Dance Class Descriptions | Gym Programs
Sharon’s Studio of Dance has been creating beautiful dance memories for 30 years in Southern Maryland! The studio atmosphere is one of festivity and creativity so that your child’s dance class is cheerful and fun. One step into our dance rooms and you’ll know you’re in a dance world like no other! Colorful displays of props light up your child’s imagination, making the excitement of dance come to life! Our classes offer a thorough dance education and the materials presented in each class is consistent with the educational development of the students. Children learn proper studio etiquette and behavior, while never losing sight of the joy and fun dancing brings. All classes are designed for the attention span and physical capabilities of each specific age and our teachers are specially trained to inspire and bring the world of dance to every child!
Bella Boppers (50 minute class) 18 months - 3 year olds
Parent Participation Class!
They're bopping and hopping everywhere and we get them movin' and shakin' with music and fun! Our Boppers begin to learn about dance while developing fine and gross motor skills, as well as making new friends! We'll stretch their imagination as well as their toes by bringing stories to life with ballet movement and dress up play! The class includes ballet, tap and even a trip to the Gym each week for a well rounded introduction to fun! Class requirements: Child: leotard/unitard, tights, tap shoes and ballet slippers (shoes must be purchased at the studio). Parent: comfortable clothing and socks or bare feet.
Bella Bunnies (1 hour class) 3 year olds
Our Bunnies are ready to hop into their tutus as they learn the basics of ballet movements and tap sounds in a way that is tailored to the young dancer. We'll stretch their imaginations as well as their toes by bringing stories to life with ballet movement and dress up play! This is a great first solo class for dancers without the help of their parent but with the comfort of mom or dad watching the entire time from our big picture windows. This amazing program features ballet, tap and even a trip to the Gym for basic tumbling and equipment skills! Class requirements: leotard/unitard, tights, no-tie, split sole pink ballet slippers, buckle light tan tap shoes (shoes must be purchased at the studio) and a dance bag.
Bella Butterflies (1 hour class) 4 - 5 year olds
Our dancers are growing up and transforming into beautiful Butterflies in this tap, ballet & gymnastics program! We'll stretch their imagination as well as their toes by bringing stories to life with ballet movements & costumes. Plus, the high energy mix of tap and a trip to the Gym each week will help these little ones realize their potential as we prepare our cute ballerinas for taking flight into big girl classes! Class requirements: leotard/unitard, tights, no-tie, split sole pink ballet slippers, buckle light tan tap shoes (shoes must be purchased at the studio) and a dance bag.
Bella Ballerinas (1 hour class) 6-8 year olds
Our little ones have grown up and are blossoming into beautiful Bella Ballerinas! This class focuses on structure and prepares the girls for transitioning into "grown up" classes while still keeping it light and fun! There is so much to learn and this is where the girls will be challenged. All classes in this category are a combination of ballet (or jazz), tap and even a trip to the Gym to develop a well-rounded dance background! Class requirements: leotard/ unitard, tights, no-tie, split sole pink ballet slippers (or split sole light tan, no tie jazz shoes if it is a jazz class), buckle light tan tap shoes and a dance bag. All shoes need to be purchased at the studio.
Student Combination Classes (1 hour class) Ages 9-14
This class gives students the ability to learn a few different styles of dance throughout the class! Ballet teaches placement, grace and poise. Our tap classes combine dance with rhythmic foot patterns for a challenging and fun class. Our Jazz program is a high energy class with kid friendly moves and music. Class Requirements: leotard with shorts or unitard, tights or capris, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole (no tie) pink ballet slippers (or split sole light tan, no tie jazz shoes if it is tap and jazz combo) and a dance bag. All shoes need to be purchased at the studio.
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Flips Gymnastics Class Programs:
Tumblers (Ages 3-5)
Gymnastics, hand-eye coordination, motor skill development and social interaction will be the focus of this fun class! Gymnasts will work on floor tumbling, balance beams, bars, obstacle courses and even a tumble trak to round out this fun class! Class requirements: girls need to wear a leotard and shorts or a unitard and white gymnastics shoes; boys need to wear a t-shirt with shorts or sweatpants and white gymnastic shoes. Shoes must be purchased through the gym and cost $25. Class length is 45 minutes.
Flippers (Ages 6 – 10)