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Class Placement:  For new students only. On Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm, a ballet placement class will be conducted. Adult division & students under the age of 8 need not attend. Please call the school in advance to reserve a place in this class.


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.


The Giordano technique with emphasis on rhythm, coordination, fast movement, composition, strength & style.

Hip Hop

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.


An asymmetrical form of ballet which stresses the torso as the source of movement with emphasis on creative improvisations, locomotor movement & imaginative exploration of the body in space.


Focus is placed on the study of broadway-style & rhythmic tap. Tap develops rhythm, balance, strength & a dancer's versatility and has many physiological as well as cognitive benefits.

Cancellation of Classes:  The school reserves the right to cancel a class at any time if enrollment falls below four students. Currently enrolled students will be placed in a new class or given a refund for the remaining classes.

Credits & Make Up Classes:  Credits can only be used by the enrolled student & only in the form of make-up classes.  Make-up classes cannot be carried into the summer session or be used for tuition credit.

Snow Day Policy:  The decision for class cancellation will be made by 2:00 pm (if possible) & listed on all major TV stations. When in doubt, call SSD's office at (315) 472-0235. If there is a cancellation, there will be a message. Please do not call your teacher.


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Refunds:  For medical reasons ONLY; must have written verification from doctor within two weeks of injury. No refunds given for sports or school musical conflicts.

Class Cards:  Ten classes for $150

Trial Class:  $15

Drop In Policy for SSD College Students:  During college fall, winter & spring breaks, you are welcome to attend classes for $5 per class. If you want to take more than two classes per break, a pro-rated tuition will be applied.

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