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Beginner – Advanced
Ages: Kindergarten – 18

Acrobatics is like gymnastics but without the apparatuses. Classes will focus on flexibility and tumbling skills as they are applied to dance. Learned skills include Somersaults, cartwheels, chest stands, backbends, walkovers, round-offs, chest rolls, front and back handsprings. tucks, layouts, ariels, etc. These skills greatly benefit the dancer as they age and have a demand for “extra” skills in their choreography.


Enrolled in a Primary level or Prep level
Ages: 2nd – 5th grade

Pre-company was designed for the 2nd-5th grade dancer who wishes to join SGB’s company. This class focuses on the fundamentals of ballet including proper execution of steps, alignment, musicality, discipline, linking learned steps together, and terminology. This class is designed for the dancer who is extremely focused and goal-oriented. It bridges the gap of information for the beginner student into the rigors of Company expectations and makes the transition seamless for the dancer and teacher.


Ages: 2nd grade & Up

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. Dancers often enjoy the freedom of expression that this class offers.

Primary/Pre-Primary Jazz

Ages: 2nd & 3rd grade

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms