Class Descriptions by Age/Level. These are the SCD recommendations.  All dancers will be evaluated the first two weeks of the Fall Semester. Any change in placement will be notified via email.
If your dancers is age 2-6 with no previous dance experience, please visit our Pixie Dust Academy.

Pre-Ballet 1 or 2  (required for all pre level dancer)

This is where the training begins! Dancers begin to learn a classic ballet barre including barre placement. Center work for proper alignment and balance is incorporated into each class. Dancers begin to recognize ballet terminology , positions, and proper execution. Dancers will focus primarily on the foundational elements required to advanced through the SCD training program. This class is designed for a Seasonal training year from August through May. Please only register for this class if you are confident your child will continue throughout the season. 

Pre-Jazz 1 or 2

Jazz is a perfect addition to your dancers Ballet training. Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! Your dancer will for sure be grinning ear to ear!

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Pre-Lyrical

NEW TO SCD! Lyrical is a collaboration of ballet technique and jazz. In this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower music. This class will focus heavily on the importance of performing. They will learn to tell a story through dance while evoking emotions such as happy and sad. If you are looking to enroll in a 3rd class for your dancer, we strongly suggest Pre-Lyrical! Please note this class is only 30mins. 

Pre-Acro 1 or 2

Dancers will begin to develop a higher level of gymnastic strength, flexibility, and skills. This class will begin to focus on handstand strength, back flexibility, body awareness, and NEW tricks. Dancers are required to have a forward roll, cartwheel, and bridge prior to enrolling in Pre-Acro.

Beginner Level (Ages 7-8 with a minimum of 2 years dance experience)

Beginner Ballet (required for any beginner level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

Beginner Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Beginner Lyrical

n this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Beginner Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Beg & Junior Hip-Hop/Musical Theatre

Introducing SCD'S first combination class! One week students will grab their sneakers and get ready to move and groove to the latest kid friendly hip-hop, including free style, improv circles, combinations and more! Week 2 will be all about the MUSICALS! Grab your Jazz shoes and let the fun begin. Dancers will learn both original and broadway choreography. This class is designed to take your performance quality to a NEW LEVEL! Do you love to perform? This class is for YOU!

Junior Level (Ages 8-9 with previous dance experience OR  Ages 9-11 with no previous dance experience)

Junior Ballet (required for any junior level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

Junior Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Junior Lyrical

n this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Junior Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Beg & Junior Hip Hop/Musical Theatre

Introducing SCD'S first combination class! One week students will grab their sneakers and get ready to move and groove to the latest kid friendly hip-hop, including free style, improv circles, combinations and more! Week 2 will be all about the MUSICALS! Grab your Jazz shoes and let the fun begin. Dancers will learn both original and broadway choreography. This class is designed to take your performance quality to a NEW LEVEL! Do you love to perform? This class is for YOU!

Beg/Int Level (Ages 9-11, previous dance experience is highly recommended)

Beg/Int Ballet (required for any beginner/ intermediate level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

Beg/Int Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Beg/Int Lyrical

In this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Beg/Int Contemporary (Dancers are required to have several years of SCD training)

Welcome to the wonderful world of modern dance. In this class, dancers will develop contemporary skills such as swing and release, floor work, weight exchange, and how to move effortlessly through grounded movement. This class is designed to educate dancers in the various modern methods as well as teach them dynamics, partner work, levels, negative space, and intricate movements. 

Beg/Int Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Beg/Int & Int Hip Hop/Musical Theatre

Introducing SCD'S first combination class! One week students will grab their sneakers and get ready to move and groove to the latest kid friendly hip-hop, including free style, improv circles, combinations and more! Week 2 will be all about the MUSICALS! Grab your Jazz shoes and let the fun begin. Dancers will learn both original and broadway choreography. This class is designed to take your performance quality to a NEW LEVEL! Do you love to perform? This class is for YOU!

Int Level (Ages 10-13, must have previous dance experience)

BALLET REQUIREMENT: All dancers enrolled in the Intermediate level or higher MUST enroll and attend 2 Ballet classes per week. This is required by SCD.

Int Ballet (required for any Intermediate level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

Beginner Pointe (this class is teacher recommendation and evaluation testing. Minimum age 11)

Introduction to Pointe, including Pointe shoe sewing, ankle strengthening, theraband exercises, barre work, and developing pointe skills through repetition and at-home exercises. This class is on flat Aug-Dec. All students will attend a pointe shoe fitting in Atlanta, GA with the SCD staff. Dates and Time for fittings will be announced a the start of the season. 

