Sonoma Conservatory of Dance
561 Broadway Suite B, Sonoma, CA
Phone: (707) 938-1424

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Dance Classes

From Pre-Ballet classes to Advanced/Pre-Professional Classes to classes for Adults, Sonoma Conservatory of Dance offers classes for all levels of ballet instruction as well as Jazz and Contemporary. All ballet curriculum is based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. Proper technique, which is recognized internationally, is taught at all levels. Master classes in Character, Flamenco, and Modern as well as Drama, Pilates and Gyrokinesis are also offered.

Ages 18mths - 7yrs | Ages 7 + | Pointe Classes | Adult

Classes for Ages 18mths - 7yrs

Foster your child's love of dance and music in our Dance With Me!, Joy of Movement, Threshold and Intro to Dance classes. In our specially designed curriculum, children will:

  • Listen, hear and respond to musical rhythms
  • Connect body movements to music
  • Gain flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Use music, stories, poetry and props to move and think creatively and experience the fun of performing

Dance With Me! (Thursday 9:30am - 10:00am) — Designed for young movers ages 18 months-3 years and their caregiver this class uses poetry, music, props and imagination to help children gain strength and develop motor skills all while experiencing the fun of moving with an adult by their side to cheer them on. What you need: comfortable clothes that are easy for both child and adult to move in and socks (non-slip) or bare feet.

Joy of Movement I
(age 3 as of 12/31/13)
Saturday 9:30-10:00 am

Joy of Movement II
(age 4 as of 12/31/13)
Saturday 10:10-10:55 am

Joy of Movement III
(age 5 as of 12/31/13)
Saturday 11:00-11:45 am

Joy of Movement II/III
(age 4 - 5 as of 12/31/13)
Tuesday 3:30-4:15pm
Wednesday 1:15:-2:00pm

(age 6-8 as of 12/31/13)
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm

Intro to Dance
(age 6-8 as of 12/31/13)
Friday 3:30-4:30 pm

Angelina Ballerina

Click here for to visit our Angelina Ballerina page for more information about Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes.

What to Wear

Children wear appropriate ballet attire, which can be purchased at our in-studio dance shop.

Classes for Ages 7+

Elementary I
(age 7 or older as of 12/31/13)
Tuesday 4:15-5:30pm AND/OR Thursday 4:15-5:30pm

Elementary II
(age 9 or older as of 12/31/13)
Monday 4:00-5:30 pm AND Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm

Jazz I
(age 9 or older as of 12/31/13)
Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm

Jazz II
(minimum 2 years dance experience)
Wednesday 6:00-7:30 pm

Intermediate I
(minimum 2 years ballet experience)
Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm AND Friday 4:30-6:00 pm PLUS a minimum of one Elementary II class taken on pointe, if applicable

Intermediate II
(minimum 4 years ballet experience)
Monday 5:30-7:30 pm AND Friday 6:00-7:30 pm PLUS a minimum of two additional classes (Intermediate I and/or Elementary II class taken on pointe or Contemporary)

(minimum 6 years ballet experience)
Monday 5:30-7:30 pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm, Wednesday 7:30-9:00 pm AND Friday 7:30-9:00 pm

Sonoma Ballet Theatre
(for Intermediate I-Advanced)
Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm

(for Intermediate II-Advanced)
Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

(for Intermediate II-Advanced or equivalent)
Saturday 12:00-2:00 pm

Adult Dance Classes

Click here for more information about our adult classes

Pointe Work

Beginning with Elementary II, students wishing to prepare for pointe work are required to attend a minimum of two ballet classes weekly. Students who have been placed on pointe must attend the minimum required ballet classes weekly in order to maintain the privilege of dancing on pointe. These minimum requirements have been established to ensure that students are safe and secure in their basic technique and muscle strength. Remember, everyone can enjoy ballet and dancing, even though dancing on pointe may not be recommended for each student.

Sonoma Conservatory of Dance ~ 561 Broadway Suite B Sonoma, CA 95476 ~ (707) 938 - 1424