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DANCE CULTURE

ARTS ACADEMY

The Future is Now.

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PERSONALIZED ARTS EDUCATION

 
 
 

This. IS. Dance.

The Dance Culture Difference

 
 

A Personalized Arts Education

 
 
 

WELCOME

 
 

Welcome to Dance Culture Arts Academy.

For over two decades, the leadership of DC Arts has been committed to providing arts education to students at a local, national, and international level. Their individual efforts have made a tremendous impact in the lives of students everywhere. While impressive, the collective partnership of years of both artistic and educational knowledge, has resulted in the production of a customized arts educational experience that is designed to meet the unique needs of those interested in a classical arts education. The Academy is dedicated to helping students acquire the skills necessary for reaching their creative potential and exceeding what they imagined to be possible.

Dance Culture Arts Academy is a place where students are encouraged to challenge themselves both artistically and intellectually. A holistic approach to learning is emphasized in our student-centric environment.

With challenging academic programs, inspiring artistic opportunities, and a proven leadership development program, our goal is to develop students who are not only intrinsically motivated, but also inspired to pursue excellence in the arts and all areas of life.

While our academic, artistic and leadership programs are outstanding, it’s our faculty who makes us truly unique. Their commitment to model excellence, support, and love while challenging students to discover new levels of possibility and push themselves, has an incredible impact on our students’ development.

Our professional educators and committed staff partner with parents so that students gain the skills and confidence they need to discover and fulfill their purpose for their lives.

We are excited that you have chosen to pursue an artistic education for your child. We look forward to welcoming you into the DC Arts Family!

School Leadership

executive board: Kayla villarreal, chief operating officer

tamera clark, artistic director

Director: hannah rinehart

Assistant Principal: Katherine mussachio

Sr. manager of counseling: rick ferrell

2019—2020 Dance culture center for performing arts director board

Debora Day

Gary Day

Niema Collins

Charles Smith

Debbie Smith

Aaron Willis

Alison Willis

 

How We Do School

personalized school

for a custom fit

Because they get to know their students well, our teachers can personalize lessons to ensure that each student receives the right degree of challenge and support. We also have a team of experts dedicated to developing a high-quality curriculum that engages students and delivers real results.

Unlock Success

The right school can connect your child to a future of unlimited possibilities. We believe that helping students discover a love of learning is the key to reaching their potential.

Our program centers on one powerful idea: personalizing learning to meet each student’s needs so that we can give every student the best chance for academic success—and establish a positive path to achieving future goals.

 

Accreditation

Dance Culture Arts Academy offers the perfect combination of a comprehensive dance education with the added benefit of a fully accredited private school. Students receive instruction from highly qualified, certified teachers through the International Connections Academy virtual program. On-site, degreed instructors are also present for hands-on learning and to further individualize courses of study. The program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (MSA) and the following accrediting divisions of AdvancED: the Southern Association of Colleges& Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) , and the NorthCentral Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). In addition to required academic courses, students are required to follow a specified plan of study for their dance education. Music, film/photography, writing, and acting courses are considered electives.

 
 

Why Choose Dance Culture ARTS Academy? 

 
 

At DC ARTS we understand that each child is unique. Our entire program is designed to help each child discover her creative potential. With a completely customized academic and arts curriculum that grows with your child, your student will experience incredible growth.

A FEW fun FACTS

  1.  The arts develop essential thinking tools — pattern recognition and development; mental representations of what is observed or imagined; symbolic, allegorical and metaphorical representations; careful observation of the world; and abstraction from complexity.

  2. DC Arts Academy offers access to a talent network that, once accepted, allows students to connect and collaborate with like-minded students, take part in engaging activities, and interact online with professionals in the visual and performing arts— all with an eye toward future accomplishments.

  3. Each child receives a customized learning plan based on parent insight and artistic/academic testing. BUT, the plan can grow with your child throughout the year, so YOU’RE NOT STUCK with something that doesn’t quite fit. We’re here to help your family achieve your goals.

The Admissions Process

The best way to learn about Dance Culture Arts Academy is to experience our culture. Your admissions meeting will help start the process. Your assigned admissions personnel will pair you with an academic and arts liaison to help you with course selection and integrating into your new school.

Tuition

Dance Culture Arts Academy wants to partner with students and their families who are looking for a school that encourages academic excellence, artistic growth, and community involvement.

2019-2020 ADMISSIONS FEES (in addition to tuition)

$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee

$75 Academic Placement Fee

$150 Technology Fee

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

Elementary School:

Pay in Full: 1 Payment of $17,750

Pay Per Semester: 2 Payments of $9,345

Pay Per Month (August-May): 10 Payments of $1,974

Middle School:

Pay in Full: 1 Payment of $18,750

Pay Per Semester: 2 Payments of $9,875

Pay Per Month (August-May): 10 Payments of $2,085

 

2019-2020 Tuition Rates *

*Rates are subject to specific course selection

Includes required after school dance curriculum

 
 
 

Award Winning Curriculum

 
 
