Arts

Flare Dance Studio

About Flare

Flare is a new dance studio at CCS where students of all ages can come to learn a variety of dance styles and techniques. CCS offers many different class options for dancers throughout the Chattanooga area community. This means you do not have to be a CCS student to join! 

In addition to dance classes, Flare also offers performance opportunities for students who are interested in stage experience. Students may also participate in pop up performances at other CCS events.

The Flare Company is a performance ensemble consisting of students who have auditioned and been accepted based on experience and commitment to dance.

Pre-Level: Ages 3-6 | Junior Level: Ages 7-11 | Open Level: Ages 12+

Drop In: $15 | 10 Class Pass: $120 | 15 Class Pass: $180

List of 12 items.

  • Monday | Creative Movement | Pre Level | 3:30-4:15 PM

    This class explores movement expression while introducing students to some of the fundamental aspects of ballet. Students will learn to follow movement patterns and travel across the floor in a learning environment that inspires creativity.
  • Monday | Contemporary Jazz | Open Level | 4:45-5:45 PM

    Jazz is a style of dance with many different style breakdowns. This class introduces students to some of the fundamental jazz technique exercises and combinations while also incorporating a more contemporary style interpretation. Some of these defining jazz movements include isolations, spirals, and hinges.
  • Tuesday | Hip Hop | Open Level | 3:30-4:30 PM

    This class is an introduction to some of the classic hip hop dance styles such as popping, locking, and breaking with an emphasis on incorporating freestyle movement. Students will complete a cardio focused warm-up along with a high energy centre combination.
  • Tuesday | Beginning Hip Hop | Junior Level | 4:45-5:45 PM

    This class introduces students to basic hip hop movements including popping and locking. Students will learn a high energy warm-up combination along with fun choreography to some of their favorite songs!
  • Wednesday | Ballet Technique | Open Level | 3:30-4:45 PM

    This class introduces students to classical ballet technique. Students will start class at the barre and complete various technique exercises like pliés, tendus, and ronds de jambe. The class will then progress to centre and travelling combinations across the floor. Ballet shoes are expected for this class.
  • Wednesday | Beginning Jazz | Junior Level | 5:00-6:00 PM

    Jazz is a style of dance with many different style breakdowns. This class introduces students to foundational jazz technique; movements deriving from the hips, shoulders, and spine. Students will learn basic technique exercises and combinations across the floor.
  • Thursday | Beginning Ballet | Junior Level | 4:45-5:45 PM

    This class introduces students to classical ballet technique. Students will learn basic technique exercises at the barre and centre combinations. Ballet shoes are expected for this class.
  • Thursday | Modern Technique | Open Level | 6:00-7:00 PM

    This class focuses on the technique elements of Lester Horton. Horton technique is a style of modern dance that is defined by distinct shapes and movements that focus on lengthening the body. All exercises are designed to get blood flowing to the body quickly and efficiently while connecting each movement to the next, creating a constant thread of motion. This technique is characterized by exercises like flat backs, laterals, and lunges.
  • Friday | Theatre Jazz | Open Level | 3:30-4:30 PM

    Jazz is a style of dance with many different style breakdowns. Theatre Jazz, otherwise known as the “classic” jazz style, is rooted in foundational jazz technique; movements deriving from the hips, shoulders, and spine. In this class, students will learn combinations inspired by the movement stylings seen in Broadway musicals.
  • Friday | Intro to Improvisation | Open Level | 4:45-5:45 PM

    This class is designed to teach students the methods used to create movement without prior preparation. Students will learn to utilize skills acquired from the improv exercises learned in this class, including appropriate use of dynamics, shapes, and levels with the body.
  • Saturday | Creative Movement | Pre Level | 10:00-10:45 AM

    This class explores movement expression while introducing students to some of the fundamental aspects of ballet. Students will learn to follow movement patterns and travel across the floor in a learning environment that inspires creativity.
  • Saturday | Hip Hop Cardio | Open Level | 11:00-12:00 PM

    This class is an introduction to some of the classic hip hop dance styles such as popping, locking, and breaking with an emphasis on incorporating freestyle movement. Students will complete a cardio focused warm-up along with a high energy centre combination.

Ms. Emma Pannkuk

Emma Pannkuk has been dancing for 22 years and grew up dancing at Ballet Tennessee where she received training in a variety of styles including classical ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap. She has been teaching for 6 years and is in her third year at CCS. Emma is the Flare Dance Instructor and she also teaches High School Ballroom.