KIDS Summer Programs

Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography

JULY 8 – 12, 2019

SCD's Home Studio
1400 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL

Intro to Dance
9:00 am -12:00pm, Monday through Friday
Ages 4-9
No dance experience necessary!

Join us this summer as we explore new ways of moving. Students will have the opportunity to take Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, and Creative Movement. Each day will also include craft time and a small provided snack.

Tuition: $125 ($150 after May 1st)

Intermediate Movers
1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Ages 8-14 (Exceptions can be made regarding ages)

Dance with us this summer and learn actual works from SCD's repertoire. Daily classes includes Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Acro. Students will also participate in a variety of games and crafts. Small snacks provided.

Tuition: $150 ($175 after May 1st)

*10% additional registrations for siblings

*Financial Assistance Available

Deadline to Register: June 1st


About the Teachers:

Elisha Byerly is a Sarasota native, is a dance graduate from the University of South Florida. Her love for dance and choreography started as a young child, and in high school, she began dancing with a Florida based dance/theatre company. She has performed across the US and internationally, and while pursuing her BA in Dance Studies from USF, she directed a dance/theatre company for students. Byerly has taught and choreographed all across Sarasota/Manatee counties, and is currently teaching students at three local dance schools.  This is Byerly's 6th season dancing with SCD, and it is her 1st season as the company's Education Coordinator. She is a wife and mother of two boys, and feels incredibly blessed to be apart of the Sarasota Contemporary Dance family.

Rick Levine is a project-based dancer with Sarasota Contemporary Dance; best know for his talents behind the the mic as a poet. He has been dancing through life with elements of hip hop, break dancing, and soul but wanted more. In 2014 he began training in ballet and contemporary dance. Rick currently teaches children’s hip hop at The GAP School, Boys and Girls Club, and Gulf Coast Ballet, and Woodland Fine Arts Academy.

Melissa Coleman Sperber began dancing after an eight-year all-around competitive gymnastics career and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida (UF). Professionally, she has performed with the Neta Dance Company (NYC), ClancyWorks Dance Company (Washington, DC), and Sarasota Contemporary Dance. In 2013 Melissa completed an AmeriCorps State/National service term, which enabled her to teach after-school dance programs to under served youth in Baltimore City, MD. Currently Melissa also teaches dance at Woodland Fine Arts Academy and St. Petersburg College.

Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography

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