Fall Classes

'Ladies and Gents.. this is the moment you've been waiting for..."

The Fall 2019 Classes are inspired by the magic and wonder of The Circus!  As many of you know, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the visionary who rose from nothing to create the over-the-top BIG-TOP experience. This semester, "The Academy" joins forces with "Arts Reach" to create the GREATEST SHOW in Northern Colorado!

Our classes will utilize the music from “The Greatest Showman," from the musical “Barnum,” from Cirque Du Soleil and from other Circus-themed pop music. This will be a spectacle of dance, acting  acrobatic movement, and dazzling vocals – all culminating in our Fall Recitals this November. 

Our Ring Masters are "The Academy" Founder, Jalyn Webb and "Arts Reach" Founder, Jill Van Orden, and they have pulled together a cast of Master Teachers that won’t disappoint: Emily Erkman, Abbie Hanawalt and Katie Burke. We invite you into a world of wonder, imagination and excitement… and we can't wait to get started!

Fall Classes will be held at Studio West Dance Center: 216 W. Horsetooth Road, Suite B, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Classes Start: Monday, September 9th

10-week Classes End: Friday, November 15th

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Cirque de Dance!

Dance

Teacher: Abbie Hanawalt

8-week Class, ends Tuesday, October 29th


This class is designed to help build the fundamentals of dance so that students can have confidence in future auditions and performances. We will focus on the basics and put them to practice by challenging students as we learn combinations to songs from The Greatest Showman! Dance styles will include ballet, jazz, and lyrical.

6 th -12 th

5pm-6pm

Tuesday

$299

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This Is Me! 

Vocal Performance

Teacher: Emily Erkman


Continuing in the style of our Pitch Perfect class, Emily will guide you through mic technique, solo and group singing, and "back-up" style choreography. Every student sings a solo verse in the recital, gets a private voice lesson, and learns to make their voices heard, all while singing pop music.  Here's your chance to say, "This is me!"

3 rd -5th

4pm-5pm

Thursday

$329


6 th -8 th

5:15pm-6:30pm
Thursday
$349

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One Acts!

Acting

Teacher: Katie Burke


A one act play is a play written with no intermission and is a short and succinct glimpse into life in the theatre. One act plays have all the benefits of a full length show, but in a condensed atmosphere. In this class, students will be cast in a show, rehearse, and perform the final product. This class is a great first step for beginning actors, or actors who wants to advance their skills.

3 rd -5th

4pm-5pm

Monday

$329


6 th -8 th  
5:15pm-6:30pm
Monday
$349

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Shine on Stage! 
Musical Theatre Performance
Teacher: Jill Van Orden

 
In a creative, upbeat, and supportive class environment, our youngest performers will receive age accessible instruction in singing, acting and dancing that will culminate with a circus-themed performance.

Pre-K 
3pm-3:45pm
Wednesday
$309


K-1 st  
4pm-4:45pm
Wednesday
$309


Build fundamental performance skills in this circus-themed musical theater class.  A little bit of acting, singing, and dancing – a whole lot of fun!

2 nd -3 rd  
5pm-6pm
Wednesday
$329


Improve acting, singing, and dance skills! Students will enjoy instruction in singing and acting; and dancing to song/s and performances inspired by Broadway with some circus flair.

4 th -5 th  
4pm-5pm
Tuesday
$329


Working towards becoming a true triple threat, students will be challenged in acting, singing, and dancing as we prepare an energized and engaging circus-inspired musical theater performance.
6 th -8 th  
5:15pm-6:30pm
Tuesday
$349

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Tuesday Night Teen Class! 
Performing Arts
Teacher: Jill Van Orden


Lovingly named TNTC by its founding members, this high-school-aged class is a fluid performing arts class based on the interests and skill level of those enrolled.  In the past, TNTC students have tackled everything from original sketch comedy, one acts, melodramas, and small cast musicals. The project is decided upon by the currently enrolled students and is sure to be a unique, challenging, and fun experience!


9 th -12 th  
7pm-8:15pm
Tuesday
$349

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Broadway Dance! 
Teacher: Jill Van Orden


Looking to improve your dance skills?  Broadway Dance is the perfect class for older beginners or actors who are confident in their acting and vocal skills but need to learn some dance basics.  Broadway Dance is a compilation of a variety of dance styles in their simplest forms.  Skills will be applied to an energized, choreographed number students will be excited and confident to perform.

6 th -8 th  
4pm-5pm
Thursday
$329


3 rd -5 th  
5:15pm-6:15pm
Thursday
$329


Steps for Booking Fall Classes

  1. Go back to our Homepage
  2. Under the ‘Login To Your Account’ tab, Select ‘Create an Account’
  3. Once you have filled in your information, you will be sent an email to confirm your account
    (Tip: You will need to connect a credit card to your account during creation)
  4. Revisit the website to login to your new account!
  5. From your Homepage, visit the ‘Calendar’ tab on the Left Panel
  6. Toggle to September, and select your classes and click ‘Register’
  7. We will send you an Invoice within 72 hours!