Preschool (Ages 3-4)
Two types of classes are offered for our youngest dancers.
A Tap/Ballet combo class serves as an introduction to the world of dance through a ½ hour of pre-tap and a ½ hour of pre-ballet. This class also includes singing and counting to music.
Our Acrobatic/Dance class is a one-hour class designed for the 3 to 4 year old and is popular with both boys and girls. This class introduces the dancers to basic coordination and locomotive skills mixed with simple dance moves as well as teamwork and beginner tumbling progressions.
Our experienced, professional staff is trained in early childhood to ensure that your little one has a positive experience.
Preschool dancers perform on stage with the aid of an assistant. One hour of class per week equals one routine in the show. Preschool Dancers perform in Our Shamrock Showcase. All dancers are included in our signature Finale!
Preschool classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and Saturday mornings.
Level 1 (Ages 5-7)
This program serves as a transition from preschool to our level 2,3,4 recreational program. Level 1 is the perfect next step for preschool students as well as a wonderful introduction to dance for beginner dancers in Kindergarten and 1st grade.. Level 1 classes are structured more toward steps and skills while keeping the classroom upbeat and fun. Level 1 routines include more challenging but appropriate choreography, with more formation changes.
Level 1 Classes Offered:
Tap/Ballet Combo: This class meets one hour per week with a half hour of tap and a half hour of ballet. Students are taught basic beginner skills, steps, positions, and vocabulary.
Acrobatic/Dance: This class is one hour per week. Class begins with a lively warm-up and proceeds to include tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels and other tumbling progressions. Simple dance moves are also included in this class.
Hip-Hop/Jazz Combo: This class is one hour per week with a fun and active introduction into the styles of Jazz and Hip-hop. The recital dance will highlight both styles in a single routine for our show.
All Classes are designed for the 5 - 7 year old and kept fun and upbeat to hold their attention.
These classes are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon (Tap/Ballet Combo & Acro/Dance), Wednesday afternoon (Hip/Hop Jazz Combo) and Saturday mornings (Tap/Ballet Combo & Acro/Dance). Our experienced, professional staff is trained in early childhood to ensure that your little one has a positive experience.
Level 1 students perform on stage without the aid of their teachers. One hour of class per week equals one routine in the show. Level 1 students perform in one Showcase. All dancers are included in our signature Finale!
Recreational (Ages 7+)
We proudly graduate dancers from our recreational program who are beautiful and proficient in the art of dance! This program is offered to all students in 2nd grade and up. Recreational students are divided into classes based on age and level. Dancers in the Recreational Program are not obligated to take any specific type or number of classes. Students that enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities, find that the SOSD Recreational Program is a perfect fit. Our outstanding recreational program makes up approximately 75% of our school. recreational dancers ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to perform in one of our 3 showcases. Every dancer is also included in our SOSD Signature Finale. One hour of dance per week equals one routine in each show.Whether your child is enrolled for one or ten hours per week our promise is to give all SOSD dancers the highest level of instruction. Dancers are treated as individuals and encouraged to work to their fullest potential. Students thrive in our recreational program to become accomplished in the dance disciplines they study. Classes offered to our Recreational Students include: Acrobatics, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Tap
Company Dancer Program
Dancers are invited to join the SOSD Dance Company based on potential, progress, work ethic, attendance, and other qualities. Company Dancers are required to study a minimum amount of hours per week, which increases as the dancers mature. Company Dancers must attend 90% of their Company classes and 100% of their Ballet classes. Workshops, conventions, competitions, master classes and performance opportunities throughout the year broaden a SOSD Company Dancer's education. The commitment is much larger than that of a recreational student.
Please let an instructor know if you would like to learn more about our SOSD Dance Company.