Dance Class Descriptions | Gym Programs
Sharon’s Studio of Dance has been creating beautiful dance memories for 29 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!
Angelina Ballerina Dance & Gymnastics Class (50 minute class) 4-6 year olds
We are so excited to be the only dance studio in Southern Maryland to offer this exciting program! Angelina Ballerina will be sharing her love of dance as this program is inspired by the animated series airing on PBS KIDS and Sprout. Angelina Ballerina's voice will guide aspiring dancers through their movement lessons and the class incorporates music from Angelina Ballerina, The Next Steps. This program was designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. This class also involves a trip to the gym each week for more fun & flexibility skills - basic tumbling, beam and bar skills will be taught each class. Class requirements: There is a special dance uniform for this program that consists of a pink leotard, tights, official Angelina Ballerina skirt & mouse ears. The shoe requirements are pink, no-tie split sole ballet slippers. The total cost is $60 for the complete outfit and shoes.
Twinkle Gym Bears (50 minute class) 18 months - 3 year olds
Parent Participation Class!
This class is perfect for the beginner dancer and parent! One half of the class time is spent in the dance room introducing basic ballet steps and creative movement. Then, it’s off to the Gym to explore tumbling and equipment skills! Parents participate in both activities for lots of special bonding! Class requirements: Child: leotard/unitard, tights and ballet slippers (we recommend no-tie, split sole pink slippers). Parent: comfortable clothing and socks or bare feet.
Twinkle Stars 3 (1 hour class) 3 year olds
Twinkle Stars 3 is an introduction to dance and tumbling skills through fun and innovative ways meant to instill a love for movement. Tap Dancing, Ballet etiquette, Tumbling skills (in the gym) and creative songs are introduced with special props and activities. Class requirements: leotard/unitard, tights, no-tie, split sole pink ballet slippers, buckle light tan tap shoes and a dance bag.
Twinkle Stars 4 (1 hour class) 4 year olds
Our Twinkle Stars 4 program is an exploration of traditional dance through a combination of basic ballet, tap and tumbling. Etiquette, posture and grace are accented, while keeping dance a fun and creative experience. The tumbling portion of the class will be in the Gym! Each class evolves with the child’s educational development with age appropriate steps and levels. Class requirements: leotard/unitard, tights, no-tie, split sole pink ballet slippers, buckle light tan tap shoes and a dance bag.
Cheer Bears (50 minute class) 4-6 year olds
This class combines the fun of cheerleading with the skills of tumbling! Your little cheerleader will get a “jump” on the basics of cheerleading while learning cute chants and cheers. One half of the class time is spent on cheerleading and one half is spent on tumbling in the Gym! Class requirements: leotard/unitard, tights and slip-on split sole light tan jazz shoes (no ties).
Twinkle Stars 5-6 (60 - 75 minutes) Ages 5-6
This class gives students the ability to learn tap, ballet and tumbling. Ballet teaches placement, grace and poise. Our tap classes combine dance with rhythmic foot patterns for a challenging and fun class. Basic tumbling will be taught in the Gym with floor exercise and equipment skills. Note: Thursday 5:45 pm class offers jazz in place of ballet, so substitute jazz shoes for ballet slippers. Class Requirements: leotard/unitard, tights, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole (no tie) pink ballet slippers and a dance bag.
Combo Class (60 - 75 minutes) Ages 7-8
Great combination classes for those dancers interested in taking more than one type of class - tap, ballet, jazz & tumbling! The full schedule shows in detail which combinations are taught together to broaden your dancers horizen! Class Requirements for tap, ballet & tumbling combo are: leotard/unitard, tights, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole (no tie) pink ballet slippers and a dance bag. Class Requirements for tap, jazz & tumbling combo are: leotard/unitard, tights, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole light tan (no tie) jazz shoes, and a dance bag.
Combo Classes (60 minutes) Age 9-11 and 12-14 This fun combo class gives students the ability to learn tap, ballet and/or jazz depending on which class day and time they select. Class Requirements for tap & jazz combo: leotard/unitard, tights, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole light tan (no tie) jazz shoes and a dance bag. Class Requirements for tap & ballet combo: leotard/unitard, tights, buckle light tan tap shoes, split sole (no tie) pink ballet slippers and a dance bag.
NEW CLASS! "Pip" Hop Jazz & Gymnastics (50 minutes) Age 4-6 This new class is sure to be a favorite for the dancer with lots of energy! Basic traditional jazz technique combined with kid-friendly music and "little kid" cool hip-hop moves will be the focus of every class, then it's off to the Gym for tumbling, beam and bar skills! Class requirements for this class are: leotard and shorts or a unitard and no tie, split sole, light tan jazz shoes.
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Flips Gym & Cheer Class Programs:
Baby Bears & Little Bears (Ages 1 - 3)
Our Baby Bear & Little Bear classes bring the parent into the gym amidst the excitement in this fun program. Gymnastics, hand-eye coordination, motor skill development and social interaction will be the focus of this class! Class length is 45 minutes.
Tumblebear Indoor Playground (Walking - 5 year olds)
This is a great drop-in program for those who can't make the monthly commitment or for those wanting some extra time to play in addition to a weekly class! Parents stay and play too! We'll keep you and your llitle ones busy with gymnastics, obstacle courses, parachutes, balls and fun! Class is held September through February.
Kinder Bears (Ages 3 - 5)
These classes are perfect for our gymnasts who are ready to be away from mom/dad for class (but can still see them through our big picture windows). Our gymnasts will have a great time learning gymnastics while developing listening and motor skills. This group also receives ribbons & rewards as they achieve certain skills! Class length is 45 minutes.
Cheer Bears (Ages 4 - 6)
Our Cheer Bears class combines the fun of cheerleading with the skills of tumbling! Your little cheerleader will get a jump on the basics of cheerleading while learning cute chants and cheers. One half of the class is spent on cheerleading and one half on tumbling. Class length is 50 minutes. See dance schedule for the class attire and shoe requirements.
Karate Choppers (Ages 4 - 8)
Children will learn basic, non-contact karate skills in a fun, friendly format. They will also work on gymnastics skills to improve motor skills and conditioning. Children will need to wear plain t-shirt and white karate pants (pants can be purchased through the gym) and bare feet. Class Length is 45 minutes. Our Karate Choppers students can attend both the Wednesday & Thursday Karate Choppers Class (twice a week) for no extra charge!
Flippers & Twisters Gymnastics Program (Ages 6 – 12)
Gymnasts are awarded Ribbons & Rewards as they achieve certain skills! Our Grade School Gymnastics program includes beginner & intermediate tumbling skills. Our skill-building, non-competitive classes are perfect for building self esteem and confidence. Clothing & shoe requirements: girls must wear a leotard with shorts or a unitard and white gymnastic shoes. Boys must wear a t-shirt with shorts or sweatpants and white gymnastic shoes. Shoes must be purchased through the gym and cost $20. Class length is 45 minutes.
Kid's Night Out (Ages 4 - 8)
There is no better place to spend Saturday night than at Flips Gym & Cheer Center if you're a kid! Our Kid's Nights Outs are a blast from start to finish! You can relax knowing they're in a safe, supervised environment and they'll have tons of fun! We'll have lots of fun with gymnastics, a make and take home craft, games and even pizza and juice for dinner. Check out the "Special Events" tab to see when our next Kid's Night Out will be held! Pre-registration is highly recommended as it is a super-popular event!