Sole City Dance Classes – Toddler through Adult

Sole City Dance is a community for the whole family! Offering a wide variety of classes and dance styles including exploratory movement for toddlers and preschoolers as well as ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, ballroom, modern, hip hop, acro, aerial and more for children, youth, and adults.

Dance helps young children develop physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and more. Theses same benefits carry through childhood into adulthood, promoting strength, balance, and preventing cognitive decline.

2022-2023 Dance Year
Saturday, August 27th – Friday, June 2nd

Classes listed below are by dance program type. To see the full calendar or sort classes by days or ages click here! 


Dance with Me – Dance Explore & Dance Works
Ages 18 months – 7 years old

Dance with Me (18mos – 3 years)
A fun, 30-minute class with parents and children learning together about gross-motor movement skills and music! Props are used to further engage students in listening to and expressing the music. This class prepares students to follow directions and understand the elements of a dance class.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:30-5:00pm
Cost: $44
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Dance Explore 1 (3 & 4 years)
A fun, 45-minute class designed to teach elements of dance that are appropriate for this age. Each class consists of warm-up exercises to develop coordination and body awareness. Children learn basic traveling steps and practice moving as part of a group pattern. Tap dance is included to develop rhythm and counting. Time is also set aside for creative, movement games.
Days/Times:
Monday, 5:05-5:50pm
Tuesday, 5:05pm-5:50pm
Saturday, 9:00-9:45am
Cost: $54
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Dance Explore 2 (experienced 4 & new 5 years)
This 45-minute class is designed to expand on the natural joy of movement and creativity of 4 & 5 year olds. After basic warm-ups, isolations, and stretches, students practice steps across the floor and in patterns. Special lessons and class themes are designed to build imagination and expressiveness in the students’ movement. Rhythm and music skills are taught through specific exercises and tap dance.
Days/Times:
Monday, 5:00-5:45pm
Saturday, 9:50-10:35am
Cost: $54
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Dance Works 1 (experienced 5 & new 6 years)
This class offers young students the opportunity to explore more than one dance form in a single class. Tap, ballet, and basic jazz are included. Class work consists of more complex and detailed movement than in previous classes, while still allowing time for fun, creative exercises.
Days/Times:
Tuesday, 5:55-6:40pm (Waitlist)
Thursday, 5:20-6:05pm
Cost: $54
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Dance Works 1/2 (5-7 years)
This class offers young students the opportunity to explore more than one dance form in a single class. Tap, ballet, and basic jazz are included. Class work consists of more complex and detailed movement than in previous classes, while still allowing time for fun, creative exercises.
Day/Time: Saturday, 10:45-11:30am
Cost: $54
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Dance Works 2 (experienced 6 & new 7 years)
Further progressions in tap, ballet, and jazz for those who have completed a full year of Dance Works.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:50-6:35pm
Cost: $54
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Acro

Sole City Dance is proud to be an Acrobatic Arts certified studio. Acrobatics combines the beauty of dance, the wonder of acrobatics, and the power of gymnastics in one exciting sport! Used throughout the dance world and gymnastics world, acrobatics is performed in professional productions such as Cirque du Soleil and many other reputable companies. Students will develop strength, flexibility, and control with an emphasis put on extensive conditioning. Students will learn to execute basics from a forward roll to tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, needles, illusions, walkovers, aerials, and many more, and how those skills integrate into dance.

