Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy


Dance! (ages 3 – Adult)

Can’t keep those feet from movin’? Whether you’re into ballet, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre dance, tap, or jazz…check out these exciting dance classes and workshops!

Registration deadline for all classes is two weeks prior to the start of the class. 

Minimum enrollment must be met two weeks prior to the class start date.

Summer Dance


DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER DANCE CLASSES:

For all classes, students may wear dance apparel or clothes that allow for ease of movement. No loose shorts unless tights or biker shorts are worn underneath.   

Footwear is specified for each class.

Intro to Creative Movement

Age: 3 to 4 years 

In this five-day session, students will be introduced to the world of creative movement. Lessons focus on gross locomotor skills, musicality, and creativity as children explore their natural abilities for movement and dance. No previous training is required. Ballet slippers, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $45 
Class Times: June 24-28, 11:00- 11:45 a.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Abby Johnson


Intro to Pre-Ballet

Age: 5 to 6 years 

In this five-day session, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet, along with explorations in creative movement. Lessons focus on vocabulary, beginning ballet locomotor skills, musicality, and creativity as children explore their natural abilities for movement and dance. No previous training is required. Ballet slippers, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $45 
Class Times: July 8-12, 4:15- 5 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Abby Johnson


Intro to Dance Styles

Age: 6 to 8 years

Do you have a child that wants to explore various dance genres before deciding what style of dance they wish to study? This week-long workshop will give your child the opportunity to take a 45 minute ballet, jazz, and tap class every day. On Friday, visitors are invited to observe what the students have learned. No previous training is required. 

If you already have ballet slippers, jazz and/or tap shoes, please bring them. If not, you can wear sneakers for tap. Ballet and jazz classes can be taken in bare feet or socks.

Tuition: $180
Class Times: July 8-12, 1-4 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor:
Abby Johnson


Intro to Dance Styles

Age: 9 to 12 years

Do you have a child that wants to explore various dance genres before deciding what style of dance they wish to study? This week-long workshop will give your child the opportunity to take a 45 minute ballet, jazz, and tap class every day. On Friday, visitors are invited to observe what the students have learned. No previous training is required. 

If you already have ballet slippers, jazz and/or tap shoes, please bring them. If not, you can wear sneakers for tap. Ballet and jazz classes can be taken in bare feet or socks.

Tuition: $180
Class Times: 
June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.
Location: 
SCAA 301 
Instructor: 
Whitney Ostrowski


Beginning-Intermediate Lyrical

Age: 9 to 12 years

Class consists of a center warm-up, across the floor exercises and combinations performed to soulful popular music. Students may wear dance paws or dance in bare feet.

Tuition: $60
Lyrical: June 10-14, 3-4 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: Previous dance training or approval of the instructor


Intermediate-Advanced Lyrical

Age: 12 and up

Class consists of a center warm-up, across the floor exercises and combinations performed to soulful popular music. Students may wear dance paws or dance in bare feet. 

Tuition: $60
Lyrical: June 10-14, 11-12 noon p.m.
Location: SCAA 202
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: Previous dance training or approval of the instructor


Ballet and Bach

Age: 12 and up

Class consists of barre work, center and across the floor combinations with additional choreography performed to the music of J.S. Bach. Pointe work for students with previous experience is optional. Visitors are invited to observe during the last half hour on Friday. Ballet slippers are required, Pointe shoes are optional.

Tuition: $90
Class Times: June 10-14, 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: SCAA 202
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: Previous dance training or approval of the instructor


Ballet Technique

Age: intermediate-advanced dancers age 14 years and up

These 90-minute single sessions are designed for dancers who want to concentrate on improving their technique. Students receive focused, individualized instruction in classical ballet. Pointe shoes are optional. Offered for Intermediate-Advanced dance students.

Please register no later than *seven days prior to each class date. Register for one class or several classes at a time. Sorry, no exchanging of dates within seven days of class. Summer classes are non-refundable. 

*If the minimum number of students is met prior to seven days before the class date, then students are welcome to register up to the class date.

Tuition: $16 per 90-minute class
Class Dates: June 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: SU Main Campus, studio TBA
Instructor: Mary Robare


Intermediate-Advanced Tap

Age: intermediate-advanced dancers age 14 years and up

These 90-minute single sessions will focus on technique as well as application in weekly combinations! Offered for Intermediate-Advanced dance students.

Please register no later than *seven days prior to each class date. Register for one class or several classes at a time. Sorry, no exchanging of dates within seven days of class. Summer classes are non-refundable. 

*If the minimum number of students is met prior to seven days before the class date, then students are welcome to register up to the class date.

Tuition: $16 per 90-minute class
Class Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: SCAA 208
Instructor: Whitney Ostrowski


Intro to Musical Theatre Dance

Age: 9 to 12 years 

Students begin class with a warm-up, continue with across the floor exercises and then learn dance combinations performed to music from Broadway shows. Visitors are invited to observe during the last half hour on Friday. Students wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers or jazz shoes. 

Tuition: $60
Class Times: 
June 10-14, 4-5 p.m.
Location: 
SCAA 301 
Instructor:
Mary Robare


Musical Theatre Dance for Teens

Age: 13 and up 

Students begin class with a warm-up, continue with across the floor exercises and then learn dance combinations performed to music from Broadway shows. Visitors are invited to observe during the last half hour on Friday. Students wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers or jazz shoes. 

Tuition: $60
Class Times: 
June 10-14, 1-2 p.m.
Location: 
SCAA 202 
Instructor:
Mary Robare


Junior Dance Workshop/Story Book Ballet

Age: 9 to 12 years

Class consists of barre work, center and across the floor combinations and variations from famous storybook ballets, such as the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Visitors are invited to observe during the last half hour on Friday. Ballet slippers are required.

Tuition: $180
Class Times: July 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction is required or approval from the instructor.


Junior Dance Workshop/Contemporary Style

Age: 9 to 12 years

This class will expose your child to an introduction to contemporary dance. Class can be taken separately or in addition to the “Storybook Ballet” class. Dance shoes, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $90
Class Times: July 15-19, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Jennifer Green-Flint
Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction is required or approval from the instructor.


Choreography Workshop

Age: 12 years and up

This three day course is designed to introduce dancers to fundamentals of dance composition. Students will have an opportunity to explore the elements and processes of dance making. Jazz shoes, bare feet, dance paws or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $72
Class Times: July 16-18, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction is required or approval from the instructor.


Senior Dance Workshop/Ballet Variations and Dance Styles

Age: 13 and up

Class consists of barre work, center, and group variations from famous ballets. The afternoon will consist of an hour and a half classes from teachers in various genres. On Friday, a small in-house works-in-progress presentation will take place. For ballet: ballet shoes are required, Pointe shoes are optional.
Please bring other dance shoes or plan to dance in socks, sneakers or barefeet.

Tuition: $275
Class Times: July 8-12, 9 a.m-2 p.m.
Location: SCAA 301
Instructors: Mary Robare, Teacher 1, Teacher 2
Prerequisite: Two years of previous dance instruction is required or approval from the instructors.