CONCORDarts programs offers a wide variety of classes including, Ballet, Lyrical/Worship, Jazz/Contemporary, Drama, as well as the auditioned CAdance Company, a performing ambassador troupe for advanced and committed dancers. If you have a question about which class is right for you or your young one, please email us.
The following class descriptions are intended to serve as a guideline in helping you select appropriate classes for your child. You may be asked to move your child up or down a level once the instructor has had an opportunity to assess them in a classroom setting. For that reason, many parents find it easier to err on the side of caution - selecting a class they know their child will fit into rather than one they might. If, after reading these guidelines, you still are uncertain which class is appropriate, please email us and we will have an instructor contact you.
Creative Movement - Intended to introduce preschoolers to the concepts of rhythm, movement and expression, as well as some basic dance terminology and discipline. This class will be appropriate for most preschool girls (older 3's to 5) with one-year or less of dance instruction. All students should be potty-trained prior to beginning class.
Ballet (multiple levels) - Ballet is a classical form of dance emphasizing proper body alignment and fluid movement. Barre, center work, and across the floor progressions are all used to develop proper Ballet technique. Ballet is the foundation upon which all other dance forms are based.
Ballet 1 - (Avg ages 5-7) Girls should be enrolled in Kindergarten or above. Girls with more experience may be more suitable for Ballet 2.
Ballet 2 - (Avg ages 6-10) Younger girls should have at least a full year of dance instruction. Older girls may be new to ballet.
Ballet 3 - (Avg ages 9-12, by instructor approval only) Girls should have a minimum of two years of prior ballet instruction and have demonstrated readiness for advanced instruction.
Ballet 4 - (Avg ages 11-14, by instructor approval only) Girls should have a minimum of three years of prior ballet instruction and have demonstrated readiness for advanced instruction.
Ballet 5 - (Avg Ages 12-18, by instructor approval only) Girls should have a minimum of five years of prior ballet instruction and have demonstrated readiness for advanced instruction.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe - (Avg ages 12 and up, by instructor approval only) Girls should have a minimum of three years of prior ballet instruction and have demonstrated readiness for advanced instruction. Ballet 4/5 is a co-requisite class.
Ballet Technique - (Avg ages 8-18, by instructor approval only). This class is intended for older, inexperienced dancers who want to develop their dance IQ, as well as technique and conditioning. It is appropriate for dancers with little or no previous ballet experience.
Lyrical/Worship (two levels) - An expressive, contemporary dance form, Lyrical dance encourages dancers to explore their emotions and movement through both choreographed dance and improvisation. This dance form may make use of props such as banners or silks and is heavily influenced by ballet and jazz. Ballet as a prerequisite or co-requisite is highly encouraged.
Lyrical/Worship 1 - (Avg ages 7-10, by instructor approval) For younger students, at least one year of ballet instruction is a pre-requisite for this class. Older girls may take an appropriate ballet class as a co-requisite. Exceptions made only with instructor approval.
Lyrical/Worship 2 - (Avg ages 9 and up, by instructor approval) Younger students will have multiple years of dance instruction. Older students with less experience may take an appropriate ballet class as a co-requisite.
Contemporary/Jazz (multiple levels) - This is a high-energy style offering fun, upbeat music, and stylized movement and technique. This genre allows for a lot of creative freedom, while maintaining strict lines. Ballet as a prerequisite or co-requisite is highly encouraged.
Contemporary/Jazz 1 - (Avg ages 5-8, by instructor approval) For students with no prior dance experience, Ballet 1 or Ballet 2 will be a co-requisite.
Contemporary/Jazz 2 - (Avg ages 7-11, with instructor approval) Younger students should have at least a year of dance experience. Older students without experience may take an appropriate ballet class as a co-requisite.
Contemporary/Jazz 3 - (Avg ages 10 and up, with instructor approval) Younger students will have multiple years of ballet and/or jazz instruction. Older students with little experience may take an appropriate ballet class as a co-requisite.
CAdance -As the studio's dance company, CAdance is a performance-ready ensemble that represents CONCORDarts at a variety of events in the region. Participation in this ensemble is by invitation and audition only. Participation in an advanced level Ballet, Lyrical or Contemporary/Jazz class is a co-requisite.
Questions about tuition and payments, what's included, apparel, shoes, the season calendar or more? Read below for all the details!
CONCORDarts Dance 2018-19 Terms and Conditions:
2018-19 Calendar (32 weeks of instruction)
August 15 Classes Begin
September 3 NO CLASSES (Labor Day)
October 8-12 NO CLASSES (Fall Break)
November 21-23 NO CLASSES (Thanksgiving Break)
December 21 Last Class for Fall
January 4 Classes Resume
March 18-22 NO CLASSES (Spring Break)
April 19 NO CLASSES (Good Friday)
TBD Dress Rehearsal for Recital
TBD Recital Performance
April 29 Last Day of Classes
Note: Ballet 5, Pointe and Creative Movement-C classes will not meet on the following Tuesdays: 9/11, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12 or 4/9. The length of those class sessions has been adjusted to compensate for these missed dates.
