We understand the apprehension and intimidation most people feel when approaching the idea of their first dance class. We have all been there and we have all felt the same way at some stage, so we ensure a comfortable, friendly and open-minded atmosphere. Our program insures the steady growth of each student, while not overloading them. We provide an optimal learning environment with limited class sizes to ensure individual attention and pride ourselves in finding the best people available to teach and choreograph at our school.
Want to dance?
Want to dance? Getting started is fun and easy, and our dance instructors are waiting to show you just how much fun learning to dance at our studio can be. Once you are ready to dance, there are many ways to get started. To see the schedule of weekly classes offered at STSDS, click here, Class Schedule, or the class link on the left.
How do I register for a class?
Registration is a simple process and takes just a few minutes to complete. Either come by the front desk at STSDS where you consult our Customer Service, or check out the class schedule then give us a call at 012-222 3700. We can take your registration over the phone or online, click here, Pre-Registration Form.
What is a lesson at STSDS like?
Most classes usually run for a full 60 minutes (or more) and occur in the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays, as you'll see by browsing the Class Schedule page. Workshops and Introductory Courses all vary in times, check the schedule for the specific event you are interested in.
What class should I take?
Picking classes is easy, after you've decided on a style to learn. If you are not sure about what style dance you'd like to learn take a look at our class schedule to find the instructors that you prefer and topics that interest you. Classes are exclusively level based, so, a Beg-0 and Beg-1 class in any style, no matter what the specific topic, is for beginners. That means simply, absolutely no or minimal experience with the dance is necessary. After you've found the class you are interested in, just jump in and take it.
What level should I enroll in?
Attending a trial class or is a great way for you to experience other styles of dance and to find out if we're a good match for you. Otherwise, you may inquire with our front office staff as to which level may be best suited. If you do sign up for a class and it is not the appropriate level, simply talk to the instructor at the beginning of class and ask them what you should do. Students enrolling into the RAD Ballet classes with previous training will be assessed by our principal to ensure placement in the appropriate level.
How long will it take to learn one of these styles?
Each person has their own learning curve. We recommend you feel very comfortable at one level before proceeding to a higher level. Ask your instructor if they think it's time for you to move up a level. Obviously, your success will depend greatly on your dedication to the style. The more you practice what you learn, the faster you will become comfortable with your style.
Dancers must adhere to the dress code with appropriate dancewear. It is important for the instructors to see the body and the muscle groups involved in each exercise, students who are not in appropriate clothing risk injury as the instructor cannot possibly make anatomical corrections. All dance clothing must be neat. Holes and frayed edges must be mended.
Attendance is imperative for consistent progress. If students are too ill to participate in class, they should remain at home and rest. If they are injured, they should come to class and observe. Many students find that they learn more from observing class! Only students with commendable attendance records will be permitted to participate in our Annual Dance Concert.
Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressively competitive do not have a place at STSDS. Any parent or student exhibiting these attitudes will be asked to leave. We expect all students to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful to others and to themselves. They will not make comparisons to each other or speak negatively about one another or the instructors. There will be no loud voices or running in the building.
Parents need to be sure that younger children are supervised in the waiting areas and at all times in the play room. Students are expected to wait in the building for their rides. Parents, please pick up your children on time. Refrain from bringing pets into the building.
Latecomers can be a distraction to the other dancers and proper warm-up is important to prevent injury. If students are more than 10 minutes late for class, they may be asked to sit and observe. If there is a scheduling conflict getting to class from school, please notify our Front Office.
Strictly no gum, candy, food, or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the classroom. Please bring a water bottle to class if you feel that you will need water. There will be limited permission to leave class to go to the drinking area. Students should use the restroom before class.
There will be no hanging, playing, sitting, or climbing on either the wall barres or center barres. During class, students are expected to listen closely when an instructor is correcting another student so that they may also learn from the correction. Students will not talk during class and will raise their hands to be called on.
Please note that all participants taking part in the dance classes do so at their own risk. It is the individual participant’s responsibility to warm-up correctly, wear appropriate footwear, dress suitably and inform the class teacher of any relevant health issues or injuries before the class commences.
The management reserves the right to alter or vary the content, timing or teacher of any class due to circumstances beyond their control. It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of activities such as productions and dates the school is open and closed. Notices will be posted at http://soletosouldance.blogspot.com. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check to ensure they are informed.