SMJ Performing Arts is a studio dedicated to a quality dance and performance education. Classes are designed to offer different disciplines at a variety of levels to provide something for any interested students, including adults. It is our mission to provide a positive environment for all and push students to their highest of abilities.
Our toddler tots department is set up so that any little one can join a new class. All toddlers learn and grow in different environments. We offer classes to accommodate the busy child that loves to move and interact to music. But we also offer classes for the shy, little ballerina that wants to be a princess. All of these groups will perform at recital.
We have a beginning entry level dance program. Dancers with 0-2 years experience should register in these classes. They offer an excellent introduction to the discipline but also push the dancers. All of these groups will perform at recital.
Our intermediate classes are for the more seasoned dancer with a lot of drive for dance! This is where they start to be pushed harder and considered for competitions. Dancers in these classes will have fun learning more difficult techniques in dance and start to become solid dancers. It is expected the dancer is able to follow proper dance etiquette and discipline in class. These dancers will also be invited to compete and perform in recital.
Advanced classes are for dancers that have a good understanding of terminology and technique in multiple disciplines. These classes are designed to prepare the dancers for more in their own venture. They will be taught at a faster pace and be expected to keep up with class. These dancers will also be invited to compete and perform in the recital.
We offer many dance disciplines at SMJ Performing Arts. The most well rounded dancer is of course one that studies multiple disciplines. We have a toddler program offering 3 types of classes, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theatre. In addition piano and guitar instructors are available to schedule private classes.
All dancers are highly encouraged to take ballet with any other class as it’s the most necessary piece of a dancer’s education. Dancers develop into well trained performers. Ballet gives them the tools needed to excel.