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For the first time, the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra partners with 4 local dance studios to provide these young artists the opportunity to engage in collaboration with other art mediums. Local partners in Balleraena Dance Studio, BritZa Studios, Dance Gallery, and Main Stage Ballet & Dance Academy.
The SDSYO is designed to enhance young musicians’ talents in an inspiring and educational group setting. Through participation, students build leadership skills, develop musical talents, and create lasting friendships. The SDSYO encourages these students to enjoy a life of active engagement in the arts.
Balleraena Dance Studio strives to provide high quality dance training to dancers of all ages in the Sioux Falls area. Dancers can enjoy dance on a continuum of levels from recreational to advanced. Through a variety of dance forms, dancers exercise their minds and bodies via the art of dance. Balleraena Dance Studio aims to enrich dancers with the lifelong love of dance.
BritZa Studios is proud to celebrate its 30th year dancing with the Sioux Falls area, teaching thousands of students over the years. BritZa offers a wide range of dance instruction including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. BritZa offers nine months of instruction during the school year that culminates with an annual performance at the Washington Pavilion.
BritZa also offers three months of intensive classes over the summer including a dance camp with guest artists. Britza has always put the saftey of dancers and staff first and has installed professional quality dance floors in all of our studios to protect dancers from injury. BritZa Studios believes that dance should be an art form that is enjoyed and celebrated by the family and chooses age- appropriate movement, music and apparel for class and performances. This includes our annual recital, which the whole family will enjoy.
Dance Gallery has a professional atmosphere with a unique “New York dance studio” feel. The seven dance studios are equipped with state of the art sounds systems and constructed sprung floor systems. We also have a fully functioning theater for small performances. Our curriculum includes instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and competitive dance program. Our ballet program follows a syllabus which includes options for national examinations, all in an effort to push students to a competitive level in a career or in a college setting.
Main Stage Ballet & Dance Academy is celebrating 34 years of dance education in the Sioux Falls area offering classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Zumba and more. Classes are offered to ages 3-adult and we create a positive and educational environment while giving men and women the opportunity to participate in such performances as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, 12 Dancing Princess and more along with entertaining year end shows. We believe in community outreach and aid in assisting organizations with fundraising for many causes and we are thrilled to be a part of this Youth Symphony Collaboration.