Hip Hop, Grades 3-5
This is a style of dance that has taken on many forms over the last few years. We will focus on learning the proper technique while learning some of the clean movements that are found on MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and more. Clean popular songs and movements will be used. Jazz sneakers or jazz shoes are to be worn.
Sarah Christie started dancing at age 3 with the Turning Pointe Center of Dance in Pembroke, NH. There she studied ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and gymnastics for 16 years. In addition to annual recitals, Sarah has held the roles of Arabian Coffee and The Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker Ballet. While studying at TPCD she was given the opportunity to perform for Walt Disney World’s “Magical Music Days” in the Magic Kingdom. From there Sarah was able to study under numerous instructors in Boston, NYC and Maine. She also attended many workshops including dancing with the NYC Rockettes. During high school, Sarah was an active member of the community, after volunteer work and experience with young children she was given the position of head cheerleading coach at St. John Regional School in Concord NH. Her team placed within the top three at competition all three years she worked as their coach. After high school, Sarah attended Southern New Hampshire University and was a member of their dance team, focusing on hip hop and lyrical dance. She transferred to Franklin Pierce University and has earned a B.S. in Human Services. During college, Sarah returned to the Turning Pointe where she taught dance and acro/gym, a class geared towards gymnastics and creative movement. Leaving to start a family, Sarah is now a wife, a mother of two little girls and as always, eager to keep dancing.
The dress code is for the safety of all children and adults dancing. We need to see your muscles and their movements. Please see the instructor if you have any questions.
- Leotards, jazz pants, yoga pants, athletic shorts, tees, dance sneakers are all acceptable.
- No baggy sweats or street clothing.
- Hair in a braid or bun.
- Boys may wear sweats, short and tee shirts.
- Nonrefundable $20 registration fee per student
- Multi-class and sibling discounts will be applied
- Payments are due the first dance class of EACH month.
- Payments not received by the 7th will incur a late fee of $10 per month late.
- Payments received after the 15th of the month will incur a $15 late fee per month late.
- A $25 fee for returned checks.
- Payments can be made in cash (in an envelope with the student(s) name) or by check made payable to Alton Dance Academy. Please have the students name on the check.
- There is a tuition drop box in the lobby, and new this year we have installed a drop on the outside Boutique door.
- You may also mail payments to: P.O. Box 261 Alton, NH 03809
- Credit cards are accepted on site (Or over the phone with a $2 fee).
- Business Hours for accepting payments are Monday – Thursday: 3:15PM – 6:30PM and Saturday 9AM – 11AM
- There are no refunds for missed classes. You may attend another class to make-up the missed class.