Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Dance

SCAA offers a comprehensive study of dance in a variety of mediums. Study begins with an emphasis in creativity and the establishment of a strong foundation in the specific dance style. The progression of study allows each student to develop strength, musicality, coordination and advanced level dance technique. Classes (exceptions noted) culminate with recitals in May. Placements in proceeding levels are by teacher recommendation or audition.

Students taking one dance class pay a single Dance Performance Fee ($45) in addition to the class tuition. Students taking two or more dance classes pay a single Dance Performance Fee ($70) in addition to the class tuition. There are no costume fees collected during the  year. Be sure to check the SCAA Dance Dress Code.

Recital information will be forthcoming in 2022.

 

Fall Holidays/Closures
November 24-29: No classes
December 13-17: Final week of classes before break

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Dance Classes Begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021

(with a few exceptions*)


Pre-Ballet

Age: 3.5-5 years (Kindergarten)

An introduction to ballet technique and dance class etiquette.

Tuition: $424
Classes Offered:
TU  4:15-5:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 300-01
SAT  9:30-10:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 300 | 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. New students should call the office for placement assistance.

Tuition: $456
Classes Offered:
Ballet A
TH  4:15-5:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202 | ADAN 400-01
Ballet B 
TU  5:45-6:45 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202 | ADAN 401-01
Ballet C 
TH   6:00-7:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202| ADAN 402-01
Ballet D
TU  5:00-6:00 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 208 | ADAN 403-01


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

Age: approx. 10 years and up

Ballet students continue classical training, advancing through levels of ballet and pointe with placement by teacher recommendation. New dancers to SCAA, please contact the office and we will have a ballet instructor contact you to talk about placement and answer any other ballet-related questions.

Tuition: $688
Classes Offered:
Ballet 1
TU  6:45-8:15 p.m.  | Abby Johnson | RM 202 | ADAN 404-01
Ballet 2
TH  5:30-7:00 p.m.  | Lindsay Watkins | RM 300 | ADAN 405-01
*Ballet 3/4
TH 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Mary Robare | RM 300 | ADAN 406-01
*Ballet 5
M 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth |RM 300 | ADAN 407-01
*Advanced Ballet
TU 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Mary Robare| RM 300 | ADAN 408-01

*As our program continues to grow and excel, we are strongly encouraging a minimum of two ballet classes a week for students who wish to do pointe-work in Ballet levels 3/4, 5, and Advanced. Your options would include: taking another level (up or down) in addition to your core level class recommended by your teacher, enroll in one of the Ballet Technique non-recital classes offered in our schedule; or consult your instructors about other alternatives.

Pointe work is not a requirement for continued study in these upper level ballet classes. Students can choose to take Ballet levels 3/4, 5, and Advanced in ballet slippers.


Ballet Technique

Age: 12 years and up

An additional 90-min technique class per week; a non-recital class.

Tuition: $472 (1.5 hr class)
Tuition: $112 (Saturday 1.5 hr class/8-week session)
Classes Offered:
W  4:00-5:30 p.m. | Mary Robare, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 417-01
TH  7:00-8:30 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 417-02
SAT* 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Mary Robare, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 417-03
*Saturday class begins October 16 for 8 weeks


Adult Ballet

Age: Adults ages 18+

Have you always wanted to experience the beauty of ballet?  Join this class and get a ballet workout that will leave you dreaming of the stage. Offered in the evening for beginners and those with experience from the past! Register for one session at a time, or multiple sessions.

Session I: September 13 – October 25
Tuition: $84 (7 classes)
M  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 418-01

Session II: November 1 – December 13
Tuition: $84 (7 classes)
M  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 418-02

Session III: January 4 – February 22 (no class February 15)
Tuition: $84 (7 classes)
M  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 418-03

Session IV: March 1 – April 19 (no class on April 5)
Tuition: $84 (7 classes)
M  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 418-04


NEW! Adult (and teens) Stretch and Strengthen

Age: 16 years and up

Students will be led through a series of exercises meant to strengthen the core while aligning the spine and lengthening the musculature of the body. Exercises will derive influences from body therapies, such as yoga and pilates, dance technique, and bodyweight resistance exercises. No previous experience required. Attire is activewear with bare feet.

