All dancers will present a classic appearance that is appropriate & conservative while allowing personal comfort. The instructors want to clearly see the beautiful lines of our dancers & not be distracted by their apparel.
All leotards must be simply styled with no fancy straps, attached skirts, or ornamentation.
Females: All classes pink tights & pink ballet shoes.
Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet - pink leotard
Ballet I - white leotard
Ballet II - light blue leotard
Ballet III - royal blue leotard
Ballet IV - red leotard
Ballet V - black leotard
Males: All classes white or black ballet shoes.
Any color leotard or t-shirt.
Gym shorts, black jazz pants or black tights.
Jazz & Modern
Any solid color leotard
Any solid color leggings, footless tights or black jazz pants
Jazz I & II - bare feet
Jazz III - tan jazz shoes preferred
Jazz sneakers must be approved by instructor.
Appropriate dance attire.
Instructor will discuss specifics at first class.
Do not buy tap shoes before the first class.
SSD may have a pair that you can borrow.
Children's Division ...
Introduces children of 3 1/2-5 years of age to basic ballet concepts, gentle stretching and locomotor movements. Students discover how their bodies can move, create their own dances and learn to respond to music & rhythm.
Must be kindergarten age. Along with creative movement, students focus a little more on ballet concepts, positions, and early ballet steps.
The foundation for all other dance forms offers disciplined training in classical ballet style, technique & vocabulary with emphasis on correct body alignment & proper use of weight-bearing muscles & joints.
0-1 years of training.
1-2 years of training.
2-3 years of training.
3-4 years of training.
5-6 years of training.
The Giordano technique with emphasis on rhythm, coordination, fast movement, composition, strength & style.
0-1 years of training. Ages 7-9.
2-3 years of training. MUST take minimum of one ballet class per week.
Movement that has elements of poppin', lockin' & breakin' as well as free style movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
Focus is placed on the study of broadway-style & rhythmic tap. Tap develops rhythm, balance, strength & a dancer's versatility and has many phsyiological as well as cognitive benefits.