Dance
 

Studio Hours

    Mon-Thu: 12:30p-9p
    Fri: 9:30a-5p
 
 
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Summer Classes & Camps

Our 2019 Summer Line-up is filled with exciting camps, classes and more! From our magical dance camps to the opportunity to work with guest teachers Jeremy Plummer and Michael Foley, there is something for dancers of all ages and levels.   Click on any camp or class header to register today!

 

 

 

•  Unicorns & Mermaids
     June 10, 12 & 14 • ages 3-6 • 9-10:30a • $70
     July 8, 10 & 12 • ages 6-13 • 9-11a • $80

Just past the rainbow and next to the lagoon, our mystical land of Unicorns and Mermaids are waiting for you!  With glitter and imagination, our crafts and dances will have you sailing over the rainbow for an unforgettable experience!

Llama, Llama, Llama!
     June 10, 12 & 14 • ages 6-13 • 10:30a-12:30p • $80

From dancing to fashion and crafts to decorl, llamas are everywhere!  This camp has everything your llama lover is looking for! Like ’em!  Love ’em!  Join the llama craze!

Candyland
     June 17, 19 & 21 • ages 3-6 • 9-10:30a • $70

The race is on to King Kandy’s Castle, past the Lollipop Woods and Ice Cream Sea.  We might even sample some sweet treats along the way!  We’ll look for the shortcuts and watch out for the licorice squares!  We will even play our own life-size game!

Fortnite
     June 17, 19 & 21 • ages 6-13 • 9-11a • $80

What’s the Hype about Fortnite?!  Well come and find out.  We will Dab, Floss, Free Style and more!  Develop your own character and create your own moves!

Princesses & Cupcakes
     June 24, 26 & 28 • ages 3-6 • 9-10:30a • $70

Your little princess will be delighted with our Kingdom of Cupcakes!  We’ll dance, decorate and taste our treats and top off our week with sprinkles and sweets!

 Camps include:  

  • Dancing!
  • Fun and imagination
  • Crafts
  • Camp photo
  • Special studio T-shirt
  • Camp keepsakes
  • Healthy snack and water
  • Performance for parents during the last ten minutes of our final day
  • Lots of fun!

 

Ties & Tiaras
     June 24 • ages 6-13 • 3:30-6:30 • $45,      (no charge for dad or caregiver)

It’s a daddy-daughter date! Daughters will arrive first to prepare for this exciting event!  They’ll create crafts and corsages as they set the stage for their magical date when dads, grandpas or a special someone join them.  So, girls, put on your party dress for a festive reception and dance with dad, learn the etiquette to help present yourself with confidence, and create memories to last a lifetime!

 

 

Our short summer session is a great opportunity to see what dance is all about! The six-week sessions meet once a week and parents may observe the last 10 minutes of their child’s last class of the session.  Registration for our summer classes is available through the website or at the studio beginning in March.

Mommy and Me (ages 1½-3) • Tuesday, 5:30-6p • $75
Introduce your child to the magical world of movement and music. As you join your child each week, you will notice the improvement in their self-esteem and confidence as they explore new and exciting activities with the security of you right beside them.

Tiny Tots (ages 3-4) • Tuesday, 6-6:30p • $75
The children are gently introduced to the joy of movement and rhythm through fun activities while encouraging their natural creativity.

Beginning Level Classes
These beginning level classes are structured for students beginning dance for the first time or just trying a new style.

Tap (ages 7 & up) • Tuesday, 5:30-6:15p • $89

Ballet (ages 5-8) • Tuesday, 6:30-7:15p • $89

              • Ballet (ages 7 & up) • Tuesday, 6:15-7p • $89

• Hip Hop (ages 8 & up) • Tuesday, 7:15-8p • $89

Ballroom (adults) • Tuesday, 6:30-7:15p • $75 single/$140 couples
Enjoy six-weeks of Swing, Salsa and Waltz! No experience is necessary. 

 

 

Please speak to our teaching staff for correct class placement.

Pointe Technique • Tuesday or Thursday, 1-3p • $150

Ballet Technique • Tuesday or Thursday, 3:30-5p • $143

Conditioning • Tuesday or Thursday, 3-3:30p • $67

Turn Technique • Tuesday or Thursday, 5-5:30p • $75

 

 

We are excited to announce the return of Guest Teacher Jeremy Plummer to the studio! Jeremy is a director, dance choreographer and aerial creator and choreographer with shows running all around the world that feature his unique blend of aerial artistry and hybrid of dance and aerial performance. His company, C5, has had their work featured at Dance for Life for the past 6 years.  Jeremy was a company member with River North Chicago Dance Company where he danced for several years in addition to choreographing for the company. He is a favorite teacher of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. In 2013 he was the recipient of their highest honor, the Artistic Achievement Award, especially notable given his young age.  The best part is, even with all of his awards and experience he is a friendly, approachable teacher with a great, positive outlook who is passionate about sharing his love of dance!  He is a favorite of our students that have worked with him.

Joining us in July is renowned choreographer Michael Foley.  Michael is currently a Professor of Dance at the University of South Florida, where he received USF’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2010, and USF’s Global Achievement Award for Student Success in 2016.  He is also the director/creator of the University of South Florida Dance Program’s semester and summer study abroad programs in Paris, which has brought over 250 students to Paris since 2007.  Michael has taught workshops and master classes at universities, academic institutions and private studios throughout the United States, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.  Michael was also the Artistic Director of the Dance in Education Fund, Inc. in New York for several years, as well as a faculty member for 10 years at DanceSpace Center/Dance New Amsterdam in New York City, and as an instructor at Steps, Peridance and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.

It is an honor to have guest instructors of this caliber teach at our studio.  Any time students can learn from a guest teacher, they receive the benefit of additional teaching and choreographic styles.  Add that together with their vast experience, the fact they are coming to you, no travel or hotel expenses and it makes this opportunity amazing!

Jeremy Plummer Workshops

Jazz (ages 9-14)
Wednesday, June 19, 10-11:30a and Thursday, June 20, 10-11a • $39

• Improving Your Turns (9-14)
Wednesday, June 19, 11:30a-12:30p • $17

Jazz (ages 15 & up)
Wednesday, June 19, 2-3:30p and Thursday, June 20, 11a-12:30p • $44

Improving Your Turns (ages 15 & up)
Thu, June 20, 12:30-1:30p • $17

Michael Foley Workshops

• Improv (ages 10 & up)
Thursday, July 11, 9:45-11a • $20

• Modern Dance Partnering (ages 10 & up)
Thur, July 11, 11a-12:30p • $22

• Modern (ages 8-14)
Thursday, July 11, 2-3:30p • $22

• Yoga and Morning Stretch (8 & up)
Friday, July 12, 9:30-10:30a • $17

• Modern Through the Decades (ages 8 & up)
Friday, July 12, 10:30-11:30a • $17

 

 

One-Day Workshops give your child the opportunity to focus on one area of dance.  There are no formation changes or other factors of working on a performance piece to distract him/her.  The workshops are designed to improve competency in one area.  And…specialty workshops are short commitments!

• The Art of Performance (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, June 12, 1-3:30p • $35

• Jazz (ages 8 & up)
Monday, June 17, 1-3:30p • $35

• Improv & Partnering (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, June 26, 1-3:30p • $35

• Tap (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, July 10, 1-3:30p • $35

• Yoga & More (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, July 24, 1-3:30p • $35

• Modern (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, July 31, 1-3:30p • $35

•  Muscle Maintenance and Massage (ages 8 & up)
Wednesday, August 7, 1-3:30p • $35