Owner and Founder
of Raise the Barre Dance Academy

Jaimie Walden

Jaimie Walden has more than 35 years of formal dance training and more than 20 years of teaching experience.  She has owned and operated her own studio for over 16 years, danced for Disney, and was on season 8 So You Think You Can Dance.  Recently she was on WBTV channel 3 new television series [email protected], where she was able to tell about Raise the Barre Dance Academy and show off some of her hip hop skills.  She has traveled all over the US competing, running dance competitions and performances, and teaching students of all ages.  She sought after a new facility to share her love and passion with others and she found the beautiful city of Newton.  She desires to be the best instructor and role model she can be and is honored to share that opportunity with your family.  Welcome to Raise the Barre Dance Academy!!!

Classes Offered

Ballet -  (Ages 3-Adult)  The foundation of all dance forms.  Ballet demands grace and precision while employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.  Technique is developed at the barre and continues to grow and show in the center of the floor.  Ballet is the most important dance form.

Tap  -  (Ages 3-Adult)  Tap uses the feet as a musical instrument.  It teaches the student how to count music and form different rhythms to music.  It teaches precision and clarity and helps develop balance and control.  

Jazz  -  (K-Adult)  Jazz teaches the student how to isolate different parts of the body.  Jazz helps develop core strength, balance, and control.  It teaches the student how to transition smoothly between steps and build self confidence for stage presence.  

Hip Hop  -  (K-Adult)  An urban style of dance that teaches popping, locking, and breaking.  This style is seen in music videos and involves battling and gliding.  


Lyrical/Contemporary - (6th-12th grade) Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. This form is often referred to as contemporary dance. This dance is very expressive, therefore the dancer should be aware of his or her facial expressions while dancing.  It often is built around a story or a theme.  Ballet and Jazz is required.

Tumbling  -  (Age 3-5)  Basic tumbling including forward and backward rolls, handstands, headstands, back bends, and cartwheels.  It develops core strength, balance, and control.  

Acro  -  (K-12th grade)  Includes basic tumbling including forward and backward rolls, handstands, headstands, back bends, cartwheels, and roundoffs. After a level 1 is completed then the student will advance to a level 2 which includes back walk overs, front walk overs, handsprings, aerials, and tucks.  It develops core strength, balance, and control.

Class Attire and Shoes

Female Students (Ballet, Jazz, Tap,Hip Hop, Acro)  -  Black Leotard Any Style with pink tights or tan tights,solid colored dance skirt, fitted dance shorts or capris are allowed NO PANTS , dance pants are allowed for hip hop only

Male Students  (All Styles)  -  Solid Black Shorts, Capris, or Pants NO JEANS and solid colored tank or t-shirt

Female Student
Ballet  -  #157 Stretch Ballet Shoe (Pink)
Tap - #826 U Shell Tap Shoe  (Dark Tan) 3rd grade-12th grade
Tap - #RD60014 Easy On Student Tap (Dark Tan) Age 3-2nd grade
Jazz - #606 Premium Pull On Jazz Boot  (Dark Tan)
Hip Hop - #991 Ultra Arch Dance Sneaker  (Black)
Hip Hop/Jazz Combo - #991 Ultra Arch Dance Sneaker (Black)
Lyrical/Contemporary - #RD012406 Neoprene Sole Shield (Nude)

Male Student
Ballet - #151 Stretch Ballet Shoe (Black)
Tap - #521 Intro JT Shoe  (Black)
Jazz  -  #421 Stretch Jazz Shoe   (Black)
Hip Hop - #991 Ultra Arch Dance Sneaker  (Black)
Hip Hop/Jazz Combo - #991 Ultra Arch Dance Sneaker (Black)
Lyrical/Contemporary - #219 Sole Shield (Light Tan)

All Shoes and Attire can be ordered by clicking on ORDER NOW.  

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Raise the Barre Dance Academy

1902 N Rankin Ave
Newton NC, 28658


Tuition
30 minutes of class per week - $35 a month
45 minutes of class per week - $40 a month
1 hour of class per week - $45 a month
1 hour 15 minutes of class per week - $50 a month
1 hour 30 minutes of class per week - $55 a month
1 hour 45 minutes of class per week - $60 a month
2 hours of class per week - $65 a month
2 hours 15 minutes of class per week  -  $70 a month
2 hours 30 minutes of class per week - $75 a month
2 hours 45 minutes of class per week - $80 a month
3 hours of class per week - $85 a month
3 hour 15 minutes of class per week - $90 a month
3 hour 30 minutes of class per week - $95 a month
3 hour 45 minutes of class per week - $100 a month
4 hours of class per week - $105 a month
4 hours 15 minutes of class per week - $110 a month
4 hours 30 minutes of class per week - $115 a month
4 hours 45 minutes of class per week - $120 a month
5 hours of class per week - $125 a month

Discounts
2%  -  Paid in full 1/2 of season (5 months minimum)
5%  -  Paid in full entire season (9 months)
10% - Siblings/Family
40% - Boys/Men

Costumes
$50 per student + $15 for each class
(For Ex:  If a student is registered for ballet and tap then they would pay $80 for costumes)

1902 N Rankin Ave
Newton, NC, 28658, US