Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Dance (Age 3.5 and up)

Check out our summer dance offerings and warm up for the fall!

Our summer dance program has a class for students of all ages. Join us to try a new class, to meet our instructors, or take a class that you already love!

Masks: masking is optional.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to the start of the class
(If you miss the deadline. you are welcome to call the office for space availability up to the class start date)

*Summer class tuition is non-refundable within the 2-week period before the class start date


Summer Dance

 

 

 

DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER DANCE CLASSES:
Specified under each class description. Let us know if you have any questions. 540-665-4602; scaa@su.edu


Junior Ballet Technique (age 10 to 12 years)

Level: Intermediate dancers (or by instructor approval)

SCAA offers this 6-week session, on Mondays from June 13-August 1 (No classes July 4, 11).
Tights, leotards and ballet slippers are required. Dance skirts or dance shorts and pointe shoes are optional. The last 30-min of class will be Intro to Pointe*.

Note: If a family vacation is scheduled during these Ballet Technique weeks, we will prorate for 1 class only.

Tuition: $144
Class Time: Mondays, June 13-August 1, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
(No classes on July 4 and July 11)
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson
Prerequisite: Two years of previous dance instruction

*Must have permission from instructor to get pointe shoes.


Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique (age 13+)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced dancers (or by instructor approval)

SCAA offers this 6-week session, on Mondays from June 14-August 2 (No classes July 4, 11).
Tights, leotards and ballet slippers are required. Dance skirts or dance shorts and pointe shoes are optional. 

Note: If a family vacation is scheduled during these Ballet Technique weeks, we will prorate for 1 class only.

Tuition: $144
Class Time: Mondays, June 13-August 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
(No classes on July 4 and July 11)
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson
Prerequisite: Two years of previous dance instruction, or approval of the instructor


Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique (age 13+)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced dancers (or by instructor approval)

SCAA offers this 4-week session, on Wednesdays from July 6-27.
Tights, leotards and ballet slippers are required. Dance skirts or dance shorts and pointe shoes are optional. 

Note: If a family vacation is scheduled during these Ballet Technique weeks, we will prorate for 1 class only.

Tuition: $96
Class Time: Wednesdays, July 6-27, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Mary Robare
Prerequisite: Two years of previous dance instruction, or approval of the instructor


Musical Theatre Dance (age 9 to 12 years)

This Summer Musical Theatre Dance class combines personality, artistry, and dance technique to explore the dance styles found in our favorite Broadway shows. This class will teach students how to act, dance, and interact with one another in a theatrical environment. Students may wear jazz shoes, character shoes, or socks.

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 11-15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Rebecca Hopkins


Musical Theatre Dance (age 13+)

This Summer Musical Theatre Dance class combines personality, artistry, and dance technique to explore the dance styles found in our favorite Broadway shows. This class will teach students how to act, dance, and interact with one another in a theatrical environment. Students may wear jazz shoes, character shoes, or socks

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 18-22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Rebecca Hopkins


Intro to Pre-Ballet (age 3.5 to 5 years)

Students will be introduced to the world of creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet. Lessons focus on locomotor skills, musicality, and creativity as children explore their natural abilities through movement and dance. No previous training is required. Students may wear dance apparel or clothes that allow for easy movement. Footwear: ballet slippers, socks, or barefeet.

Tuition: $36
CLASS IS FULL: June 28-30, 10:00- 10:45 a.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson

Tuition: $36
Class Time: July 19-21, 4:00- 4:45 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson


Intro to Ballet (age 6 to 9 years)

Designed for beginners or current students. This class will introduce dancers to the fundamentals of technique and artistry. Students will gain new skills and build confidence for continued studies during the academic year. No previous training is required. Students may wear dance apparel or clothes that allow for easy movement. Footwear: ballet slippers, socks, or barefeet.

Tuition: $48 
Class Time: June 28-30, 11:00- 12 noon
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson


Jazz Hip/Hop Fusion (age 11+)

Street Jazz, also known as jazz funk originates from social dances that found their way onto the main stage. It is a mix of fast, intricate footwork, technique, and acrobatic floor moves. This genre of dance works on the dancer’s creativity, their understanding of music and energy, and fuses traditional jazz with hip hop. Hip hop dance is a range of street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture and has been made popular by dance crews and hip hop artists. Jazz shoes, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 11-15, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Haley Wilt


Junior Contemporary (age 9 to 12 years)

Contemporary dance is a style of interpretive dance that embraces innovation, blending techniques from various genres, including classics ballet, jazz, modern dance, and lyrical dance. This class will push the dancer’s physicality, movement quality, and understanding of music. It will also introduce partnering and improvisation methods. Bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 11-15, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Haley Wilt


Advanced Contemporary (age 13+)

This class will explore different ways of combining modern, contemporary, and ballet vocabularies into a challenging but fun combination. It shows each dancer how to keep the integrity of their technique while utilizing it in the most effective way possible. This class also explores ways to increase one’s artistic capacity through inspiration by movement, music, and philosophy. Bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 11-15, 10:30-12 noon
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Haley Wilt


CLASS IS FULL – Intro to Dance Styles (age 5 to 6 years)

Ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance are just some of the dance styles we will venture into. Each day the students will take part in a different genre dance class to find which style is perfect for them. Wear comfortable dancewear or clothes that allow for easy movement. Ballet shoes, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $36
Class Time: July 19-21, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson


Intro to Dance Styles (age 7 to 9 years)

Ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance are just some of the dance styles we will venture into. Each day the students will take part in a different genre dance class to find which style is perfect for them. Wear comfortable dancewear or clothes that allow for easy movement. Ballet shoes, bare feet, or socks may be worn.

Tuition: $120
Class Time: July 18-22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: SCAA 300
Instructor: Abigail Johnson
Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction, or approval of the instructor


Choreography (age 8 to 11 years)

Let’s make a dance! Come acquire some tools for creating your own dances. Class includes a warm-up followed by exploration of choreographic principles, and in-class presentations of your works. Wear comfortable dancewear or clothes (no loose shorts without tights or bike shorts underneath), and footwear of your choice (sneakers, jazz shoes, bare feet, dance paws, socks or ballet slippers).

Tuition: $48
Class Time:
July 26-28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: 
SCAA 300
Instructor:
Robyn Schroth

Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction, or approval of the instructor


Choreography (ages 12+ years)

What inspires you to move? This class allows you to express yourself while adding to your choreographic toolkit. It includes a warm-up and in-class presentations of your works. Wear comfortable dancewear or clothes (no loose shorts without tights or bike shorts underneath), and footwear of your choice (sneakers, jazz shoes, bare feet, dance paws, socks or ballet slippers).

Tuition: $72
Class Time:
July 26-28, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: 
SCAA 300
Instructor: Robyn Schroth

Prerequisite: One year of previous dance instruction, or approval of the instructor