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2019-2020 Courses

Elementary Courses

LANGUAGE ARTS

Language Arts K A Language Arts K B

Language Arts 1 A Language Arts 1 B

Language Arts 2 A Language Arts 2 B

Language Arts 3 A Language Arts 3 B

Language Arts 4 A Language Arts 4 B

Language Arts 5 A Language Arts 5 B

MATHEMATICS

Essential Math 3 A Essential Math 3 B

Essential Math 4 A Essential Math 4 B

Essential Math 5 A Essential Math 5 B

Math K A Math K B

Math 1 A Math 1 B

Math 2 A Math 2 B

Math 3 A Math 3 B

Math 4 A Math 4 B

Math 5 A Math 5 B

SCIENCE

Science K A Science K B

Science 1 A Science 1 B

Science 2 A Science 2 B

Science 3 A Science 3 B

Science 4 A Science 4 B

Science 5 A Science 5 B

SOCIAL STUDIES

Social Studies K A Social Studies K B

Social Studies 1 A Social Studies 1 B

Social Studies 2 A Social Studies 2 B

Social Studies 3 A Social Studies 3 B

Social Studies 4 A Social Studies 4 B

Social Studies 5 A Social Studies 5 B

HUMANITIES

Art K

Art 1

Art 2

Art 3

Art 4

Art 5

Discovering Music I (3-5) Discovering Music II (3-5) Discovering Music III (3-5)

Elementary Chinese I (3-5) * Elementary Chinese II (3-5) * Elementary Sign Language Elementary Spanish I (3-5) * Elementary Spanish II (3-5)

* Experiencing Music I (K-2) Experiencing Music II (K-2) Experiencing Music III (K-2)

Exploratory Spanish (K) Home Life

HEALTH AND PE

Physical Education K

Physical Education 1

Physical Education 2

Physical Education 3

Physical Education 4

Physical Education 5

TECHNOLOGY

Educational Technology and Online Learning K Educational Technology and Online Learning 1 Educational Technology and Online Learning 2 Educational Technology and Online Learning 3 Educational Technology and Online Learning 4 Educational Technology and Online Learning 5

OTHER

WebQuest

GIFTED AND TALENTED

Gifted and Talented

Language Arts 3 A

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 3 B

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 4 A

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 4 B

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 5 A

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 5 B

Gifted and Talented Literature Study 2

Gifted and Talented Math 3 A

Gifted and Talented Math 3 B

Gifted and Talented Math 4 A

Gifted and Talented Math 4 B

Gifted and Talented Math 5 A

Gifted and Talented Math 5 B

Gifted and Talented Science 3 A

Gifted and Talented Science 3 B

Gifted and Talented Science 4 A

Gifted and Talented Science 4 B

Gifted and Talented Science 5 A

Gifted and Talented Science 5 B

MIDDLE SCHOOL

LANGUAGE ARTS

Language Arts 6 A Language Arts 6 B

Language Arts 7 A Language Arts 7 B

Language Arts 8 A Language Arts 8 B

MATHEMATICS

Algebra Readiness A

(Pre-Algebra) (8)

Algebra Readiness B

(Pre-Algebra) (8)

Essential Algebra Readiness A

(Pre-Algebra) (8)

Essential Algebra Readiness B

(Pre-Algebra) (8)

Essential Math 6 A Essential Math 6 B

Essential Math 7 A Essential Math 7 B

Math 6 A Math 6 B

Math 7 A Math 7 B

SCIENCE

Science 6 A Science 6 B

Science 7 A Science 7 B

Science 8 A Science 8 B

SOCIAL STUDIES

Social Studies 6 A Social Studies 6 B

Social Studies 7 A Social Studies 7 B

Social Studies 8 A Social Studies 8 B

HUMANITIES

Art 6 A Art 6 B

Art 7 A Art 7 B

Art 8 A Art 8 B

Exploring Music I Exploring Music II Exploring Music III

Home Life

Middle Chinese I * Middle Chinese II *

Middle Sign Language Middle Spanish I * Middle Spanish II *

HEALTH AND PE

Health & Physical Education 6

Health & Physical Education 7

Health & Physical Education 8

TECHNOLOGY

Business Keyboarding

Educational Technology and Online Learning 6 Educational Technology and Online Learning 7 Educational Technology and Online Learning 8

Middle School Digital Art and Design

OTHER

MS Introduction to Entrepreneurship

WebQuest

GIFTED AND TALENTED

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 6 A † Gifted and Talented Language Arts 6 B †

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 7 A †

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 7 B †

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 8 A †

Gifted and Talented Language Arts 8 B †

Gifted and Talented Literature Study 6

Gifted and Talented Literature Study 7

Gifted and Talented Literature Study 8

Gifted and Talented Math 6 (Pre-Algebra) A

Gifted and Talented Math 6 (Pre-Algebra) B

Gifted and Talented Math 7 (Algebra 1) A

Gifted and Talented Math 7 (Algebra 1) B

Gifted and Talented Math 8 (Geometry) A

Gifted and Talented Math 8 (Geometry) B

Gifted and Talented Science 6 A ‡

Gifted and Talented Science 6 B ‡

Gifted and Talented Science 7 A ‡

Gifted and Talented Science 7 B ‡

Gifted and Talented Science 8 A ‡

Gifted and Talented Science 8 B ‡

REQUIRED COURSES: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

  • Art, Educational Technology and Online Learning

    * May be satisfied with outside curriculum

 
 
 

Experience the Difference in Personalized Education

 
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