Classes and Registration
A full description of classes is available at left. If you need assistance in identifying the most appropriate class for your child, please contact us and we will arrange for you to speak to an instructor. Our staff reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes that do not meet minimum enrollment criteria. Our class schedule is available here. You may register for classes here.
Tuition, Fees, Discounts and Late Payments
Tuition for the 2018-19 season, which includes all costuming (see below) and recital fees, is $53 per month per student for the first 45-minute block of weekly dance instruction. Additional 45-minute blocks are billed at $23 per month for each block. Individual students may enroll in unlimited weekly classes for just $165 per month. Siblings receive a 10% discount off these rates (not valid for the first registrant).
0:45 = $53 per month
1:30 = $76 per month
2:15 = $99 per month
3:00 = $122 per month
3:45 = $145 per month
4:30 or more = $168 per month
Monthly tuition INCLUDES both costume rental and recital fees for the semester. CA does not charge admission for recitals. Monthly tuition DOES NOT include personal items such as shoes, leotards, tights or jazz pants, or charges for pictures or videos that you may elect to purchase. Tuition is NOT based on a specific number of classes in a given month, but on thirty-two weeks of classes distributed over nine equal payments (Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, and Apr). The new student Registration Fee is $25 and is due and payable with the first month of tuition prior to the start of classes. This fee is assessed only to first-time CA students. Monthly tuition payments are due as scheduled on the 2018-19 CA Dance Season Calendar (see above). Payments received after the 10th of the month are subject to a $15 late fee. If payment is not received by the 10th of the month, your child may not be permitted to participate in classes until past due payments are received. Payments that are rejected by your bank will be subject to a $15 fee. Once your registration is complete, you will be invoiced for your fees. We ask that you please remit payment via the online parent portal (link provided during registration or on your emailed invoice). If that is not possible, please send a check payable to "CONCORDarts" to 12501 Coral Reef Cir, Knoxville, TN 37922
Attendance, Absenteeism and Withdrawal Policy
Absenteeism prevents a dancer and her class from performing at their highest level. If the instructor considers absences to be excessive, a student may be excluded from performances. Dress rehearsals for recital performances are mandatory. Generally speaking, each recital will require one dress rehearsal. No refunds or account credits will be given by CA for missed classes. Withdrawals are permitted only with a thirty day notice and payment of any tuition due during that period. Withdrawals necessitated by a dancer’s injury must be documented by doctor’s note provided to the CA directors. In such cases, tuition for subsequent months will be waived until the dancer is able to return.
If classes must be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances, notice will be given via email to the addresses on file and notice will be posted on CA’s Facebook page. Any cancelled classes will be re-scheduled as soon as practical.
Please notify your instructor and the CA directors immediately of any injuries that preclude your dancer from taking part in classes. To resume dancing following a documented injury, a doctor’s release will be required. Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury resulting from dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class. Parents alone are responsible for maintaining adequate insurance coverage to protect against losses as a result of any injury.
Any conduct by child or parent that is considered in the sole discretion of the Directors to be unbecoming, such as disrespectful communication and not adhering to the policies of CA and our host facility, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program. Students under the age of 13 must be under direct adult supervision at all times. At no time may children be permitted to wander the facility or grounds unsupervised. Any violation of this policy could result in dismissal from the program. Damage to property caused by failure to properly supervise a child will be the parent’s financial responsibility.
Care of Students
CA, its instructors, the host facility and its employees are not responsible for providing care before or after class to the students. Late pickups could result in fees at a rate of $10 for each fifteen minute increment or any portion thereof. Please contact your instructor if you will be late to pick up your child. Note: Parents are not permitted to sit-in on classes.
Proper Attire and Modesty Guidelines
Class Wear: Ballet (all levels), Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Creative Movement and Lyrical/Worship Classes - Tank, cap sleeved or long-sleeved leotard (pink or black for ages 3-6; black for ages 7+). Any additional layering must meet instructor approval. Pink tights (footless is OK for ages 3-6 for class, but NOT for performance; ages 7+ should have convertible tights). Optional ballet skirts, either attached or unattached to leotard, for ages 3-6, wrap black ballet skirt for ages 7+. Shorts are permitted for older girls. Pink, full-soled, leather ballet shoes for ages 3-6. Ages 7+ may wear leather or canvas ballet shoes. NO WALMART SLIP-ON BALLET SHOES. The Dancer’s Shoppe, located on Peters Road, provides fitting services and sells quality dance shoes. Hair should be in a bun or ponytail for ages 3-6. Hair MUST be in a ballet bun for ages 7+.
Class Wear: All other classes Black tank leotard should be worn beneath a shirt to prevent bare midriffs or cleavage from showing. Comfortable capris, leggings, jazz pants, yoga, or other pants (no shorts). Ballet skirts are acceptable if tights or leggings are worn underneath. Contemporary/Jazz students should wear black jazz shoes. Hair should be in a ponytail or bun.
General Modesty Guidelines for Attire (for ALL Classes) - Students must dress modestly at all times and dance apparel should be covered while in any public areas of the facility.
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Promotional Use of Images
From time to time, CA, or its delegates, may photograph or video/audio record lessons and/or recitals. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions grants CA permission to use any such image or recording of your child for any legitimate promotional purpose.
Acceptance of Complete Terms and Conditions
By registering your child for CA, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.