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Deborah Messinger's Dance Schools :  Gresham



1149 NE Division
(in Tri-Square Center)



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Description of Classes

ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE TAUGHT FOR THE RECREATIONAL STUDENT THAT'S HERE TO HAVE FUN & EXERCISE AS WELL AS FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN A POSSIBLE DANCE CAREER....

Ballet/Pointe: Traditional Classical Ballet is taught for those age 5-1/2 years and up. At about 12 years old, students with a sufficient amount of proficiency and previous training may, upon instructor's approval, add a pointe class.

Jazz: A fun form of dance that's very popular these days because it's done to the "Top 40 Hit Songs." This class is offered for beginners starting at approximately 7 years of age and up.

Tap: We teach all styles of tap, from the vaudeville routines with top hats and canes, through the new modern rhythm tap which is performed to some pieces of modern rock music.

Lyrical: Lyrical is a cross between ballet and smooth jazz dancing. This style is introduced when the student is about 10 years old and has had a sufficient amount of previous dance training in both ballet and jazz.

Hip-Hop: If you like a good workout, done in a funky hip-hop style to all the latest music, this class is for you! Classes available for 7-year-olds through adults. Our instructors study all the latest MTV video moves and attend many seminars to keep up on all the most current material. These classes are lots and lots of fun!

Pilates, Stretch & Tone: Classes are new & are a great workout for teens & adults. Both are done in a relaxed, non-stressful atmosphere & you progress thru the levels at your own pace.  Call for class times & enjoy your 1st workout free!

Acrobatics & Gymnastics: 3- to 5-year-olds get acrobatics (basic tumbling) included in their combination class along with ballet and tap. Gymnastics may be taken as a separate class for children 5-1/2 years and up, or they may have gymnastics included in combination with one or two forms of dance. The classes include floor exercise, partner work, mini-trampoline, and balance beam.

Combination Classes for Ages 3 to 7-1/2 Years: 3, 4, and young 5-year-olds take a 1-hour combo class which includes 20 min. each of pre-ballet, tap and tumbling. Children 5-1/2 to 7-1/2 years old take the same 3 things but for 30 minutes each. Both ages are set up as once-a-week classes; however, the students who have a real interest in dance are certainly encouraged to join more than one class per week in order to advance faster and retain the material better. Quite a few of this age group do come more than once a week and we offer a special discounted rate for their second class.

CheerDance Class:  This class teaches 6 - 11 year olds some of what to expect if they try out for their school's cheerleading squads.  It will include a little bit of jazz dancing, hip-hop, basic gymnastics and cheers.  It's alot of fun and this class is a "must do" to be ready to try out for your team.

TaeKwonDo:     Co-ed classes are offered on all belt levels for 5 yr olds thru adults.  These classes provide all-around exercise, self-defense moves & discipline for children & adults alike.  THIS IS A GREAT FAMILY ACTIVITY. Our instructor, has lots of patience & a vast experience in many forms of Martial Arts. We have no doubt that her great personality & ability will have these classes filling very quickly! 

Mommy & Me:  This is a wonderful class for the "just walking" toddlers thru 3 yr olds.  It's great for adult/child bonding, social skills & muscular development.  Plus, it certainly doesn't have to be "mommy" who participates with the child - we have lots of Daddys & grandparents as well.






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Dance Class Dress Code

All dance and gymnastics classes (except for adult students) have a dress code. This includes a class-colored leotard, tights or jazz pants, and shoe requirement to wear to their classes. These class-colored items will be used as the basis for most of our Christmas show costumes and some of the end-of-the-year recital costumes too. The last class of each month is an "open dancewear day" and students may wear any color and style of dance clothes they like.

Please do not buy dancewear and shoes until you find out the requirements for your particular class!

For your convenience, our shoe and dancewear requirements are available at each of our studios. We offer an extensive line of dancewear at a student discount of 8-12%, depending on the item.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of potential damage to our hardwood floors, we do not allow the use of SPOTLIGHT or DANCE TIME brand ballet or tap shoes.






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Tuition and Discounts

Tuition is payable monthly on the first lesson of the month. Tuition is late after the 7th of the month. WE DO NOT SEND STATEMENTS. There is a late fee charged if you pay on the 8th or after.

All tuition is based on a flat monthly rate on an average of 4 weeks per month. When 5th weeks occur, the extra lesson you receive will balance out with "holiday months" when students may only receive 3 lessons. This policy avoids confusion as everyone pays the same tuition every month regardless of whether they get 3, 4 or 5 lessons in that calendar month.

DANCE TUITION RATES AT OUR GRESHAM LOCATION:

45-minute class        $47.00/month                                                                                          
1 hour class                 $51.00/month
1-1/4 hour class            $63.75/month
1-1/2 hour class            $76.50/month

"MOVEMENT TO  MUSIC FOR MOMMY & ME" TUITION AT GRESHAM STUDIO: Meets once a week for 1/2 hour each lesson
$28.00 per month per parent and child.

TAEKWONDO TUITION:

45 min.- 1 hr. lessons $50.00/month

 
BALLROOM & SALSA TUITION:
8 weeks sessions: $135 per couple, or $85 per single

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS:

  • Families with 2 children taking a total of 2 or more hours per week will receive a 10% discount on the student with the least number of hours being taken.


  • Families with more than 2 children that take a total of 3 or more hours per week will receive a 10% discount on their second child and a 15% discount on their third or more children.

    Also, if you refer someone to us, we offer a one time discount of $5.00 per family that signs up a student.

  • Students who take 3 hours or more per week will recieve a 10% discount.


  • Students in a 3- to 7-1/2-year-old Combo Class may take a 2nd combo class per week at a 25% discount off that class.


  • If a parent wishes to take a class, they get a 25% discount for their own class(es). No further discounts will apply to the parent's portion of the monthly family tuition.






  • THERE IS A $30.00 REGISTRATION FEE PER FAMILY FOR ALL CLASSES FOR NEW STUDENTS.










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