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Class Offerings 2019-2020

Monday  

4:00pm Beginner Jazz (Mrs Amy) 

5:15pm Juvenile Beginner Tap/Ballet (Mrs Rachel)

6:00pm Junior Beginner Tap/Ballet (Mrs Rachel) 

7:00pm Adult Tap (Mrs Rachel)

 

Tuesday 

7:30am Vinyasa Yoga (Brook Mrkvicka)

4:30pm Juvenile/Junior Beginner Acro/Jazz (Mrs Amy)

5:30pm Sr Technique/Acro  (Mrs Amy) (Mandatory class for Company) 

6:30pm-8:30pm Harmony Dance Company- Enrollment upon request (Mrs Amy)

 

Wednesday 

4:15 pm Twinkle Toes (see class description) (Mrs Rachel)

5:00pm Juv Beg Jazz/Lyrical (Mrs Rachel)

6:00pm Jr Beg Jazz/Ballet (Mrs Rachel)

7:00pm Senior Int Ballet (Mrs Rachel) 

8:00pm Adult Dance (Mrs Rachel)

 

Thursday 

4:00pm-5:00pm Twinkle Toes (see class description) (Mrs Amy)

5:00pm-7pm Harmony Pom Pom Company (Mrs Amy)

7:00pm-9pm Harmony Baton Company (Mrs Amy)

7:00pm Junior Beginner Baton (Mrs Kim)

 

Friday

11:45am-12:30pm Twinkle Toes (Mrs Amy)

12:30pm-1:30pm Musical Theatre (Mrs Amy)

 

Saturday

7:30am Vinyasa Yoga (Mrs Brook)

12-4pm Competitive Private Classes (Mrs Amy & Mrs Kim)

 

Sunday 

11:00am-12:30pm Atlantis Team- enrollment upon request (Mrs Amy & Mrs Kim)

12:00-4:00pm Competitive Private Classes (Mrs Amy & Mrs Kim)

 





Age Group Categories/Qualifications: 

Twinkle Toes:  3-5 years of age

Juvenile: 6-8 years of age

Junior: 9-11 years of age

Senior:  12+ years of age

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Beginner: no experience needed

Intermediate: 2+ years experience

Company enrollment: must be done by request, or by audition


CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER REGISTRATION 

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Dance Class Descriptions

Acro

We follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. This program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro Dance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling. Simple thoughtful progressions take the dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced tumbler tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

 

Ballet

 

This class will follow the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus. Each class will include barre work, across the floor, and center combinations. The RAD curriculum is one of the world's most influential dance education tools. With these guidelines and the instructor’s personal influences, this class will be a strong asset for all dance forms studied at Harmony.

 

Baton Twirling

 

These classes will be learning the basic foundation of Baton Twirling. Along with learning to twirl, our students will gain motor skills, and sharpen hand eye coordination. Baton twirling also gives the students the chance to work in a team setting and connect with others.

 

Harmony Baton Company

Harmony's competitive Baton company is a great opportunity for girls or boys who exhibit a natural talent and drive, to train at a more intense level. The girls or boys have the opportunity to compete in Solos, Duets/Trios, & Small Groups depending on level. Company members participate in 2-4 competitions (depending on scheduling), perform in our year end show, and perform at local community events.

 

Harmony Competitive Dance Company

 

Harmony's competitive dance company is a great opportunity for girls who exhibit a natural talent and drive, to train at a more intense level. The styles of dance that the members will train in are Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. The girls or boys will be competing in Solos, Duets/Trios, Small Groups, & Large Groups. Company members participate in 2-4 competitions (depending on scheduling), perform in our year end show, and dance at local community events.

 

Harmony Pom Pom Company

Harmony's competitive Pom Pom company is a great opportunity for girls who exhibit a natural talent and drive, to train at a more intense level. The girls will be competing in Small Groups, & Large Groups. Company members participate in 2-4 competitions (depending on scheduling), perform in our year end show, and perform at local community events. 

 

 

Jazz/Ballet Combo Class

Enjoy a beginner combination class in both Jazz and Ballet! Ballet is the fundamental technical discipline that all other styles originate from. Jazz is an upbeat style of dance that’s versatility and high energy often makes it a favorite among dancers.

 

Jazz

This class will be drawing from the swing era of the 1940’s to the melting pot era seen today, the students will engage in a wide spectrum of techniques that blend the old with the new. The dancers will use these techniques while building a foundational understanding of a traditional class structure. 

