Stellar Dance Studio | Gym Star Sports


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Who We Are
Stellar Dance Studio is a fun and creative safe place for students, where a love for movement is fostered through an empowering interpretation of dance.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU' Class Schedule
January 4th - February 26th

CLASS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
Twinkle Toes
(3+ yrs)
1:15pm - 2:00pm 1:15pm - 2:00pm        
Ballet 1
(5+ yrs)
4:00pm - 5:00pm          
Ballet 2
(7+ yrs)
      4:00pm - 5:00pm    
Ballet 2 / Combo
(7+ yrs)
  4:00pm - 5:00pm        
Contemporary / Acro
(7+ yrs)
  6:30pm - 7:30pm     6:30pm - 7:30pm  
Jazz / Combo
(7+ yrs)
    4:00pm - 5:00pm      
Star Hoppers
(3+ yrs)
    1:15pm - 2:00pm 1:15pm - 2:00pm    
Hip Hop 1
(5+ yrs)
5:15pm - 6:15pm          
Hip Hop 2
(7+ yrs)
6:30pm - 7:30pm          
MODHOP
(10-15 yrs)
  5:15pm - 6:15pm   5:30pm - 6:30pm    
MODHOP
(Adult 16+ yrs)
    6:30pm - 7:30pm      
Barre Above
(Adults)
    5:15pm - 6:15pm      


In Person Classes
It is our goal to get back to in person teaching with a minimum of three students per class to open. The following prices will be applied for in person classes at Stellar Dance Studio:
All Preschool/ Kinder 45 min classes $85 a session
60 min classes $100 a session
75 min classes $110 a session


INSTRUCTORS & THEIR BIO


Lalia M. Bonnell
Teaching:
Contemporary / Acro
MODHOP
Ballet II
Barre

Bio: Lalia M. Bonnell is our Program Director at Stellar Dance Studio. She brings a supportive and uplifting view to all forms of movement. Lalia achieved her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Western Washington University. Additionally, she has taught competitive gymnastics for the past twelve years bringing gymnasts to state, regional and national level competitions.

The fluidity of dance and gymnastics is Lalia's passion!

Teaching athleticism, technique and confidence is her goal, as she strives to instill gumption, etiquette, and the ability to laugh at one's self in her classes. Lalia has taught all ages in private lessons and group class formats, danced in companies, and continues to grow her love for dance more each year! Among some of her favorite styles are Contemporary Partnering, Fusion, and Barre. Lalia is also a certified workout instructor in Pilates, Barre and Shockwave.

A fun fact about Lalia is she can count to 10 in eight different languages.

Her favorite pass time is a good cup of tea and nature.
Makaylah Fahey
Teaching:
Twinkle Toes
Ballet I
Star Hoppers
Hip Hop I
Hip Hop II

Bio: Makaylah Fahey is a native Washingtonian and has lived in the Bellingham area for 15 years. She started dance in 2008 with Tap and added in ballet the next year which she continued with until 2013, when Modern/Contemporary, Hip-hop, Pointe and Jazz were also added. In 2014, Makaylah joined the Jubilee Dance Company, where she achieved her goal of being on the Principal team and gaining an Internship.

This crazy and fun dance life continued with performances added in throughout all those years.

In 2017, Makaylah started working at Gym Star Sports Center teaching Hip-hop and toddler age gymnastics. Up to this date, she continues teaching Hip-hop while adding in some contemporary and ballet classes alongside Twinkle Toes, and Star hoppers.

Makaylah also assists in the Shooting Stars preschool program and summer day camps.

In her free time, she likes all things yarn related, chocolate and kitties. Not necessarily in that order.
Piper Miller
Teaching:
Contemporary / Acro
Jazz

Bio: Piper Miller has lived in Ferndale Washington her whole life. Piper started the Junior Olympic team here at Gym Star Sports Center at 3 years old and continued for 9 years after that!

