Classes at SASD!
We offer classes for every age & level dancer!
Classes for Toddlers!
Our toddler program continues to evolve and grow as our studio expands! Currently, we offer 5 weekly toddler programs during our regular school year sessions. With the addition of "Destination Dance" and new toddler-specific classes on the horizon, there will always be a spot for your dancer to join the fun! Wether you are looking for a class full of fun, something short term or a place for your child to explore movement- SASD is certainly the leader in toddler dance programs throughout Litchfield County!
In class, your child will explore movement through fun games, activities and music. Obstacle courses, imagination and play are all a part of the SASD philosophy!
Explore our current toddler offerings below!
30 minutes of Parent & Child fun each week at SASD!
Mini Movers is for children ages 18 months-2.5 years and their special someone! This class will introduce music, movement, socialization and motor skills to children in our fun, dance class setting! Dancers and their adult are welcome to participate in our Spring Showcase- however it is not a requirement!
Tumble Tots is the perfect class for 2-3 year old dancers who are interested in learning basic tumbling! Miss. Gabby instructs this 45 minute class each week. Students learn basic tumbling skills including somersaults and cartwheels while learning fun flexibility and strength training exercises as well. Students will learn a short tumbling routine that they will perform in the end of year Showcase!
Creative movement is the perfect class for 2-3 year olds who are beginning their dance training. The next "level up" from our Mini Movers program, the class continues to focus on exploring how our bodies move, dance themed games & enjoying music while sharing with others. Each week students will have fun discovering the ways they can turn, jump and flip. Creative Movement students will learn a dance routine that they will perform in our end of year showcase (May).
Pre-Dance & Kinder-Dance
Our Pre-Dance Program has been re-worked for our Fall 2019 Session!
Pre-Dance is a 45 minute class, taught by Miss. Gabby, that focuses on teaching our youngest students the basics of ballet and tap dance. Students will discover the fundamentals of both styles, while having fun!
Kinder-Dance is for children in Kindergarten. This class, taught by Miss. Laura prepares students for our level Ballet & Tap programs.
Both Classes will learn 1 routine that they will perform in our end of year showcase (May).
Pre-Dance is for students ages 3 & 4!
Kinder-Dance is for students in Kindergarten!
7Our leveled programs begin at age 4 for Acrobatics and Age 5 for all other genres of dance. With over 20 class options weekly, our studio is always bursting with smiling faces and energetic students!
SASD is proud to offer all of the "traditional" genres of dance, including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Jazz!
We are also home to one of the largest Acrobatics and Contortion programs in CT- with 7 levels of Acrobatics classes both recreational and competitive.
In addition, we are host to two different satellite programs- Thorne Academy of Irish Step Dance and Parkour by Trick Dynamix.
We offer co-ed style dance classes for all ages, along with All Boys Hip Hop classes!
Ballet is the foundation of all dance. It's classical style of movement based on precise steps with gestures of grace and fluidity which have made it popular since the 15h century! This style involves a great deal of technique and discipline. Students can begin taking leveled ballet classes once they reach 1st Grade.
We offer Ballet classes for the beginner through advanced level students.
Ballet may be a serious art form, but we promise to make it fun & engaging for all dancers.
Ballet 1-4 students will perform a routine in our Spring Showcase in May!
Pointe will be by teacher recommendation and placement ONLY and is reserved for dancers who meet the ability and age requirements. Dancers who enroll in Pointe must also be enrolled in the appropriate level Ballet class & Dance Technique class weekly. See Miss. Laura &/or Miss. Kate for more information.
Students that show much promise, commitment and are advanced for their age are invited to become a part of our competitive ballet company. Miss. Laura will select outstanding dancers in all age ranges that are invited to move up to this level of training the following dance year.
Our Tap program continues to grow under the instruction of Miss. Laura Busk!
