We are proud to off diverse and complete dance training from the tiniest 2's to the Pre-Professional dancer.
Registration for the 2023-2024 season opens in July 17
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For 18 months - 3 year olds
An introduction to dance for our youngest dancers, this fun filled 45 min class is for 2 to 3 year olds. An introduction to ballet and movement appropriate for their young development. Designed for tiny dancers to explore creative movement with creative and orderly activities designed to develop the budding dancer thru rhythm, rhyme, and movement.
Ballet, Bop, and Tap
Designed for children in Kindergarten and young 1st grade dancers, ages 5-7. This hour and fifteen minute class includes Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap. It stresses following directions, and proper dance etiquette. The class is a well-balanced base created through the combination of all dance elements and correct dance terminology is introduced and used. The result is a fun and rewarding experience for these young dancers.
For 1st-3rd graders ages 6-9
For Primary Dancers (1st-3rd Graders ages 6-9). This hour and 30 minute class is designed to prepare primary dancers for secondary classes. It focuses on more in depth knowledge of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body.
Pre-Pointe and Pointe
Pointe is the most advanced and demanding level of ballet. This class offering is extended only to intermediate and advanced students. Pointe requires extra ballet classes and is offered only upon recommendation of an instructor and through an audition.
Please contact us for information regarding pointe class
Ballet and Bop
For 3-5 year olds
Designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old. This one-hour class for boys and girls consisting on Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz. Designed to teach body awareness, musicality, rhythm and the joy of moving to the music. The class is a well-balanced base created through the combination of all dance elements and correct dance terminology is introduced and used. The result is a fun and rewarding experience for even the smallest of dancers.
For Primary (1st-3rd Graders ages 6-9), Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 8-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+). Classes range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on age/skill level). This commercial dance form is based off of a loose jazz style with upbeat, high energy rhythmic combinations. It is a fun and funky dance class filled with styles such as popping, locking, and breaking.
For 1st-5th Graders
For Teens in Middle School and High School
Ballet and Contemporary
For Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 9-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+). This hour long class focuses on Ballet Technique with Lyrical and Contemporary combinations added to the class. Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body. This class is designed for the more serious dancer with the ability beyond a beginner level. Musicality, strength and agility will be advanced through greater technique.
For 3rd-5th Graders
Advanced Placement- Competitive Dance Program
Interested in taking your dance and performance training to the next level? Our AP Program is designed for the serious dancer who is looking for increased training and additional competitive and performance opportunities.
Please contact us for information regarding our AP Program
Hip-Hop & Tumble Tots
For 3-6 year olds
Dance, move, groove, and tumble! Build strength, flexibility, agility, and teamwork in the fun and funky class. Learn basic tumbling including forward rolls, back bends, cartwheels, and fundamental acrobatic strengthening and flexibility and coordination skills along with Hip-Hop dance!
Just For Boys
Of course, boys are always welcome to take any
class at DESOD, but if they prefer to be with
just boys, we have some great options just
for them! Elements of Contemporary and Hip-Hop, these popular, energetic form of dance, allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities.
This class is inspired by today’s latest music and hippest trends in dance. Age appropriate hip hop and contemporary dance music and movement specific to guys is used for each class. These classes are taught by the super cool, Emerson Walker.
Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre
For Secondary (3rd-5th Graders ages 8-11), Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers (ages 12+). This hour long class consisting of Classic Jazz and Broadway inspired choreography and Tap skills. Proper technique is stressed and varying choreography is used to stretch the dancers mind and body. This class is designed for the more serious dancer with the ability beyond a beginner level. Greater musicality, strength and agility will be advanced through technique. Tap Dance will advance the dancers musicality and rhythm while exploring new and exciting forms of movement and sound.
For 3rd-5th Graders
Voice Lessons with Mary Catherine Beath
Award-winning soprano and experienced
teacher who holds a MM, BM, a
Certificate in Musical Theatre, and a
Graduate Certificate in Vocology.
Specializes in Classical, Musical Theatre,
and Pop Music styles.