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Garth Fagan Dance School

Winter Semester 2024

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THE COSTS BELOW INCLUDE THE REGISTRATION FEE OF $15

All Children’s Saturday Classes .........................................$235 (Now $215)

 

Adult community classes

1 class a week....................................................................................$290 (Now $265)

2 classes a week...............................................................................$555 (Now $505)

3 classes a week...............................................................................$775 (Now $700)

*Walk in’s must pay a 1-time $15 registration, fill out the registration form, and pay for adult community class fee $25. Walk-in registration is not available online.

 

Beginnner/Intermediate class................................................$235 (Now $215)

*half off for all students enrolled in a dance program, regardless of age ($117.50). (Now $107.50)

*Walk-ins must pay a 1-time $15 registration, fill out the registration form, and pay for beg/int class fee $20 (half off for all students enrolled in a dance program, regardless of age). walk-in registration is not available online.

 

Student Ensemble 10+. .................................................................$235 (Now $215)

student ensemble under 10. (1/2 off) ................................$117.50 (Now $107.50)

 

Scholarships available for all classes except the adult community class.

10,000+ students access to innovative dance training since 1991
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We invite children and youth of all ages to step into the Garth Fagan Dance studios!  Our youngest dancers explore rhythm and match body movements to the beat through group dance.  School-aged dancers begin a progressive study of the Fagan Technique, learning its vocabulary and developing the strength and coordination to execute the movement sequences.  Classes are taught by our professional company dancers who use dance training to teach discipline, work ethic and creative expression.

Children's Classes

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Whatever your motivation--seek a creative outlet, elevate your fitness level, resurrect the dance training of your youth, explore an unrealized dream—you will find like-minded adults at our classes. And you will come away with increased muscular strength, flexibility, posture, over all body awareness and resiliency to stress!  Our professional dance teachers are your guides since all Garth Fagan Dance studios are without mirrors.  

Adult Community Classes

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The beginner/intermediate course is a public class for students ages 13+. This class is excellent for individuals with a strong dance backbone who want to advance their Fagan knowledge and ability.

 

Prior Dance Experience Required

Beginner/Intermediate

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Student Ensemble

Meet the Garth Fagan Dance School’s Student Ensemble, a diverse dance team of youth ages 8-18, who train in the Fagan Technique, rehearse, and perform original choreography. The Student Ensemble is led by two company dancers Gabrielle Samuel and Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, who serve as School Intern's and Co-Directors of Student Ensemble.

 

Students ages 8-12 years old (beginner ensemble) must take the community class with enrolled students Saturdays from 11:30am - 12:45pm.

 

The Ensemble is a guided immersion for youth in the professional rigors of a dance career.  The program takes place in the Garth Fagan Dance studios, is taught by professional dancers, and includes regular visits by Mr. Fagan.  These cultural ambassadors for contemporary dance perform throughout the year at area festivals and corporate events.  

 

The yearlong immersive experience culminates with the Student Ensemble performing on stage in matinee shows for the Company’s home season.

What is Fagan Technique?

Fagan Technique is the teaching method of Garth Fagan Dance. A Black dance vocabulary created by company founder and artistic director Garth Fagan. Since 1970, the vocabulary developed hand-in-hand with the growth of Garth’s choreographic expression. Fagan Technique blends African traditions, the speed and precision of ballet, Caribbean stories and Black gestures; positions, timing, and Afro-Fagan sequences recognized as uniquely Fagan movement signatures. Fagan Technique™ has moved more than a 100 million audience members to universal acceptance through Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, and Recently Garth Fagan Dance was received into the “Archives of the Library of Congress'', as a 20th Century dance treasure and rule breaking experimentation of postmodern accomplishment. 

FACULTY

SCHOOL DIRECTOR:

Natalie Rogers-Cropper

CO-DIRECTOR'S OF STUDENT ENSEMBLE & SCHOOL INTERNS: 

Gabrielle Samuel & Ethan Beckwith-Cohen

FOR REGISTRATION AND SCHOLARSHIP INQUIRIES,

PLEASE CONTACT GARTH FAGAN DANCE SCHOOL DIRECTOR,

NATALIE ROGERS-CROPPER AT NATALIE@GARTHFAGANDANCE.ORG

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