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OUR CLASSROOM

Developmental Program

Preschool Ballet & Creative Movement Classes

Ages 2 - 5

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DANCE WITH ME

2 - 3 YEARS OLD

A child/adult interactive class that introduces students to movement and music in a dance class atmosphere.  This fun and energetic class incorporates many props, gets toddlers and parents moving together, and creates a strong sense of accomplishment. 

Classes are broken into 5-week mini sessions.

Students must turn 2 before January 1, 2021.

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PETITE BALLERINAS

3 & 4 YEARS OLD

The Petite Ballerinas class introduces a structured environment while allowing children to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. The focus is on coordination and rhythm, which is introduced using stories and props. 

Students must turn 3 before January 1, 2021.  

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BLOOMING BALLERINAS

4 & 5 YEARS OLD

The Blooming Ballerinas class builds on basic ballet steps, creative movement, classroom etiquette, and starts an introduction to beginning ballet technique.  One year in Petite Ballerinas is recommended if 4 years old.

Students must have turned 4 before June 1, 2020 unless teacher recommended.

Early Elementary Classes

Kinder & 1st Grades

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PRE-PRIMARY BALLET

KINDER & 1st GRADE

The Pre-Primary Ballet class is our beginning ballet class.  Ballerinas begin simple ballet combinations, start to learn proper ballet arm and foot placement, body control, and work across the floor as individuals and as a group. 

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JAZZ FUNK

KINDER & 1st GRADE

Jazz Funk is a great way to get your growing dancer moving!  This fun fusion class introduces elements of jazz and hip hop.

Students must be currently enrolled in kindergarten or first grade, not TK.

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TOTALLY TAP

KINDER - 1st GRADE

This beginning tap class introduces dancers to the rhythm and movement of tap, created by metal taps on the heels and toes of dancers' shoes.  Students learn tap-rhythm and timing. Class consists of warm-up, center, and across the floor training. Proper terminology and musicality is stressed. 

Students must be currently enrolled in kindergarten or first grade, not TK.

2nd- 4th Grades

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PRIMARY BALLET

2nd - 4th GRADES

The Primary Ballet "A" is the first year of our two year Primary Ballet program. Ballerinas begin to focus on proper body positioning and alignment and begin to work at the ballet barre.  At least two years of ballet class is recommended if age 6.

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BEGINNING JAZZ

2nd - 4th GRADES

The Beginning Jazz class introduces our dancers to a style of dance set to popular music.  Classes include warm-ups that focus on flexibility and strength, across the floor movement, and weekly dance combinations  The class emphasizes the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style!

Students must be currently enrolled in second grade and above.

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BEGINNING HIP HOP

2nd - 4th GRADES

This popular class will introduce young students to the basic vocabulary, rhythm, and style of hip hop. Bring attitude and passion to move!

Students must be currently enrolled in second grade and above.

Grades 4th - 8th

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4TH - 8TH GRADE

BALLET LEVELS 1 & 2

Ballet 1 is our first introduction to classical ballet.  Ballerinas focus on barre work with a strong emphasis on body alignment and proper placement.  At least three years of ballet class is recommended if age 8.  For dancers over age 9, this is a great place to begin if new to classical ballet.

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4TH - 8TH GRADE

JAZZ LEVELS 1 & 2

Jazz 1 expands on the fundamentals of Beginning Jazz.  Students will focus on combining more complicated movements in the center and across the floor, including jumps and turns.  At least one year of jazz experience is recommended if age 8, or for dancers over age 9 who are new to dance.  

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4TH - 8TH GRADE

TAP LEVEL 1 

Tap 1 expands on the fundamentals of Beginning Tap.  Students learn more tap-rhythms, sounds, and combinations. Students progress with riffs, pullbacks & time steps. Students will demonstrate the ability to build speed while keeping the clarity of their taps clean.

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4TH - 8TH GRADES

HIP HOP LEVELS 1 & 2

This high energy class is for older hip hoppers who are ready to groove.  Each class includes learning more complex hip hop choreography and rhythm at a faster pace.

SMDC Junior Company Program

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COMPANY COHORT CLASSES

BALLET & JAZZ

Company cohort classes are our ballet and jazz core classes.  Weekly cohort classes work on developing technical skill and choreography. 

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COMPANY BALLET TECHNIQUE

BALLET

Company cohorts are required to take weekly ballet technique classes that refine technique.

HIP HOP CREW

HIP HOP

This audition only hip hop group is our hip hop performing group and meets bi-weekly.

STRETCH & STRENGTH

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

All SMDC members are required to take weekly 30 minute S&S classes that focuses on building athletic dancers.