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Our Programs

  • Oakdale Academy After School Tap Program

    Program Details

    Oakdale Academy After School Tap Program is a dance program that specifically focuses on the art of "Tap". The Tap program began 2003, and has now become a school favorite. Practices are held in the multipurpose room of Oakdale Christian Academy, located 9400 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago, IL. Children ages 3 - 14 years are welcome. The program runs from October through May, with a recital held in May. You do not have to be a student of Oakdale to participate in this program.

    Fees

    A one-time registration fee of $20 is due at the sign up for class, $25 if paid after 9/25/12. Tuition for this program is just $30 per month, due before each month begins, on the last school day Friday. All students that participate in the recital is required to sell (7) Tickets at $15 each, and responsible for a costume fee of $65

    Classes

    (All classes will begin the first week of October)

    Tuesdays 3:20 - 4:45pm (1st - 3rd Grade)
    Diane Walker Tappers - Students With No Tap Experience
    Savion Glover Tappers - Students Who have had at least 2yr of Tap

    Thursdays  3:20 - 4:45pm (Pre-K & Kindergartem)
    Sammy Davis Jr Tappers - Children Ages 3 - 6 No Experience Needed

    Fridays  3:20 - 4:45 (4th - 8th Grade)
    Howard "Sandman" Simus Tappers - Students with 1yr or Less Experience
    Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - Students with at least 2yrs of Experience
    Gregory Hines - Auditions ONLY

    Attire

    Students should wear comfortable clothes, which they can move in. Girls 3-9 need black patent leather Mary Jane Tap Shoes with laces, Girls 10 & Up and Boys need Black Jazz style tap shoes

    Payments

    We accept cash, checks, money orders, credit/debit cards and online payments. Payments should be made payable to Fachica Austin-Alderson. Returned checks will be incur a fee of $20 plus the amount owed. Payments should be paid to FaChica or Mrs. Ellens, located in the school office, in the morning. Students with unpaid tuition will not participate until their account is current. Parents are notified via email, text messaging and letters.

    Payment Schedule

    Sept 20 $25 Reg. Fee and $30 Oct. Tuition
    Oct 25 $30 Nov Tuition
    Nov 22 $30 Dec Tuition
    Dec 20 $30 Jan Tuition
    Jan 31 $85 Feb Tuition + $65 Costume Fee
    Feb 28 $30 Mar Tuition
    Mar 28 $30 Apr Tuition
    Apr 25 $30 Final Tuition
    Total for Tap $330
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  • 12 Week Summer Intensive Programs

    Program Details

    Dance With Me Productions, 12 Week-Summer Intensive, is a dance program that we started over 10 years ago. Classes will begin the week of June 17, 2013. All classes will meet at Studio One, located 1849 W 95th Street. Again, Girl students will be trained in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern, African, Hip Hop and Hula. Boy students will be trained in Gymnastics, Tap, and Hip Hop only.

    Class Schedule

    MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
    Girls & Boys ages 10 & up, begin Monday June 17

    PrimaBallerinas - Girls 10-12yrs
    A high-level intermediate class for the development of difficult and diverse dance combinations.

    JazzyLadies - Young Ladies 12-23yrs
    This select group of dancers will concentrate on intermediate ballet and modern techniques

    Dazzling Divas - Young Ladies 12-23yrs
    This select group of dancers move at a fast pace and will concentrate on intermediate ballet and modern techniques

    RhythmicSquad II- Boys 10-16yrs
    *Teachers approval

    This is a fast pace class, whereas students work on athletics in a high energy work out while accumulating a repertoire of dance moves.

    ShowStoppers - Young Ladies 12-23yrs
    Students must audition to be accepted in this highly advanced group, dedicated to Graham modern dance techniques.

    Attire for Mondays & Wednesdays (only)
    NEEDED BY JULY 1


    Girls 10 & up BLACK comfortable joggers or yoga outfits. Students may also wear BLACK tank tops, leggings, & leotards. Only PrimaBallerinas need BLACK tap shoes, any style. All girls need gym shoes for every class. Boys need a sweat suit or basketball suit, gym shoes, and black Jazz Style tap shoes.

    TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
    Girls & Boys ages 3-9yrs, begin Tuesday June 18

    TippyToes - Girls 3-4yrs:
    A comprehensive class for children, where they’ll experience the joy of movement, space, and music in a stress-free environment.

    SweetHearts - Girls 5-6yrs: Exposes beginning students to grace, control and structure of dance, with emphasis on terminology, musicality and rhythm.

    RhythmicSquad - I Boys 4-9yrs:
    This class is designed for boys ONLY, where the upbeat class introduces young dancers to hip hop and break-dancing fundamentals and uses age-appropriate and non-suggestive music/ movements.

    DancingDolls - Girls 7-9yrs:
    A high level intermediate class, which will work on strength, flexibility, and coordination

    Attire for Tuesdays & Thursdays (only) NEEDED BY JULY 2 Girls 3-9yrs need a pink leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes (Not Slippers), and black patented leather Mary Jane Tap shoes with laces. Boys need a sweat suit or basketball suit, gym shoes, and black Jazz Style tap shoes.

    Fees

    A one – time registration fee of $35 is due at the sign up of class. Tuition is $35 and due bi-weekly, starting on the first dance class. There are (6) terms of tuition, and it should be paid, on time.

    Payments

    We accept cash, checks, money orders, credit/debit cards and online payments. Payments should be made payable to FaChica Austin-Alderson. All returned checks will incur a fee of $20 plus the owed amount. Parents are notified via email, text messages and letters.

    Costumes

    The costume fee is $150, is due by July 15, 2013. This fee includes (3) costumes for girls, and (2) for boys. Any costume fees paid after the deadline, will incur a $15 late fee. No costume orders will be received after August 1.

    Pick Up Services

    If you will need pickup services, please note its $2.50 a pickup, and has to be paid, in advance. Parents need to email or call in address, for pickup, so that I can designate a driver for your child.

    Recital

    Our 10th Annual Recital, “The Best of the Best”, will be SUNDAY September 8, 2013, at 7:00pm.

About Us

Dance With Me Productions is a Dance Program that began, in the summer of 2001. The Program began as a 10 week summer intensive program, which focuses on Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and African Dance, ending in a culminating recital. Today, the program still has an Intensive Summer Program, but has also branched into other avenues. During the school year, Dance With Me Productions travels to different schools and day cares, in the Chicago area, offering whatever Dance style they prefer.

FaChica M. Austin-Alderson

FaChica Mone’ Austin-Alderson began her dance training at an early age with Muntu African Dance Theatre. She has studied at various schools throughout the Chicago area, including the Joel Hall Dance Center, Hubbard Street Dance Center, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Deeply Rooted Productions, Sammy Dyer, but credits most of her creative energy to Studio One Dance Theatre (formally known as Studio One Dance Conservatory). Her training included Hula, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and her first love, Tap. Mrz. Chica, as her students loving calls her, travels all over teaching children, who display a love for the ARTS of Dance. She also currently teaches at Studio One, where she has been employed for the last 15 years./p>

Our Staff

FaChica Mone’ Austin-Alderson – Owner, Instructor and choreographer
Christopher Alderson - Business Manager
Vanita Willis - Business Manager
Sharon Whitehead - Business Assistant
Lee Howard - Teacher
Courtney Cole - Teacher
Bria Campbell - Teacher
Breana Payne - Teacher
Briana Cato - Teacher
Willie Austin - Sound Tech

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