Lil’ Tumblers (5-7 years)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:00-5:45pm
Cost: $54
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Acro 1/2 (7+)
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:05-5:50pm
Cost: $54
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Acro 3+ (10+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:15-6:15pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $65
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Ballet

Ballet ABT Primary (7-10 years)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 7-10 y.o. who are new to ballet or who have moved up from Dance Works 2.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4:15-5:00pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $54
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Ballet ABT 1a/1b (8-12 years)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 8-11 placed at least as an ABT level 1a.
Day/Time: Monday, 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $65
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Ballet ABT Prim/1a (8-11 years)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 8-11 y.o. who have completed at least a year of ABT Primary.
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $65
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Ballet ABT 1b/2a (10+)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 10+ placed at least as an ABT level 1b. See our website for dress code requirements.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4:20-5:20pm
Cost: $65
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Ballet ABT 2b/3a (10+)
We follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 10+ placed at least as an ABT level 2b.
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:00-5:15pm
Cost: $74
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Tween/Teen Ballet ABT 2b/3a (10+)
We follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 10+ placed at least as an ABT level 2b.
Day/Time:
Tuesday, 6:20-7:35pm
Cost: $74
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Ballet ABT 1/2 (11+)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 11+ who are new to ballet. See our website for dress code requirements.
Day/Time: Monday, 6:45-7:45pm
Cost: $65
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Ballet ABT 3b/4/5 (12+)
At SCD we follow the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum, and this class is for students ages 12+ placed at least as an ABT level 3b.
Day/Time:
Monday, 5:35-7:05pm
Wednesday, 5:20-6:50pm
Saturday, 11:00am-12:30pm
Cost: $84
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Pointe

Pre-Pointe 1/2* (9+)
Pre-point classes are for students who are not yet en pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and work on conditioning drills. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills. Students will need a yoga mat, TheraBand and tennis ball for class each week. See our website for dress code requirements. *Instructor Permission Required. This is not a performance class.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: $65
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Pre-Pointe 2/3* (10+)
Pre-point classes are for students who are not yet en pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and work on conditioning drills. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills. This class is for students who have completed at least one year of pre-pointe.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:15-6:15pm
Cost: $65
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Pointe 1* (12+)
Pointe 1 for students ages 12+ must have *permission from the instructor to take and must be enrolled in the ballet class before this on the schedule.
Day/Time: Saturday, 12:30-1:15pm
Cost: $54
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Pointe 1* (12+)
Pointe 1 for students ages 12+ must have permission from the instructor to take and must be enrolled in the ballet class before this on the schedule.
Day/Time: Monday, 6:55-7:40pm
Cost: $54
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Pointe 2* (12+)
Pointe 2 for students ages 12+ must have permission from the instructor to take and must be enrolled in the ballet class before this on the schedule.
Day/Time: Monday, 7:10-7:55pm
Cost: $54
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Hip Hop

Hip hop is a high energy street dance that evolved in urban areas across the country in over the past 40 years. Class includes a warm-up, development of hip-hop movement vocabulary and a combination. Offered for youths and teens, both the music selections and the choreography are tailored for the respective ages.

Lil’ Hip Hoppers 1 (5-8 years)
A great entry class for a the young dancer looking for a high energy up beat dance class. Hip hop is a high energy street dance that evolved in urban areas across the country in over the past 40 years. Class includes a warm-up, development of hip-hop movement vocabulary and a combination. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.
Day/Time: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm
Cost: $54
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Lil’ Hip Hoppers 2 (6-8 years)
Lil’ Hip Hoppers 2 is a hip hop class for students who have completed one year of Lil’ Hip Hoppers. This class will continue to develop the skills and techniques explored in Lil’ Hip Hoppers 1.
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:10-6:55pm
Cost: $54
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Youth Hip Hop 1/2/3 (8-12 years)
Day/Time: Monday, 5:30-6:15pm
Cost: $54
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Tween Hip Hop (9-13 years)
Day/Time: Monday, 6:20-7:05pm
Cost: $54
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Teen Hip Hop 3/4 (12+)
Day/Time: Monday, 7:10-7:55pm
Cost: $54
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Teen Hip Hop 5/6 (12+)
Day/Time: Monday, 8:00-8:45pm
Cost: $54
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Jazz

Jazz classes expose students to the many forms that make up this diverse genre of dance. Students will study classic jazz technique, musical theater, lyrical jazz, contemporary/modern jazz movement and hip-hop influenced styles. Jazz classes consist of warm-up, center work, and traveling progressions, which are all designed to increase flexibility, strength, and technique. Classes will also include learning pieces of choreography, developing performance skills, confidence, and expression.

