SCD Studio Classes


Spring Break sampler

March 13 - 17

ALL levels are welcome!
Ages: 14 and up

Monday to Friday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Join SCD for our FIRST Spring Break Sampler!
Each class allows dancers to experience a variety of classes and teachers and offers a wide range of dance techniques with teachers from diverse backgrounds.

$100/Full Workshop
$25/Drop in Class

Monday - Latin Fusion with Kathleen Candales
Tuesday - Contemporary with Tania Vergara Perez
Wednesday - Jazz with Samantha Miller
Thursday - Afro-Modern with Monessa Salley
Friday - Contemporary Floorwork with Juliana Cristina

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scd SUMMER intensives

GET READY to move this summer with Sarasota Contemporary Dance! Experience a week of high-intensity contemporary training in a supportive atmosphere. Join SCD Company members, professional guest artists, Rising Choreographers, and SCD's Artistic Director for an immersive and artistically diverse intensive this summer.

May 20th - 26th
June 10th - 16th
July 15th - 21st

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Class Breaks

Thanksgiving: November 21 - 27, 2022
Christmas Break: December 12, 2022 - January 8, 2023
No class: January 26, 2023
Spring Break: March 13 - 18, 2023

Green - Older Adult Friendly / Beginner Friendly (ages 14 & up)
Yellow - Beginner Friendly class (ages 14 & up)
Red - Intermediate / Advanced class (ages 14 & up)
Purple - SCDE Training Company (ages 14 & up)

Specialty classes

Latin Fusion with Kathleen Candales
1st and 3rd Friday's, 6:00-7:30 pm
(See dates below)

This class fuses the elements of Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary technique with Latin rhythms in genres including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Afro-Cuban and more.  This class will take you through exercises that strengthen technique, musicality, stamina and flexibility while breaking down the intricacies of Latin dance rhythms. You will learn Choreography that is both invigorating as well as challenging.  Have fun while building stamina and emphasizing body isolations, developing a strong, confident attitude, coordination and free expression.

Jan 20, Feb 17, March 3, April 7 & 21, May 5

Red Tent with Sea Lee
1st and 3rd Friday's, 2:30-3:30pm
(See dates below)

This class invites women from all walks of life, 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.

Jan 20, Feb 3 & 17, March 3, April 7 & 21, May 5

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SCD is now offering Kids Classes
every Saturday!

SCD Kids Sampler Classes

Saturday's from January 21 - May 6, 2023
Age: K-5th
Price: $65/a month

SCD’s Kids Sampler Class will explore a variety of dance styles, including creative movement, contemporary, jazz, afro-modern, acro, and hip-hop. This fun and exciting class will be taught by SCD’s dynamic teaching artists.

There will be a mini performance held during the last week of class!

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Take a look at all the fun during
SCD's kids classes!

STUDENT IntenshipS with scd!

Get involved and receive FREE classes all year!

SCD is looking for Administrative and Production Interns for the 2022-2023 Season.

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Purchase a class Package

Adult Classes:
DROP IN $15/class
Class Cards:
10 Class Card $120
20 Class Card $225
Unlimited Options:
Monthly Unlimited $120
(can only choose one option)
$10 First Class
$30 for 3 class
Annual Registration $30
4 Classes $120/month
Unlimited Classes $150/month
**Scholarship/ financial assistance available! - Contact

Class Descriptions



Afro-Modern 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 Contemporary Conditioning

This class focuses on developing and strengthening contemporary foundations. It combines modern, jazz, ballet, and cross-training to improve technique. Thie class encompasses exercises that will enhance stability, flexibility, and alignment. An emphasis on rhythm will also be explored. This is a fun class in a supportive environment, and it's bound to make you sweat!

Beginner/Intermediate Tap

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.)


SCD offers a wide range of contemporary dance classes from beginner (no experience) to advanced. Classes are taught by SCD dancers and introduce 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.

Contemporary Floorwork

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.

Intermediate/Advanced tap

Tap is a genre of dance where rhythmic sounds are created with the feet, typically performed in tap shoes, with or without musical accompaniment.  In this fun and upbeat class, we will continue to master basic tap technique and progress into more intermediate and advanced tap skills and combinations.  The class structure begins with a tap warm-up, specified exercises and phrase work to review and build tap vocabulary, traveling across the floor, and tap dance choreography.  This class is for tappers who have some background and experience in tap dance.

Improvisation - Dancing in the Moment

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.


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 oneself!


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.


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.

Pilates and Stretch

This class will introduce several modalities from Pilates through conditioning exercises that can be modified to each person’s ability. The three essential tools taught in this class are personal body awareness, stretching, and strengthening in a nonimpact, balanced structure. The class ends with a reflection time, which will be lead as participants “scan their body” using their breath and focus while digesting information and discoveries found in class.

Yoga for Recovery

Aimed for active recovery, this class is geared towards athletes of all levels to increase flexibility, circulation, and stability. From start to finish, the class is conducted under the mission of breath and the reminder that this essential airflow through the body is the impetus of all movement and life. No equipment or Yoga experience necessary.

Red Tent

This class invites women from all walks of life, 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.