SCD Studio Classes


Drop-in, use a class card, or get monthly unlimited classes!

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2024 - 2025 SCD Class Schedules

Spring Classes: from June 17 - August 10, 2024

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**Please note!
Sept. 2023 we switched from using Fitli to Dance Studio Pro as our class management program, so you will need to make a new account with the link above. If you had a previous class card that should be added to your new account, or if you have any other questions, you can call (941) 260-8485 or email

SCD Kids sampler classes!

SCD’s Kids & Middle School Sampler Classes explore a variety of dance styles including creative movement, contemporary, jazz, afro-fusion, acro, and hip-hop. These fun and exciting classes, taught by SCD’s dynamic teaching artists, help kids to channel their creativity and discover the limitless joy of dance!

Two Classes: (ages 5 - 11)

Kids Sampler

Homeschool Kids Sampler

Saturdays 10 - 11 am

Thursdays 10:45 - 11:45 am

$30 Registration Fee
$70/month per class

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Salsa classes!

On Mondays, We SALSA!

Taught by:
Natasha Barrera (Director of Bachata Fuego) &
Jahrel Thompson (past SCD Company Member)

Classes Offered:

Absolute Beginner Salsa Class

Jammin' Salsa (Open Levels)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

8:30 - 9:30 pm

Price: $18/class or purchase a class card!

In Beginner Salsa, learn the salsa foundations of timing, solo movement, and partner work to develop the tools & confidence to get on the floor at the dance socials!

If you already have a clear understanding of timing, basic salsa vocabulary, and lead/follow technique, the Jammin' Salsa class will help improve your footwork, body movement, technique, and style!

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Intern & receive 50% off classes!

Tech Intern
- Shadow our Production Lead
- Learn performance production: lighting, sound, camera, & broadcast
- Assist backstage for In Studios

Education Intern
- Shadow our Education Lead
- Learn the workings of non-profit educational programming
- Help with class check in
- Assist with SCD kids classes

Administrative Intern
- Shadow our General Manager
- Learn the operating procedures of an arts non-profit
- Assist with marketing communication & donor cultivation
- Work front of house for Main Stage performances

Because we are non-profit, ALL intern hours can be signed to count as volunteer hours required for High School or college programs!

If interested, email

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Class Descriptions

Drop-In Rate:
60 min class $18
75 min class $20

Discounted Packages:

10 Class Card $150 ($25 off!) Most Popular!
20 Class Card $250 ($100 off!)

Unlimited Month:

UNLIMITED Month: $160
(over $300 value!)

New Student Discount:

First 3 Classes Package $35
SCD Ensemble (SCDE):

Annual Registration $30
Unlimited Monthly + Rehearsals $160/month

**Scholarship/ financial assistance available! - Contact



Beginner/Older Adult Friendly Classes

Absolute Beginner salsa

Jahrel & Natasha: Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Here you will learn the salsa foundations of timing, and basic vocabulary you will need to begin your salsa journey. This class will consist of solo movement as well as partner work. You will develop an understanding of this dance and the confidence to get on the floor at the dance socials! Be sure to stick around after class. There will be a half hour practice session for all levels after the Jammin' Salsa class.

All levels Afro-Fusion

Monessa Salley: Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm & Saturdays 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Afro-Fusion dance is a contemporary class where students explore full body expressions rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. The class/movement is designed to enhance rhythm, coordination, balance, weight shift, and increase stamina.  The overall desire is for participants to feel comfortable in their moving bodies, groove together as a community, and have fun!

All levels Tap

Monessa Salley: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tap is a form of dance where rhythmic sounds are created by the feet, typically performed in tap shoes, with or without, musical accompaniment. In this class, we will work on mastering a vocabulary of basic tap steps; everything will be broken down. As the classes progress, we will start to combine the basic tap steps into short combinations, eventually increasing the speed in which skills are performed.  This class is built on progressions; each class will review learned skills and also continuously build new tap skills. This class is open to any level tapper, although, regular attendance is suggested for beginner tappers. (Although, it is ideal to have a pair of tap shoes for this class, you can still learn this style while dancing with bare feet, or, in socks, sneakers, or jazz shoes.)