Jazz Mini’s (6-8 years)
Offering our young students exposure to the many forms that make up this diverse genre of dance.
Day/Time: Monday, 5:55-6:40pm
Cost: $54
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Youth/Tween Jazz 1/2 (8-13 years)
This class is for students ages 8-12 years old who are new to jazz or who have been placed at a level 1 or 2.
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:05-6:05pm
Cost: $65
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Tween Jazz 2/3 (10-13 years)
This class is for students ages 10-13 who have been placed at a level 2 or 3.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:35-7:35pm
Cost: $65
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Tween Jazz 3/4 (11+)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:00-5:15pm
Cost: $74
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Contemporary Jazz (11+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $74
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Teen Jazz 4+ (12+)
Day/Time: Wednesday, 7:45-9:00pm
Cost: $74
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Lyrical Jazz 4+ (13+)
Lyrical Jazz is a combination of jazz and ballet and is an interpretation of the emotions that the lyrics of a song represent. This class is geared towards the dancer that already has a comprehensive knowledge of jazz movements. This class is open to students ages 13+ who are a level 4 jazz placement or above.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:45-9:00pm
Cost: $74
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Modern

Modern Dance developed as a contrast to classical ballet, focusing on highly expressive and creative movements incorporating ethnic dances from around the world. Modern dance at SCD explores a wide range of movement to a wide variety of musical styles. Classes include improvisational techniques and partnering.

Modern Mini’s (6-8 years)
Geared to start building a foundation of Modern Dance technique. It is great for students looking for more free movement and creativity building. Modern Dance was developed as a contrast to classical ballet, focusing on highly expressive and creative movements incorporating ethnic dances from around the world. Modern dance at SCD explores a wide range of movement to a wide variety of musical styles. Classes include improvisational techniques and partnering.
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:05-5:50pm
Cost: $54
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Youth Modern 1 (8-12 years)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: $65
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Youth Modern 2/3 (9-12 years)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:35-7:35pm
Cost: $65
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Tween/Teen Modern 3/4 (10+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:15-7:30pm
Cost: $65
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Teen Modern 5/6/7 (13+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 7:35-8:50pm
Cost: $74
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Teen Modern 1/2 (12+)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:40-8:40pm
Cost: $65
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Tap

The style of tap dance taught at SCD is jazz tap, also called rhythm tap. Classes teach technique aimed at achieving good, clear sounds, while encouraging individual expression through rhythm. Dancers learn about musical structure and develop improvisation skills.

Lil’ Tappers (6-8 years)
Great for the little dancer that has become interested in tap and wants to work on building a foundation in this rhythmic style of dance. The style of tap dance taught at SCD is jazz tap, also called rhythm tap. Classes teach technique aimed at achieving good, clear sounds, while encouraging individual expression through rhythm. Dancers learn about musical structure and develop improvisation skills.
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:05-5:50pm
Cost: $54
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Youth Tap 1/2 (8-11 years)
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:45-7:30pm
Cost: $54
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Youth Tap 3 (9-12 years)
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:55-6:40pm
Cost: $54
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Teen Tap 1/2 (11+)
Day/Time: Wednesday, 7:00-7:45pm
Cost: $54
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Teen Tap 2/3 (11+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $65
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Teen Tap 5/6/7 (13+)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:45-7:45pm
Cost: $65
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Aerial

Take dance to another level with aerial dance! Aerial training will focus on building upper body and core strength and increasing flexibility and coordination while working on each apparatus. Students will learn everything from the basics of rigging and equipment maintenance to basic, intermediate, and advanced skills on the fabric, trapeze and lyra. As students’ progress through the program, they will build on theory and act creation.

