Arts

Flare Dance Studio

About Flare

Flare is a 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.

Creative Movement: Ages 3-6 | Junior Level: Ages 7-11 | Open Level: Ages 12+
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  • Schedule

  • Pricing

  • Dress Code

    • Choose clothing that will allow you to move freely without feeling restricted. 
    • Leotards and tights are permitted for all classes, but not required.
    • Athletic t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and leggings/joggers are permitted when fitted appropriately (not too tight/not oversized)
    • No tutus, skirts, or other costuming items for any classes.
    • Hair should be pulled back & out of face
    • Appropriate logos
    • Appropriate shoes
      • Creative Movement/Ballet: Ballet slippers
      • Jazz: Jazz shoes
      • Hip Hop: Tennis shoes
      • Modern/Improv/Student Choreography: No shoes
      • Ballroom Styles: Character shoes, short heels, or jazz shoes
  • Attendace

    For drop-off & pick-up information please contact epannkuk@ccsk12.com.
  • Interim Sessions

    An excellent option for Open Level students who would like to explore different styles of dance throughout the duration of the semester or year without the long term commitment. Each Interim Session lasts 4 weeks with the option but not the requirement to purchase more weeks. Each semester has two session periods with a variety of class options within each session duration. Unlike Semester Classes, it is not intended for all students who enroll in Interim Sessions to participate in a recital at the end of the semester. However, if you are interested in performing there will be rehearsals for the recital that begin after Fall Break. These rehearsals are required for any students participating in the Interim Sessions who would also like to perform. Checkout the Interim Session Calendar for more details!
  • Semester Classes

    These classes are designed for students who would like to commit to a particular class style for the entire duration of the semester or year. Semester classes are the only option for students in the Creative Movement or Junior Level Division, but are open to the Open Level Division as well. These classes begin earlier and end later in the semester. It is intended for all students who enroll in these classes to participate in a recital at the end of the semester, but is not a requirement of the program. If you would like to attend classes but do not wish to participate in the recital, please state this clearly in the sign up form.
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Flare Fall '22 Schedule

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  • Monday | Session One | Ballet Barre | 3:45-4:45 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. This interim session is September 12-October 5.
  • Monday | Session Two | Hip Hop | 3:45-4:45 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. This interim session is October 17-November 7.
  • Monday | Junior Level | Beginning Hip Hop | 5:00-6:00 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! This class will be August 30-December 3.
  • Tuesday | Creative Movement | 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. This class is from August 30-December 3.
  • Tuesday | Junior Level | Beginning Ballet | 4:30-5:30 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. This class will be August 30-December 3.
  • Tuesday | Session One | Intro to Swing | 6:00-7:00 PM

    This interim session is September 12-October 5.
  • Tuesday | Session Two | Intro to Salsa | 6:00-7:00 PM

    This interim session is October 17-November 7.
  • Wednesday | Session One | Hip Hop | 4:00-5:00 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.
    This interim session is September 12-October 5.
  • Wednesday | Session Two | Modern | 4:00-5:00 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. This interim session will be October 17-November 7.
  • Thursday | Junior Level | Beginning Jazz | 3:45-4:45 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. This class will be August 30-December 3. 
  • Thursday | Open Level | Jazz | 5:00-6:00 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. This class will be August 30-December 3.
  • Friday | Open Level | Improv + Student Choreography | 4:00-5:00 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. This class will be August 30-December 3.
  • Friday | Flare Company | 5:15-6:45 PM

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

    Auditions for Flare Company will be Friday, September 2 at 4:00 PM in room 336. Contact epannkuk@ccsk12.com with questions. 

    Open Level students are always welcome to attend & understudy.

    Click HERE to sign up for auditions.

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 seven years and is in her fourth year at CCS. Emma is the Flare Dance Instructor and she also teaches High School Ballroom.