SNHDT’s highly skilled faculty is committed to providing students with quality dance training in a caring and nurturing environment.  

While fostering each student’s technical and artistic skills, SNHDT also emphasizes an understanding of the inherent traditions that lie behind each dance form. In addition to providing professional dance training, the underlying goal of SNHDT is to support the philosophy that dance, much like any art form, is an important part of society’s cultural fabric and heritage.

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15 Months – Age 2

Children age 15 months to 24 months along with the parents or caregivers share the joys of dances & music through song, games and movement in a fun, engaging environment.

Age 2 – Age 4

Children are introduced to the fundamental of dance in a fun and imaginative mode. In addition to introducing ballet vocabulary to the students, games and exercises meant to help with balance, coordination, body awareness, and the task of following directions are used throughout.

Students are encouraged to try and engage in the class without their parent or caregiver. Parents are welcome to watch from our class observation windows. The class meets one day a week and lasts 30 minutes.

Age 4 – Age 6.5

Tap and Ballet provides students with the fundamentals of both tap and ballet while emphasizing proper posture, coordination, musicality, rhythm and good habits for physical exercise & fun.

This class meets once a week for 45 minutes and is approximately 20 minutes of ballet and 20 minutes of tap.

Age 5.5 – Age 6.5

This class is a preparation for basic ballet study. Elementary positions and exercises are introduced. Posture, musicality and coordination are emphasized.

Primary Ballet Level 1 starts to build a formal ballet vocabulary and is a preparation for Primary Ballet level 2. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

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Schedule

(SEPTEMBER – JUNE ENROLLMENTS)
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15 – 24 MONTHS

Mommy & Me
Tues – 10:30am  (30min)
Fri – 9am  (30min)

AGE 2 – 3

Creative Movement 1
Tues – 11am  (30min)
Fri – 9:30am  (30min)
Sat – 8:30am  (30min)

AGE 3 – 4

Creative Movement 2
Mon – 4pm  (30min)
Fri – 10am  (30min)
Sat – 9am  (30min)

AGE 4 – 5.5

Tap & Ballet 1
Tues – 9:45am  (45min)
Wed – 3:45pm  (45min)
Fri – 10:30am  (45min)
Sat – 9:30am  (45min)

Hip-Hop
Fri – 4pm  (45min)

AGE 5.5 – 6.5

Tap & Ballet 2
Mon – 3:15pm  (45min)
Wed – 4:30pm  (45min)
Sat – 10:30am  (45min)

Primary Ballet 1
Sat – 11:30am  (45min)

Hip-Hop
Fri – 4pm  (45min)

Tap – Beginner
Tues – 5pm  (45min)
Sat – 12:15pm  (45min)

Jazz – Beginner
Tues – 6pm  (1 hr)

AGE 6.5 – 7

Primary Ballet 2
Wed – 4pm (45min)

Hip-Hop
Fri – 4pm  (45min)

Tap – Beginner
Tues – 5pm  (45min)
Sat – 12:15pm  (45min)

Jazz – Beginner
Tues – 6pm  (1 hr)

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Tuition – by Class Monthly / Bi-Monthly
1/2 hour $65 / $130
3/4 hour $65 / $130
1 hour $69 / $138
Tuition – Unlimited Age of Student Monthly / Bi-Monthly
Mommy & Me,
Creative Movement 1
15 mo. – 2 $65 / $130
Creative Movement 2, Tap & Ballet, Hip-Hop 3 – 6 $70 / $140
Primary Ballet, Beginner Tap, Beginner Jazz, Hip-Hop 6 – 7 $100 / $200

With our flat rate system, you are given the flexibility to take as many classes at the student’s level or lower levels as desired! There is no additional cost to participate in extra classes. In order to enhance student confidence and advancement, we encourage enrollment in multiple classes!

For students enrolled in classes that meet from September to June, all tuition is paid bimonthly.  This is the years tuition divided into five equal payments and is paid every other month.  Tuition amounts are based on the duration or length of the class.  Unlimited tuition is based on students level. All bimonthly tuition is automatically billed to you credit card or bank account and is paid September 1st, November 1st, January 1st, March 1st and May 1st.

Register online, by phone at (603) 263-3803 or in person at our studios. Please feel free to call with any questions. We are always happy to help you!

