Tickets for SDC’s annual Nutcracker production go on sale this Saturday, October 8, at 10 am! You can purchase tickets online at www.tututix.com/scarboroughdancecenter or by calling 1-855-222-2849.
Don’t miss this wonderful holiday performance. Order your tickets Saturday and mark your calendar.
Also, we have two scheduling notes:
Auditions are right around the corner for this year’s SDC Nutcracker. They will be held Saturday, September 24th from 10 am to Noon (10-10:30 ages 8-10, 10:30-11:00 ages 11-13, 11:00-12:00 ages 14 and up). If your dancer is interested in participating in this year’s Nutcracker, please complete the registration form below and return it to the studio as soon as possible.
Amazing Workshops! Jazz with with Courtney Ortiz and Hip Hop with Bosco!
This jazz workshop with Courtney Ortiz is a must for jazz and contemporary dancers. Dancers from all studios welcome!
Cost: $25 per class
5:00-6:30pm Advanced Jazz ages 13 and up
6:30-8:00pm Intermediate Jazz ages 8 and up
To register: please email melissa@scarboroughdancece
West Side Story International Tour
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Dance Moms – Featured Judge
So You Think You Can Dance Vegas Finalist
Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row for Heidi Klum
Back-up Dancer for PSY on The Today Show
The Key Of Awesome – Youtube Webseries
Creator of Impact Dance Adjudicators
Jazz Master Teacher on Conventions alongside SYTYCD Alumni
Bio: Courtney Ortiz, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 youngARTS award winner for Modern Dance. Her professional dance career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Los Angeles, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Alaska, Australia and France. While living in New York City, Courtney has had the opportunity to perform in many productions including Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, the dance musical Petrouchka at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, “The Chase Brock Experience” at Symphony Space NYC and in Broadway Bares at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She has been seen on TV back up dancing for Korean Superstar PSY for his “Gentleman” debut on The Today Show, behind Chris Brown for his “Fine China” release, dancing next to Kelly Ripa on Live! with Regis and Kelly, and working out alongside Madonna promoting her MDNA World Tour! Courtney has also had the opportunity to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance” where she has successfully received a “Ticket to Vegas” multiple times and made it to the Top 50 Female Dancers in Season 9. Other professional credits include: numerous music videos, Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, Hearthstone Worldwide Video Game Commercial as “Annoy-O-Tron”, Choreographer and Featured Dancer in YouTube’s hit web series The Key of Awesome, The Aluminum Show in Madrid, Spain, David’s Bridal Commercial and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. One of her favorite & most memorable credits was performing throughout Europe in the classic musical West Side Story as the Assistant Dance Captain and Jet Girl on the International Tour, where they performed for 10 weeks at the world renown Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. Just Recently, Courtney performed at Madison Square Garden in “Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row” as a Dancer for Heidi Klum’s new Lingerie Line during NYC Fashion Week 2015 which aired on E! Network!
Courtney loves judging and teaching Master Classes around the country and is on staff with numerous dance conventions alongside SYTYCD Alumni’s. You may have even seen her behind the judge’s table on Lifetime’s Dance Moms as a featured judge in Seasons 2 & 3! She is also the creator of IMPACT DANCE ADJUDICATORS, the first and only staffing service providing professional level, pre-screened, experienced Judges to Dance Competitions Nationwide. Currently, Courtney resides in New York City and freelancing with in-demand Commercial and Dance Agency, CESD. Instagram: @courtney.ortiz
Amazing Hip Hop workshop for Dancers ages 11 and up with Bosco.
Date: August 29th- 5:00-6:30pm
He has danced and/or choreograohed for:Missy Elliott, Pink,Corbi Bleu, Tyra Banks, Kelly Rowland, Ceelo Green,MTV Movie Awards, American Idol and More.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all Hip Hop dancers from any studio.
To register, please call the studio( 883-4569) or email melissa, melissa@scarboroughdancece
This amazing workshop is highly recommended for Company Members. Dancers from ALL studios are welcome!
