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 Dance Performance Fee ($55) in addition to the class tuition. Students taking two or more dance classes pay a Dance Performance Fee ($90) in addition to the class tuition. There are no costume fees collected during the  year. Be sure to check the SCAA Dance Dress Code.

 

Fall/Winter 2022 Holidays/Closures

No Classes: November 23 – 27
November 28: (Classes after 5 p.m. cancelled due to the Old Town Christmas Parade/Street closures)
No Classes: December 17 – January 2

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Winter/Spring 2023 holidays/closures

No Classes: January 16
No Classes: April 3 – 8
No Classes: May 4 – 6

Dance Rehearsal Week
May 22-25, 2023

Dance Recitals
May 26-27, 2023

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Dance Classes Begin Wednesday, September 7, 2022

(Exception: Dance Ensemble I & II begin October 12)


Pre-Ballet

Age: 3.5-5 years (Kindergarten)

An introduction to beginning ballet technique and dance class etiquette.

Tuition: $448
Classes Offered:
TU  CLASS IS FULL (Waitlist only) 4:15-5:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | ADAN 300-01
W  1:30-2:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 300-03
TH  CLASS IS FULL (Waitlist only)| 5:15-6:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | 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: $480
Classes Offered:
Ballet A
M  5:30-6:30 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor  | RM 202 | ADAN 400-01
TU  CLASS IS FULL (Waitlist only) 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | ADAN 400-02
Ballet B
TH  4:15-5:15 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202 | ADAN 401-01
Ballet C 
TU  6:00-7:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202| ADAN 402-01
Ballet D 
TH   6:00-7:00 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor  | RM 202| 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 for placement assistance and any other ballet-related questions.

Tuition: $720
Classes Offered:
Ballet 1
TU  5:00-6:30 p.m.  | Lindsay Watkins | RM 201 | ADAN 404-01
Ballet 2
TU  7:00-8:30 p.m.  | Abby Johnson | RM 202 | ADAN 405-01
*Ballet 3
TU 4:15-5:45 p.m. | Mary Robare | RM 300 | ADAN 406-01
*Ballet 4
TH 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Mary Robare | RM 300 | ADAN 407-01
*Ballet 5
M 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Robyn Schroth |RM 300 | ADAN 408-01
*Advanced Ballet
TU 5:45-7:15 p.m. | Mary Robare| RM 300 | ADAN 409-01

*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 intermediate-advanced technique class per week; a non-recital class.

Tuition: $472
Classes Offered:
TH  7:00-8:30 p.m. | Abby Johnson, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 417-01


Beginning and 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: $480
Tuition: $584
CLASS IS FULL – Beginner Contemporary (Age 9-12 years)
W 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 201 | ADAN 705-01
Advanced Contemporary
TU 7:30-8:45 p.m.| Lindsey Watkins, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 706-01


Jazz 1,  2, Advanced Jazz

Age: 7 years and up

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

Tuition: $480
Classes Offered:
Jazz 1 (7-10 years)
W 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 500-01
Jazz 2 (11-13 years-Middle School)
W  5:30-6:30 p.m. |Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 501-01
Advanced Jazz (13+ years)
W  6:30-7:30 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 502-01


Lyrical 1, 2, 3

Age: 8 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: $480
Classes Offered:
Lyrical 1
W 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 201 | ADAN 901-01
Lyrical 2
TU 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Lindsay Watkins, instructor | RM 201 | ADAN 902-01
Lyrical 3
TH 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Mary Robare, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 903-01


Musical Theatre Dance 1, 2

Age: 10 years and up

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

Tuition: $480
Classes Offered:
Musical Theatre Dance 1
W 4:30-5:30 p.m.| Mary Robare, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 904-01
Musical Theatre Dance 2
W 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Mary Robare, instructor | RM 300 | ADAN 905-01


Tap 1/2 (FULL) and Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Age: 6 years and up

A study of traditional and modern tap styles that includes proper body and foot placement, sound clarity and level-specific tap vocabulary.

Tuition: $448 (Tap 1/2)
Tuition: $480 (Intermediate/Advanced Tap)
Classes Offered:
CLASS IS FULL – Tap 1/2
TH 5:15-6:00 p.m. | Christine McNamara, instructor | RM 208 | ADAN 800-01
Intermediate/Advanced Tap
TU 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Christine McNamara, instructor | RM 208 | ADAN 801-01


Hip Hop/Jazz

Age: 8 – 12 years

Students will study a combination of Jazz and Hip Hop technique at an intermediate level and experience the similarities of these dance genres. Clean sneakers (not worn outside) or jazz shoes may be worn. Refer to Dress Code for appropriate attire.

Tuition: $480
Hip Hop/Jazz
M   6:30-7:30 p.m. | Alyssa Crump, instructor | RM 202 | ADAN 600-01


Dance Ensembles

(Dance Ensemble 1 & 2 begins October 13)

Dance Ensemble I

Age: 11-13 years (Middle School)

Begins October 12 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: $481
W   6:30-7:45 p.m. | Robare, director | RM 300 | ADAN 906-01


Dance Ensemble II

Age: 14 years and up (High School)

Begins October 12 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: $585
W   7:45-9:15 p.m. | Robare, director | RM 300 | ADAN 907-01

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Dance classes begin Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Exception: Dance Ensemble I & II begin October 12

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