Luray’s Fitness Center School of Dance

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  Luray’s Fitness Center School of Dance

Nikki MNikki Maxwell

Nikki grew up in San Diego, California where she started dancing at a very early age. She has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, gymnastics, kick, and pom. She was on dance teams starting in middle school through college. She was co-captain and captain of her high school Varsity dance team.

She studied at the Academy of Performing Arts and attended numerous dance camps over four years with National Dance Alliance at UCSD. She was nominated in 2005 for All American from NDA and won, along with other notable awards and certifications. She is a member of the Team Leader Circle of Winners.

She continued studying dance in Michigan where she danced professionally in college and for hockey teams as well as coached the local high school dance team. She formerly taught ballet and pointe and is very excited about becoming an instructor with Luray School of Dance!

haley-stultzHaley Stultz

My name is Haley Stultz and I am from Virginia Beach, VA. I am 20 years old and I am currently a junior at James Madison University studying Health Sciences Pre- Occupational Therapy. I have been dancing since I was five years old, starting at Music n’ Motion learning ballet for three years then progressing to competitive cheerleading at Epic Cheer and Dance and Virginia Wild Cheer and Dance. My freshman year of high school I joined the junior varsity cheer team, then my sophomore year to senior year, I continued onto the varsity cheer team and competitive cheer team at First Colonial High school. I was captain for my senior year on both the competitive and varsity cheer teams.

Although I took time off from dance during my transition from ballet to cheerleading, I was still able to relearn old skills as well as new ones. Most of my basic hip-hop skills developed from the five+ years of my cheer career since the dance portion of competitive cheerleading correlates well with hip-hop. Since ending my cheer career, I continue to participate in dance competitions through my sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau. Last year my sorority won Greek Sing, a dance competition in which all the proceeds go towards a charity.

I have always been passionate about dance and teaching others how to dance because I believe dancing is one of the most beneficial ways one can express emotion and learn skills for everyday life. I have and still look up to my dance and cheer coaches for guidance through anything life throws at me. They taught me how to work hard and improve what was already great in myself. I know that I would not be the person I am today without the help of my coaches.

Dance is an art that can teach someone balance, expressiveness, clarity, and hard work. As a coach, my goal is to teach these individuals techniques and skills to better themselves as a dancer as well as a person overall. I hope I can teach these individuals not only the skills and techniques of dance, but also the values and passion behind it. I am very excited to help these individuals bring out the best in them through improving their skills and techniques while having a lot of fun!

Meghan Cupp

Meghan Cupp

Meghan began her ballet training at the age of eight and studied with exceptional teachers such as Gennadi and Susan Vositrikov.

Her performing experience includes ballet classics such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker.  She began teaching ballet in 1991.  Her experience includes directing and developing Virginia Ballet Theatre’s satellite school in Virginia Beach, VA.  In the position she taught all creative movement, pre-ballet, and Ballet I classes.

She has extensive experience teaching all levels of classical ballet, from beginners through advanced students, and has taught at the Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet and Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.

Dance Schedule 2016

Schedule of Classes

Monday:

  • Hip-hop: 4:30-5:30 (Haley)
  • Jazz: 5:30-6:30 (Haley) (pre-teen to adult ages)
  • Gymnastics 101: 6:30-7:30 (Haley)

Wednesday

6:00-7:00 Adult Dance
7:00-8:00 Combo Dance (lyrical/modern)
8:00-9:00 Pom/Kick Combo Class (perfect for dance or cheer team enthusiasts)

Thursday:

  • Ballet I: 5:00-6:00 (Meghan)
  • Ballet II: 6:00-7:00 (Meghan)
  • Ballet III/IV: 7:00-8:30 (Meghan)
  • Pointe: 8:30-9:00 (Meghan)

Saturday:

  • Creative Movement: 9:30-10:15 (Meghan)
  • Ballet III/IV: 10:30-12:00 (Meghan)
  • Pointe: 12:00-12:30 (Meghan)

Cost:

Monthly Payments of:

  • $40          Creative Movement, Ballet I, Ballet II, Intro to Teen Ballet,  Hip-hop, Jazz
  • $105        Ballet III/IV (Cost covers twice a week)
  • $30          Pointe (Cost covers twice a week)

There will be additional fees for costumes and for the recital.

Checks can be made to Luray’s Fitness Center.

Dress Code

*The dress code will be strictly enforced.  Please read carefully and contact LFCSD if you have any questions or concerns.*

Ballet I-IV: Plain, solid-colored leotard, pink ballet slippers (separate ballet skirt is optional).  Hair must be in a neat bun.

Short hair must be securely pinned back off of face.  Tuck in or cut draw-strings on ballet slippers and pointe shoes.

Pointe: In addition to the above, students on pointe must wear convertible tights.

Hip-hop: Sneakers are mandatory, form fitting top with sports bra or camisoles,

Intro To Teen Ballet: Pink tights, leotard, short or skirt over top is optional

Jazz: Comfortable clothes, jazz shoes, no denim

** Dancewear can be purchased at:  discountdance.com**


Schedule of Dates

  • December 19– January 8: Winter Break (NO CLASSES)
  • January 9: Classes resume
  • April 10-15: Spring Break (NO CLASSES)
  • May 29– June 1: Last Week of  Classes
  • June 2: Dress Rehearsal
  • June 3: Recital

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For further information you may e-mail: lurayfitdance@gmail.com