Ballet is the foundation for most formal dance styles. Ballet classes will be taught using a blend of Royal Academy and Russian Syllabus styles and will focus on teaching students the basics of ballet: correct posture, turnout, and weight placement. Ballet classes balance strength and flexibility training and foster a great work ethic in children. Using physical, verbal, and visual cues, students should be equipped to understand ballet technique with a variety of learning methods.
This class is designed to take the “building blocks” of the ballet class and transition the steps and technique to be used specifically to worship the Lord. Students will learn choreography to a worship song, which they will then present to parents at the end of the term. In addition to learning the steps to a worship song, students are encouraged to develop their artistry and expression in this class, as well as connect personally with the Lord and grow in their faith.
Contemporary + Body Conditioning
Beginning with a body conditioning warmup designed to strengthen the muscles dancers use in ballet training, this class is a perfect supplement to regular ballet classes.
The second half of the class focuses on contemporary style, incorporating elements of ballet and modern dance. Contemporary classes give students opportunities to develop creativity and expression and expand on ballet’s foundation with elements such as floor work and a freer, full-body range of motion.
Regular ballet training is a prerequisite for enrollment in contemporary classes.
Adult contemporary classes are also available! Looking to have fun and get fit? Always wanted to dance but never had the opportunity? Adult contemporary classes are for you! In addition to learning simple contemporary exercises, these classes also provide an opportunity to dance to worship music and build relationships within a Christian community. *currently offered online only - contact us for more information*
SDG Christian Dance Fellowship
The SDG Dance Fellowship exists to create a community of dancers whose mission is to build each other up in their faith, as they pursue dance for the purpose of worshipping God and to proclaim the message of Jesus to the world by touring and performing. It meets bi-weekly on Saturdays to rehearse for productions that are to be performed in various venues like churches, schools, retirement homes, hospitals, and malls just to name a few.
Our vocal classes teach students singing techniques, exercises, and songs in a fun, engaging way while instilling professionalism, dignity, and etiquette within them. During classes, students will also learn a piece to perform at the end of the term.