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.
Boys class, Homeschool class, Musical Theatre class and Jazz/Tap Combo class all being planned for the 2021-2022 season!