Salinas School of Dance
 

Classes

Ballet Boot Camp For Adults Only (forms)

Sculpt your dancer muscles. Yoga or stretch pants and T-shirts are ok for the class as well as leotard and tights. Ballet, Jazz or light tennis shoes are ok.

 

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Adult Tap (forms)

This is a chance to build basic beginning and intermediate tap skills, drills and time steps. Included will be basic and Intermediate technique, cramp rolls, time steps, drills and a variety of fun dances. Get back in shape! Dances taught to students include both traditional Broadway style tap dances and more modern character dances.

 

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Wee Feet Irish Dance For Beginners (forms)

This class is for beginners. Irish ghillies or ballet shoes are fine. Basic solo reels and jigs will be taught along with some ceili dances and 2-hand and 3-hand dances.

No class on these dates
Oct. 7, Nov. 11, and 25th

 

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Irish Dance For Intermediate Dancers (forms)

Students taking this class are expected to know and be able to dance both their “A” Reel and Jig and must be ready for a more demanding program including various solo and team dances and new, challenging choreography.

This class is for Intermediate level students who are proficient in the A level reel and jig. Slip Jigs, Single Jigs, team and ceili dances will be taught along with some ceili dances . This is for continuing students with skills in basic Irish dance. Dance shoes are required.

No class on these dates
Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Nov. 25

 

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Ballet

Pre Ballet and Ballet classes are offered for children ages 2-1/2 and up. Beginning level classes meet once a week and include basic technique, barre work and center practice. Intermediate and Advanced level classes meet at least twice weekly and include choreography from various ballets.

Our training program stresses Vaganova style Russian ballet technique. Dancers become strong, flexible and knowledgeable about dance terms and music.

The Salinas School of Dance provides professional dance training in a traditional setting, producing well rounded, strong and versatile dancers who have been accepted to the Cleveland Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School and London Festival Ballet School, to name a few....Our ballet students have traveled to England, Russia and Seattle to train with high quality teachers.

For more information regarding ballet classes, please contact us.

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Tap Dance

The studio offers both jazz and tap classes for children and adults at all levels. Children under 12 years of age are required to take ballet in addition to tap or jazz. This is to insure they learn the technique necessary to be successful dancers. As students get older and more proficient, they are advanced into faster paced, more intense jazz and tap programs, learning a variety of choreography. Jazz and tap class include much contemporary music and do not require uniforms.

Beginning and Intermediate Tap classes are also available for adults of all ages.

Adult Tap Wed. 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Multi-level class for men and women.
Tap shoes required. Please call the studio at 831-424-4655 for more information.

 

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Jazz

The studio offers jazz classes for children and teens at all levels. Children under 12 years of age are required to take ballet in addition to tap or jazz. This is to insure they learn the technique necessary to be successful dancers.

For more information regarding jazz classes, please contact us.

 

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Salinas Valley Civic Ballet Company

The SVCBC is a high level, intense program for serious dancers. Admittance is by invitation only. This program is a pre-professional level company program which requires attendance at several weekly classes and ongoing rehearsals year round.

Intermediate II and Advanced Ballet are part of the Salinas Valley Civic Ballet Company. Fees for this program are on a separate pay scale and require an annual contract signed by both parents and the dancer.

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We offer Jazz, Ballet, Tap Dance and Irish instruction for children and adults. Children are accepted from 2 1/2 years old (if potty-trained).
We look forward to your dance experience, and hope you will see why we "Dance for Fun."

All photos courtesy of Jason Cook of Cook's Photography, the official photographers for the Salinas School of Dance, Spirit of Salinas Irish Dancers and the Salinas Valley Civic Ballet Company.