Sarah's Dance Academy - Begin Here, Go Anywhere... "Can you picture this!"
Sarah’s Dance Academy welcomes all Dancers and Parents to our 2017 - 2018 Fall/Spring programs.  We are delighted to begin our Thirteenth Dance Year in our new beautiful 5000 square foot state of the art professional dance facility.
This dance season will run from September 25 through May 18, 2018.  Our 14th annual Dance Recital, "Can You Picture This" will be held on Satrday, May 19, 2018/

All of our dance classes are taught by professional instructors with personal experience in the performing arts, and with a dedication towards bringing out the best progression & improvement in each of our students.
Join in the FUN, where there truly is "Something for Everyone" here at Sarah’s Dance Academy.  We hope to see YOU.
Mrs. Sarah L. DeGroot 
Owner & Director of Dance Instruction 
"Can You Picture This"

“Your revelation is the tune I dance to." – Psalms 119:77

2017-2018 Fall/Spring Packet

Class Descriptions
Combination Class meets for 60 minutes per week for 30 weeks. This class is for ages 3 to 18. Combination Classes for students ages 3 to 6 will consist of 30 minutes of Tap and Pre-Ballet or Pom-Pon/Jazz and Hip Hop; for ages 7 and above, 30 minutes of Pom-Pon, or Jazz and 30 minutes of  Hip-Hop or Lyrical. This is a Recital Class.

Fairy Tale Dance Class is a Trimester class and will be offered in 10-week segments and meets for 40 minutes each week.  This is a pre-ballet class for students that are preschool age (3 to 5 years old).  During the initial week a fairy tale story is read to them, and then students learn Pre-Ballet dance movements with music pertaining to the story.  The following week the students put on costumes over their leotard/tights and then perform their routine.  This class is an excellent dance class for beginning little dancers.  It is a fun and rewarding experience for the children to dress up and perform!  The Fairy Tale costumes are provided for each student at each performance. 

Two-Year-Old Movement Class is a Trimester class and will be offered in 10-week segments and meets for 30 minutes each week.  A parent attends this class with their child.  This fast-paced, fun-filled class introduces your child to easy dance movements and gives students the opportunity to be a part of a dance class with the help of Mom or Dad.

Ballet I, II, III, IV, and V.  Classical Ballet is fundamental for all dance classes.  Ballet provides the basis for all forms of dance and should be taken first, or concurrently, with Tap or Jazz classes.  Ballet teaches proper technique, posture and terminology.  Students are grouped together by skill level and experience.  Classes labeled Ballet incorporate technical skills and performance skills. 

Pre-Pointe and Pointe.  This class is only open to dancers who have instructor approval.  Pre-Pointe and Pointe are similar to a regular ballet class in terms of focus and discipline.  The difference, however, is that students wear pointe shoes (ballet shoes with a hard, full-soled shank and a boxed toe) so that the ballerina may go fully onto pointe while in releve.  This class is for the more advanced ballet dancer and requires an additional ballet class and ballet technique class.  As our young dancers grow, we emphasize the importance of making decisions that will ensure our dancer’s future health.  Not everyone is made for pointe class, so ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth, and strength must all be considered. This is a Recital Class.

Tap Class will be offered by semester and will meet once a week for 40 minutes.  Tap class is offered to students ages 7 and up and focuses on rhythm, musicality, and timing.  All classes begin with an energetic warm-up, across-the-floor exercises, and combinations. Students explore the fundamental steps of tap dance, learn tap terminology, and develop the ability to maintain correct body placement.  This is a Recital Class.

Gymnastics ACRO for Dancemeets for 45 minutes each week.  This class is for ages 3 and up.  This class develops courage, strength, stamina, coordination, flexibility, and jumping abilities.  Gymnastics ACRO for Dance unites power and poise with grace and beauty, to create an intriguing Dance.  This is a Recital Class.

Private Lessons will be offered by semester and are weekly 30 or 60-minute lessons.  You may choose from one of the following types of dance:  Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and Hip-Hop.
Boys Hip-Hop Dance Class will be offered by semester and meets for 30 minutes each week.  This class is for ages 7 to adult.  Hip-Hop consists of high-energy street movements as seen in your favorite music videos.  Focusing on isolating the body and popping some tricks may be added. 
 Technique Leaps and Turns is geared to build the dancer’s flexibility and skills, such as turns, leaps, and jumps, while perfecting skills and building their core, arms, shoulders, and legs.  This is a must class for dancers that want to advance to the next level in dance, or for those dancers with the goal of making one of our Performance Troupe Teams and/or their high school dance team.  This class is offered in 6-week segments and meets for 45 minutes each week.


Try one of these Adult Classes: 

Total Barre
 Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Call the Dance Studio Front Desk for openings at 
(920) 822-7400
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