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Burns Dance Studio Classes

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Beat It

Classes at certain age levels will be offered in 45 minutes to 1.5 hour increments depending on your child's level and curriculum. During registration your instructor will guide you toward the best class to help your child progress better. All instructors reserve the right to change classes and children according to their best suited level.

We encourage perfect attendance and we hope that your child will attend every class and be on time. As most of the technique is taught at the beginning of class it is vital that students be on time. If for some reason your child is late please help her with shoes before she comes into the classroom. If your child is not going to be at class, please call and let the instructor know or email Corey at corey@burnsdancestudio.com.

Regular Classes will begin in August. They are offered on a nine month basis from August to May. Each class meets one day a week. There are usually three lessons in December and four or five lessons most other months. The studio is closed three days for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas (we go by Aiken County School Calendar), and one week for spring break (Master's Week). We are OPEN on teachers' in-service days and Monday political holidays, due to scheduling difficulties, lessons missed due to inclement weather cannot be made up.

Private lessons are a great way to work on a specific weakness or target a certain skill set. This may include pirouettes, flexibility, and/or leaps.

A la carte -- $50 per hour, $25 per half hour
Package of 10+ -- $48 per hour, $24 per half hour
Package of 20+ -- $46 per hour, $23 per half hour

Solos are negotiated between studio director, choreographer and customer. Solo fee includes rehearsal time and choreography. Studio rental is not charged for rehearsal time of solos.

Wedding choreography: $125 for duet: mother/son or father/daughter or bride/groom: approximately 1 1/2 to 2 minute routine, $250 for wedding party: approximate 2 - 2 1/2 min routine, usually requires 2-3 sessions of choreography

Music Editing / CD copies $15 includes 2 CD copies to client

Studio rental time $50 per hour (cheer teams, pageant preparation, fitness training, play practice, birthday parties) 10% discount for groups with students enrolled in studio programs.


Preschool Combination: Tap, Pre ballet, rhythm training, personality movements, tumbling. Designed to develop coordination, grace, flexibility. Ages 3 - 5.

Elementary: Beginning Program. Combination classes of tap and ballet. Introduces young children to various forms of dance. Ages 6 and older.

Classical Ballet: Beginner through Advanced Program. Designed to develop grace, point, discipline. Pointe work included for female students with sufficient skill and strength. Ages 6 and up.

Tap: Beginner to Advanced Program. Usually taught with combination of jazz or ballet. Lively approach to learning rhythm and tap techniques. Ages 6 and up.

Born to Entertain

Jazz: Beginner to advanced Program. Encompasses theatrical dance as seen on stage, mvies, musical productions and music videos. Uses popular music. Ages 6 and up.

Hip Hop: Beginning - Intermediate/Advanced - This style of dance contains a smooth, organic, blend of urban, contemporary jazz, and even some lyrical dance with emphasis on presentation of style. An eclectic interpretation of hip hop and R&B music, the class encourages students to shed their inhibitions, express themselves and to exercise the biggest challenge of all: TO HAVE FUN

Contemporary: This dance form is an example of a partnered/non-partnered dance. In classes, a choreographed sequence is generally taught, but in practice, it is an improvised dance. Contemporary dance is the name for a modern concert dance genre. It is not a specific dance technique but a collection of methods developed from modern and post-modern dance and can take on many forms including dance fusion, emergent dance and revisionism.

All Boys Classes: No TIGHTS and dance shoes in this class!! This is not a traditional dance class. The focus will be on rhythm, stretching, agility and movement all set to music. Boys classes are designed for increasing coordination and athletic ability. Great for all boys, athletes or not.

Adult classes offered seasonally: Fall -- Hip Hop and/or Jazz Spring: Tap Classes do not have to dance in our recital, but may choose to participate. 

Adult Jazz Class: 1hr class each week in the evening consisting of a warm up, stretching, and low intensive jazz choreography to the latest songs. Great for getting into an active routine. This class is an affordable addition to families with kids already enrolled.

Adult Tap -- beginner to intermediate level tap classes, 1 hr each week consisting of tap technque at the barre and center floor as well as choreography.

Adult Hip Hop -- come enjoy the latest (clean) hip hop moves in a fun atmosphere.  


1560 Hamilton Drive, Aiken, SC 29803
PO Box 6257, Aiken, SC 29804
803-648-7659 or 803-270-1438
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