Southern Dance Explosion

Why Do We Dance?

Why do you breathe?

our mission

To enrich the human spirit through dance, inspiring through performance and empowering through education, while building on the rich legacy of the art of dance.

We are passionately committed to providing each individual the opportunity to learn the art of dance in a positive, structured, and inspiring environment. Our teachers have a rare combination of professional performing careers and college educations in dance.  We offer individual attention, respect towards each student, and gentle guidance through the proper techniques of dance. We focus on the proper use of the body while developing artistry and self-expression within each dancer. We believe in an open forum for our team of teachers to communicate on the progress of our students and to discuss ideas for improvement in achieving our goals.  We are dedicated to being a part of our community by encouraging communication through art. We believe through sharing our performances and providing a place where members of our community are welcome to learn the art of dance that we add to the depth and diversity that makes up our community.

Fall in love with dance

ballet

a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

creative movement

a style of dance that teaches and emphasizes choreographic principles of tempos, levels, shaping, energy, and directions. Encourages creativity and problem solving skills.

tap

a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.

lyrical

a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques.

acro

a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

competition team

a popular, widespread activity in which competitors perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles—such as acro, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and tap—before a common group of judges.

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