After Piper stopped gymnastics, she went straight into company dance at Harper & I. She started taking contemporary classes and soon added ballet, jazz, and hip hop. With her talent on the rise, Piper soon became a performance dancer in hip hop competition shows. Piper still is a company dancer at her studio and is excited to teach others at Stellar Dance Studio!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

COMBO CLASSES
Stellar Dance studio offers both Ballet and Gymnastics combo for the twirler and flippers in your household along with Dance gymnastics combo for the busy kids who can only fit one class into their week but have a love of hip hop, jazz, ballet, and tumbling.


Ballet II Gym COMBO Class
The Ballet Gymnastics combination class is designed to build on basic Ballet steps while integrating advanced strength and flexibility into your Ballet movements. A portion of this class will be on the gymnastics floor to use different apparatuses to help strengthen ballet movements. Students will continue to learn musicality and build on ballet terminology. Students will learn to use barre and begin to learn longer center combinations. This classes goal is strength and alignment.

Jazz COMBO Class
Like Hip Hop, Jazz is a high energy dance form. Jazz is used around the world on stages both in the theater and the pop music industry in music videos and on stage. This combo class is taught in the dance studio and on the gymnastics floor. In the studio the students will be learning center floor combinations while in the gym, they will be learning more advanced acrobatic jumps and movements to practice on soft surfaces and eventually perform in the dance room. This gym time will allow the students to progress at a faster rate with high energy and a fun atmosphere.

Hip Hop COMBO Class (coming soon)
This combo class is taught in the dance studio and on the gymnastics floor. In the studio the students will be learning center floor combinations while in the gym, they will be learning more advanced acrobatic freezes and hip hop stunts to practice on soft surfaces and eventually perform in the dance room. This gym time will allow the students to progress at a faster rate with high energy and a fun atmosphere.

BALLET
Stellar Dance Studio offers classes in ballet from ages 2 years to adults. Beginning in Parent and Me, dancers learn musicality, rhythm and how to express themselves through dance. Twinkle Toes on up Ballet II, expands on technique and terminology and of course the love for the art of dance. Ballet 2 is an invite-only course. Pre-Pointe class is by invite-only. Come try your first class for free!


Parent and Me, Tiny Stars Class
Parent and Me is designed for the 12month to 3 year old who loves dancing around the house to music. This class focuses on expression to music, learning basic ballet terms and spatial awareness, and most of all having fun. This class utilizes parents to help guide dancers through the class, helping them balance focus, with fun. Dancers learn to respect the studio space, the teachers and their fellow dancers.

Twinkle toes classes ages 3+
This class is designed for preschool to kinder age children new to dance, who love to move to music. Dancers will play and dance to music, explore rhythms and musicality and begin learning the basic ballet positions and terms. The goal of this class is to explore how our bodies can have fun moving to music and to begin teaching proper ballet names. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space, the teachers, and their fellow dancers.

Ballet I Ages 5+
This class expands on terminology and steps learned in the gym combo and pre-ballet classes. This class is designed for the dancer who loves ballet and is ready for an hour long class. In Ballet I, dancers use the barre and learn proper body alignment. Dancers will expand upon ballet French terminology. Ballet I dancers will learn and simple center combinations.

Ballet II class and pre pointe 7+ with teacher recommendation
Ballet 2 focuses on proper body alignment and turnout. This class will begin at the barre to help learn proper turnout and body alignment. Dancers begin learning to spot and basic turns and expand upon their center work and leaps. French terminology and definitions are learned. Dancers begin to learn longer center combinations.

HIP HOP
Hip Hop is a culture, and an energetic movement art. Hip Hop style is based on expressing oneself with the rhythm of music through movement. Fun, high energy, musicality, and strength is our goal.


Star Hoppers ages 3+
Star Hoppers is designed for preschool to kinder age children new to dance. For those kids who love to move to music. Dancers will play and dance to movement, explore rhythms and musicality and begin learning the basic hip hop steps. The goal of this class is to explore how our bodies can have fun moving to music and to begin learning hip hop and studio etiquette.

