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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. 

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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!

7/8 Combo is a half jazz and half ballet 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.

7/8 Combo will need pink ballet shoes and black Jazz shoes.



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.


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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. 



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.

Shoes: Hip Hop shoes for recital performances will be sent before the session begins. 



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.

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For purchase of ballet, lyrical, tap and jazz shoes we recommend Rosy Cheeks located in Monona, Davis Dancewear in Madison or Discount Dance online.


Ages 3-6 Hip Hop Classes – Split Sole Dance Sneaker (All Black) 

Any dance brand is fine: Theatricals, Bloch, Capezio, Balera

If your dancers shoe size is below a 9 please wear a clean all black sneaker (inside shoes only). 










Hip Hop Levels 1-5 – Canvas High Top Canvas Dance Sneaker (Black with white laces)







Shoe Purchase:

Rosy Cheeks Dancewear (Ages 4-6 Hip Hop) – Located in Monona

Dancewear Solutions Links

Click here for ages 3-6 hip hop 

Click here for Levels 1-5 hip hop

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