The teaching staff at SDA Studios is committed to finding and nurturing the beautiful dancer in every student, by providing a comprehensive dance learning experience based upon a solid foundation of technique training and quality performing opportunities. We work hard to provide a safe, wholesome, positive and challenging atmosphere of friendship, guidance and encouragement that enables our students to achieve their highest dance potential, and become the best dancer they can be.
Our training is centered around the study of classical ballet with jazz-hip hop, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary and pointe also offered for different age groups. Whether our dancers hope to pursue a professional career someday or just want to dance for fun, we treat them all equally in the classroom. We insist upon a non-competitive atmosphere, encouraging students to help each other learn together and build friendships. We are here to spread our knowledge and love of all dance forms and provide a place for your children to feel beautiful and protected, so they can express the great joy that dancing inspires in them! Every little dancer everywhere should take dance lessons in a big room with big mirrors to see how beautiful they are when dancing from their heart! We believe EVERY dancer matters the most and we believe in ballet!
Our dancers learn from a carefully designed and well planned curriculum which encompasses all areas of learning. We address the auditory, visual and physical learner through classroom exercises designed to improve both gross and fine motor skills. Since every child develops at their own rate, we try to maximize their naturally occurring development through structured exercises and imaginative free dancing or improvisation, which enhances creativity and encourages self-expression. For our younger dancers, a variety of hand held props, floor mats with different colors and shapes, coloring pages and reward stickers are utilized along with correct ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap movement terminology. Classroom skills necessary for school such as listening, following directions, taking turns and sharing, and being polite to everyone are also a part of classes. Dancers also learn about body parts and shapes, weight and energy, rhythm, balance, directions through space and different sizes of movement. So much is packed into each and every class!