Studio Classes
Studio Rules & Policies
Fields Performance Company
Satellite Dance Program
Class Schedule
Dance Supplies
Rates & Fees
Upcoming Events
Virginia Strutters Baton Corps
Annual Recital
Parades & Floor Shows
Contact Information
About the Studio & Faculty
Belly Dance with Chelydra


Welcome to our 79th Dance Season!

Summer 2015 Dance Session
June 29 - August 21

Summer 2015 Dance Intensive Session I
July 27 - 31
Ages 6 - 10 yrs All Levels
Full Day: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Half Day: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer 2015 Dance Intensive Session II
August 3 - 7
Ages 11-16 yrs All Levels
Full Day: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Half Day: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Studio Classes

Offering tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and acrobatics for ages 3-103!
Parents and students can tailor a dance program to their specific needs through both private and group classes.

Students begin with the Combination Class, which teaches tap, ballet, and acrobatics to pre-school, kindergarten, and school-age children. The Combination Class is specially designed to maintain students' interest, while developing a wide range of basic skills.

Programs for intermediate and advanced students, teens, and adults offer specialized training with thirty-minute sessions in each subject: tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and acrobatics. Baton, Ballet Technique, and Hip Hop may require special consideration.

Middle Eastern dance (belly dance) is also offered in six-week sessions (age 15 and up).

Refer to the Schedule section for the current class offerings and daily schedule.

Fields Baton Twirling Corps

A baton and marching unit participating in local and regional events.
The Virginia Strutters baton unit competes in National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) competitions, and has won many regional and state awards. In addition to twirling, there is a marching unit which appears in local parades, floor shows, and recitals.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels are supported.

Satellite Dance Program

We bring the studio to you! Our satellite dance program is available to bring dance, gymnastics, and theatrics to your school or day care center.
We bring the studio to your door with preschool, kindergarten, and after school programs at your school or day care center. Students learn more when they're having fun, and we're not just clowning around! The satellite program provides a fun, convenient, affordable, and enriching environment for your children. If your facility doesn't have our satellite dance program yet, ask them to contact us!

Instruction is available in tap, jazz, ballet, baton, tumbling, theatrics, clowning, and make-up (face painting). Programs are customized to fit the needs of the facility, and the age of the students.

Click here for more information on the Fields Dance Studio satellite dance program.

Annual Recital

All students have the opportunity to participate in the annual studio recital in June.
All students are welcome to participate in the annual recital, the culmination of the year's efforts. Costumes are ordered and purchased in January/February for the June recital.

Recital is an exciting and rewarding time for students, parents, and teachers. It is a team effort which everyone can be proud of!

Recital tickets are free! Each student pays a Recital and Awards Fee, and may receive as many recital tickets as needed for friends and family. A trophy will presented to the student who brings the most guests to the Recital. Be sure everyone signs their tickets, and turns them in at the door!

The Recital and Awards Fee covers the expense of the recital (auditorium rental, custodial fee, lights, sound, decorations, program, advertising, insurance, etc.), and some costs of the Awards Ceremony.

Requirements for Pictures, Rehearsal,and Recital

Girls: Tan tap and jazz shoes. Pink ballet shoes. Pointe students need pink toe shoes. Gymnastic classes need ballet or gymnastic shoes. All girls and women need Suntan Shimmer tights and pink ballet tights, available for purchase at the studio and during dress rehearsal.

All tuition MUST be paid before your child may perform in the recital.

Floor Shows & Parades

The studio supports the local community by participating in parades and floor shows throughout the year. Parents are welcome to don a costume and participate, too!


Special Events

Students at Fields Dance Studio also have the opportunity to participate in in a variety of special activities, including: Skating Parties, dance conventions and competitions, and the annual Miss Fields Dance Studio pageant.

Studio Schedule

The 2013-2014 dance season starts Tuesday, September 3.

When you register, you pay a $15 per pupil registration fee, and the first month's tuition. At that time you will receive your class time and information. You may also purchase or order your dance supplies at registration.

Subject to Change
Event Date Time
June 19, 2015 Recital Dress Rehearsal
Denbigh High School
As Assigned
June 20, 2015 78th Annual Fields Dance Recital
Denbigh High School
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
6:00 PM
June 23, 2015 Dance company auditions 5:30 PM  6-8 years
7:00 PM  9+ years
June 30 - August 21, 2015 Summer Session  
July 27-31, 2015 Summer Dance Intensive - Session I 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6 - 10 years
August 3-7, 2015 Summer Dance Intensive - Session II 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11 - 16 years

