Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pointe...
Why Choose Us For Dance Classes?
The health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. We have transformed our dance program and building opperations so staff, students, and their families are safe and feel comfortable.
Since COVID-19, we have taken dozens of precations that proved to be successful throughout the Summer of 2020. See the changes we have made below!
- We are a mask-required facility. Staff, students, and others entering the building are to wear a face covering at all times.
- Anyone who enters the building will be given a health and temperature screening.
- Students will use the same studio throughout an evening to limit cross contamination.
- All enterences/exits will be utilized to limit traffic flow.
- While administrative staff is onsite, the office and parent waiting area are closed. Parents will pick-up/drop-off outside.
- Hospital grade cleaning products will be used in between classes and bathroom usage.
APPROPRIATE LEVEL PLACEMENT
Our dance studio places students in classes based upon their skill level and not by age. To ensure each student is placed in the proper level, a placement class will be scheduled with a member of our teaching staff.
Parents are very impressed with the education and professionalism of our staff. The School currently boasts award winning faculty members who have danced professionally and with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, San Fransisco Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet. The school’s incomparable faculty specializes in teaching ages three and up. The qualifications of PSMD’s staff is unprecedented.
SAFETY FIRST – “INJURY PREVENTATIVE DANCE FLOOR”
Each of our dance studios has floating floors and a marley top surface. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam to absorb the shock of jumping. The high-density foam base is superior to a sprung floor which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. Marley is a vinyl composite accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. It allows dancers to slide but has a great balance between being too slippery and too sticky.
DANCE CLASS SIZE
To ensure the best possible instruction for your child, our dance studio limits the number of students in each class.
ONE ON ONE ATTENTION
Individualized attention is critical to the development and progress of dance students. Instructors at Piedmont School of Music & Dance offer one on one attention to every student in each level. Individual corrections provide students with a clear understanding of their specific areas of needed improvement and enable them to reach their full potential. Additionally, written class reports and individual evaluations are made available throughout the year so parents can have a clear understanding of their child’s successes and areas of needed improvement.
LENGTH OF DANCE CLASS TIMES
Beginning levels through advanced levels have extended dance class times which can span from 45 minutes up to 2 hours per discipline (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Pointe.) The longer class times allow our instructors to teach technique and not “just a dance for the year end recital." Studios that only allow enough time to focus on the year-end recital are allowing their students to miss valuable technical and artistic instruction.