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Why Choose Us?

  • Professional 'Floating Marley Dance Floors' reduce fatigue and prevent injury
  • Small class sizes
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  • Wide selection of class times to fit your busy schedule
  • University trained teachers
  • Instructions in rock, classical, pop, jazz and more
  • Optional, low pressure recitals

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  • Once again I was blown away by the hard work and dedication displayed by your professional staff at the dance and music recitals. They have been very helpful and supportive of my two girls throughout the year and I would like to thank you for always going above and beyond expectations and holding your staff to high standards.

    Susan King

  • The School of Dance & Music has been a part of our family for 6 years and we are thankful that it is in our community. My daughter's dance teachers are extremely dedicated and have allowed her to shine by finding her strengths and meeting her needs. They have made all the classes challenging and fun. These teachers are passionate...

    Susan Yoon

  • The School of Dance & Music is a wonderful studio and I'm thankful to have such passionate and dedicated faculty teaching Kevin. He has grown so much technically and emotionally in the warm, encouraging atmosphere over the years. Having him dance at the school is one of the best decisions I have made as a parent.

    Kazue Le

  • The dance studio really feels like family to us and we just couldn`t imagine going anywhere else!

    Andrea Rice

  • My daughter has gone from a recreational to a serious scholarship dancer and career-minded student, all while being guided and nurtured by her wonderful teachers the entire way.

    Kelly Kelley

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Ages 2 1/2 - 3 yrs. (Mommy & Me)

Mommy & Me Ballet / Tap

This 30 minute class is geared toward the little one that wants to dance with mommy in class. This is a great way to let your child explore their creative side and get moving.  In this class, students will learn ballet and tap movements through imaginative play and storytelling. Mommies, wear comfortable shoes and get ready to move with your little dancer! Limited to 6 students.

Why is dance important?

First and foremost, dance is important because it’s fun! Our teachers are dancers themselves and share their passion with their students. Additionally, the National Dance Education Organization says that dance trains a better combination of flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination than most other physical pursuits. But beyond that, educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of the arts on cognitive development. Creative and aesthetic pursuits like dance have been repeatedly linked to improved physical, mental, and social well being, as well as academic achievement. More than ever, dance and the arts are being recognized as essential pieces of a complete education by leading teachers, administrators, and educational philosophers.

Why start so young?

Your child’s still getting comfortable on two legs. Are they really ready to start dance lessons? Absolutely! Pediatricians like David Geller of say it’s a great idea for young children to begin rolling and playing in a group setting.Young children learn by mimicking, and trying out new ways of moving their bodies builds coordination and motor skills. It’s not about mastering technique, but about beginning to learning body movement in a safe and fun setting, and beginning to build social skills while mommy is still there.

Are they really going to learn Ballet and Tap?

Our teachers aren’t expecting your little one to learn complex choreography, but there’s no reason they can’t learn simple poses or even a basic routine (according to parenting website What To Expect) with some help from mom. Stepping to music can be lots of fun. There’s a good chance your child notices, even dances, when he or she hears music. Our classes are all about encouraging that joy.

Santa Monica School of Dance & Music provides dance classes and music lessons to the greater West LA area for all ages in a professional and friendly environment.

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