Date: Thursday, July 21st
Times: 4:00-5:30 Advanced Contemporary ages 13 and up, 5:30-7:00 Intermediate ages 8 and up
Cost: $30 per class
Registration: please email Melissa (email@example.com) or Mel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olivia Cece grew up in Rhode Island, training with Atwood Performing Arts Center under the direction of Bette Ann Rossi. Olivia is now currently living in New York City, where she is will be entering her fourth and final year in the Pace University Commercial Dance Program, where she will obtain her BFA. Olivia is now a professional assistant for the Artists Simply Human Workshop Tour, a dance convention she attended as a competitive dancer. Working for this convention has allowed her to work with her favorite choreographers, and the top choreographers in the industry.
Olivia has experience with print work and has been featured twice in Dance Spirit Magazine, StarBound Magazine, and has been the face of Dance competition ads around the U.S. Olivia was featured in a music video for Ricky Rude featuring Scarface for Vevo, and she was also featured as a top 30 finalist on season 11 of the hit FOX TV series So You Think You Can Dance! Olivia has assisted Choreographer Joey Dowling at the NYC Knicks auditions this past year, and was also Dance Captain alongside Joey on her spring piece at Pace University.
She has performed in theaters such as the Michael Schimmel Theatre, the Joyce Theatre, and more. Olivia has danced back up for artists such as Mario Spinetti at the RockWood music hall in NYC, and the Wu Tang Clan at Webster Hall. Olivia just recently choreographed in Emergence, a Pace University student choreography showcase in New York City. She has
spent the last two summers teaching and choreographing across the U.S at over 25 different studios, and has been awarded first overalls at such competitions/conventions as JUMP, NYCDA, ADA, KAR, STAR QUEST, and more.
Olivia’s heart and passion belongs to the stage and performing, however she loves educating young dancers and watching them expand their artistry.
We have just released our schedule for the upcoming dance season (Fall of 2016 through Spring of 2017). Please read the attached document that outlines all class schedules and registration information. Contact the studio with any questions.
Scarborough Dance Center Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Schedule
(30-class schedule from September-May) $15 Registration fee due upon registration.
$15 fee waived, if you register by May 1st. Registration for these classes close 12/15/2016.
For placement questions, please email email@example.com
- = Saturday morning show / = Saturday afternoon show ! = all shows NR = no recital Choreo= Choreography
The following classes will only have one recital dance: Ballet ages 2.5-3.5 and 3-4 and Ballet/Tap or Ballet /Jazz ages 3.5-5 and ages 4-5.
Classes start: Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Last day of classes: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
We are closed:
Monday, October 31st Halloween
Friday, November 11, 2016 Veterans Day
November 23-27, 2016 for Thanksgiving
December 23-January 1st, 2017 for Holiday Break
February school vacation week ( Sunday-Sunday)
April school vacation week (Sunday-Sunday)
We are open on Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Jr.Day.
Nutcracker Rehearsals start: Friday, 10/7( 5:30-6:30 for some younger dancers) and Sat-urday, 10/8( 10am-2pm). Last Friday rehearsal, 12/2 and last Saturday Rehearsal, 12/3.
In studio rehearsal for Nutcracker with costumes: Saturday, 12/10, 10-11:15 Act 1- 11:15-12:30 Act 2.
Ticket Sales for Nutcracker start: Saturday, 10/8 online
Auditions for Nutcracker are: 9/24- 10am-12noon, an audition form will be emailed out. Dancers are welcome from any studio. Our show incorporates all styles of dance.
Nutcracker: Saturday, December 17th at 1pm at South Portland High School.
Dress Rehearsal for Nutcracker: Friday, December 16th 5pm-7pm at South Portland High School.
Ticket Sales for Recitals on May 13th at South Portland High School: Will go on sale online, Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Company and Performance Team Showcase: in January at Scarborough High School ( date to be determined later)
Company and Performance Team Picture Day:( Date to be determined later)
Studio Picture Day: We will take pictures at dress rehearsals. This will be great, dancers will be there and it is one less day for parents to come in to the studio.
Recitals: Morning show and afternoon show.( 10am and 1:30pm) May 13, 2017 at South Port-land High School.
Tuition is based off a seasonal rate of 30 classes, which is broken down into 8 equal pay-ments (September- April).