Hip Hop I age 5+
Hip Hop I will build on musicality and steps learned in the creative movement star hoppers class. Hip Hop I is designed to begin isolating body movements and learn basic rhythm. Dancers will also learn studio etiquette; learning to respect the studio space, the teachers, and their fellow dancers.

Hip Hop II/ ages 5+
Hip Hop 2 expands upon Hip Hop I knowledge and increases length of center combinations and difficulty of skills learned.

MODHOP Teens
Modern Hip Hop is a fusion class for teens, taking the elements of contemporary, modern and hip hop styles. Fusing them into one dance. The goal is high energy, empowerment, fun, and creative expression!

MODHOP Adult
Modern Hip Hop is a fusion class for adults. To let loose and HAVE FUN! Taking the elements of contemporary, modern, burlesque, and hip hop styles. Fusing them into one dance. The goal is high energy, empowerment, fun, and creative expression!

CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary dance is all-encompassing! A style of expressive dance that combines elements of jazz, lyrical, classical ballet, and modern dance. Contemporary dance is fluid and sometimes tells a story. Our goal is grace, fluidity, and extension.


Contemporary/ Acro Ages 5+
The contemporary class builds on basic ballet technique and blends it with modern and jazz movements. Less rigid than ballet itself, this class allows more personalization of dance style and freedom of movement. Class focuses on clean lines, smooth movement, grace and musicality. Class utilizes the center with standing and floor combinations using basic acrobatic movement.

YEARLY THEMES

SEASON DURATION PARENT VIEWING / EXPO THEME
Winter 2 Jan 5th - Feb 26th Feb 22nd - Feb 26th New Year New You!
Spring 1 March 1 - April 23rd Apr 19th - Apr 23rd Peter Pan Excerpts
Spring 2 April 26th - June 18th June 7th - June 11th New Styles
Summer July 5th - Aug 27th Every Friday Summer Camps
Fall Aug 30th - Oct 22nd Oct 18th - Oct 22nd Wizard of OZ
Winter 1 Oct 25th - Dec 17th Dec 13th - Dec 17th Grinch


RULES AND REGULATIONS

Registration and Enrollment:
First class is always FREE before enrolling in a class. Upon enrollment, a credit card is required to be on file for payment. Payment options of monthly autopay or by session. Credit cards will be run on the 1st of each month.
*If a credit card is not valid and no reply is received within a week of being contacted, a late fee of $10 will be charged in addition to tuition due.

Performances & Expositions:
LET'S SHOW IT OFF! All students have the opportunity to perform what they have learned. It may be an exposition at Gym Star Sports Center or a recital performance in a local theater. Check out session specific themes and performance opportunities and show us what you got!!
*Additional performance fees for costumes may be required at the beginning of the session. Please contact Lalia, the program director, if you have questions (360) 878-3961

Late, Early and Missed Classes:
Please do your best to be on time and present at each class. If you need to miss class or leave early, please notify the instructor prior to class. If you need to talk with instructors, please do so before or after class; As instructors, it is our goal to support you the best way we can.

Make ups due to illness or weather:
Make-ups due to illness are not available. If classes are missed due to weather, we will do our best to provide a make-up day.

Dress the Part, suggested dance wear:
CLASS GIRLS BOYS
Ballet Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes T-shirt, jogger pants and ballet shoes
Contemporary leotards, footless tights, leggings or shorts with ballet shoes, half shoes, or bare feet T-shirt, tank, gym shorts, joggers with ballet shoes, half shoes, or bare feet
Jazz Leotards, footless tights, leggings or shorts with jazz shoes, half shoes, or bare feet T-shirt, tank, gym shorts, joggers with jazz shoes, half shoes, or bare feet
Hip Hop, MODHOP, Barre, Pilates Appropriate athletic wear and CLEAN street shoes or bare feet Appropriate athletic wear and CLEAN street shoes or bare feet


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