Music & Dance
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Music & Dance

Santa Monica School of Dance & Music offers dance and music lessons for ALL ages. We are Santa Monica’s first school to offer both dance and music lessons! With this combination you can schedule a music lesson right before or after your dance class with zero commute time. Musician in training but never danced before?...

On 5 May 2017June 23, 2017
Marley Floors
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Marley Floors

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent...

On 5 May 2017June 23, 2017
Small Class Sizes
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Small Class Sizes

If the dance class has fewer students in it each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no...

On 4 May 2017June 23, 2017
Our Teachers
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Our Teachers

Our teachers are one of the best things about the Santa Monica School of Dance & Music. We would not have gotten this far without our amazing, energetic, and passionate teachers. The music teachers at our school are flexible, and very qualified.  All of our music teachers are university trained, and exceptionally skilled in their...

On 3 May 2017June 23, 2017
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Dance Company

Santa Monica School Of Dance & Music has a performing group for students in ages 7-18yrs. The program offers opportunities for dancers to perform in ballet, jazz, and lyrical. Groups are separated by age and class levels. To be a member of the SDM Dance Company, dancers must be enrolled in either a ballet or...

On 2 May 2017July 20, 2017
Why Our Music School is Different
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Why Our Music School is Different

University trained teachers Private lessons are provided to ensure students learn in the manner that is best for them Students are able to choose from pop, jazz, or classical instruction Choice of more than 1 teacher for each instrument to fit your child’s personality and learning style Instructions available for children as young as 4...

On 30 Apr 2017June 23, 2017
Why Our Dance Studio is Different
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Why Our Dance Studio is Different

Small Class Sizes: Maximum 7 per class ages 1 1/2-2 years; 10 per class for ages 3-5; 12 per class for Hip Hop Jr.;  and 13 per class for ages 6 and up. Our studios are equipped with floating Marley Dance Floors which help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance for...

On 30 Apr 2017June 23, 2017
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Music Recital Information

Our bi-annual music recitals give the student a chance to share their musical achievements with their family and friends. The recitals are totally optional and require a willing heart and a thumbs-up from the student’s instructor. At our music recitals, students get exposed to new musical styles and instruments. The recitals help students stay motivated, encouraged...

On 27 Apr 2017July 20, 2017
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Dance Recital Information

Our end of the year dance recital is an optional performance day for all dancers to show off their hard work this school year!  All costumes are purchased for you and a complimentary seamstress is provided – no hassles for parents  Each dance class will have their own routine in the annual show!  We have...

On 27 Apr 2017July 20, 2017
Teen & Adult
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Teen & Adult

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...