SDA teaches dancers the fundamentals and technique of dance in a fun, caring environment. We offer a wide variety of classes to meet all dancers interests for students ages 3 – adult at a modern dance studio.
For the more serious dancer, we offer a highly accomplished competitive program.
shoes & attire
3/4 Combo & 5/6 Combo are half ballet and half tap combo classes. Ballet is the foundation to proper dance training and beautiful technique. SDA's tiny dancers love being ballerinas and playing with rhythm in their tap/combo classes!
6-8 Combo is a half jazz and half tap combo class.
Mini Jazz & Hip Hop are vibrant and energetic classes to quicker rhythms!
Class Shoes/Attire: Any form fitted clothing (leggings, dance shorts, tank top, leotard) with hair secured out of the face.
3/4 & 5/6 will need black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
6-8 Combo will need black tap shoes and black Jazz shoes.
3/4 Combo: 3-4yrs
5/6 Combo: 5-6yrs
6-8 Combo: 6-8yrs
Jazz classes are vibrant and energetic consisting of unique moves set to a quicker rhythm and incorporates different styles of turns and leaps. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Class Shoes/Attire: Dance pants or dance shorts, fitted tank top or leotard and black jazz shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face. Black Jazz Shoes.
Mini Jazz: 4-6yrs
Jazz 1: 9-10yrs
Jazz 2: 11-13yrs
Jazz 3: 14+
ELITE BALLET & POINTE
Ballet is the foundation to proper training with developing correct posture, a firm core and beautiful technique which is important to be a successful dancer. Pointe classes are available upon evaluation and teacher placements.
Class Shoes/Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Ballet skirt or dance shorts may be worn over the leotard. All ballet dancers must have their hair in a bun for class.
Pointe 1: Teacher Approval required
Pointe 2: Teacher Approval required
Elite Ballet 1: 7-8yrs
Elite Ballet 2: 9-10yrs
Elite Ballet 3: 11-13yrs
Elite Ballet 4: 14+
Hip Hop dance classes offer hard hitting "street" style where movements are fast paced, low and grounded. Hip hop classes start at 3 years old.
Class Attire: Sweat pants or leggings, fitted tank top or t-shirt and black hip hop sneakers (see below for links to order shoes). Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
4-6 Hip Hop: 4-6yrs
Hip Hop 2: 7-8yrs
Hip Hop 3: 9-10yrs
Hip Hop 4: 11-13
Hip Hop 5: 14+
*scroll to bottom of page for hip hop shoe links
Lyrical dance lessons are a modern contemporary form of dance that utilizes ballet technique and encourages the use of emotions and personal interpretation in movements. It is highly encouraged that dancers wanting to enroll in this form of dance take ballet classes to build the proper technique that the lyrical style requires.
Contemporary dance combines elements of several genres like modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. This form is expressive and strives to connect the mind and body through fluid movements.
Class Shoes/Attire: Leotard or fitted tank top, dance shorts with tights or dance pants, and tan lyrical footies/half shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
Lyrical 1: 9-10yrs
Lyrical 2: 11-13
Lyrical 3: 14+
These classes are for adults who would like to get back into dance OR would like to start learning dance. No dance experience necessary, just come to learn, have fun and be active!
Improv is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Improvised movement material is created through explorations in level changes, shapes and dynamics; done individually and in small/large groups. Dancers will learn to create movement in their bodies without prior thought or judgement.
Technique classes are offered to improve dancers technical abilities without learning choreography. It gives them the chance to spend an entire class devoted to perfect their skills and expand on their knowledge gained in ballet classes.
Sretch & Conditioning
This class is offered for students wanting to increase their strength, endurance and flexibility. Students will be pushed to challenge their bodies and become stronger, more focused dancers.
Leaps & Turns
Leaps and Turns is a class that extensively breaks down all aspects of a variety of leaps and turns.
HIp Hop Tricks
During Hip Hop Tricks class students will learn various tricks used during hip hop routines. It gives students the opportunity to learn the tricks step by step that teachers do not have time to teach during hip hop classes.
For purchase of ballet, lyrical, tap and jazz shoes we recommend Rosy Cheeks located in Monona or Discount Dance online.
Ages 4-6 Hip Hop Class – Split Sole Dance Sneaker (Black)
Any dance brand is fine: Theatricals, Bloch, Capezio, Balera
*Rosy Cheeks in Monona has this style available starting at child size 9
If your dancers shoe size is below a 9 please wear a clean all black sneaker (inside shoes only).
Hip Hop Level 2-5 – Balera Canvas High Top Canvas Dance Sneaker (Black)
Available starting in size 2 and up
If your dancer is below a size 2 please contact us and we can provide you with an alternate option
*Not available at Rosy Cheeks
Rosy Cheeks Dancewear (Ages 4-6 Hip Hop) – Located in Monona
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