Ballet levels begin with more serious Ballet training, focusing on proper body placement, body lines, technique and proper terminology. Ballet is the foundation for dance (the “Big Momma” of dance). Ballet is essential in advanced development of Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary Turns and Leaps, Jazz, and Tap.
Level 1- ages 7-10(1st part of serious training)
Level 2- ages 8-12(2nd phase of serious training or for beginner-adv. beginner)
Level 3- Must have at least 2-3 years training or recommendation from teacher. 2 Ballet clas-ses per week are recommended, to exceed at this point.
Level 4- Must have teacher recommendation and take 2 classes a week.
Level 5- Must have teacher recommendation and take 2 classes a week.
A dancer must take 2 Ballet classes per week to take any level pointe class.
Performance classes- for kids who want more performance time and more advanced classes but do not want to commit to company. Dancers will perform in our showcase, recital, and at the Red Claws (for Hip Hop).
You do not have to audition to be on the performance team.
Turns and Leaps classes- are required for company students and highly recommended for dancers who want to advance their abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe and Ballet
2:15-3:15 Solos-small groups w/ Melissa
3:00-3:45 Hip Hop Level 3 ages 10 and up w/Amanda *
3:15-4:15 Ballet Levels 3b/4w/Juliette NR
3:15-4:15 Levels 4/5 Ballet w/Melissa NR
3:45-4:15 Company Hip Hop rehearsal levels 2/3 w/Amanda
4:15-4:45 Company Ballet Rehearsals w/Melissa
4:15-5:00 Performance Hip Hop Level 2 w/Amanda *
4:15-5:00 Modern Levels 2/3 with Juliette*
4:45-5:00 Company rehearsal- Bitter Earth levels 4/5
5:00-5:15 Company Rehearsal- large group jazz levels 4/5
5:00-6:15 Ballet Level 3 w/Juliette
5:15-6:00 Hip Hop levels 4/5 w/Amanda /
5:15-6:15 Ballet Level 2 w/Melissa *
6:00-6:15 Company Level 4/5 Hip Hop rehearsal
6:15-7:00 Performance Tap Level 2 w/Melissa *
6:15-7:00 Acro Levels 3-5 w/Jasmine /
6:15-7:00 Teen Jazz w/Haley /
7:00-7:30 Performance Lyrical Level 2 w/ Haley *
7:00-7:15 solo w/Melissa
7:00-7:45 Acro levels 1-3 w/Jasmine *
7:30-8:00 Performance Jazz Level 2 w/Haley *
2:30-3:00 Company Choreo or Solos
3:00-3:30 Teen Company Choreo w/Melissa
3:00-4:15 Ballet Level 4 w/Sasha NR
3:30-4:15 Levels 3/4 Turns and Leaps w/Melissa
4:15-4:45 Pre- Pointe/Beg. Pointe w/Sasha NR
4:15-4:45 Level 4 Company Choreo w/Melissa
4:15-4:45 Jazz Level 2 w/Michelle /
4:45-6:00 Ballet Level 3 w/Sasha NR
4:45-5:15 Level 2 Company Tap rehearsal
4:45-5:15 Musical Theater ages 9 and up w/Michelle /
5:15-6:00 Ballet ages 6-8 w/Melissa /
5:15-6:00 Lyrical Level 2 w/Michelle /
6:00-7:00 Ballet Level 2 NR w/Sasha
6:00-7:00 Ballet Levels 1/2 w/Melissa /
6:00-6:30 Tap ages 6-8 w/Michelle /
6:30-7:00 Jazz ages 6-8 w/Michelle /
7:00-7:30 Tap Levels 1/2 w/Stephanie /
7:00-7:30 Turns and Leaps Levels 2/3 w/Melissa
7:30-8:00 Jazz Levels 1/2 w/Stephanie /
8:00-8:45 Adult Tap w/Stephanie NR
9:30-10:00 Ballet ages 3-4 w/Jami
10:15-11:00 Ballet/Jazz ages 4-5 w/Jami
2:30-3:00 Level 5 Tap Technique NR w/Melissa
3:00-3:15 Level 5 Company Tap w/Melissa
3:15-4:45 Ballet Levels 4/5 w/Colleen
3:15-3:45 Level 3b Company Choreo w/Melissa
