Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Dance

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 being offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using Zoom, with phases built into Session I for potential reentry into the physical SCAA dance studios. Session II will have high expectations for live in-studio classes.

Session I will run twelve weeks in length from September 14 – December 11. Registration opens June 18. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using ZOOM.  Students will receive the instruction at home from a device of their choice. More information regarding ZOOM can be found here. Note: with strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot.

Session II is fourteen weeks in length and begins January 25, with registration opening in mid-November. For Session II, SCAA has high expectations for live, in-studio classes as public health rules and mandates allow. Decisions and information regarding in person classes will be forthcoming in December 2020 or January 2021.

Placements into appropriate levels are by teacher recommendation. Students from 2019-20 will receive an email from the SCAA office with their Fall 2020 dance instructor’s recommendations. Placements for new students are determined by instructors and the Dance Program Coordinator.

For all questions pertaining to classes, please email scaa@su.edu.

Performance information is not available at this time.

Holidays/Closures
November 22-27: No classes
December 5-11: Final week of classes before break

Dance Classes Begin Monday, September 14, 2020
(exception: Dance Ensemble I & II which begin October 14 for eight weeks)

SCAA Dance Dress Code: SCAA Fall 2020 Dance Dress Code

 Creative Movement

Age: *3 to 4 (Pre-Kindergarten)
* Bathroom independent (for in-studio classes) and developmentally ready for a structured class setting.

Your little one will explore movement with fun and imaginative exercises.

Tuition: $135
Classes Offered: 
TU  11:00-11:45 a.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 200-01
TH  4:15-5:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | 200-02


Pre-Ballet

Age: 5 years (Kindergarten)

An introduction to ballet technique and dance class etiquette.

Tuition: $135
Classes Offered:
TU   4:30-5:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 300-01
SAT 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 300-02


Ballet A, B, C 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: $159
Classes Offered:
Ballet A
TU  5:15-6:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM| ADAN 400-01
Ballet B 
TU  4:30-5:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 402-01
Ballet B 
TH  5:00-6:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 402-02
Ballet C 
TU   5:30-6:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 403-01
Ballet D
M  5:00-6:00 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 404-01


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 level (up or down) in addition to your core level class recommended by your teacher and/or enrolling in one of the Ballet Technique non-recital classes.

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 (scaa@su.edu) and we will have a ballet instructor contact you to talk about placement and answer any other ballet-related questions.

Tuition: $240
Classes Offered:
Ballet 1 & Intro to Pointe
TU  6:30-8:00 p.m.  |Abby Johnson |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 405-01
Ballet 2 & Pointe
TH  6:00-7:30 p.m.  |Abby Johnson |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 407-01
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 411-01
*Ballet 5 & Pointe
M  6:00-7:30 p.m. |Robyn Schroth |Virtual-ZOOM|ADAN 412-01
*Advanced Ballet & Pointe
TU 6:00-7:30 p.m. |Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM| ADAN 415-01


Ballet Technique

Age: 12 years and up

An additional 90-min technique class per week.

Tuition: $234
Classes Offered:
W  4:45-6:15 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 417-01
TH  7:30-9:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 417-02
SAT*  9:30-11:00 a.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 417-03
(*Saturday class prerequisite: a minimum of two other ballet classes per week, or permission of the instructor)


Adult Dance 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 morning and evening; tailored for beginners and those with experience. Register for one or more sessions at a time.

Session I: September 15 – October 20
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  10:00-11:00 a.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 416-01
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 418-01

Session II: October 27 – December 8 (no class November 24)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  10:00-11:00 a.m. | Abby Johnson | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 416-02
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 418-02

Session III: January 26 – March 2
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  10:00-11:00 a.m. | Abby Johnson | TBD | ADAN 416-03
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth | TBD | ADAN 418-03

Session IV: March 9 – April 20 (no class on April 6)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
TU  10:00-11:00 a.m. | Abby Johnson |TBD | ADAN 416-04
TU  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth |TBD | ADAN 418-04


Adult Tap

Adults, ages 17 and up

For beginners and those with experience. Register for one or more sessions at a time.

Session I: September 14 – October 19
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 804-01

Session II: October 26 – December 7 (no class November 23)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m. |Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 804-02

Session III: January 25 – March 1
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump | TBD| ADAN 804-03

Session IV: March 8 – April 19 (no class on April 5)
Tuition: $75 (6 classes)
M 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump | TBD | ADAN 804-04


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: $159
Classes Offered:
Beginning/Intermediate Contemporary (9 to 12 years)
TH 5:00-6:00 p.m.| Instructor TBA| Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 704-01
Advanced Contemporary (13 years and up)
TU 7:30-8:30 p.m.| Lindsay Watkins | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 705-01


Jazz Dance

Age: 6 years and up

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

Tuition: $135 (Jazz 1)
Tuition: $159 (Jazz 2, 3, Advanced)
Classes Offered:
Jazz 1 (6 -8 years)
SAT 11:15-12:00 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 500-01
Jazz 2 (8 -10 years)
W 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 500-01
Jazz 3 (11-13 years, or by teacher recommendation)
W 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski |Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 501-01
Advanced Jazz (14-18 years, or by teacher recommendation)
W  6:15-7:15 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 502-01


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: $159
Classes Offered:
Lyrical l (9-11 years)
M 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 901-01
Lyrical 2 (12-13 years)
TU 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Mary Robare |Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 902-01
Lyrical 3 (14 and up)
TH 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 903-01


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: $159
Classes Offered:
Musical Theatre Dance 1 (10-13 years)
TU 6:30-7:30 p.m.| Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 904-01
Musical Theatre Dance 2 (14 and up)
TH 7:00-8:00 p.m.| Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 905-01


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: $135 (Beginning Tap)
Tuition: $159 (Intermediate Tap, Advanced Tap)
Classes Offered:
Beginning Tap (6-8 years)
SAT 10:30-11:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 800-01
Intermediate Tap (9-12 years)
TU 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 801-01
Advanced Tap (13-18 years, or by teacher recommendation)
TU 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 803-01


Dance Ensembles

This year, we are flipping the script! Instead of waiting until spring, Session I will focus on Solo Dance Composition. In Session II the dancers will be working with several different choreographers in a variety of genres.

Dance Ensemble I  (10-13 years)

Session I begins October 14 for 8 weeks. Dancers must be enrolled in two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement.

Tuition: $140
Class Offered:
W   6:15-7:30 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 906-01


Dance Ensemble II  (13 years and up)

Session I begins October 14 for 8 weeks. Dancers must be enrolled in at least two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement.

Tuition: $168
Class Offered:
W   7:30-9:00 p.m. | Mary Robare | Virtual-ZOOM | ADAN 907-01

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Dance Classes Begin Monday, September 14, 2020

(with exception of Dance Ensemble I & II which begin October 14)