BALLET WITH THE CECCHETTI METHOD

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Joan’s Studio of Dance Cecchetti training is a rigorous method which pays careful attention to the laws of anatomy. It develops all of the qualities essential to the dancer: balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, “ballon” and more. It is classic in its purity and clear-cut style.

CCA offers three pre-syllabus examinations for younger children, ages 5 – 9, that will develop poise and musicality in a fun and creative environment. The Primary One, Two, and Three syllabus instills the love of dance and allows for creative expression. The teacher directs and leads the students during the examination. A teacher must hold the Grade I Teaching Certificate in order to present students at this level.

For students on a more serious track, the two lower student grades will develop proper placement of torso, hips, and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations. The coordination of arms and head are developed with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises.

A more mature sense of musicality and quality of movement is emphasized in the third and fourth levels. Students develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs, and body. Students present a one-minute dance for the Grade IV examination demonstrating the ability to perform through unset movements. Dance provides teachers the opportunity to help develop the student’s awareness of choreographic concepts.

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Joan Zuehlke

OWNER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Joan is a Cecchetti fellow of the Cecchetti Council of America and has received her advanced professional teachers certificate.

Kayla Millar

TAP INSTRUCTOR

Kayla has studied with Joan’s Studio for many years and recently returned to Susanville as the new tap instructor.

Sarah Salem

JAZZ INSTRUCTOR

Sarah Salem has been dancing Classical Ballet with Joan’s Studio for many years and has passed grade 7 Advanced Professional Exam. She is excited to teach Jazz this year.

Clara Holmes

NON-SYLLABUS INSTRUCTOR

Clara Holmes has been a student of Joan’s Studio of dance since she was 9 years old and has passed grade 6 Classical Ballet Professional Exam.

JOAN ZUEHLKE’S DANCE BIOGRAPHY

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Joan began student teaching at age 15 for the Pasadena Recreation Department for 4 years. She performed 4 years at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in the Nutcracker, Stage Plays & Musicals. Joan performed with a touring group 4 years entertaining camp and hospitals for U.S. servicemen during World War II. She performed Spanish Dancing in the San Gabriel Festivals for 6 years under director Raoul de Ramirez and was a teacher for the Redding School of Dance for 2 years.

Joan’s Studio of Dance was opened in 1957. The dance studio has been in the following California cities: Redding, Burney & presently in Susanville. Joan has been a member of the Cecchetti Council of America Northern California Committee for 46 years and a Teacher of Cecchetti Graded Method of Classical Ballet for 46 years. She has served as Committe Chairman 1 year, Assistant Principal 1 year & Principal 2 years for the Ballet Seminar at Mills College. Joan was the teacher of the Audition classes at Cecchetti Ballet seminar for students auditioning for scholarships. She was an instructor for special classes at summer ballet workshops located at the Dance Art Studio in San Jose, California and a Guest teacher for Syllabus Ballet classes at the Nevada Academy of Dance in Reno, Nevada. Joan has received her advanced professional teachers certificate.

Joan has also been a Teacher of Tap for 40 years. Her method of teaching is derived from a graded method by Al Gilbert & syllabus books written by Glenn Shipley. Her private coaching was with Ted Roberts, a former student of G.Shipley. Ted Roberts is Director and Producer of Creative Theatrical Concepts, Reno, Nevada.

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12 Years Old

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

1947

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
Rose Parade

1948

SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA

1956

BURNEY, CALIFORNIA

CLASSES OFFERED

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Joan’s Studio of Dance is a Cecchetti Certified Ballet School.

The method includes the following:

Pre-Dance | Age 4-5

Primary I,II,III | Age 6-9

Grades I, II, III, IV | Age 9+

Professional Grades V, VI, VII & Diploma

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Joan’s Studio of Dance also offers Tap, Jazz & Character Classes:

Jazz Classes | Age 9+

Character Class | Age 12+ (with Ballet experience)

