Studio Dance Arts offers a nationally award winning competitive dance program for boys and girls starting at the age of 6yrs. This program is geared towards the student wanting a more serious approach to dance education. Mandatory technique and choreography classes are involved, as well as traveling to different cities to compete at the regional and national levels. Teamwork and camaraderie are learned, while the SDA Company travels throughout North America impressing judges and audiences alike and proudly putting northern Ontario on the map at major dance events. Our competitive program has received countless titles, choreography, entertainment and overall high score awards, as well as having produced students who have been accepted into such prestigious institutions as The National Ballet Of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Quinte Ballet, Interlochen Arts Academy, Blue Lake Academy and the San Fransisco Conservatory of the Arts, to name a few. SDA has various levels of competitive study to accommodate various levels of commitment.
Our Competitive Program is offered in Sault Ste. Marie and Elliot Lake.
The NOVICE Company
For the 1st time competitive dancer!
This is an introductory program into the world of competitive dance.
The study of ballet, jazz and tap are required.
Students train approximately 3 hours per week.
For students 6-8yrs.
The HALFTIME Company
This program is the perfect way for students to experience the excitement of dance competition at a medium commitment level.
The study of ballet and jazz are required.
Students train approximately 3-5 hours per week.
For students 6-18yrs:
LEVEL 1 Mini
LEVEL 2 Junior
LEVEL 3 Teen
HALFTIME Company dancers showing potential also have the opportunity to transition into our FULLTIME Program.
The FULLTIME Company
This program is a more serious study of dance and involves a high commitment level.
The study of ballet, pointe, jazz and lyrical are required.
Students train rigorously throughout the week.
For students 9-18yrs:
LEVEL 2 Junior
LEVEL 3 Intermediate
LEVEL 4 Advanced
RAD Ballet Exams - Fulltime students also participate in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet exams. Our students do the Graded 2-6 exams, as well as the Vocational Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 exams.
As well, Fulltime students attend special master-classes, workshops, out of town conventions, national final events, and field trips to such places as Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.
MEET OUR SAULT STE. MARIE COMPETITIVE STAFF
Tania Casellani-Greco Pam Robins Matthew Caruso
Kahlil Calder (Guest Artist In Residence)
MEET OUR ELLIOT LAKE COMPETITIVE STAFF
Christine Claridge-Brunet Christina Ucci Matthew Caruso
MEET OUR STUDIO DIRECTOR
Richard Kim (Owner/Director)
MISS TANIA - Works with our Sault Ste. Marie NOVICE, HALFTIME and FULLTIME jazz, tap and hiphop students
MISS PAM - Works with our Sault Ste. Marie NOVICE and HALFTIME ballet students
MR. MATTHEW - Works with our Sault Ste. Marie and Elliot Lake HALFTIME and FULLTIME jazz, lyrical, tap and hiphop students
MR. KAHLIL - Works with our Sault Ste. Marie FULLTIME ballet students
MISS CHRISTINE - Works with our Elliot Lake jazz and tap students
MISS CHRISTINA - Works with our Elliot Lake ballet, jazz and tap students
MR. RICHARD - Oversees the direction of the SDA Company
If you are interested in becoming a member of our nationally recognized competitive dance team, please contact the studio for more information.
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