GA College Dance at TPH

Georgia College Dance at

Thomas Persons Hall


Georgia College & State University’s                                                                                             COMMUNITY DANCE PROGRAM                                                                       @  THOMAS PERSONS HALL

Mondays – January through May 2017

 Join us! Georgia College’s Community Dance Program is proud to extend its partnership with Thomas Person’s Hall in Monticello. Our highly qualified teachers are GCSU instructors, Claire Belew and Hannah Dobilas. As a team, these ladies develop young artists with sound technique and performance skills in multiple dance styles. The students discover how to bring imaginary characters to life onstage in Georgia College’s annual winter production of The Nutcracker, which won Best Local Event for the fourth year in a row! Moreover, the GC Dance Program has recently received some major accolades from the Union Recorder, naming Director Amelia Pelton Best Teacher, and the dance program Best Dance School in Milledgeville and Baldwin County. Don’t miss a chance to become a member of this exceptional dance family! The following dance classes begin the Spring semester on Mondays starting January 9 for $45 per month…

Creative Movement (3-4 year olds) – 4:30-5:15 pm

A fun, energetic class for 3 and 4 year olds designed to introduce them to dance. Balls, hula hoops, scarves and batons will be used to help children with hand-eye coordination, motor usage, and locomotor steps. Basic ballet terminology will be introduced. These students are usually the baby mice in The Nutcracker.

Ballet I & Tap ll (5-6 yrs. old) – 5:15-6:00 pm

This is the first level of ballet, usually for 5 and 6 year olds. This class is more structured than Creative Movement, with more emphasis on correct ballet terminology and usage rather than play. Students begin at the barre and progress to the center in this class. These students are usually the Angels in The Nutcracker.                                     Tap ll is an intermediate tap class for this age group.

Ballet II (7-8 yrs. old) – 6:00-6:45 pm

Building upon what was learned in Ballet I, these students study increasingly more difficult terminology and steps in classical ballet. For 6, 7, and 8 year olds, depending upon how they are progressing. Ballet II students are usually the Pollichinelles in The Nutcracker.

Ballet III (9-11 yrs. old)  – 6:00-6:45 pm

Building upon what was accomplished in Ballet II, these students study increasingly more difficult steps and terminology, building the ground for future pointe work. In the past these students have been Gum Drops in The Nutcracker!

For information, please contact                                                             Courtney Bentley, GCSU  at 478.445.5277.                                     Register online at

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