2014-2015 Dance Class Schedule
Subject to Change
Time Class Age Group/Level
5:30 - 6:15 Baton Special  
6:15 - 7:45 Ballet - Tap - Jazz 7-9 yrs
7:30 - 9:00 Ballet - Tap - Lyrical - Jazz Adult
5:00 - 6:30 Tap - Ballet - Jazz 8-11 yrs
6:00 - 7:15 Tap - Ballet - Tumbling - Jazz 5-6 yrs
6:15 - 7:00 Lyrical/Contemporary  
7:00 - 8:00 Ballet/Pointe  
5:00 - 5:45 Hip Hop 6-8 yrs
5:45 - 6:30 Hip Hop 9-12 yrs
6:30 - 7:30 Tap - Ballet - Tumbling 3-5 yrs
6:30 - 7:30 Yoga Teen-Adult
7:30 - 8:15 Hip Hop Teen-Adult
7:30-8:30 Middle Eastern: Collaborative Choreography
July 8 - 29
15 yrs-Adult
6:00 - 8:00 Ballet - Tap - Jazz - Lyrical Level I & II

Dance Supplies

Dance supplies can be purchased or ordered at the studio. Allow a one-week delivery for orders. A limited selection of used shoes are available at half-price.

You may start class in ballet shoes and socks, shorts, and tops until your dance supplies arrive. Girls MUST have tan dance shoes and pink ballet shoes for shows, pictures, and Recital!

Girls/Women (Combination Class):
Tan tap shoes; pink ballet shoes
Class attire: Leotard & tights, unitard, or biker pants with leotard. NO panty hose.

Boys (Combination Class):
Black tap shoes; black ballet or gymnastic shoes; black jazz shoes
Class attire: Solid T-shirt and shorts, biker pants, warm-up pants, or jazz pants. NO pockets in pants.

Parades, pictures, shows, recital: Black tennis shoes and black socks
Class attire: Tan jazz shoes, white socks, short-sleeve T-shirt, and shorts or warm-up pants

Dance Supply Prices

(Prices Subject to Change Without Notice)
Item Price
Jazz Shoes $38
Split-Sole Jazz Shoes $38
Ballet Shoes $19
Split-Sole Ballet Shoes $25
Lyrical Shoes $22
Hip Hop Sneakers $45
Girl's/Women's Character Shoes $50
Girl's/Women's Tap Shoes (includes taps) $32
Women's Heel Tap Shoes (includes taps) $60
Women's Tap Oxfords (includes taps) $70
Boy's Tap Shoes (includes taps) $42
Men's Tap Oxfords (includes taps) $75
Batons (balanced) $45
Dance Pants $18 - $25
Jazz Pants $18 - $25
Leotards and/or Tights $6.50 and up
Knee Pads $13.50
Dance Bags $13 and up
Dance Backpack $26

Rates and Fees

The studio offers multi-subject discounts for individual students, and also family discounts. There is a 5% discount for advance annual payment in full of the dance year's tuition.

Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable. There is no deduction for missed classes.

Tuition is due at the beginning of the month. There is a $10 fee if payment is received after the tenth of the month.

Unless otherwise noted, tuition is based on ten monthly installments. There is a minimum of 34 classes per dance year.

Subject to Change
Hours per Week Payment
  Monthly Installment Summer Total
Registration Fee
Per pupil, per summer
n/a $20
Summer Dance Intensives $125/per half-day session
$200/per full-day session
Private Lessons
Any subject, Levels I-V
$20/per 30-minute session
$75/per 30-minute session per month
$35/per 1-hour session
45 minutes per week $60/six weeks (Special Baton Unit)
$44/month (Hip Hop)
$33/month (Hip Hop, if taking a dance class)
$60 to $88
1 hour per week $44/month (one student)
$74/month (two students)
$105/month (three students)
$132/month (four students)
$88/summer(one student)
$148(two students)
$210(three students)
$264(four students)
80 minutes per week
5 yrs Combination with Jazz
$55/month $110
Yoga $45 for 5 classes (10-week expiration)
$80 for 10 classes (20-week expiration)
$12 per drop-in class
1 hour per week
Middle Eastern Dance
(Belly Dance)
$66/6-week session
$55/5-week session
$44/4-week session
$12 per class partial session (3-5 classes)
$15 per drop-in class
1-2 hours per week
Ballet Technique
$44/month (once per week)
$33/month (once per week, if taking a dance class)
$66/month (twice per week)
$55/month (twice per week, if taking a dance class)
1 1/2 hours per week $55/month $110
2 hours per week $66/month $136
2 1/2 hours per week $75/month $150

Class Age Range Subjects Taught Hours per Week
Pre-School Combination 3-5 years Tap - Ballet - Tumbling- Song & Dance 1 hour
Combination with Jazz 5 years Jazz -Tap - Ballet - Tumbling- Song & Dance 80 minutes
Primary Combination 6-9 years Tap - Ballet - Acrobatics - Jazz - Tumbling 1 hour
Primary Combination 6-9 years Tap - Ballet - Jazz 1 1/2 hours
Pre-Teen/Teen Combination 9-20 years Tap - Ballet/Pointe - Jazz -Lyrical 1 - 2 1/2 hours (1/2 hour per subject)
Levels II, III, IV, V
Special Baton Unit All ages Baton 45 minutes
Hip Hop Age 6 years & up Hip Hop 45 minutes
Ladies' Dance Adult Tap - Ballet - Jazz 1 - 1 1/2 hours
Middle Eastern Dance 15 years - adult Belly Dance
Folk dances of North Africa & the Middle East
1 hour
Yoga 15 years - adult Beginning and Intermediate 1 hour
Private Lessons All ages Levels I - V, all subjects 30 minutes


