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Safford  Dance Academy

928.428.2661

 

 

 

  • Classes

    From your child's first class to their graduation performance, Safford Dance Academy is dedicated to providing excellence in technique, positive role models and opportunities for students to grow.  We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels.  Our costumes and choreography are always age appropriate.  We delight in your child's progress and performances!

     

    Click on the expandable tabs below for more information regarding class placement, ages, class times and attire specific to each class.

  • A creative movement class designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality and nurture the creative spirit.  This class will introduce young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet, tap and tumbling.  Students leap, sing, twirl and jump for joy in our classrooms!

     

    Ages:

    3-5 year olds

     

    Class Times:

    Monday           5:30-6:30pm (3-5 year olds)

    Tuesday          3:30-4:30pm (3-5 year olds)

    Wednesday    11:00 am-12:00 pm (3-4 year olds)

    Wednesday    12:30-1:30 pm (4-5 year olds)

    Wednesday    5:00-6:00pm (3-5 year olds)

    Thursday        6:30-7:30pm (3-5 year olds)

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard and tights or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Pink leather ballet shoes for ballet

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

  • Ballet/Tap/Tumbling or Ballet/Jazz/Tap

     

    This class is an expansion of our 1 hour combo classes.  Students will choose a combination with ballet, tap and tumbling or a combination with jazz or a combination with ballet, jazz and tap.  This class will enhance their skills in the steps and grace of ballet, introduce the young dancer to the rhythm of tap, introduce the basic steps of jazz, and  enhance their tumbling skills.

     

    Ages:

    5-9 year olds

     

    Class Times:

    Tuesday 3:30-5:00 Jazz/Ballet/Tap

    Wednesday 3:30-5:00

    Ballet/Tap/Tumbling or Jazz/Ballet/Tap

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard and tights or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Pink leather ballet shoes for ballet

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

  • Our combo classes are designed to give our dancers the opportunity to learn two genres of dance in one class.  Students may pick from many different types of combinations that include jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop.  Students will enhance their skills in the steps and grace of ballet or be introduced to the rhythm of tap.  Other choices include an introduction to the basic steps of jazz, or bounce along to the beat in an introductory hip-hop class.

     

    Ages:

    5-8 year olds

     

    Class Times:

    Monday           4:30-5:30 pm (Jazz/Tap)

    Wednesday    7:00-8:00 pm (Hip-Hop/Tap)

    Wednesday    7:00-8:00 pm (Ballet/Jazz)

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard and tights or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Pink leather ballet shoes for ballet

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

    Black leather jazz shoes for jazz

    Sturdy walking shoes for hip-hop

  • This combo class is an expansion of our younger combo classes and is designed to give our dancers the opportunity to learn jazz and tap in the ease of one class.  This class builds on Beginning Jazz with traveling exercises and turns.  It will also build on Beginning Tap with added difficulty and faster tempos.

     

    Ages:

    8 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    Tuesday        7:30-8:30 pm (Jazz/Tap)

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard and tights or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

    Black leather jazz shoes for jazz

  • Clogging is a truly American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world.  Clogging is a dance that is done in time with the music - to the downbeat usually with the heel keeping rhythm.  Special clogging taps are used to enhance the sounds the dancers make.

     

    Ages:

    7 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    Monday           3:30-4:30 pm (Beginning & Intermediate)

    Tuesday          5:00-5:30 pm (Advanced)

     

    Attire:

    Any athletic type clothing

    White shoes with clogging taps attached

  • A great class for our little ballerinas!  This class will help develop the fundamentals of dance through control, poise, precision, fluency and grace using the technique and style of ballet.

     

    Ages:

    5-8 year olds

     

    Class Times:

    Tuesday          5:30-6:30 pm

     

    Attire:

    Black leotard and pink tights

    Pink leather ballet shoes

  • Our 1 hour ballet class is a specialty class to enhance the ballet skills of the students participating.  This class will help develop the fundamentals of dance through control, poise, precision, fluency and grace using the technique and style of ballet.

     

    Ages:

    8 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    Tuesday          6:30-7:30 pm

     

    Attire:

    Black leotard and pink tights

    Pink leather ballet shoes

  • A funky, fast-paced style of dance that integrates street dance and jazz technique.

