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!
7-9 Combo is a half jazz and half ballet combo class.
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.
7-9 Combo will need pink ballet shoes and black jazz shoes.
3/4 Combo: 3-4yrs
5/6 Combo: 5-6yrs
7-9 Combo: 7-9yrs
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.
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 any pair of CLEAN tennis shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.
3/4 Hip Hop: 3-4yrs
5/6 Hip Hop: 5-6yrs
4-6 Hip Hop: 4-6yrs
Hip Hop Level 1: 7-9yrs
Hip Hop Level 2: 10+
Boys Hip Hop: 8+
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 Level 2: 10-13yrs
POM-POM is a jazz dance based class where dancers will use poms to create fun visual dances and creative formation changes.
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.
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.
Pre-Pointe class will prepare your dancer to dance en pointe. The class is done barefoot and will consist of ankle strengthening and stretching exercises. Dancers are required to be enrolled in Elite Ballet and Technique class to register. Teacher approval also required.