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Dance Class

Adult Classes

The South Dayton School of Dance is pleased to offer classes that are specifically designed for Adults. SDSD understands that our adult dancers are drawn to dance for several reasons and we are so pleased to be able to offer 6 different class options for our Adult Students. At SDSD, we highly value our Adult students and structure all of our classes to fit the needs of each dancer. Please see the classes offered below as well as details about tuition and registration. 

Class Offerings

Advanced Adult Ballet

This class is specifically designed for adult student who have a significant amount of experience in Ballet. This class offers a full barre as well as centre, across the floor and allegro exercises. This class is taught by Michelle McElveen weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Adult Advanced Tap

Adult Advanced Tap is offered weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:45 to 8:45 pm and is taught by Beth Wright, formerly of Rhythm In Shoes. This class is designed for adult students with a significant amount of experience in tap dance and explore complex rhythm, movement and styles. 

Senior Tap (55+)

Senior Tap is a class offered to our adult students with a suggested age of 55+. This class is a great way to stay in shape, make friends, and explore the rhythm and styles of tap dance. All skill levels are welcome! This class is offerred weekly on Thursday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, and is taught by Carol Jean Heller, formerly of the Dayton Ballet School. 

Adult Beginning Ballet

Adult Beginning Ballet is a class specifically designed for adult students with little to no ballet experience. This class would also be suitable for dancers who may need a refresher or want to review the basics. This class offers a full bare as well as select centre and across the floor combinations. This class is taught weekly but Amanda Sortman on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 

Adult Beginning Tap

This class is specifically designed for students with little to no previous tap experience. This class offers individualized instruction on the basic building blocks of tap dance. Adult Beginning Tap is offered on Thursday Evenings from 6:45 to 7:45pm, and is taught by Beth Wright. 

Adult Modern/Jazz

Adult Modern/Jazz is a combination class where students of all experience levels can explore different modern and jazz dance movement and styles. Adult Modern/Jazz is  offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:45-8:45 and is taught by Sean Ferguson.  

Adult Ballet Class

Adult Classes

Tuition & Pricing

SDSD offers two options for Tuition/Pricing options for our adult students, as we know that each student has different needs. We offer traditional registration with a monthly tuition payment as well as a class punch card option. Read more about each option below. 

Traditional Registration 

Traditional Registration allows students to enroll in a class for the duration of our 32-week school year from mid-August through late May. Classes missed are able to be made up in other adult classes within 2 weeks of absence. 

*Family Multi-Class Discounts only apply to adult classes when the student chooses Traditional Registration

Monthly Tuition Rate

90 minute Class:    $75

60 minute Class:    $65

Class Punch Card 

Class Punch Cards offer our adult students more flexibility when it comes to attendance. We will punch your card each time you come for class and when your card runs out, you can purchase another. This way you only pay for the classes you can make it to! 

Class Punch Card Rate

10 Class Punch Card:      $150

25 Class Punch Card:      $300

Dress Code

We understand that our adult students come from all walks of life and all participate in our classes for different reasons. To accommodate all of our students, there is not a specific or enforced dress code for our adult classes. 

We do recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that is tight to the body such as a leotard and tights or leggings and a t-shirt. We also recommend that you invest in the correct dance shoes for the class you are taking. Please see the link below for our suggested dancewear and shoes. 

What Our Adult Students Say

Deb Smith, Adult Beginning Ballet Student

"I was looking for a way to get back into shape through something I loved so much from my childhood. I found SDSD's adult classes through a friend and signed up with a class punch card. I love the flexibility the class punch card provides because as a mom, I am just never sure when things might come up.  Amanda is a wonderful teacher and is always so attentive to the needs of each student and is always prepared with a well planned class. Such a fun and engaging way to stay in shape!"


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