SCAA Dance Recital

Dance

Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (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. View the SCAA Dance Dress Code for more information.

Important Dates

  • Fall 2022 Holidays/Closures: December 17 – January 2
  • Spring 2023 Holidays/Closures: January 16, April 3–8, April 27–30
  • Dance Rehearsal Week: May 22-25, 2023
  • Dance Recitals: May 26-27, 2023

Dance Classes

Pre-ballet

Age: 3.5-5 years (Kindergarten)

An introduction to beginning ballet technique and dance class etiquette.

CLASS IS FULL
Tuesdays | 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 300-01
Tuition: $448

CLASS IS FULL
Wednesdays | 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 300-03
Tuition: $448

CLASS IS FULL
Thursdays | 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 300-02
Tuition: $448

Ballet A, B, C, 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.

Ballet A

Mondays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Alyssa Crump, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 400-01
Tuition: $480

CLASS IS FULL
Tuesdays | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 400-02
Tuition: $480

Ballet B

Thursdays | 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 401-01
Tuition: $480

Ballet C

Tuesdays | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 402-01
Tuition: $480

Ballet D

Thursdays | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 403-01
Tuition: $480

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

Age: approximately 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.

Ballet 1

Ballet 1 is not offered during the 2022/23 academic year. Contact the SCAA Office for more information.

Ballet 2

Tuesdays | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Abby Johnson, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 405-01
Tuition: $720

Ballet 3*

Tuesdays | 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 406-01
Tuition: $720

Ballet 4*

Thursdays | 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 407-01
Tuition: $720

Ballet 5*

Mondays | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Robyn Schroth, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 408-01
Tuition: $720

Ballet Advanced*

Tuesdays | 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 409-01
Tuition: $720

*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.

Age: 12 years and up

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

Tuition

$472

Instructor

Abby Johnson

Meeting Date & Time

Thursdays | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location

Room 300

Course Code

ADAN 417-01

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.

Beginner Contemporary (ages 9–12 years)

Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Alyssa Crump, instructor
Room 201
ADAN 705-01
Tuition: $480

Advanced Contemporary

Tuesdays | 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Lindsey Watkins, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 706-01
Tuition: $584

Age: 7 years and up

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

Jazz 1

Age: 7–10 years
Wednesdays | 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lindsay Watkins, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 500-01
Tuition: $480

Jazz 2

Age: 11–13 years (middle school)
Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
Lindsay Watkins, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 501-01
Tuition: $480

Advanced Jazz

Age: 13+ years
Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lindsay Watkins, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 502-01
Tuition: $480

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.

Lyrical 1

Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Alyssa Crump, instructor
Room 201
ADAN 901-01
Tuition: $480

Lyrical 2

Tuesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lindsay Watkins, instructor
Room 201
ADAN 902-01
Tuition: $480

Lyrical 3

Thursdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 903-01
Tuition: $480

Age: 10 years and up

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

Musical Theatre Dance 1

Wednesdays | 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 904-01
Tuition: $480

Musical Theatre Dance 2

Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mary Robare, instructor
Room 300
ADAN 905-01
Tuition: $480

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.

Tap 1, 2

Thursdays | 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Christine McNamara, instructor
Room 208
ADAN 800-01
Tuition: $448

Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Tuesdays | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Christine McNamara, instructor
Room 208
ADAN 801-01
Tuition: $480

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.

Hip-hop / Jazz

Mondays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Alyssa Crump, instructor
Room 202
ADAN 600-01
Tuition: $480

Dance Ensembles

Age: 11-13 years (middle school)

Begins October 12, 2022 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

Meeting Dates & Times

Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Director

Mary Robare

Location

Room 300

Course Code

ADAN 906-01

Age: 14 years and up (high school)

Begins October 12, 2022 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

Meeting Dates & Times

Wednesdays | 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Director

Mary Robare

Location

Room 300

Course Code

ADAN 907-01

Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Dance Ensembles Begin

October 12, 2022

Instructors

Alyssa Crump
Abigail Johnson
Chris McNamara
Mary Robare
Robyn Schroth
Lindsay Watkins

Dance Performance Fee*

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.

*Non-refundable

Registration Fee*

$35

Students pay a one-time annual Registration Fee which covers all classes and lessons taken between September and August.

*Non-refundable

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available as an option for class and lesson tuition.