Sterling Academy of Gymnastics and Dance
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Sterling Academy of Dance is dedicated to providing superior dance education in an encouraging and fun environment. Through strong foundation in dance technique, we help each dancer reach their personal best. We are continuously focused on new and exciting ways to evolve our classes to be challenging, fun and exciting.




Preschool Combination Classes
Choose from Ballet / Tumble or Jazz / Tumble

Offered for ages 3-5 years.

These classes vary in dance disciplines to offer your child their favorite combinations. Dancers are introduced to dance basics in a fun and exciting way by utilizing both our dance studio space, and our jungle gym space. Instructors tap into your little dancer’s imagination to help them begin developing a love for dance and music.

Dancers in Preschool Combination classes may wear comfortable clothes appropriate for dancing. Leotards (with or without skirts), Tutus, T-shirts, shorts, leggings are all good options. Long hair should be pulled back and out of the face. Socks or ballet shoes are also allowed. Please avoid any clothing with metal fasteners, such as jeans, buckles, snaps, etc, as these may damage our equipment, and limit the dancer's movements.

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Jazz Classes
Choose from Jazz Levels 1-4, Jazz / Tumble, or Hip Hop / Jazz classes

Offered for ages 6-18 years

Prior experience required to participate in some classes

These classes teach basic jazz concepts in upbeat tempos. They learn isolations, across the floor progressions and center combinations. These beginner classes require nothing but a positive attitude and ample energy. The Jazz / Tumble class adds the element of Acro skills trained in one of our gymnastics training areas and is taught by one of our professional gymnastics coaches.

Dancers in Jazz classes may wear leotards, capris, leggings or tights. Please avoid any loose fitting clothing, or anything with metal fasteners. Dancers will be bare foot during all acro skill development, but may choose to wear foot undies during the dance segment of classes.

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Ballet Classes
Choose from Levels 1-4, Advanced Ballet, or Ballet / Tap Classes

Offered for ages 6-18 years

Prior experience required to participate in some classes

Level I Ballet is for ages 6-9 years. This class is for dancers that are transitioning from a combination class and want to learn more about ballet foundations. The class consists of barre, center work and across the floor movement. These basics will stay with these dancers for years to come. This class does not require any previous ballet experience.

Level II Ballet is for ages 10-12 years. We ask that dancers be somewhat familiar with ballet basics, some experience is required. Dancers will be introduced to more challenging combinations that feature fast tempos, quick steps and multiple turns. This class is a fantastic way for our dancers to further their love for dance. Some classes have dancers on pointe and students who want to be placed on pointe should take this class along with one other ballet class. Dancers are asked to go on pointe by the teachers discretion.

Advanced Ballet and Advanced Pointe III/IV for ages 13+. These dancers have years of ballet foundations under their belt to take these classes. This class is working on some of the more challenging ballet movements and working towards mastery. Some dancers at this level take at least one or more of these classes on Pointe. Musicality and timing become a focus while working on combinations and performance.

Ballet dancers may wear solid color leotards, tights, leggings or legwarmers, skirts, or warm-ups. Sweatpants and sweatshirts are not allowed for warm up or class. Pink ballet shoes will be worn for all ballet classes. Hair must be pulled back and off of the face. Recommended shoes include Capezio Himami or So Dansa SD16. Please ask your ballet instructor for additional ballet shoe options.

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Acro Classes
Choose from Acro or Hip Hop / Acro classes

Offered for ages 6-18 years

Prior experience required to participate in some classes

These classes train dancers in various acrobatic and gymnastics type movements. These classes are also designed to develop strength and flexibility across a wide range of skills. The combination of dance and acrobatics greatly increases the depth and physical skills to a dancer’s overall abilities. Acro classes are taught with guidance from our professional gymnastics coaches to help develop strong foundation skills which are intended to keep dancers safe during advanced acrobatics.

Dancers in acro classes should wear comfortable exercise apparel, including leotards, tights, leggings, etc. Please avoid any apparel with metal fasteners, buckles, zippers, snaps, etc, as these can damage our equipment. Long hair should be pulled back and kept away from the face.

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Hip Hop Classes
Choose from Hip Hop or Hip Hop Aerials classes

Offered for ages 3-18 years

Prior experience required to participate in some classes

Hip Hop dance is heavily influenced by current music and trends. It is ever changing and evolving. We focus our dancers’ learning on both the newest trends and the history of hip hop movement. This helps our hip hop dancers become well rounded. Hip Hop Aerials classes include time in our gymnastics training areas utilizing specialized equipment and coaching techniques to focus on tumbling that can also be used in hip hop movement.

Hip Hop III/IV for ages 13+ is a challenging but fun class. Even dancers with only a few years experience are encouraged to try this class. The class focuses on a warm-up and combination. The combination is both fast paced and intricate. Dancers leave class exhausted but challenged.

Hip Hop dancers may wear comfortable clothing, however, no jeans or booty shorts allowed. Girls are encouraged to wear a sports bra. Hip Hop sneakers for level I and II. Black and white low cut Nike sneakers for Hip Hop III. (Hip Hop I and II and Hip Hop Aerials wear Gia Mia)

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Contemporary / Lyrical Classes

Offered for ages 6-9 years

Prior experience required to participate in these classes

Contemporary / Lyrical classes blend ballet and modern dance together. These dancers are taught improvisational movement as well as partnering and creative movement. This is a great class for a student who has previous dance training.

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