garth fagan dance school

WINTER CLASSES

What is the Fagan Technique?

The Fagan technique is the teaching method that Garth Fagan, company founder and artistic director, developed hand-in-hand with his own choreography when he started his ensemble in 1970. The technique is a singular dance language drawing from the sense of weight in modern dance, the torso-centered movement and energy of Afro-Caribbean, the speed and precision of ballet, and the rule breaking experimentation of the post moderns.

The technique is dynamic and powerful and prepares the body for the wide range of movement found in 
Garth Fagan’s choreography. Fagan Technique has long been recognized for its ability to increase the 
performing careers of dancers, a direct result of its emphasis on coordination, flexibility, seamless transitions, strength and musicality.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Children's Classes:   January 22 - April 2

Teen/ Adult Classes:   January 18 - March 31 

Adult Community Classes:   January 18 - April 2

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SUN

Closed

MON

TUE

WED

No

Classes

Adult Community

10-11:15AM

Beginners

5:10 - 6:40PM

Intermediate/
Advanced Technique

6:45 - 8:15PM

Ensemble 6-8PM

THU

FRI

SAT

Adult Community

10-11:15AM

Beginners

5:10 - 6:40PM

Ensemble 5-6:30PM

Intermediate/
Advanced Technique

6:45 - 8:15PM

No

Classes

3 - 4 year olds

9:15 - 10AM

5 - 7 year olds

10 - 11AM

Adult Community

11AM - 12:15PM

8 -12 year olds

11AM - 12:15PM

Ensemble Rehearsals

12:30 - 2PM

GFD STUDENT ENSEMBLE

10 & Under - Take age appropriate classes on Saturdays

10 & Over - Wednesdays, 6-8pm & Thursdays, 5 - 6:30pm

Rehearsals - Saturdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

TUITION

Teen/Adult on Tuesday/Thursday

One class/week:  $220    Two classes/week:  $440

Adult Community on Tuesday/Thursday

One class/week:  $275   Two classes/week: $550  Three classes/week: $825

For Adult Community classes, if you are registered for 1 or 2 classes per week it is ok to alternate days.

Children on Saturdays

$165

Scholarships are available for teen/adult classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays and children's classes on Saturday.

Children's Classes

We invite children and youth of all ages to step into the Garth Fagan Dance studios!  Our youngest dancers explore rhythm and match body movements to the beat through group dance.  School-aged dancers begin a progressive study of the Fagan Technique, learning its vocabulary and developing the strength and coordination to execute the movement sequences.  Classes are taught by our professional company dancers who use dance training to teach discipline, work ethic and creative expression.

SATURDAYS - JANUARY 22 - APRIL 2

Teen Classes

TUESDAYS & Thursdays
JANUARY 18 - MARCH 31

Step into our studios with music rebounding from the 20’ ceiling! Teen dancers commence on an in-depth study of the Technique’s structure, terminology, rhythm and artistry.  Select a class level --Beginning Fagan Technique or Intermediate/Advance Fagan Technique – and join your Garth Fagan Dance teachers in this powerful means of expression.

Adult Classes

aDULT tECHNIQUE 
tUESDAYS, Thursdays, saturdays
jANUARY 18 - April 2

Whatever your motivation--seek a creative outlet, elevate your fitness level, resurrect the dance training of your youth, explore an unrealized dream—you will find like-minded adults at our classes. And you will come away with increased muscular strength, flexibility, posture, over all body awareness and resiliency to stress!  Our professional dance teachers are your guides since all Garth Fagan Dance studios are without mirrors.