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A 30 minute class in which our youngest dancers develop coordination, listening skills, rhythm, and freedom of movement via imagery, improvisation, and movement games. Creative Dance gives young dancers the tools they need to move confidently in a classroom setting. Students will also begin to learn some basic ballet technique.
Ballet is the foundation of nearly all contemporary Western dance forms. At SSDC, we use a Vaganova-based syllabus that emphasizes using the whole body in every movement. Equal attention is paid to the head, torso, arms, legs, and feet. This philosophy not only builds strength and stamina, and helps protect against injury, but also allows the dancer to move with a greater range of expression. Great ballet technique gives the dancer the safest, most efficient pathway to excellence in the art of dance.
With its high energy and fast, precise rhythms, tap is always a crowd-pleaser! As dancers develop in their technique, intricate footwork is incorporated with other dance styles including jazz, modern, and African dance to showcase styles like Broadway tap, rhythm tap, hoofing, and even Irish step dancing. Keep an eye out for our upcoming Adult Tap Session in 2020!
With roots in both classical and cultural dance forms, jazz dance has many incarnations. From classic Broadway to concert dance to commercial jazz and jazz funk, this style truly has something for everyone.
Developed in the early 20th century as a rejection to classical ballet, American modern dance holds a special place in the dance lexicon. Offering classes in the styles of Graham, Limon, Horton, Taylor, and contemporary release, SSDC's modern dance program is second to none.
Ages 14+ (Advanced Dancers Only)
Combining elements of ballet, modern, and jazz dance, Contemporary Dance can be any fusion of styles that reflects what is going on in the world of dance today. Contemporary movement draws audiences in with impeccable technique, clarity of intention, and authentic artistry and emotion.
MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Keep an eye out for upcoming master classes and workshops! We will be offering everything from conditioning and injury prevention to classical variations to dance composition to contemporary partnering!