Sunday Worship Services

9am (Worship in the Chapel)
11am (Worship in the Sanctuary)

Bible Study

9:45am

Wednesday Nights

Fellowship Meal: 5-5:45pm
Journeys Program for Adults: 6-6:45pm
Music & Missions for Children: 6-6:45pm
The Gathering for Youth: 6-6:45pm
Nursery Care Provided

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Smoke Rise Baptist Church
5901 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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Dance – Expression in Motion!

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Everyone loves to dance, and at the Academy of Arts, we teach dance as an incredibly exciting art form. Our lively classes provide a happy and safe environment for students of all ages and abilities (adults included!). Dancers ages 3 and up are encouraged to express themselves creatively, while also developing rhythm, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and confidence. As a non-competition program, we believe that every dancer is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Periodic dance performances share our love for this world-wide art form with our family, friends and greater community.

As a part of our dance program, you or your child will also be exposed to the most beautiful and dynamic form of exercise there is. Dancers have always been known for their physical strength, endurance and an impeccable health. Our programs continue with this tradition of blending art and physical activity to make the perfect mind-body workout! This year, in addition to our popular pre-tap & ballet class, we are excited to offer you several new classes for school age children and adults!

PRE-SCHOOL DANCERS:

PRE-TAP & BALLET

Class for ages 3-4-5
45 minute class
Thursdays 1:35pm - 2:20pm
September-May

This class is a perfect combination of ballet and tap. Since ballet is the basis for all dance technique, the combination of both tap and ballet work hand in hand. The technical training is taught through ballet; which in turn helps teach the proper shifting of weight and patterns in movement for tap.

The year’s study concludes with an adorable recital free to the public. This class is taught by instructors from Creative Movement and Dance.

Tuition fees: $52 / monthly

NEW CLASSES OFFERED!

ELEMENTARY DANCERS:

    Tap, ballet & Jazz Dance (ages 6-9)
    Tap & Ballet – Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
    Add Jazz Dance to Tap & Ballet – Thursdays 5:30 – 6:00pm

We will be continuing our younger dancers’ educations in graceful ballet and rhythmic tap, while also introducing high energy jazz dance. This level is geared toward ages 6-9 and requires no prior experience. Dancers will expand on foundation dance steps while continuing to work on coordination, memorization and confidence. Students will also be introduced to original choreography that will be both fun and challenging.

    Tuition:     Tap & Ballet - $55 / monthly Sept – May
                     Add Jazz Dance - $70 all 3 dance styles / monthly

YOUNG ADULT DANCERS:

Jazz Dance (ages 10-14)
    Thursdays 6:00 – 6:45
    September - May

For young adults who love to dance, w will be offering a new jazz dance class geared toward ages 10-14. This class will include elements of popular dance, modern jazz, hip-hop and theatrical dance, culminating in one fast paced adventure. All levels of experience are welcome!

    Tuition: $52 / monthly

Liturgical Dance: (ages 9-14)
Sundays 4:00-4:45

This year, in partnership with the Smoke Rise Children, Youth and Music Ministries, the Academy of Arts will also be offering a liturgical dance class to all young adults. Liturgical dance is a beautiful form of faith expression, conveying prayer and worship through gentle movements. Our class will focus on sharing God’s love through our graceful storytelling, including both choreographed and improvised dance.

    Tuition: $52/monthly (if not currently attending Smoke Rise children / youth programs)


ADULT DANCERS:

Adult Stretch and Jazz Dance
    Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am
    September - May

If you are looking for a class that combines the art of dance with fitness, our new adult stretch and jazz dance class is for you! This exciting class welcomes both novice and seasoned dancers and is a fabulous way to greet the day. We will begin each class with an invigorating stretch and jazz warm-up, which will help to alleviate aches and pains while also increasing muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. After our bodies are warm, we will continue with fun and upbeat dance combinations and choreography to keep you movin’! We will learn several different jazz dance styles and techniques, but will always keep our focus on having fun while staying active.

    Tuition: $55/monthly

Academy Registration fee: $45 yearly registration fee per student covers all registration events from August-July. ($125 family max)

Please note: The classes are offered through the Smoke Rise Academy of Arts, not the Smoke Rise Weekday School.