 

Lyrical

The dancers in this class will be able to use a blend of modern and ballet technique, while focusing on performance qualities such as expressing feeling and passion reflected by music and shown through movement. While being led by the instructor, the dancer will have an individualistic approach to how they tell their own story based on how the music makes them feel. This style will bring out the true performer inside of each dancer.

 

Tap

Tap dance utilizes the sound of the tap shoes hitting the floor like a musical instrument. Our classes will concentrate on presenting basic tap technique and rhythms. An enjoyable way to develop timing and musicality.

 

Technique

Mandatory for company members and open to all Harmony students, this class will enhance overall technical ability. Improving strength, balance, alignment, flexibility, and coordination, dancers will use this time to master their skills and learn new choreography. 

 

Twinkle Toes

Twinkle Toes is a combination class of ballet and jazz for children who are ready to learn without a parent. With this young age group our goal is to explore the basics of both dance forms and develop a love for dance. With an energetic mix of different presentations, focus will be to gain knowledge of body awareness, posture and placement, as well as listening skills and positive socialization. Children will develop confidence as they learn to believe in their abilities and have fun!  This class will perform in the recital in May.

 

Adult Fun & Fitness Class Descriptions

Adult Dance (Wednesday @ 8:00pm)

Whether you have danced before or this is your first class, movement welcomes everyone! Adult dance class is a perfect way to get some exercise, while enjoying the experience. Classes are motivating, while improving your mobility, range of motion and getting those ‘much needed’ steps! Come try a class, first time is free!  

 

Adult Tap (Monday @ 7:00pm)

Get on your feet and make some noise!  This beginner level class will focus on proper instruction of how to articulate your feet and ankles as well as explore musicality, rhythm, and syncopation.

 

Yin & Vinyasa Yoga Classes

Yin Yoga (Tuesdays at 7:30 am): A great way to begin yoga practice.  Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body.  The aim is to increase circulation in the joints, and improve flexibility.  It also helps us to regulate the body's flow of energy.  This class is excellent for individuals suffering with stiff knees or an aching back.

Vinyasa Yoga (Saturdays at 7:30 am): Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another seamlessly, using breath.  Postures are held longer than in Yin yoga making it a more intense practice.  Vinyasa helps build and maintain strong bones, muscles, and connective tissue to maintain a high metabolism, healthy posture, and an active body.

 

 

Meet The Instructors

Amy Kalin

Amy has a strong passion for the Arts with an emphasis on Baton and Dance. As an athlete she represented Nationally for Baton Twirling at The World Level several times. She attended performing arts school for Dance where she received her Arts diploma. After high school she decided to continue training on the Majorette line, and as Feature Twirler for Florida State University. Nationally Amy has won numerous championship events. She is a certified level 3 Coach, and a Master level Judge for Baton Twirling. She has trained and coached athletes at the State, National, and International level. Amy is passionate about passing along her knowledge of the sport of Baton Twirling, and the Art of Dance. With an education background in childhood development, Amy has a strong ability to connect and coach all age groups, while engaging and challenging them to reach their goals. Amy is also a certified Yoga and Zumba instructor, and loves to continue to educate and expand her knowledge to different avenues of fitness and the Arts.

 

Kim Genton

Kim Genton is founder and co-owner of Harmony Studio with her daughter Amy Kalin. Kim's life work has been dedicated to enhancing children's lives by introducing opportunities that come from the Arts and the sport of Baton Twirling. A level three coach, Kim focuses her time on maximizing each student's experience at Harmony both from a technical standpoint as well as personal growth. With over thirty years of elite level coaching and judging, Kim is also involved in helping Harmony students learn and perfect the sport of baton twirling.

 

Rachel Faller

Ms. Rachel began dancing at the age of three and danced growing up competing, performing and traveling throughout her high school years.  She studied dance at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.  She took many years off from dance to raise her three children, but stayed involved helping with her daughters dance recitals backstage.  In 2008 when Turning Pointe Academy of Dance opened she helped market the new studio and managed behind the scenes.  She began teaching preschool classes in 2010 at Turning Pointe as well as Rush Studio of Dance in 2015.   In 2016 she moved to the Chicago suburb area and was hired by Bright Horizons Family Solutions to create an early education dance program to incorporate with their other enrichments.  The program has grown to 10 centers throughout the Chicago suburb area.  Since moving to Chicago she has taught for two dance studios in the area and taught numerous dance classes as well as choreographed competition pieces for one of the competition teams.  She is very excited to begin working with the Harmony dance family. 

