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Welcome to daco's
new dance program
FOR KIDS & TEENS: FALL SESSION

Dance is ALWAYS the answer!

Moving your bodies in rhythm is a great physical activity.

Dance improves flexibility, coordination, balance, range of motion, stamina, muscle tone, strength, and posture.

But physical fitness is just one of many benefits of dance.

Students learn to follow directions,

learn and remember steps (choreography), respond to music,

develop teamwork and build confidence.

Our Mission is to help our students build a strong technical foundation and inspire them on their pathway

to becoming well-rounded artists.

Class Offerings 

Youth 

Ballet & Tap Combo

Pre-teen

Ballet & Tap Combo

Teen+

Tap Class 

Teen +

Musical Theatre Dance 

Dance Performance

Instructor

AlissaBeth Morton

AlissaBeth Jane Morton is thrilled to return to DACO. When she was in middle school she portrayed the strict Miss Minchin in “A Little Princess”. She graduated college with a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in dance performance. After performing at numerous equity houses around the United States, AlissaBeth was a singer/dancer onboard Azamara Cruise Line. Here her cast won the Golden Ovation of the Sea Award for best entertainment, and AlissaBeth was asked to create her own solo shows to perform for the guests on top of the cast shows. She saw 6 of the 7 continents and loved her time there. After the pandemic hit she decided she needed a change of pace, and is currently enrolled in Oakland University for her Masters in Elementary Education! She adores teaching children, and cannot wait to make a difference in kids lives. “Children are the future!” 

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“Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.” ~Judith Jamison

REGISTER TODAY!! 

October 11, 18, 25; November 1,8,15, 2021

TAP CLASS---Monday's 

TEEN TAP : Designed for students ages12+
Time: 5:00p.m.-6:00P.M.
Fee: $95.00per person

Description: 

This class is a wonderful entry or reintroduction to dance for teens and adults who have little tap experience or who have not taken a tap class since their youth. Dancers will learn basic rhythmic tap skills, and terminology. Dancers will participate in warm up, center, and traveling exercises. Fundamentals such as balance and general alignment are also introduced at this level. 

Attire: Any sort of leotard/t shirt and jazz pants/athletic pants.

Hair: Hair must be tied back off of the face.

Shoes: Any type of tap shoe.

Note: Masks are required for indoor classes. 

October 11, 18, 25; November 1,8,15, 2021

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASS

Designed for students ages 12+
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Fee:$95.00per person

This class utilizes foundational elements of jazz, ballet, and tap to develop the dancer’s ability to portray characters through music and movement.  Using music from popular Broadway and film musicals, emphasis will be placed on facial-expression, performance, and nuances in musicality and movement that enhance theatrical dance. 

Attire: Any sort of leotard/t shirt and jazz pants/athletic pants.

Hair: Hair must be tied back off of the face.

Shoes
Girls: Jazz shoe/boot; ballet slipper. 

Boys: Jazz shoes or boot. 

Note: Masks are required for indoor classes. 

Tap Shoes
Group Dance

October 13,27; November 3, 10, 17-- 2021
TAP/BALLET COMBO-Wednesday's 

Session One: Designed for students ages 5-7years
Time: 5:00p.m.-5:50p.m.
Fee: $80.00per person

Description: 

Our youngest dancers learn basic ballet and tap movements in a positive and fun environment.  Proper technique is taught through creative dances and imagination.   As young dancers journey through this comprehensive curriculum, they grow in developmentally appropriate skills.

 

We focus on the basics: strength, muscle control, coordination, and classroom socialization. Dancers explore their independence by attending class without parental assistance.  Every class is a dance adventure of music and movement.

Note: Masks are required for indoor classes. 

October 13,27; November 3, 10, 17-- 2021

TAP/BALLET COMBO-Wednesday's 
Session Two: Designed for students ages 8-11
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:50p.m.
Fee:$80.00per person

The second Introduction to Ballet and Tap class builds off of the foundations established in our first introductory class. Students will continue to further develop their dance skills while placing a stronger emphasis on proper technique. Students in this class will also advance in their own musicality.

Note: Masks are required for indoor classes. 

Tap Dance Class
Tap Dance Class

ATTIRE 

SHOES: 

Proper dance shoes are required. 

TAP: If possible, please purchase tap shoes with an elastic tie to facilitate the easy changing of footwear during class.

BALLET: Basic ballet slipper. Any color. 

CLOTHING: 

Please dress for comfort. It's best if you wear clothing that will allow your body to move freely. No tight jeans/shorts.

All payments are final. Tuition is non-refundable/non-transferable unless the session is canceled by DACO due to insufficient enrollment. 

COVID-19 POLICY

Please review our Covid-19 protocols before registering for a program.  

​Note: We understand and respect varying opinions regarding the COVID-19 virus. If you decide to register for one of our programs, we expect every student and family to fully support and follow the protocols designed by DACO and our rental facility. 

Social distancing will be practiced by students and staff during all sessions.

​It is of utmost importance for students not to attend classes/workshops/rehearsals if they are not feeling well or show ANY symptoms of COVID 19.

Students ONLY will enter our studio courtyard area. Parents or caretakers will not be admitted into the studio courtyard in order to limit exposure. PARENTS/CARETAKERS—PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR WHEN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP YOUR CHILD.

Students will enter through the courtyard entrance. From the parking lot, take the sidewalk around the far left (west) of the main building.

At drop off, we will check each student's temperature. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed to enter the studio courtyard. Anyone with a fever must be fever-free for at least 72 hours without medication before returning to DACO. Additionally, any staff member who runs a fever will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to DACO. We highly recommend students have a negative COVID-19 test before returning to DACO as well.

 

The BUC building is closed to any not participating in a class. 

 

Bathrooms: Students, enrolled in a class/workshop/production, will have access to an indoor bathroom on campus.

With the exceptions of eating, drinking, or taking a few moments for mask relief, ​masks must be worn at all times during our outdoor sessions. Teaching Artists will follow this rule as well.

Students will wash and sanitize hands often and thoroughly! Students will be required to sanitize hands upon arrival and at other points throughout the day. DACO will provide hand sanitizer throughout the studio courtyard, in restrooms, and at entrances/exits. Students are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.  

​Finally, Covid-19 protocols continue to serve as a learning process for DACO. 

PLEASE remain patient with us as we pursue these new procedures.

There may be changes as we proceed. 

Questions: 

Email: DACODETROIT@HOTMAIL.COM