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PETITE DANCERS

*Now enrolling for 2023-24 School Year Season!

Girls and boys alike learn the fundamentals of dance in these beginning levels. Choose from a variety of classes and pair classes together for a maximum dance experience. SDA Petite Dancers learn in each and every class, perform on the big stage and make new friends!

“Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child.” -Isadora Duncan

SCHEDULE

3-5 YEARS - PETITE LEVEL 1

Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm (ballet/tap)
Thursday 10:15-11:00am (ballet/tap)
Saturday 10:30-11:15am (ballet/tap)

4-6 YEARS - PETITE LEVEL 2

Monday 5:30-6:15pm (ballet/tap)
Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm (ballet/tap/tumble)
Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm (ballet/jazz) *5-7 Yrs
Friday 5:30-6:30pm (ballet/tap/tumble)

These combo classes meet 45 minutes - 1 hour weekly and have x2 show dances/costumes in each winter and spring performance. 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

PETITE BALLET

Children will learn basic ballet movement and terminology through imaginative instruction, building motor skills, confidence and grace throughout the season. The use of props and engaging music aid learning by creating a fun and playful environment. Children will gain the foundation needed to take on new challenges at higher levels. Pink ballet shoes and pink tights are worn for all ballet classes. Hair should be pulled off the face in a bun.
 

TAP

They'll learn to keep the beat, with their feet! Beginning tap steps and rhythm combinations are learned in these beginning levels. Black tap shoes are needed for all combo classes that include tap. 

HIP HOP

Add a little funk! An introduction to hip hop specially designed for our youngest petite dancers. This high energy class is an integration of hip hop music and dance style! Always appropriate, parents can count on age-appropriate music and movement in class and performance. Tennis shoes and hip hop warm-ups can be worn for these classes.  

TUMBLE

Encourages coordination, spatial awareness, and fine and gross motor skills. Students will begin to build strength and flexibility by learning a variety of skills and training exercises (i.e. somersaults, bridges, cartwheels, handstands). Students take tumbling and acro classes in bare feet.

JAZZ

This class will focus on learning the basics of jazz technique such as isolations of the body, leaps and turns! Tan jazz shoes are needed for this class and students may wear dance shorts or leggings over their leotard and tights. 

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TUITION

For your convenience, tuition can be paid by the session or broken into eleven equal payments (August - June). These tuition payments are based on the total number of meetings in the session and divided equally. Payments are made on the first day of each month during the season. 

At Sarasota Dance Academy, we believe that every student deserves to shine on stage without worrying about the extra cost of costumes. That's why we're excited to announce that the winter and spring showcase costumes will be included in your monthly installments. For the winter showcase, we'll be providing rentals to ensure that you look your best without breaking the bank. And for the spring showcase, you'll get to keep your costumes as a memento of your hard work and dedication. So don't worry about the extra expense, just focus on perfecting your performance and wowing the audience. We're committed to making your experience with us as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

What you get! Tuition for the season includes:

• INCLUDES COSTUMES!

• uniform leotard

• weekly dance class

• all show rehearsals

• and stage performance!

• PLUS! Professional stage video!

 

YEARLY REGISTRATION: $50

45 MIN CLASS $90 per month (x11) 

1 HR CLASS $108 per month (x11) 

PRIVATE COACHING/LESSONS

$70/hr

DISCOUNTS

-Want to add a combo class? Easy peasy! Receive 10% off your second class. 

-Have a sibling that would like to join? Save 10% off their tuition!

Please note that discounts may not be combined. 

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Create an account with a valid email address and information. 

2. Enter the credit card that you want to have on file for payment processing. 

3. Pick and register for classes.

*$50 Registration AND first payment will be processed at the time of registration.

 

*Tuition will be processed on the 1st day of each month after enrollment during the season. Parent can also choose for their auto payment to process on the 7th in the Parent Portal.

SEASON DATES August 14th - June 15th

WINTER SHOWCASE December 9, 2023

SPRING SHOWCASE June 9, 2024

DRESS CODE

All dress code items can be conveniently purchased at SDA. Your child's class uniform leotard is included in registration, yippee! Additionally, they will need the following items:

BALLET
Pink ballet shoes, pink convertible tights and provided uniform leotard must be worn to each class. Hair must be worn in neat ballet bun. Matching skirts are available in the SDA boutique!

TAP

Black tap shoes, pink/tan tights, or bare legs and provided uniform leotard must be worn to each class. Hair may be worn in a bun or ponytail. Fitted shorts or leggings may be worn for the tap portion of class.


HIP HOP
Tennis shoes, pink/tan tights, or bare legs and provided uniform leotard can be worn with hip hop warms ups, such as: leggings, shorts etc. Hair should be worn off the face.

JAZZ

Tan jazz shoes, pink/tan tights and provided uniform leotard must be worn to each class. Hair may be worn in a bun or ponytail. Fitted shorts or leggings may be worn for the jazz portion of class.

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