Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy


SCAA offers a comprehensive study of dance in a variety of mediums with emphasis on the establishment of strong technical foundations as well as creativity. The dance program is designed in a progression of study for beginners through advanced levels which allows each student to develop strength, flexibility, musicality, coordination and artistry.

New this year: Classes are offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. Study begins on a virtual platform using Zoom, with phases planned for potential reentry into the physical dance studios.

Session I is twelve weeks in length from September 14 – December 11. Study began this fall on a virtual platform using ZOOM. Students are receiving instruction at home from a device of their choice. In early November, we were pleased to phase-in a few dance classes using a hybrid model (Students were both in-person in the dance studio and virtual.)

Session II is sixteen weeks in length and begins January 25. Registration opens mid-November. For Session II, SCAA has expectations to continue phasing in “live in-person hybrid classes” as public health rules and mandates allow.

Note: with strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot. Registration deadline is January 6 (for studio planning.) We offer ongoing registration past January 6 if space is available.

Placements into appropriate levels are by teacher recommendation. Placements for new students are determined by the instructors and the Dance Program Coordinator.

For all questions pertaining to classes, please email

Performance information is not available at this time.

March 22-27: No Classes
April 26-May 1: No Classes

May 24-28: Final Week of Classes

Dance Classes Begin Monday, January 25, 2021

Dance Dress Code: SCAA Dance Dress Code


Age: 3.5* – 5 years (Kindergarten)

* 3.5 Bathroom independent (for in-studio classes) and developmentally ready for a structured class setting.

An introduction to ballet technique and dance class etiquette.

Tuition: $192
Classes Offered:
TU   4:30-5:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 300-03
SAT 9:45-10:30 a.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 300-04

Ballet A, B, and D

Age: 6 to 9 years

A comprehensive study of ballet skills and artistry from beginner to intermediate level through succeeding years of study.

Tuition: $220
Classes Offered:
Ballet A
TU  5:15-6:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM| ADAN 400-02
Ballet B 
TH  5:00-6:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 402-02
Ballet D
M  5:00-6:00 p.m. | Nicolette Peron | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 404-02

Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Advanced Ballet

Age: 10 years and up

Ballet students continue classical training, advancing through levels of ballet and pointe with placement by teacher recommendation.

*We strongly encourage a minimum of two ballet classes a week for students who wish to do pointe-work in levels Ballet 5 and Advanced Ballet classes. Your options include: taking another ballet level (up or down) in addition to your core level class recommended by your teacher and/or enrolling in the Ballet Technique class.

Alternatively, students can choose to take all ballet classes without working on Pointe. It is not a requirement for continued study of ballet, even in SCAA’s upper ballet levels.

New dancers to SCAA, please contact the office via email ( and we will have a ballet instructor contact you to talk about placement and answer any other ballet-related questions.

Tuition: $328
Classes Offered:
Ballet 1 & Intro to Pointe
TU  6:30-8:00 p.m.  |Abby Johnson |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 405-02
Ballet 2 & Pointe
TH  6:00-7:30 p.m.  |Abby Johnson |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 407-02
Ballet 3 & Pointe
TU 4:30-6:00 p.m. |Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 409-01
Ballet 4 & Pointe
TH 4:30-6:00 p.m. |Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 411-02
*Ballet 5 & Pointe
M  6:00-7:30 p.m. |Robyn Schroth |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 412-02
*Advanced Ballet & Pointe
TU 6:00-7:30 p.m. |Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM| ADAN 415-02

Ballet Technique

Age: 12 years and up

An additional 90-min technique class per week.

Tuition: $320
Class Offered:
TH  7:30-9:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 417-04

Adult Classes

Ballet Technique

Adults, ages 17 and up

This class offers the adult dancer the opportunity to experience the traditional ballet class. Offered in the evening; tailored for beginners and those with experience. Register for one or both sessions at a time.

Adult Ballet Technique
Session III: January 26 – March 2
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | In-person and Virtual | ADAN 418-??

Adult Ballet Technique
Session IV: March 9 – April 20 (no class on March 23)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth |In-person and Virtual | ADAN 418-05

Adult/Youth Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS)

Adults & Youth, ages 15 and up

Take the time to relax, rejuvenate, and unwind with the Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS). In this class, we will focus on stretching and strengthening exercises that will focus on the core, spine, and all those muscles you never knew you had. No previous experience needed. Attire is activewear with bare feet or socks.

Session I: January 25 – March 1
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump | TBD| ADAN 600-01

Session II: March 8 – April 19 (no class on March 23)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump | TBD | ADAN 600-02

Contemporary Dance

Age: 9 years and up

Discover the various techniques and principles of contemporary dance. This genre incorporates elements from modern dance, ballet, and other current dance styles.

Tuition: $192 (Beginning Contemporary)
Tuition: $220 (Advanced Contemporary)
Classes Offered:
Beginning Contemporary (9 to 12 years)
M 4:15-5:00 p.m.| Nicolette Peron| Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 704-02
Advanced Contemporary (13 years and up)

TU 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Lindsay Watkins | In-person and Virtual | ADAN 705-02

Jazz Dance

Age: 6 years and up

A progression of study in jazz dance technique that explores classical and contemporary styles.

Tuition: $192 (Jazz 1)
Tuition: $220 (Jazz 2, 3, Advanced)
Classes Offered:
Jazz 1 (6 -8 years)
SAT 11:15-12:00 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 500-02
Jazz 2 (8 -10 years)
W 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Nicolette Peron | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 501-02
Jazz 3 (11-13 years, or by teacher recommendation)
W 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Nicolette Peron |Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 502-02
Advanced Jazz (14-18 years, or by teacher recommendation)
W  6:15-7:15 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 503-02

Lyrical Dance

Age: 9 years and up

Lyrical combines elements of ballet, jazz and modern dance and is performed to soulful, contemporary music. Previous or current ballet training is required for levels 2 and 3, and recommended for Lyrical 1.

Tuition: $220
Classes Offered:
Lyrical l (9-11 years)
M 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 901-02
Lyrical 2 (12-13 years)
TU 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 902-02
Lyrical 3 (14 and up)
TH 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 903-02

Musical Theatre Dance

Age: 10 years and up

A study of traditional and contemporary Broadway musical theatre dance styles. Previous dance experience or instructor permission required.

Tuition: $220
Class Offered:
Musical Theatre Dance 2 (14 and up)
TH 7:00-8:00 p.m.| Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 905-02

Tap Dance

Age: 6 years and up

The study of traditional and modern tap styles with emphasis on proper body and foot placement, and sound clarity.

Tuition: $192 (Beginning Tap)
Tuition: $220 (Intermediate Tap, Advanced Tap)
Classes Offered:
Beginning Tap (6-8 years)
SAT 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 800-01
Intermediate/Advanced Tap (9-17 years)
TU 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 801-02

Dance Ensembles

In Session II the dancers will be working with several different choreographers in a variety of genres.

Dance Ensemble I  (10-13 years)
Dancers must be enrolled in two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement.

Tuition: $312
Class Offered:
W   6:15-7:30 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 906-02

Dance Ensemble II  (13 years and up)
Dancers must be enrolled in at least two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement.

Tuition: $372
Class Offered:
W   7:30-9:00 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 907-02


Dance Classes Begin Monday, January 25, 2021