Pre-school Ages 3-4
Emphasis is on creative movement through live piano music and story.
Pre-Primary Ballet ~Age 5
Introduction of foundational dance technique, musicality and creative movement through story.
Primary Ballet ~Age 6
Building on foundational technique, and musicality, begin to learn set choreography
Variety Class Age 6-8
This class exposes the dancer to foundational movements of Ballet, Highland and Lyrical styles so that after 1 year in this class they can continue in the stream of their choice.
Ballet - Grade 1/1B Ages 6-8.
Growing ballet technique, working towards completion of the Royal Academy of Dance Class Award
Ballet - Grade 2 through 5
Training increases to 2 classes/week to solidify basic technique and grow in vocabulary & ability. Includes Ballet and Character technique. Royal Academy of Dance exams become measureable and achievable goals each year.
Stretch & Strength class is also strongly recommended
Intermediate, Advanced Foundation & Advanced Ballet
Royal Academy of Dance exams continue to be the focus at these levels. Training includes Pointe work, Barre and Center Practice. Performance and Poise are also emphasized
Stretch & Strength class required
Highland Ages 7 and up
Fast paced Highland dance is a great option for those who are looking for a class with a little more bounce! Focus on strength and precision.
Students will be placed in level that best suits their ability.
SDTA Highland Exams are available 1-2 times a year
Lyrical - Beginner, Junior, Teen & Senior Age 7+
Connecting story, emotion and movement is what Lyrical is all about. Uses a combination of ballet and jazz technique to tell stories to the lyrics of music, integrating emotion as well.
Tap - Youth Age 7+ & Teen/Adult classes
Fun upbeat class learning tap steps, rhythm and style.
Minimum one year in any dance style preferred.
Hip Hop - Youth Ages 9+ & Teen classes
Upbeat hip hop movements and floor work. Positive music and an encouraging environment. One year experience in any dance style preferred.