Tuition: $TBD
SAT  10:15-11:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 503-01


Contemporary 1, Advanced Contemporary

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: $456
Tuition: $560 (Advanced)
Classes Offered:
Contemporary 1
TU 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 208 | ADAN 704-01
Advanced Contemporary
TU 7:15-8:30 p.m.| Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 705-01


Jazz, 1,  2, Advanced Jazz

Age: 5 years and up

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

Tuition: $424 (Jazz 1)
Tuition: $456
Classes Offered:
Jazz 1 (5-8 years)
TU 5:00-5:45 p.m. | Abigail Johnson | RM 202 | ADAN 500-01
Jazz 2 (9-12 years)
TH  7:00-8:00 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 501-01
Advanced Jazz (13+ years)
W  5:30-6:30 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 502-01


New! Jazz for Pre-Teens

Age: 9-13 years

Students will be led through beginning to intermediate jazz class including warm-up, simple traveling combinations, and jazz variations. No prior dance experience required.

Tuition: $456
SAT  11:15-12:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 503-01


Lyrical, 1, 2 and Advanced

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.

Tuition: $456
Classes Offered:
Lyrical l
M 7:15-8:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump | RM 202 | ADAN 901-01
Lyrical 2
TU 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Robare | RM 300 | ADAN 902-01
Advanced Lyrical
TH 8:00-9:00 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins | RM 300 | 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: $456
Musical Theatre Dance
W 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Mary Robare | RM 300 | ADAN 904-01


Tap 1 and Advanced

Age: 6 years and up

Study traditional and modern tap styles as you learn proper body and foot placement, and sound clarity. Tap for Teens is a class for teens who are beginner tappers.

Tuition: $424 (Tap 1)
Tuition: $456 (Advanced Tap)
Classes Offered:
Tap 1
TH 5:15-6:00 p.m. | Abigail Johnson | RM 208 | ADAN 800-01
Advanced Tap
W 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Whitney Ostrowski, instructor | RM 208 | ADAN 801-01


Hip Hop/Jazz 1

Age: 8-12 years

Students will be led through a fusion of basic to beginner/intermediate Jazz and Hip Hop technique, where the movement taught will show how both dance genres lean-to and learn from one another. Clean sneakers (not worn outside) or jazz shoes may be worn. Refer to Dress Code for clothing.

Tuition: $456
Hip Hop/Jazz
M   6:15-7:15 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 600-01


Dance Ensembles

(Dance Ensemble 1 & 2 begins October 13)

Dance Ensemble 1

Age: 11 years and up

Begins October 13 for 26 weeks

An opportunity for younger students to begin learning a variety of dance genres, experience working with various choreographers, and enjoy additional performing opportunities throughout the year. Ensemble repertoire is also in the annual May recital. *Dancers must be enrolled in two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement. (Tuition includes a $52 costume charge)

Tuition: $455
Class Offered:
W   6:30-7:30 p.m. | Staff | RM 300 | ADAN 906-01


Dance Ensemble 2

Age: 13 years and up

Begins October 13 for 26 weeks

Students will have the opportunity to work with several different choreographers in a variety of dance genres, and enjoy additional performing opportunities throughout the year. Ensemble repertoire is also in the annual May recital. *Dancers must be enrolled in at least two other technique classes. Students may be asked to audition for ensemble placement. (Tuition includes a $52 costume charge)

Tuition: $546
Class Offered:
W   7:30-9:00 p.m. | Staff | RM 300 | ADAN 907-01

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Dance Classes Begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Exceptions: Dance Ensemble 1 & 2 begin October 13, and Saturday Ballet Technique begins October 16