3:45-4:30 Level 3 Tap w/Melissa /
3:30-4:00 Ballet ages 4-5 with Miranda *
4:00-4:30 Lyrical ages 5-7 w/Miranda*
4:30-5:00 Tap ages 5-7 w/Miranda*
4:30-4:45 Company Tap Level 3 rehearsal
4:45-5:15 Beg. Pointe w/Colleen NR
4:45-5:15 Pointe Int. – Adv. w/Melissa
5:00-5:30 Jazz ages 5-7 w/Miranda *
5:15-6:15 Teen Ballet w/Colleen /
5:15-5:45 Company Rehearsals Levels 4/5
5:30-6:00 Ballet ages 5-7 w/Miranda *
5:45-6:00 Production Company Rehearsal Levels 4/5
6:00-6:30 Ballet ages 3-4 w/Miranda *
6:00-6:30 Level 4 Tap Technique w/Melissa NR
6:15-6:45 Acro ages 5-9 w/Haley *
6:30-7:00 Hip Hop Levels 1/2 w/Miranda /
6:30-7:15 Teen Lyrical w/ Colleen/
7:00-7:30 Musical Theater ages 8 and up w/Miranda /
6:45-7:30 Acro Levels 1-3 w/Haley /
7:30-8:30 Teen Hip Hop w/Haley /
2:15-2:45 solos w/Melissa
2:45-3:45 Turns and Leaps Levels 4/5 w/Melissa NR
3:00-3:30 Jazz ages 3-4 w/Nicole *
4:00-4:45 Privates with Sasha NR
3:30-4:00 Level 1 Lyrical w/Nicole*
3:45-4:45 Contemporary/Jazz Levels 4/5 w/ Melissa NR
4:00-4:30 Jazz Level 1 w/Nicole*
4:30-5:15 Ballet ages 6-8 w/Nicole *
4:45-5:30 Contemporary/Jazz levels 3/4 w/Melissa /
4:45-6:00 Ballet Level 5 w/Sasha NR
5:15-5:45 Jazz ages 6-8 w/Nicole *
5:30-6:30 Level 3 Ballet w/Melissa /
5:45-6:15 Tap ages 6-8 w/Julie *
6:00-6:30 Pointe Int. – Adv. w/Sasha NR
6:15-6:45 Level 2 Tap Technique NR
6:30-6:45 Comp Ballet Rehearsal Level 3 w/Melissa
6:30-7:45 Teen/ Adult Ballet w/Sasha NR
6:45-7:15 Level 2 Company Rehearsal w/Melissa
7:15-7:45 Level 2/3 Company rehearsal w/Melissa
6:45-7:45 Teen Tap w/Julie /
2:15-2:30 solo w/Melissa
2:30-3:15 Contemporary/Jazz Levels 4/5 w/Melissa NR
3:00-3:45 stretch and lines open level w/Haley B. NR
3:15-4:00 Turns and Leaps Levels 4/5 w/Melissa NR
3:45-4:15 Levels 1/2 Turns and Leaps w/Haley B. NR
4:00-5:00 Level 5 Ballet/Pointe w/Melissa NR
4:00-4:45 Hip Hop Levels 3/4 w/Amanda *
4:15-5:00 Acro Levels 1-3 with Haley M. *
4:45-5:00 Company Level 4/5 Hip Hop rehearsal w/Amanda
5:00-5:45 Hip Hop Level 1 w/Amanda *
5:00-5:45 Acro Levels 3-5 w/Haley *
5:45-6:15 Hip Hop ages 5-7 w/Amanda *
5:00-5:30 Solos-small groups w/Melissa
9:00-9:45 Ballet/Tap ages 3-4 w/Miranda /
9:45-10:15 Ballet ages 5-7 w/Miranda /
10:15-10:45 Tap ages 5-7 w/Miranda /
10:45-11:15 Jazz ages 5-7 w/Miranda /
11:15-12:00 Lyrical Levels 1/2 w/Miranda /
12:00-12:30 Hip Hop Levels 1/2 with Miranda/
12:30-1:00 Hip Hop ages 5-7 w/Miranda /
Here are the classes running for the May 5 week sessions:
Mondays- starting May 9th, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 and 6/13( no class on Memorial Day 5/30)
2:45-4:15 Contemporary/Jazz Levels 4/5 with Melissa
3:30-4:15 Acro Levels 2/3 with Haley
4:15-5:00 Jazz Level 2 with Haley
4:15-5:15 Hip Hop Levels 4/5 with Amanda
4:15-5:30 Contemporary/Jazz Level 3 with Melissa
5:15-6:00 Hip Hop Level 2 with Melissa
5:15-6:00 Acro Levels 4/5 with Haley
5:30-6:00 Pre- Pointe with Melissa
6:00-7:00 Level 2 Ballet with Melissa
6:00-6:30 Hip Hop ages 5-8 with Amanda
6:30-7:15 Open Tumbling 7:00-7:45 Level 2 Tap with Melissa
Tuesdays- 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7
2:45-3:30 Stretching and Lines with Melissa
3:30-5:00 Level 4/5 Ballet with Sasha
