See Newletter for Updates on May Schedule!
WHY DO DANCE?
Dance does so much for the character building of your child. When your child dances with us , he or she learns more than dance. First, it is fun. More than that dance teaches kids respect, focus, timeliness, ability to work in groups, learn leadership skills and impeccable manners. Your child will learn the beauty and feel of sweet success through accomplishment and sincere effort. Entitlement weakens our children but real time accomplishment developes resilience and the ability to face and handle change and challenge. Dancing keeps everyone healthy and happy.
WE CAN HOLD YOUR OR YOUR CHILD'S NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY AT OUR STUDIO WITH A BIRTHDAY DANCE PARTY! WE ALSO CAN HELP WITH GIRL SCOUT BADGE EVENTS!
Recital Date is June 16th! Put it on our calendar! It will be held at Carroll Community College.
"Short and Sweet"
In the spring we will be offering two 4 week sessions for 2 - 3 year olds to introduce them to dance in a gentle classroom environment. Each class is 30 minutes long. We have open observation for all classes and ask that a parent stay with their child during class. This is so that we may call upon them to join the class should their child may need them. $40 a session. No studio fee due. Short and Sweet students and parents are invited as guests to our recital. Session I classes begin May 7th, and meet weekly on Tuesdays. Session II begins May 11th and meets on Saturdays. Children are welcome to take both sessions simultaneously with a fee.
"Turns and Leaps" with Miss Camille
In May, Miss Camille will be offering a FREE 4 week session in learning, perfecting, and performing turns and leaps. The turns and leaps taught in this session will be in the the style of Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Ballet, Poms, Baton Twirling, and Hip Hop. This is a FREE SESSION on Sundays (May 5th, 12th, 26th, and June 2nd) from 10:00am-11:30am. Non-SSSPA dancers are very welcome! This is a great way to prepare for upcoming auditions, try outs, or competitions. We ask that dancers are 7th grade and up. (Underage dancers require permission from studio director and teacher of the session). Space is limited, so please inquire and sign up now!
ECDT Competition Intensive
June 10th-14th we will be holding an ECDT intensive for those interested in auditioning for our dance team. Classes meet from 10am-1pm. This is to learn particular moves, turns, leaps, jumps, and styles that they will encounter at auditions to help better prepare them. The fee for this intensive is $65 for current SSSPA students, $75 for non-SSSPA students. Auditions will be held June 22-23, and June 29-30. Please see below for details.
ECDT 2013-2014 Auditions
ECDT will be holding two auditions on separate dates. Audition 1 is June 22-23 for dancers grades 2nd-6th. Audition 2 is June 29-30 for grades 7th and up. (Assigned by entering grade level of Fall 2013). Auditions begin promptly at 9am, and end at 2pm. Saturday will be dedicated to learning audition routines, Sunday morning will be review of the routines, and the judging begins Sunday in the afternoon. There is a $15 audition fee due at the begining of auditions.
Dancers must prepare a minute (1:00) long solo of any style to audition. (Either self-choreographed, or learned from previous dance class, or from other sources [TV, movies, YouTube, etc.]. Dancer must indicate who choreographed the routine. Dancer must provide their own music).
Required attire for Audition 1: tan tights, black leotard, black dance shorts, hair in a bun.
Required attire for Audition 2: tan tights, black sports bra or black leotard, black dance shorts, hair in bun.
A packed lunch is required, as well as plenty of water. Bring all dance shoes you own.
Lateness will not be tolerated. There are no make-up auditions. Parents/Guardians/Family members are prohibitted from observing. Failure to comply by these rules may result in disqualification from auditions.
SSSPA Discount Dance Supply Fundraiser
When ordering from DiscountDance.com, please use the following code at checkout (TP33379) and support SSSPA.
Thanks to Katie McIntrye for setting this up for us!
Eight Count Dance Team
ECDT Team classes ready for competition with director Miss Camille and coaching staff Miss Sarah E., Miss Sarah L., Miss Jamie, Miss Kristen, Miss Tiffany and Miss Nicole.
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SSSPA is devoted to providing opportunities to participate in all aspects of performing arts. We offer professional level training in ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, acro, musical theater, stage directing, voice and more. Additional offerings include the Competition Dance Team, the Contretemps Ballet Corp and the Apprentice Training program. Read More »