     

    Ages:

    7 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    *Placement determined by instructor

     

    Wednesday   7:00-8:00 pm Beginning 1

    Thursday       4:30-5:30 pm Beginning 1

    Tuesday         7:30-8:30 pm Beginning 2*

    Thursday        6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate*

    Thursday       5:30-6:30 pm Advanced*

     

    Attire:

    Any athletic type clothing

    Sturdy walking or jazz shoes

  • A preparatory group for dancers who are interested in eventually becoming involved in our Performing Company.  Participants are required to have previous jazz, tap and ballet experience before participating in these classes.  Dancers will enhance their skills and technique to eventually be placed in our Company.

     

    Ages:

    *Placement determined by instructors

     

    Class Times:

    Thursday            3:00-4:30 pm (Jazz and Tap)

    Thursday            4:30-5:30 pm (Ballet)

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard and tights or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Pink leather ballet shoes for ballet

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

    Black leather jazz shoes for jazz

  • A preparatory group for dancers who are interested in eventually becoming involved in our Performing Company.  Participants are required to have previous jazz, tap, and ballet experience before participating in these classes.  Dancers will enhance their skills and technique to eventually be places in our Company.

     

    Ages:

    *Placement determined by instructors

     

    Class Times:

    Thursday          5:30-6:30 pm (Ballet)

    Thursday          6:30-8:00pm (Jazz/Tap)

     

    Attire:

    Black leotard and pink tights for ballet or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

    Pink leather ballet shoes for ballet

    Black patent leather shoes for tap

    Black leather jazz shoes for jazz

  • The focus in this class is on lines, formations, cheerleading jumps and form.  Pom is a sharp and precise form of cheerleading-type motion with influences of hip-hop and jazz techniques.  Pom Dance is commonly used by high school, collegiate and professional cheerleading teams.

     

    Ages:

    7 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    *Placement determined by instructors

     

    Monday           3:30-4:30 pm Beginning

    Wednesday    7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate*

    Wednesday    6:00-7:00 pm Advanced*

     

    Attire:

    Any athletic type clothing

    Black pom sneakers

  • This class is just for “the boys!"  Hip-Hop and tap for 5-7 year olds.

     

    Ages:

    5 & older

     

    Class Times:

    Monday         5:30-6:30pm

     

    Attire:

    Any athletic type clothing

    Sturdy walking shoes

    Black Tap Shoes

  • This class is just for “the boys!"  All hip hop, all the time!

     

    Ages:

    8 and older

     

    Class Times:

    Wednesday        6:00-7:00pm

     

    Attire:

    Any athletic type clothing

    Sturdy walking shoes

  • Tumbling is characterized by the executing of gymnastic feats (such as somersaults and handsprings) without the use of apparatus.  Tumbling is the perfect sport for those looking for a fast-paced and daring challenge.

     

    Ages:

    5 & Older

     

    Class Times:

    *Class placement determined by Instructor

     

    Monday            4:30-5:30 pm Beginning

    Monday            5:30-6:30pm Intermediate*

    Monday            6:30-7:30pm Advanced-Backhandspring*

    Monday            7:30-8:30pm Advanced-Tucks*

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

     

    Acro-Jazz

    is characterized by executing gymnastics feats while combining them with Jazz technique and choreography.

    Class Times:

    *Class placement by Instructor

    Wednesday    3:00-4:30pm

  • Stretch & Technique focuses on flexibility, strength, and improving technique.  This class does not perform in recitals but focuses on improving and strengthening dancers.

     

    Ages:

    8 and older for Company or other invited dancers

     

     

    Class Times:

    Thursday      6:30-8:00 pm

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

  • Contemporary class develops the techniques of Contemporary dance as well as improv techniques.

     

    Ages:

    8 & older

     

    Class Times:

    *Placement determined by Instructor

    Must be dually enrolled in a ballet class to enroll in Contemporary

     

     

    Wednesday    3:30-4:30 pm Beginning

    Monday           7:30-8:30 pm Intermediate*

    Thursday        7:30-8:30 pm Advanced*

     

    Attire:

    Any color leotard or other dancewear deemed appropriate for class

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.

― George Balanchine

Registration will be held on August 9th and 11th from 10:30am-1:30pm and 5:00-7:00pm at the studio.  Classes start the week of August 22nd.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at 428-2661 or email therogersfamily5@msn.com.

 

For advanced students we have a performing and competing Dance Company.  These classes are not listed on this schedule.  Placement for our company is by audition only.  Class schedule may be subject to change.

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LOCATION

Historic Downtown

517 West Main Street

Safford, AZ

85546

CONTACT

phone:

928.428.2661

email:

therogersfamily5@msn.com