LEVELS: 1 – 4B Children who start dancing at a young age and matriculate through our program usually fall into this track.
LEVELS: Tween Dancers ages 8-12 just getting started with dance and looking to dance with their peers.
LEVELS: Teen Dancers ages 13-17 newer to dance and looking to dance with their peers. We are very strict with our teen age requirements - especially for hip hop.
Leaps and Turns: Non-performance classes that focus solely on technique and are a third day-a-week for dancers on the fast track. See below for a breakdown of the level requirements.
Adult Classes: SB Dance Arts offers fitness and fun to adults looking to revisit or expand their dancing career. Most of our adult options are combined with our older teens to maintain continuity. Use the Club SB Dance Arts card as a pre-paid alternative to paying for a full session. Plus, there is a discount for all college students.
Private Lessons: Private instruction is the perfect way to get individualized attention to help dancers find comfort in a given discipline or to help accelerate at a faster rate. We suggest any dancers auditioning for Company do a 30 minute private evaluation with the owner to assess what they need to work on in order to have a successful audition. See Tuition and Registration for details on cost.
Company: Dance Arts offers four Companies that include special performance opportunities, travel to a dance convention with top industry leaders and educators, and have the chance to make friendships that last a lifetime. Please visit COMPANY for more information.
Aerial: 8+ year olds - a great way for students to build strength & increase their acrobatic skills. The class will consist of tumbling, static trapeze, rope and an aerial hammock. As the students progress and increase their skill level, they will be challenged to learn and create dynamic aerial dance pieces. This class is designed to enhance the student’s current dance repertoire by adding another dimension for them to explore. These classes are taught in collaboration with The Aerial Studio, by their teachers. Directors Gregg Curtis and Carmen Curtis were part of the creation of "Le Reve" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas as well as Cirque Du Soleil's "Alegria." For additional classes in the Aerial Arts you can visit their website: http://theaerialstudio.net/index.html.
Acro/Tricks: 8+ year olds - will focus on acrobatic and athletic elements to help expand your dancer's skills.
Ballet Tech: is the key to impeccable technique. We offer classical movement in a contemporary environment. NOTE - A ballet tech class is required for all students on Independent PE and in all Advanced Jazz levels. Ballet Tech class does not perform in any of our recitals.
Ballet Performance: is the key to impeccable technique and allows dancers to take that refined technique to the stage. We offer classical movement in a contemporary environment. NOTE - A ballet class is required for all students on Independent PE and in Advanced Jazz. Ballet Performance will present a piece in our End of Year Recital and a costume fee will be assessed. This class does not perform in the December Showcase.
Ballet Pointe: We are excited to offer pointe classes by invitation to students who demonstrate the proper strength, body awareness, and technique. We look forward to watching this aspect of the program grow.
Broadway: Does your child love the stage and musicals like Wicked and Chicago? This class will help them learn performance skills while using Jazz technique. This should be paired with a jazz class and is the perfect to way to get a better role in the next play.
Contemporary: is a blend of contemporary ballet, jazz, and modern techniques. From quirky movements and gestures, to athletic elements, this highly technical form is abstract and emotional. Beginning dancers are not eligible to take this class.
Disney Dance: 3-5 year olds- a fun class that explores movement and basics of jazz and ballet to your child's favorite Disney songs. From Frozen to Little Mermaid, the kids will have fun learning while preparing to perform.
Hip Hop (1-Advanced, Tween and Teen)*: Hip-Hop has its roots in urban culture and percussive music. This class focuses on age appropriate hip hop dancing and music that your kids will love. They will learn about syncopation, popping, locking, and breaking. Get ready to learn the latest moves, have FUN, and work towards a performance.
*Please note: Hip-Hop music relies heavily on the culture from which it is derived and may contain some mature themes. Age is always considered when selecting music for class, but sometimes the context is unavoidable.
Hip Hop with Tamarr for adults: Classes are about having fun without the focus of a performance. Hip Hop: focuses on choreography and style. Hip Hop Sweat: an intensive 1.5 hour workout. Cardio Hip Hop: non-stop power hour. Feel good about getting a great workout in any of these classes.
Mini Moves and Combo Classes: 2-6 year olds - perfect class for young dancers and offers exposure to Jazz, Hip Hop, and focuses on a performance.
Jazz: builds a strong technical foundation which enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. It is essential for leaps, turns, and floor work and greatly aided by ballet. Jazz allows the freedom to develop their individuality to its fullest…just like you see on So You Think You Can Dance! Our Advanced levels also incorporate Contemporary into the choreography.
Jazz Hop is a combination of Jazz and Hip Hop that will work on the rhythmic and percussive movement in the style of Hip Hop, while touching on the fundamentals of Jazz technique.
Lyrical: is a fusion of jazz and ballet and used to tell a story. It is very technical and contains the beauty of fluidity, grace and gesture. Because of the technique required for this genre of dance, each lyrical class will begin with a ballet barre in order to provide room for the technical refinement needed to master the art. This form must be taken with a Jazz or Ballet class.
Tap: We teach a blend of Broadway and Rhythm tap.