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Tuition Policies

ALL TUITION PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Tuition is payable by credit card and bank draft only. If tuition payment is denied or returned for insufficient funds, additional fees may apply. If tuition payment is denied by your financial institution, you may be asked to forfeit your child’s place in the program. Any and all cancellations or withdrawals require a 30-day notification and account holders signature to receive an SNHDT account credit and are subject to a cancellation fee. Refunds are not given for classes missed or unattended.

Ages 2 – 6

Girls: pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes*. Hair should be neatly pulled back from the face for class.

Boys: white t-shirt, black tights or dark sweat pants/shorts & black ballet shoes*.

*Black tap shoes may be needed for Tap & Ballet classes.

Tutus and leg warmers are permitted in class at the discretion of the instructor so long as they are not a distraction.

Our Policies

Class Observation
Parents and guests are welcome to view their children’s classes at any time through the studio’s observation windows. Those who wish to observe in the classroom must receive permission from the instructor in advance. During Parent Peek Week, Parents are invited to watch classes at all levels so that they may become familiar with the school and the progression of instruction.

Parent/Teacher Conference
We encourage parents and students to call our studios any time they have questions or concerns. Consideration for both the parent and student is of utmost importance to our staff. For extended conferences with instructors, we encourage parents to call the school to arrange for a meeting. Please keep in mind that teachers are often scheduled to teach consecutive classes. The need to begin and end class on time does not always allow ample time for faculty to meet with parents in between classes. Scheduled conferences will allow for a more comfortable setting.

Class Cancellation Due to Bad Weather
During inclement weather, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (SNHDT) will post any cancellations on the radio station website www.WZID.com. Students and parents may also call our office at (603) 263-3803, where a message will be left on the school answering machine in the event that classes are canceled. When possible, makeup classes will be scheduled for those classes canceled during bad weather.

Have questions about our policies? Call us at 603-263-3803 for additional information!

Annual Year-End
Performance

At the end of the school year, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater presents its annual Year-End Performances. All dancers attending regular classes at the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater are invited to participate.

Traditionally, three separate age-based shows are presented; a Pre-School Performance featuring our youngest performers ages 2 to 6. A Matinee Performance showcasing our graded ballet program (levels 1 thru 4) along with our tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and modern dance programs. Lastly, an Evening program is presented featuring the upper levels or our ballet program along with members of Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet. This allows us to keep the shows time-sensitive for families with little ones.

More specific information will be provided to registered students in January!

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Ages 3 – 5

Princess Camp & Prima Ballerina Camp

No experience is needed! Both dance camps are special dance programs designed for young girls, age 3 to 5 years of age. We’ll incorporate all things “princess” and “prima ballerina” into three fun-filled mornings of dance!

Learn more by selecting the “Princess Camp” and “Prima Ballerina” tabs in the menu bar on the left.

Ages 6 – 8

Young Dancer’s Camp is an introduction to more serious dance training. No previous dance training is required for students ages 6-8. Students will receive a daily ballet class along with an additional class in jazz, modern, contemporary dance and/or stretch and dance conditioning class. Come join us in our Fully Air-Conditioned Studios!

Learn more by selecting the “Young Dancer’s Camp” tab in the menu bar on the left.

Nutcracker Dance Camp
Ages 3 – 6

NEW DATES COMING DECEMBER 2021!
Tuition – $50.00

Enjoy a morning filled with the magic of the Nutcracker. Meet Clara, the Snow Queen, Sugarplum Fairy and more … while dancing to all your favorite Nutcracker music. No experience is needed! Our Nutcracker-themed dance camp is a special morning of dance designed for young children, ages 3 to 6 years of age.


What To Wear?
A leotard and a smile and get ready to have some fun. Girls should wear a leotard (any color) and pink tights, and ballet slippers (if you have them.) All ballerinas should have their hair secured back in a bun or similar style. Boys should wear dark colored sweatpants, shorts or tights and a white t-shirt.  They will need black ballet slippers or black jazz oxford shoes

What To Bring?
Please bring a light snack and drink (water is best) for break time. Water is are available for purchase at our studios.

When To Arrive
Our studios will be open shortly after 9 AM.   Nutcracker Camp begins at 9:30


Sample Schedule
9:30-10:00  Dance Class: Dance to your favorite Nutcracker music
10:00-10:30  Craft/Break: Build a Tiara and Magic Wand
10:30-11:00. Prepare for a Nutcracker Presentation
11:00-11:30  Craft/Break: Snowflake Crowns