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Below are brief descriptions of the types of classes we offer at BSDA:

Baby Dance

Discover the love of dance! Each week, for 45 minutes they'll twirl through a music and dance adventure that will put a smile on their face! This class introduces toddlers 18 to 23 months to basic dance skills and will foster creativity through songs and stories with the help of colorful props. The whole family is always welcome to watch your budding dancer.

Creative Movement

This class is designed for our dancers starting at 2-3 years of age.  It combines creative and imaginative exercises, basic tumbling, with an introduction to ballet.  This 45 minute class helps in the development of coordination, balance, musicality, and creativity in a fun-loving, nurturing environment.


Combination Class

Our combination classes combine a few styles of dance (noted on the schedule) and introduce dancers to the proper technique and terminology associated with these styles. These classes are based on dancer's age as of the start of the dance year!


Pre-Teen / Teen Combination

Our Pre-Teen Combo is designed for dancers 9+ years of age that are beginner students or students with less dance experience. 


Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance.  It has it's own French vocabulary and takes years of serious training to master.  Ballets technique teaches body placement, alignment, flexibility, grace and strength.  Once a dancer attains a certain level they will be recommended by their teacher for pointe work increased development.



Hip-Hop evolved in the 1970's as part of the hip-hop music culture.  Early development of the dance form was popping, locking and breaking.  It has grown through out the years into many styles; soft or smooth, jazz funk, krump, and freestyle.  Hip-hop is a fun upbeat energetic class which combines street moves with technical jazz elements.



In our acro classes our students develop flexibility, agility, balance, strength, and contortionist skills. Dancers will work on floor tumbling skills such as somersaults, handstands, back rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, hand springs, aerials, and tucks. 



Contemporary/Lyrical class combines the ballet and jazz styles and introduces a more emotional and fluid component. In this class dancers will work on basic dance technique and also learn combinations to pick up style and showmanship. 



Dancers are taught proper technique in various movements such as kicks, jumps, leaps, isolations movements and turns.  A strong technical foundation enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance.  Often times musical theatre elements are introduced in this class.


Tap dance originated in the United States with influence from the Irish movements and African rhythms. Metal plates called "taps" are attached to the ball and heel of these shoes.  Sounds are made by hitting a hard surface in rhythmic patterns by making specific movements with the feet.

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