Tap Class | Age 6+

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 2017-2018

BALLET CLASS SCHEDULE

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BALLET

Pre-Dance | Tuesday 2:30-3:30

Primary 1 | Friday 3:30-4:40

Primary 2 | Thursday 3:30-4:30

Primary 3 | Tuesday 3:30-4:30

Grade 1A | Wednesday 3:30-4:30

Grade 1B | Wednesday 4:30-5:30

Grade 2 | Wednesday 5:30-6:30

Grade 3 | Wednesday 6:30-7:30

Grade 4 | Tuesday 4:30-5:30

Professional Grade 5 | Thursday 5:30-6:30

Beginning Non-Syllabus 1 | Friday 5:30-6:30

Intermediate Non-Syllabus 2 | Thursday 6:30-7:30

Advanced Non Syllabus 3 | Thursday 7:30-8:30

Adult Ballet | Tuesday 5:30-6:15

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2017-2018

TAP. JAZZ. CHARACTER. CLASS SCHEDULE

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TAP

Beginning Tap | Friday 4:30-5:30

Intermediate Tap | Friday 6:30-7:30

Advanced Tap | Monday 7:30-8:30

Adult Tap | Tuesday 6:15-7:00

JAZZ

Beginning Jazz | Monday 3:20-4:00

Intermediate Jazz 1 | Monday 4:30-5:30

Intermediate Jazz 2 | Monday 5:30-6:30

Advanced Jazz | Monday 6:30-7:30

CHARACTER

Character Class | Thursday 4:30-5:30

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ALL CLASSES BEGIN PROMPTLY.

PLEASE CALL IF YOU WILL NOT BE IN CLASS.

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 2017-2018 YEAR CALENDAR

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The Dance Year is 9 months | September – May

Classes Begin | September 5

Studio Closed | November 20-24

Studio Closed | December 18-29

Studio Closed | January 1, 2018

Costume Deposit Due | Jan 2, 2018

Studio Closed | March 30-April 6, 2018

Studio Closed | May 28, 2018

Rehearsal Week | May 29-30 | In Studio

Rehearsal Week | May 31-June 1 | Memorial Hall

44th Annual Dance Recital | June 2, 2018 | Memorial Hall

REGISTRATION

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Registration is held in mid August.

Classes Begin September 5, 2017

To register after the registration day:

 Print a Registration Form

Fill out the Form

Take it to Joan at:

110 S Gay Street | Susanville, CA 96130

Call Joan to discuss registration & correct class placement at 530.257.3197

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TUITION
Per Student

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1 Class | $60 per month

2 Classes | $110 per month

3 Classes | $150 per month

4 Classes | $200 per month

5 Classes | $250 per month

Private Lessons | $70 per month

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Recital Costume Fee | Varies – TBA

TUITION
Multiple Students

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FAMILY UNLIMITED CLASS RATES
3 + Classes for each child

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1 Child | $125 per month

2 Children | $250 per month

3 Children | $375 per month

4+ Children | $475 per month

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DRESS CODE

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BALLET CLASS
Leotards any plain color. Black Leotard is basic, so class can be dressed the same. Tights should be pink or beige. Skirts can be worn with teachers permission. Ballet shoes can be canvas or leather & pink or white.

JAZZ CLASS
Leggings, plain colors (no wild prints) or tights. Capri pants or Jazz shorts. Fitted tops. Black Jazz shoes.

TAP CLASS
Leggings, plain colors (no wild prints) or tights. Capri pants or Jazz shorts. Fitted tops. Tap Shoes with low heels. No Blue Jeans, Skirts or Dresses. 

CHARACTER CLASS
Same as Ballet & Jazz. Character shoes with 1 1/2 inch heel preferred in black.

ALL CLASSES
No Jewlery or Gum

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HAIR
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BALLET: In a Bun.

JAZZ, TAP & CHARACTER: In a Bun or Pony Tail. Hair must be off your face.


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OBSERVATION GUIDELINES
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There is a waiting room with a window for viewing during class.

Please view the class from this area.
Visitors are welcome to join the class on special occasions.

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ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL
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There is a recital at the end of each Dance Year. Students are encouraged but not required to participate.

A separate recital Costume fee is the responsiblity of each student. 

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TUITION
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Monthly Tuition Payment is due in full by the 10th of each month. 

A late fee will be added to overdue accounts.
A drop box is located in the studio to make your payment.

Or you can mail your payment to:

Joan’s Studio of Dance
110 S Gay Street
Susanville, CA 96130

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Joan Zuehlke   |  contact@joansstudioofdance.com  |  530.257.3197  |  110 S Gay Street |Susanville, California