Little Flyers (7-9 years)
Day/Time:
Saturday, 9:00-10:00am (Waitlist)
Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm(Waitlist)
Cost: $82

Youth Aerial 1/2 (8-11 years)
Day/Time:
Friday, 4:00-5:00pm (Waitlist)
Wednesday 5:55-6:55pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $82

Youth Aerial 2/3/4 (9+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $82

Tween Aerial 4/5 (10+)
This Aerial class is for aerialist ages 10+ who have been placed at least at a level 4. *Permission from instructor required.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $82
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Youth Aerial 2+ (8-12 years)
Day/Time: Friday, 5:00-6:00pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $82

Youth Open Level Aerial (ages 7-11)
Take dance to another level with aerial dance! Aerial training will focus on building upper body and core strength and increasing flexibility and coordination while working on each apparatus. Students will learn everything from the basics of rigging and equipment maintenance to basic, intermediate, and advanced skills on the fabric, trapeze and lyra. As students’ progress through the program, they will build on theory and act creation.
Day/Time: Saturday,11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $82
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Open Level Teen Aerial (12+)
Day/Time: Friday, 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $82
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Teen Aerial 1/2 (12+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm (Waitlist)
Cost: $82

Teen Aerial 4+  (12+)
Day/Time: Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm (Waitlist)

Teen Aerial 4/5 (13+)
This Aerial class is for aerialist ages 13+ who have been placed at least at a level 4. *Permission from instructor required.
Day/Time:
Tuesday, 6:45-7:45pm
Saturday, 10:00-11:00am
Cost: $82
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Teen Aerial 6 (15+)
This Aerial class is for aerialist ages 15+ who have been placed at least at a level 6. *Permission from instructor required. See our website for dress code requirements.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:45-6:45pm
Cost: $82
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Dance Company Classes

Sole City Dance is pleased to offer two student dance companies, Solstice Dance Company, and The Young Company, which provides the opportunity for students who are passionate about the art of dance to: learn challenging choreography at a faster pace, participate in additional performance and learning opportunities. Become more self-aware, self-confident, and supportive of fellow artists; and learn how to make a difference in their community through the power of their art.

Young Company (8-12 years)
Company Requirements: • Companies are open to those enrolled in a class at SCD. • Company members must take at least one technique class per week in order to audition. We strongly recommend being enrolled in a ballet class as it will help you improve in all styles.
Day/Time: Friday, 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $30
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Solstice Dance Company (13+)
Solstice Dance Company is open to dancers 13+. Company Requirements: • Companies are open to those enrolled in a class at SCD. • Company members must take at least one technique class per week in order to audition. We strongly recommend being enrolled in a ballet class as it will help you improve in all styles.
Day/Time: Friday, 5:05-6:35pm
Cost: $30
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Nutcracker 2022

The Nutcracker, a holiday entertainment tradition, returns once again to the Rochester Opera House. For the seventeenth year, Sole City Dance will present its enchanting version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale featuring the mysterious toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, Clara and her beloved Nutcracker Prince, dancing snowflakes, battling mice and many other fantastic and colorful characters.

Nutcracker Auditions
SCD is excited to announce our Nutcracker Auditions! Auditions will take place on September 10th and are open to current SCD students and non-SCD students. You must be currently enrolled in a ballet class to audition. Pre-registration is required for auditions. We highly recommend you review the expectations and time commitment before the audition. See rehearsal and performance dates here!


Adult Group and Private Classes

Learn more about our Contemporary Jazz – Aerial – Ballet – Tap & Ballroom classes for adults here
Sign up for one of the many Ballroom Swing, Tango, Waltz or Salsa types of dance here!


More about Sole City Dance
Sole City is the only nonprofit dance studio on the seacoast. We make dance accessible by offering discounts, scholarships, and work-study opportunities, as well as outreach performances and collaboration with community organizations. Contact us today today learn more!

 

Sole City Dance
187 New Hampshire 108
Somersworth, NH
📞 603-750-7777
💌 info@solecitydance.org

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