Tap is a fun way to not only exercise and use your feet, but also a great way to learn rhythm and co-ordination through various combinations of intricate steps. This lively, rhythmic style of dance makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a musician.
We offer both Recreational & Competitive Level Tap classes. Tap students will learn a routine that will be performed in our Spring Showcase in May!
Hip Hop 1, 2, 3 & All Boys
Join Coach Jason this Spring as he completes his first year with SASD! This fun, fast paced class will work on learning traditional/street hip hop moves and tricks along with fun choreography! This is perfect for the dancer who wants to learn Hip Hop & have fun doing it!
Now being offered in 3 levels, with the addition of an All Boys class, we have made room for more dancers ages 5 & up!
Each 45 minute class will be taught by Coach Jason and the dancers will learn a fun routine for the show in May!
Contemporary- Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
We are excited to introduce Contemporary Technique class to our weekly recreational dance schedule this Spring!
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. The newest member of the SASD Staff, Miss. Emma, will be teaching Contemporary this spring on Thursday evenings! They will learn a contemporary dance routine that will be performed in our Spring Showcase.
Tricking & Parkour (2 Levels)
Join Justin in a jam-packed 60 minute Martial Arts Tricking & Parkour class! This class will focus on tumbling, flipping, kicking, basic martial arts and parkour skills!
Introduction to Tricking/Parkour is for students ages 5 & up with little to no experience in tumbling, tricking or parkour!
See the TRICKDYNAMIX page for more information!
Jazz/Lyrical is offered students ages 5 & up, now with two levels for our Beginner & Advanced level dancers!
Beginner Jazz/Lyrical is taught by Miss. Laura, who make this class fun, engaging and all about learning the basics of jazz and lyrical styles including technique, choreography and basic skills.
Advanced Jazz/Lyrical is taught by Miss Gabby, who will push our upper-level dancers to reach new heights! Choreography by booth teacher and student as well as technique, leaps, turns and emotional execution skills will be taught weekly.
Students will perform with a Jazz OR Lyrical routine in our Spring Showcase. This class meets on each week for 45 minutes. We HIGHLY suggest pairing this class with ballet &/or Leaps & Turns class, as many of the skills will overlap.
Dance Technique & Leaps/Turns
Dance Technique 1 & 2 are taught by Miss. Laura! These classes are specifically for our competitive team members in which they will focus their training no improvement in all aspects of dance. This 45 minute long technique class that will have a new focus each week. This is a technique class ONLY, no Spring Showcase routine!
Leaps & Turns is taught by Miss. Kate and is an open level class for ages 7 & Up!
Students will work weekly on the technique and skills required to improve and perfect their leaps and turns. This is a technique class ONLY, no Spring Showcase routine!
Contortion has become a signature class at SASD! We are one of the only studios in CT to offer this fun and exciting class! Taught by Miss. Gabby, this class focuses on building strength, flexibility, balance and control. Students will learn how to properly execute contortion skill such as chin stands, chest rolls, scorpions, needles, backbend variations and more. Students will perform a contortion routine in our Spring Session Show. This class meets once each week for 45 minutes. It is for all levels of students who show promise in flexibility along with having basic acrobatics skills. Students must also be enrolled in an acrobatics class.
Irish Step Dance (2 Levels!)
Let your child experience the history and culture of Ireland! Taught by world renown dancing competitor and Instructor Hali, whose goal is to provide superior Irish Dance instruction to build confidence and enrich the lives of students. Dancers should bring a smile and a pair of listening ears! The first few weeks will be an intro to the basics, while working into choreography. Irish dance is very athletic and energetic, so be sure to bring plenty of water! Information about practice music and getting proper Irish dance ghillies will be given out in the first week of class. Both levels will perform a routine in our Spring Showcase in May!
Level 1- Ages 3-6
Level 2- Ages 7 & Up
HARDSHOE- for Level 2 students who wish to seek additional instruction
Ballet flats or sneakers, Water & Comfortable dance clothes to move around in!