Dance

PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON
Name: Christine Boessel
Phone:
E-mail: christineboessel@gmail.com
 
Welcome to Forest Hill Dance!
 
Forest Hill Dance serves the needs of dancers ages 3 and up by providing classes with an emphasis on developing talent at both the recreational and pre-professional level and encouraging artistry and creativity in all students. We strive to provide students with an opportunity to study with professional instructors at a cost all families can afford. Forest Hill Dance offers classes from September-May and intensive summer classes in July. Our dancers perform in a recital at the conclusion of our dance season. Forest Hill Dance and the Danse Macabre also offer two professionally choreographed and staged original productions each year.  All dancers that meet the age requirement are encouraged to audition. Forest Hill Dance supports the performing arts in Harford County.

Classes are held at:   Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center    2213 Commerce Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050 

Email will be checked Monday-Thursday. If you email Friday-Sunday it will be replied to on the next business day unless it is a holiday.  Thank you!   

SPRING RECITAL MAY 2-5, 2019 

2018-2019 Age Determination Table - Find your dancer's class using your dancer's age. Here

Frequently Asked Questions - Here - Check this out before sending an email! 

 

Malice in Wonderland coming to the Havre de Grace Opera House in March 2019!

 

 

Calendar

 2018-2019 Dance Season

Here

 

Class Descriptions & Dress Code

Here

 

 

   Observation Week: 

 November 6-10, 2018

 

 

Month-At-A-Glance 

December 2018:

  • Dec. 1st  Breakfast with Santa - see FHRC website for more information 
  • Dec. 3 Happy Hanukkah 
  • Dec. 11-15  Moms on the Move Week^ 
  • Dec. 25 Merry Christmas – No dance 
  • Dec. 26-31 Winter break – No dance 
  • Dec. 31 Happy New Year

 

^Creative Movement through Levels 4 – Female parent/guardian invited to participate in Ballet class with their dancer. Activewear and socks or Ballet slippers required.

 

 

 

 

Studio Director

 Parent Portal

  Here

 

 

Costume Measurements:

 Monday, November 19, 2018 4-8PM

Costume Policy

 

Moms on the Move:

 December 11-15, 2018

 

 

Valentine’s Dance with Dads:

 February 5-8, 2018

 

 

SpiritWear Sale:

Sale has closed.  Check your email for pick-up days and times!

 

2018-2019 Class Schedule

 Here

 

Recital Dates:

May 2-5, 2019 

INFORMATION TO FOLLOW CLOSER TO EVENT

 at C. Milton Wright High School

 

 

   Audition for Winter Show:       September 23, 2018

Cast List

 

 

Introduction to Forest Hill Dance  

 Here

 

         Dance Make-Up Tutorial           Here

Forest Hill Dance will be finalizing the 2018-2019 season calendar prior to the start of the 2018-2019 dance season. The 2018-2019 dance season will start on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The calendar and coordinating dates will be updated as needed throughout the dance season. 
Observation Week: All families (guardians, siblings, grandparents, etc.) are invited into our studios to observe their dancers. Please be respectful as we try to run our classes as if no one was watching! You may take photos of your dancer(s). Please remove your shoes prior to entering the studios. We will have a few chairs set up. If there are not enough chairs you can make yourself comfortable on the studio floor. Please remember that no food and drink areallowed in our studios.
Costume Measurements: 4-8PM - ALL DANCERS - MANDATORY - Forest Hill Activities Center. Have your dancer wear their ballet attire for measurements. We would like the dancers in high school to arrive as early as possible for measurements as the elementary schools do not get out until 3:30-3:45pm. If you cannot make this measurement date you will responsible for measuring your dancer yourself and will take the responsibility to do any necessary alternations if your dancer's costume(s) do not fit properly. You will need to contact our Costume Coordinator as soon as possible if you anticipate you will miss this date. We will be placing our costume orders the first week in December. You will receive a Costume Policy by email and you can find the Costume Policy in the Introduction to Forest Hill Dance. Once you have been measured for a costume you are responsible for paying for that costume - no exceptions. (Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet dancers do not need to attend.)
Moms on the Move: Creative Movement through Level 4 - Female parent/guardians are invited to participate in Ballet class with their dancer(s). Activewear and socks or Ballet slippers are required.  Street shoes must be removed prior to entering the studio.  
Valentine's Dance with Dads: Creative Movement through Level 4 - Male parent/guardians are invited to participate in Ballet class with their dancer(s). Activewear and socks or Ballet slippers are required.  Street shoes must be removed prior to entering the studio.



2018-2019 Dance Season Inclement Weather Policies:

Each year we review the schedule for dates when Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) are closed and decide how we want to handle our classes on those dates. Our facility does not follow the HCPS calendar, but we do acknowledge it. The following apply with Forest Hill Dance unless communicated differently:

 

CLOSED

 

EARLY DISMISSAL

 

SNOW & WEATHER


Forest Hill Activities Center (FHRC) is CLOSED and/or Forest Hill Dance WILL NOT hold class on the following dates:

On regularly scheduled early dismissal days Forest Hill Dance classes will be held.

If the school system has a late opening due to the weather Forest Hill Dance will have classes as regularly scheduled.

Sept. 19, 2018 - closed

Nov. 21-24, 2018 - closed

Dec. 25, 2018 - closed

 

If the school system closes with an early dismissal due to the weather Forest Hill Dance will not have any classes after that dismissal time.

Dec. 26-31, 2018 - closed

Jan. 1, 2019 - closed

 

If school is canceled due to the weather Forest Hill Dance classes are canceled.

April 18-22, 2019 - closed

     HCPS Calender 2018-2019                      Here                                       

 

 

HCPS Senior Activities Calendar 2018-2019         Here

 


Program Contact Information and Instructors:

Program Chair: Christine Boessel

 

Main Contact:


christineboessel@gmail.com

 

Emails will be responded to Monday-Thursday. ALL email received Friday-Sunday will be responded to the following business day (Monday) unless it is a holiday.
     
Instructors:    
Shana O'Brien (443) 834-9315 shana.obrien@gmail.com
Rebecca Ostrowski (443) 388-3706 rsostrowski98@gmail.com
Jessa Rosenberger (410) 652-2829 jessa.rosenberger@gmail.com
Stacey Royal (585) 305-8586 staceyroyal83@gmail.com
Anita Samek (410) 299-2682 anitasamek@gmail.com
Lexie Saunders (443) 226-1700 saunderslexie5@gmail.com
     


Last updated 12/4/2018

  

                                                                                 
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