About Fields Dance Studio

The family-owned and operated Fields Dance Studio has been teaching dance, acrobatics, and theatrics to children and adults in Hampton Roads, Virginia, since 1936. The studio is known throughout the area for performing at community and charitable events, VA hospitals, the MDA, the Cancer Society, nursing homes, the Peninsula Food Bank, local parades and festivals, and the annual Fantapulous production in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The studio has produced 77 annual recitals (!) and is the home of the prestigious Fields Performance Company.

Our faculty has trained with top national and international dance organizations, and brings decades of teaching and professional dance experience into the classroom. Members of the faculty have taught nationally and internationally, judged dance and talent competitions, been selected for juried dance showcases, and choregraphed for local pageants and television shows. All of our teachers are committed to providing a quality dance education in a positive environment. It is our philosophy that students should enjoy their lessons.

Our students have appeared at/in State Fairs, the Lost Colony historical drama in Manteo, NC, Stars of Tomorrow in Atlantic City, NJ, community theater, television commercials, Miss Teenage America, USO Shows, and national television shows. They have been awarded dance scholarships at colleges and universities, and have founded their own dance studios.

It is our intent to provide a quality program which promotes the awareness and education of Dance, Gymnastics, and Theatrics in a fun and affordable fashion.

Meet The Faculty!

Ernie Fields: Owner, director, and instructor for 55 years. Ernie teaches tap, ballet, ballroom, clowning, acrobatics, jazz, baton, and musical theater. Ernie has performed in Little Theatre, instructed at national dance conventions, assisted in television productions, choreographed and directed high school musicals, worked with non-profit organizations, and contributed and assisted with a variety of dance and entertainment projects. Ernie is the founder of the Fields Dance Studio Satellite Program, which brings dance, gymnastics, and theatrics to schools and day care centers throughout Hampton Roads. He is a favorite with the children for his creative work in all phases of the dance and theater.

Judi Fields: Owner, director, and instructor for 51 years. Judi teaches ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and musical theater. She is the manager of the Fields Eprformance Company, and a member of Dance Makers and Dance Troupe Inc. She was the choreographer for a local television show for 2 1/2 years, has choreographed for the Miss Hampton Roads USA pageant, and managed the Fields Hawaiian Dancers for 4 years. Her biggest contribution to her success is her love of children, and her ability to communicate the joy of dance. In addition to teaching dance, Judi is also an accomplished costumer. She enjoys the creativity of designing and making costumes.

Lori Dangerfield: Instructor for 28 years. Lori's dance specialties are tap, lyrical, and jazz, and she holds a National Solo title in tap. She is the director of the Fields Baton Twirling Corps. Throughout her career, Lori has won many first-place trophies for baton in the duet, trio, and dance twirl team categories at the local, state, and national levels. Her skill and creativity make a class with her a great experience and education. Lori is co-director of the award-winning Fields Performance Company

Cindi Fields: Instructor for 26 years. Cindi specializes in French ballet, and also has training in Italian and Russian ballet. She has studied modern, tap, dance history, ballet, drama, and stagecraft at both Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University. Cindi also teaches tumbling, lyrical, jazz, tap, baton, and theatrics, both at the studio and with the Satellite Program. She is successful in getting students excited about dance so they want to learn more. Cindi is co-director of the award-winning Fields Performance Company.

Lucy Lee (Chelydra): Instructor for 29 years. Lucy teaches folk dance of North Africa and the Middle East from beginner through professional levels, and is now offering beginning and intermediate yoga classes. She has danced professionally since 1980, and was the director of the Caravan East Middle Eastern Dance Troupe from 1981-1998. She is the producer of the No-Frills series of instructional videos in middle eastern dance. In 2004 and 2006, one of her choreographies was selected for presentation in the Local Choreographer's Showcase sponsored by Old Dominion University. She is the studio "cover girl, having twice been the featured dancer on the cover of Zaghareet! magazine. Her extensive research and study of folk dances of the Middle East and Northern Africa provide a truly authentic flavor to classes. Lucy considers dance to be serious fun, and carries that philosophy into her classes.

Kishna Maynor: Instructor for 9 years. Kishna was born and raised in Newport News, and loves to dance! She has been dancing for over 24 years, with performance experience in many festivals and exhibitions for the Latin American Club of Hampton Roads. Her strong background in hispanic dances, fused with jazz and tap, results in a dynamic and unique style of Hip Hop. Kishna offers a strong class, focusing on builidng strength and breaking down technique. From old school, to new street and club, she has a lot to offer.


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Contact Information

Fields Dance Studio
596 Hemlock Road
Newport News, Virginia, USA
(757) 596-5113
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