Int Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Int Lyrical

In this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Int Contemporary

Welcome to the wonderful world of modern dance. In this class, dancers will develop contemporary skills such as swing and release, floor work, weight exchange, and how to move effortlessly through grounded movement. This class is designed to educate dancers in the various modern methods as well as teach them dynamics, partner work, levels, negative space, and intricate movements. 

Int Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Beg/Int & Int Hip-Hop/Musical Theatre

Introducing SCD'S first combination class! One week students will grab their sneakers and get ready to move and groove to the latest kid friendly hip-hop, including free style, improv circles, combinations and more! Week 2 will be all about the MUSICALS! Grab your Jazz shoes and let the fun begin. Dancers will learn both original and broadway choreography. This class is designed to take your performance quality to a NEW LEVEL! Do you love to perform? This class is for YOU!

Int/Adv Level (Ages 12-16 must have previous dance experience)

BALLET REQUIREMENT: All dancers enrolled in the Intermediate/Advanced level or higher MUST enroll and attend 2 Ballet classes per week. This is required by SCD.

Int/Adv Ballet (required for any Intermediate/Advanced level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

Intermediate Pointe (1 or 2 years of Beginner Pointe is required prior to Int Pointe)

Dancers will begin to work on center work, across the floor, pirouettes, etc. Development of advanced skills will increase throughout the Season.  Dancers spend a minimum of 2 years in this level.

Int/Adv Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Int/Adv & Adv Lyrical

n this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Int/Adv & Adv Contemporary 

Welcome to the wonderful world of modern dance. In this class, dancers will develop contemporary skills such as swing and release, floor work, weight exchange, and how to move effortlessly through grounded movement. This class is designed to educate dancers in the various modern methods as well as teach them dynamics, partner work, levels, negative space, and intricate movements. 

Int/Adv Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Int/Adv & Adv  Hip Hop

Dancers will learn street style dance performed to todays hip-hop music. This class will focus on a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping . Class will include freestyle, improv, and combination work. Sneakers are required for this class. 

Advanced Level (Ages 13-18)

 

BALLET REQUIREMENT: All dancers enrolled in th Advanced level or higher MUST enroll and attend 2 Ballet classes per week. This is required by SCD. 

Advanced Ballet (required for any  Advanced level dancer)

This is the foundation of dance and is required by all students at SCD. In this class, students will learn proper body placement, body awareness, spacial awareness and both ballet technique and terminology. They will learn to execute proper Ballet posture through a classical ballet warm-up using the Ballet barre, center work to strengthen balance, ankles, and the necessary muscles to execute both small and large jumps know as petite allegro and grande allegro. 

 

Advanced Pointe (1 or 2 years of Intermediate Pointe is required prior to Adv Pointe)

Dancers will further their Pointe education and technique through more advanced skills and elements. Dancers will also learn Classical Ballet variations and will be considered for our lead roles in our Nutcracker and Spring Ballet. 

 

Advanced Jazz

Jazz is a fast paced, upbeat class that focus on jazz terminology, technique, pirouettes (turns), jumps, flexibility and self expression through improv. We will dance our hearts out to current (clean) pop music and learn the importance of self awareness, creativity, dedication, team work, and performance! 

Int/Adv & Adv Lyrical

n this class, your dancer will move with grace and elegance to slower  music. Lyrical is designed to increase your dancers ability to perform on stage while also incorporating ballet technique and terminology they are familiar with in Ballet class.  While executing proper dance skills, they will learn to tell a story through their movement and how to connect to an audience. This class is GREAT for any student who is interested in the SCD Competition Team!

Adv Acro

SCD is an Acrobatics Arts Certified facility. Our Acro instructors follow a very detailed syllabus that allows students to develop the proper strength, flexibility, and tricks needed to progress through our Acro program. We will focus on the basics of proper Gymnastics and contortion training and work through the levels to increase a dancers skills and tricks. 

Int/Adv & Adv Hip-Hop

Dancers will learn street style dance performed to todays hip-hop music. This class will focus on a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping . Class will include freestyle, improv, and combination work. Sneakers are required for this class.