SOTA Dance Studio

Reserve your seats for Summer 7 Dance performances here.

Children’s Books Come to Life through Dance

Saint John’s-Newberry UMC Fellowship Hall

3 Performances, Friday, August 5, 2022, 5:00 or 7:00pm; Saturday, August 6, 2:00pm

Seating is general admission but is limited, so please sign up here prior to performances.

Dancers performing in the show do not need to reserve a seat.

Donations will be taken at the door, suggested $5/person. 

Dancers performing in the shows and children 5 & under are free.


Class schedule

Ballroom Dance with Bonnie & Gary Glidewell

Mondays 6:30-7:20 Beginner Fox Trot

Mondays 7:30-8:20 Beginner Bachata

All remaining classes are with instructor, Theresa Kendall

Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00 Praise Movement

Tuesdays 3:45 – 4:15 Creative Movement

Tuesdays 4:15 – 4:45 Pre-Ballet

Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 Ballet I

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:15 Ballet II

Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 Pointe

Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:00 Modern I

Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 Modern II

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 Ballet III

Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:15 Combo

Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:15 Modern III


No options will be given for personal selection of weeks, and will be one price for the full summer session. Classes are open to all current dancers and to the general public.

Instructor of Ballet and Modern dance classes: Theresa Kendall

Keep In Mind...

Our summer dance program is open to the general public. Summer dance students are given preference for all Fall and Winter/Spring class openings.

  • Dress Code:

    • Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III: Pink Ballet slippers. Pink footed tights. Black, pink or white leotard. Dance skirt or dance shorts are optional. Hair secured off face and bunned.

    • Modern I, Modern II, & Modern III: No shoes. Pink footless tights. Black, pink or white leotard. Dance skirt or dance shorts are optional. Hair secured off face and bunned.

For the Youngest Dancers

Creative Movement

For ages: 3 - 4

Guaranteed to be a FUN class! Basic body positions for Ballet and Modern will be introduced. The goal of the class is to encourage self-awareness through movement with age appropriate music.

Pre-Ballet

For ages: 4-5

The structure of Ballet will be introduced with barre-work and simple center combinations. Age appropriate music will be used in the center, with improvisation. The goal of the class is to build self-esteem through enjoyment of movement and music.

Movement for All

PRAISE Movement

Tuesdays 9:00-10:00am, all ages are welcome

Prayerful. Part of each class will be spent sitting and stretching as we lift up individual and community prayer requests. Strengthen social ties as we support one another and give the glory to God.

Rejunvenating. Part of each class will be spent in standing warm-up and walking. Increase your energy and improve mental health and well-being.

Adult. The class is open to any age, but will focus on movement for older adults.

Individual. Start where you are and go at your own speed. Each person in class will be encouraged to set and meet their own exercise goals.

Strengthening. Improve posture and balance. Stretch, elongate and tone muscles. Help maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.

Exercise. Exercise is known to: Relieve stress, reduce symptoms of anxiety, increase relaxation and to improve sleep, immune system and cognitive function.

This class will not perform and is strictly stretch and strengthening based.


Ballet

Ballet I

For ages: 6 - 9

Basic ballet techniques such as body carriage, balance, and positioning of head, arms, legs, and feet will be focal. The structure of the ballet class will be followed including barre, centre practice, adagé and allegro. Musical interpretation through creative movement is emphasized and encouraged. Age appropriate music will be combined with classical selections.

Ballet II

For ages 9-12/ 13

Intermediate ballet techniques will be studied through closing in fifth position and using both supporting and working leg at the barre. Directions of the body as well as Vaganova and French School technique will be focal.

Ballet III

Ages: 12/13 to adult

Advanced ballet techniques will be studied through concentration on barre, centre practice, adagé, and allegro. Directions of the body as well as Vaganova and French School technique will be focal. Pirouette en dehors and en dedans will be studied. Opportunities to partner will be available.

Pointe

For ages: 12 - adult

Instruction sur les pointes will be offered beginning at the barre and progressing at the rate of the individual dancer.

Students enrolled in Pointe must also be enrolled in either Ballet II or Ballet III.


Note: As of Summer 2021, Pointe is considered a separate class, as it is listed in the brochure as a separate line item from Ballet II or Ballet III.

Ballet I & Ballet II for Home-Schooled Students

For ages: 6 - 13 Years

This class for home schooled students will follow the same goals of Ballet I and Ballet II.

Homeschool Ballet MAY be offered in Fall & Spring based on level of interest.

Note: Separate Classes are offered in the Fall & Spring semesters, but combines with regular ballet classes in the summer only.

Modern Dance

Modern I

For ages: 6-9 years

The goal of the class is to build self-confidence, body awareness, and creativity in a tasteful, fun form of dance.

The class will include José Limon, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham floor and standing warm-up and across the floor exercise.

A portion of class time will be devoted to improvisation. Dancers will learn how to use focus, time, level and space to create their own expression of movement and music.



Modern II

For ages: 9-12/13 ys.

The goal of the class is to strengthen self-confidence, body awareness, and creativity in a tasteful, fun form of dance.

The class will include José Limon, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham technique, focusing on isolations, alignment, and re-centering.

Breath awareness and control will be emphasized. Through guided and non-guided improvisation, the dancers will learn how to use focus, time, level and space to create their own expression of movement and music.


Modern III

For ages: 12/13 - adult

Through the Nicholais, Limon, Graham, and Cunningham techniques, students will explore and understand elements of modern dance including: focus, level, space, and time. Class may include Pilates, standing exercise, across the floor and recentering techniques, improvisation, and choreography..

The importance of breath, self-expression, and creativity is focal.


Ballroom Dance

In full swing Summer 2022!

Ballroom dancing with Bonnie & Gary Glidewell

Monday evenings, June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 2022


6:30 to 7:20

Beginner Fox Trot - no previous experience necessary


7:30 to 8:20

Beginner Bachata - no previous experience necessary


Gary is a registered instructor with USADance. The Glidewells have been teaching in the Susquehanna Valley for over sixteen years.