3:45-4:30 Level 2 Lyrical with Melissa
4:30-5:30 Tap Level 3 with Melissa
5:30-6:30 Tap Levels 4/5 with Melissa
Thursdays- 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9
2:45-4:15 Ballet Levels 4/5 with Melissa
4:15-4:45 Pointe- with Melissa
4:45-5:45 Turns and Leaps Levels 4/5 with Melissa
5:45-6:15 Improv with Melissa
6:15-7:15 Level 3 Ballet with Melissa
7:15-8:00 Turns and Leaps Levels 2/3 with Melissa
If you registered for a class that is not running, please see if there is one that works for you that is running. I can happily help you:)
We are still accepting registrations and highly suggest classes to heighten kids dancing, especially for company dancers and those interested in company.
May-June 5-Week Session Costs
30 minutes-$54 3.25 hours-$120
45 minutes-$59 3.5 hours-$128
1 hour-$64 4 hours-$144
1.25 hours-$69 4.25 hours-$152
1.5 hours-$74 4.5 hours-$160
1.75 hours-$79 4.75 hours-$168
2 hours-$84 5 hours-$176
2.25 hours-$89 5.25 hours-$184
2.5 hours-$96 5.5 hours-$192
2.75 hours-$104 5.75 hours-$200
3 hours-$112 6 hours-$208
Unlimited Classes $227
We need 6 registered students to hold any class. We will email all registered students the week of April 25th to let them know if classes are running. 5 week sessions must be paid in full by the 1st class.
IMPORTANT: Here is the recital rehearsal and picture schedule for today and tomorrow.
Company auditions are Friday May 20th. We are accepting dancers ages 8-18. SDC Company is for the more dedicated student who wants to thrive in technique, performance, style, musicality, strength and flexibility while being part of the SDC Company family. Our Company team of teachers is professional, motivated and loving and excited to watch the dancers grow.
Sign up early to reserve your spot! If you need help with registering, we will gladly help you.
There will be a company meeting for dancers interested in company for the 2016-2017 season on Tuesday, March 15, 6:30-7:00pm. There will be answers to any questions you have and information about the commitment, dedication and levels needed to be on the teams.
On Thursday, March 31st Miss Nicole will teach a hair and makeup class for recital. It will be 6-7pm. Please bring your dancer and the following supplies: hairbrush, elastics, bobby pins, hair net (to match hair color), hair spray, gel, red lipstick, pink blush, black mascara, black eyeliner and grey eye shadow. Younger dancers are not required to wear makeup, if you are uncomfortable. Please note: The face washes put with stage lights and you cannot see facial features without makeup. Recital hair is in bun except for a few Hip Hop classes which will be indicated in the costume instructions.
Online ticket sales for our May 7 Recital at Westbrook Performing Arts Center start Saturday, March 5th at 8am.
or call 1-855-222-2TIX
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Tutu Tix at 855-222-2849.
Tickets are non-refundable. All seats are reserved.
We need backstage moms for ALL classes. Your help would be greatly appreciated. You will receive $20 off April tuition and free registration for next year. You can sign up in the lobby or via email. We will contact all backstage moms mid-April with exact details.