 

Leah Howard

Harmony Studio welcomes Dr. Leah Howard to our staff.  Leah is a certified Chiropractor who was educated in Canada. She lives downtown Chicago and therefore  attendance at Harmony Studio  is minimal. Leah is on retainer at Harmony to give guidance to our Acro and Dance program on always offering a safe syllabus.  Her training as a competitive gymnast and coach, coupled with her education, proves to make her a valuable resource to Harmony Studio.

 

Brook Mrkvicka

Brook is an experienced and passionate yoga instructor, with over 10 years of teaching experience with advanced training in Yin, and Vinyasa. Committed to providing extensive instruction while motivating individuals to find true inner peace, and their healthiest self.

 

 


 

 Class Offering Pricing for Session 2 

(Session 2: January 6th-May 8th, 2020 - 18 weeks)

*No Classes: February 14th & 17th,  the Week of March 23rd, April 10th & 13th

*Recital and Pictures the Week of  May 4th-8th

 

Regular Dance & Baton Classes...$250

Home School Classes...$155

Harmony Dance Company...$475

Harmony Baton Company...$450

Harmony Pom Pom Company...$450

 

Adult Fun & Fitness Class Pricing

 

Yoga Drop-In Rate Individual...$15

Yoga Family Drop-In Rate...$35

Adult Dance Class Session 2...$250

Adult Tap Class Session 2...$250

10-Class Punch Pass...$130 (Valid for All Harmony Adult Programming)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please note there are NO REFUNDS once registered, however, credits for other Canlan programs may be issued based upon circumstance.  Call 847-382-3433 to discuss.  

 

Harmony Dance
 
Harmony Dance offers various genres of dance and baton classes in a challenging, motivational and encouraging environment. Students will develop a strong sense of confidence, self-respect and discipline towards their found passion while striving for excellence while enjoying their journey towards a stronger physical, emotional and intellectual well being. All classes are taught by professionally trained instructors.
Available Sessions
January 06, 2020 -
May 08, 2020
Note
Juv Beg Jazz: Monday 4pm
$250
6-8 yrs
January 06, 2020 -
May 04, 2020
Note
Juv Beg Tap/Ballet: Monday 5:15pm
$250
6-8 yrs
January 06, 2020 -
May 04, 2020
Note
Junior Beg Tap/Ballet: Monday 6pm
$250
9-11 yrs
January 06, 2020 -
May 04, 2020
Note
Adult Tap: Monday 7pm
$250
Adult
January 07, 2020 -
May 05, 2020
Note
Home School Baton: Tuesday 9:30am
$155
4-12 yrs
January 07, 2020 -
May 05, 2020
Note
Jun Beg Acro/Jazz: Tuesday 4:30pm
$250
9-11 yrs
January 07, 2020 -
May 05, 2020
Note
Sr Tech/Acro: Mandatory for Company Students: Tuesday 5:30pm
$250
12 and up
January 07, 2020 -
May 05, 2020
Note
Harmony Dance Company: Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm
$475
By Request
January 08, 2020 -
May 06, 2020
Note
Twinkle Toes: Wednesday 4:15pm
$250
3-5 yrs
January 08, 2020 -
May 06, 2020
Note
Juv Beg Jazz/Lyrical: Wednesday 5:00pm
$250
6-8 yrs
January 08, 2020 -
May 06, 2020
Note
Jr Beg Ballet/Jazz: Wednesday 6:00pm
$250
9-11 yrs
January 08, 2020 -
May 06, 2020
Note
Sr Int Ballet: Wednesday 7:00pm
$250
12 and up
January 08, 2020 -
May 06, 2020
Note
Adult Dance: Wednesday 8:00pm
$250
Adult
January 09, 2020 -
May 07, 2020
Note
Twinkle Toes: Thursday 4:00pm
$250
3-5 yrs
January 09, 2020 -
May 07, 2020
Note
Harmony Pom Pom Company: Thursday 5:00-7:00pm
$450
By Request
January 09, 2020 -
May 07, 2020
Note
Harmony Baton Company: Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm
$450
By Request
January 09, 2020 -
May 07, 2020
Note
Juv/Jr Beg Baton: Thursday 7:00pm- Start in Studio, end in the Gym
$225
6-8 & 9-11 yrs
January 10, 2020 -
May 08, 2020
Note
Twinkle Toes: Friday 11:45am
$155
3-5 yrs
January 10, 2020 -
May 08, 2020
Note
Musical Theatre: Friday 12:30
$155
6-12 yrs