Southold Dance Theater is a nationally recognized dance school and youth company.
We have created a curriculum that brings out the best in all of our dancers while using the Vaganova Method.
The Vaganova Method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951). It is acknowledged all over the world as the foremost training syllabus of classical ballet. The Method is an extraordinary system that permits the development of knowledge on how one’s body should be used in order to dance with expression while avoiding injury to the body.
Creative Dance 1 & 2: ages 3 - 5
Primary Dance 1 & 2: ages 5 - 7
Ballet I: ages 7+. Beginner to intermediate level ballet technique.
Ballet II - VIII: ages 8+. Placement is required for these intermediate to advanced levels.
Boys: White t-shirt, black shorts or black tights, and black ballet shoes. If the hair is long it will need to be secured away from the face.
Girls: Pink or flesh-colored tights and ballet shoes. Pink (for our youngest dancers) or black (Ballet I-VIII) leotard. If the hair is long, it will need to be secured away from the face.