The Southern Vermont Dance Academy

SVD-LogoAt Le Studio, gymnastics classes are taught, though our own Southern Vermont Dance Academy.  Most of our dance classes are taught by Alyssa Hewitt.  Her biography is available on our staff page. Dance classes are available for students of pre school age through high school.  We also offer Zumba lessons for adults.  Our Dance classes provide instruction on positions, technique, rhythm, balance, and movement in a fun, supportive, and active environment.  More detailed descriptions about each class are below.  See our dance schedule for currently offered class times and pricing.  Registration can be done online or by contacting Le Studio at (802) 463-9010 or by email.




These classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate dancers and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. These classes have a formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers.  The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed.

Advanced Ballet/Pointe

This class provides the core of ballet training for all students learning to dance. This level is designed to provide an increase in a dancer’s challenges, and represents the progression in a dancer’s achievements and commitment to dance. Emphasis is on correct postural alignment, principals of turn out, balance, control and barre, and center exercises that become more complex and challenging to create a solid foundation for technical strength and proficiency.

Hip Hop


These classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on a combination each class.



Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm-up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps and runs. Each class ends with a fast-paced combination.



In tap dance, the focus is on developing skills in tap technique, rhythm, syncopation and coordination. The combinations, steps and rhythms get more advanced and challenging at each level. Improvisation and choreography are important tools students will develop.


Preschool Dance

For Pre School ages Le Studio offers a Dance and Gymnastics Combination class.  This 1 hour/week class is designed to bring out the creative side in all of our students through dance, movement, music and fun while building confidence and incorporating basic ballet & tap techniques.  This dance class also introduces our youngest students to basic gymnastics movements and skills in a fun, energetic environment.

Be sure to check out our current schedule for class times and prices!