Beginner Contemporary

Elisha Byerly: Thursdays 12 - 1 pm

The class introduces the basic fundamentals of contemporary dance technique including floor work, inversions, improvisation, and phrase work. Each class begins with a full body warm-up and then transitions into spacious, athletic, and sometimes inverted phrases, encouraging awareness to sensation, movement efficiency, and individual performance. A rich sense of community and support is fostered as dancers are guided to fall, roll, and fly across the floor together.

Beg/Int Contemporary Floorwork

Juliana Cristina: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body in space. Includes classical approaches to enhance traditional training methods. Heighten your senses and indulge in your inner artistry.

Beginner Jazz

MaKayla Lane: Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This class contains a fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet. This unique style explores a wide range of organic, angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a base in classical technique. This type of dancing is fun and energetic and includes leaps, turns, and floor work. It’s a fun way to move and express yourself!

House Fusion

Natalie Aceves: Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

House Fusion Movement is an innovative dance style generated by Natalie's exploratory movement path, influenced by urban, social, and world dance. This unique style highlights elements of house, Afro-Latin rhythms, hip hop, and contemporary, resulting in a dynamic and expressive movement vocabulary. House Fusion Movement is rooted in three primary elements that shape the philosophy of its style: GROOVE (an inner feeling of movement that one internalizes within the physicalized mechanics. It emphasizes connecting with the rhythm and finding a personal interpretation of it), METHOD (assimilating vocabulary, technique, personal swag, and creating it into material. Class will learn phrases of movement that serve as a framework for both choreography + freestyle), and FREEDOM (movement rooted in personal freedom). Students will experience a balanced approach that combines technique and self-expression through structured exercises, choreo, improvisation, and guided exploration. Through techniques such as torso articulation, spinal undulation, percussive footwork, and body waves, students will cultivate their unique sense of flow and deepen their connection to the music. These classes aim to develop physicality, musicality,  spatial awareness, and LIBERATION.

Improvisation - Dancing in the Moment

Marsi Burns: Tuesdays 10 - 11 am, starting October 24

Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:45 pm, starting November 1

This engaging and fun class helps adults express their joy of movement through the art of improvisational dance. There are no steps to learn, just a desire to move freely, thoughtful and expressive ways in response to the music, poetry and the visual stimuli which surround you. All in a totally joyous and supportive group setting that is great for mind, body and spirit.

Jammin' Salsa (open levels)

Jahrel & Natasha: Mondays 8:30 - 9:30 pm

This is an open level class and is designed for dancers that have a clear understanding of timing, basic salsa vocabulary and lead/follow technique. In this class we will build upon the foundations with footwork, body movement, and clean technique. The partner work section will expand your use of basic vocabulary to create patterns that flow and are ready to add to your repertoire. In this level we emphasize styling and the overall aesthetic of the dance. Stay after class for the half hour practice session open to all levels.


Tania Vergara Perez: Tuesdays 11:15 am - 12:30 pm & Saturdays 12:30 - 1:45 pm

Join Tania for an exhilarating multi-cultural contemporary dance experience, taught in her signature style developed in her country of origin - Cuba! Take your personal journey with this Master Teacher who teaches by example and leads with her big heart.

Red Tent

Xuan Dancigers: 1st & 3rd Fridays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

This class invites women of at least 40 years old, with or without dance experience, to join and celebrate the feminine spirit through dance. The class cultivates a safe place to share the joy of dance while moving and creating together.

Intermediate/Advanced Classes (14+)

Open company class

Various Company Members

Take class with SCD's Professional Company Members as they get warm and ready for rehearsal. The class style rotates depending on the need of the Company, but you can come expecting an inviting atmosphere to have fun and be challenged!

Int/Adv Contemporary

Xiao-Xuan Dancigers: Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This class is designed with concepts of classical modern dance focusing on alignment, understanding of time, weight, space, energy while developing strength. We will begin with a floor and standing warm-up followed by center and traveling exercises that focus on proper technique, spinal articulation (including contractions and spirals), musicality, and movement quality.

Int/Adv Contemporary Jazz

Melissa Rummel: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This class contains a fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet. This unique style explores a wide range of organic, angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a base in classical technique. This type of dancing is fun and energetic and includes leaps, turns, and floor work. It’s a fun way to move and express yourself!