Take a look at our class descriptions to see what class you might be interested in.
This schedule will start August 12th 2019 and end *May 16th 2020
*date subject to change based on theatre availability for the year end performance
(prices do not include any discounts you may be eligible for)
mommy & Me
ages 18 months to 2.5 years
Every toddler loves to move, shake, jump and sing. This 30-minute class is designed as movement exploration for children ages 18-26 months to complete with their moms/guardian in the class with them. The use of props, mats, and sing-along songs allows each adult to help their child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun, structured environment with a Sterling Studio instructor to guide them. This class is a perfect opportunity for babies to get in on the dance fun before they are old enough to join class on their own for more dance instruction. Dancers are required to wear ballet slippers or bare feet; adults are required to come barefoot.
$35.00 per month
ages 2.5-5 years old
Each class begins by warming up our muscles, stretching and reviewing our ballet feet and arm positions during a circle warm-up. We practice our Princess Ballerina dance move (and review their fancy french names) like releve', plie' tendue and jete'. We travel to magical lands and pretend to be things like beautiful flowers, butterflies and of course princesses. Each month has a new theme such as Fairy Garden or Winter Wonderland. Each princess will get her own binder for her class. We give out sticker charts to keep track of our progress, coloring pages that match our theme of the month, and a certificate of completion that your dancer will receive after your parent "sneak peek" where you are invited to come into the class room to see what they have been learning, see a little dance they will perform for you and get their certificate. Video and picture taking is always welcome during "sneak peek". We also will have a Spotify (free online music library) where you can play the songs we use in class at home....for FREE! These playlists are also added each moth with the theme.
Monday 4:45-5:15 (ages 2.5-4)
Thursday 5:45-6:15 (ages 3-5)
Saturday 10:00-10:30 (ages 3-4)
Saturday 10:30-11:00 (ages 4-5)
$35.00 per month
Tap & Ballet Combo
ages 3-7 years old
Students have the opportunity to sample two exciting styles of dance in this fast paced combination class. Warm ups, barre technique, across the floor, and choreography are all focuses of our tap & ballet combination class. Using graded tap curriculum, students learn the rudiments of tap at the barre and in center floor. Students learn combinations both across the floor and center floor, and learn choreography for a year end recital. During the ballet segment of class, students focus on flexibility, coordination, and pre-ballet curriculum, including some barre work and across the floor segments. Each ballet section is completed with a choreography section.
Monday 4:00-4:45 (ages 3-5)
Monday 5:15-6:00 (ages 5-7)
Tuesday 6:30-7:15 (ages 5-7)
Thursday 4:00-4:45 (ages 3-5)
Thursday 4:45-5:30 (ages 5-7)
Saturday 11:00 am-11:45 am (ages 4-6)
Saturday 11:45 am-12:30 pm (ages 3-5)
$45.00 per month
Tap & Jazz combo
ages 5-11 years old
If your dancer loves to move, this is the class for him/her! Our tap & jazz combination classes are fast paced classes that focus on technique, muscle isolation and choreography. This class focuses on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to full hour classes in a specific style of dance. During the tap portion of class, students work at the barre, center floor, concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms,. Students also work combinations across the floor, and cap off class with a choreography segment in preparation for our year end recital. During jazz students focus on flexibility, muscle isolation, coordination, and extensions. Students learn various styles of jazz, using upbeat, contemporary music. Classes include across the floor sections, and choreography.
Monday 6:00-7:00 (ages 7-9)
$60.00 per month
ages 4 & up
Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Tuesday 4:30-5:15 (ages 4-6)
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 (ages 13+)
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 (ages 6-8)
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 (ages 9-12)
45 min class = $45.00 per month 60 min class = $60.00 per month
*part of a combination class or independently
*****All Hip Hop classes on special for $50.00 per month!
ages 6 & up
Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti methods as students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Tuesday 5:30-6:30 (ages 6-8)
Thursday 6:15-7:15 (ages 13-19)
$60.00 per month
ages 7 & up
This class gives students the opportunity to experience lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students, usually with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Tuesday 6:15-7:00 (ages Teen*)
Wednesday 5:30-6:15 (ages 7-10*)
$45.00 per month
*part of a combination class or indepindently
Boys hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements all in a boys only atmosphere.
Tuesday 5:30-6:15 (all ages *will split if needed)
$45.00 per month
Triple threat & Theatre Experience
ages 7-12 (triple threat) ages 13 - adult (theatre experience)
Our Triple Threat Class is the only one of its kind in the greater Easley area! This two part class will offer broadway style dance here at Sterling Studio and group voice and acting at The Fine Arts Center of Easley (a.k.a FACE). This class will perform in a musical with FACE as well as the year end recitals with Sterling Studio and FACE. The goal of this class is to help young performers be well rounded in all aspects of theatre and groom them for "real world" auditions.
The student will be inspired to passionately explore the universal disciplines and traditions of theatre. They will be given the tools and direction to discover their respective passions and skill sets. this class will equip the student with foundation, knowledge and experience across the universal disciplines of theatre through insightful academics, practical application, peer collaboration, and industry mentor-ship. The student will participate in workshop style classes and independent projects (in and out of class). The student will participate in field trip opportunities. The student will complete reading assignments, quizzes, and other forms of assessment throughout the course.The student will participate in a cumulative group theatre project.
You may take just the dance portion for $60.00 per month or both dance and one of our musical theatre dance classes for $80.00 per month
Thursday 4:00-5:00 @FACE (see musical theatre class for dance times)
Thursday 7:30-8:30 (see musical theatre dance & voice for additional class times)
can be combined with our triple threat (ages 7-12) or theatre experience (ages 13+) classes
Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
You may take just the dance portion for $60.00 per month or both dance and one of our theatre classes for $80.00 per month
Monday 4:30-5:30 (ages 7-12)
Monday 5:30-6:30 (ages 13+)
Musical Theatre Voice
can be combined with our theatre experience (ages 13+) classes
ages 13 - adult
Musical theater singers have some unique requirements. We have developed a specialized program to meet the demands required of musical theater singers. The basis of all singing lessons is technique first. You will be able to utilize all the exercises and tools you learn from this class for the entirety of your career in singing. We will work on the very best technique for preparing and maintaining your voice to withstand the challenges of singing all styles of musical theater repertoire, including legit, character and belt.
You will learn how to:
* balance and blend all of your vocal registers
* support your voice effectively
* build power in your voice
* develop the healthiest ways to sing in the various MT styles, from legit to belt.
Song Interpretation and Development
We take a great deal of time in developing your ability to discover, integrate and communicate the character, emotions, motives and back-stories inherent in all the songs in your repertoire. You will be challenged to find a perfect and dynamic balance between technique and emotional impact in your performances. This intensive work will pay huge dividends when it comes time to audition for shows, competitions and colleges.
Community theaters are highly competitive. A great deal of my student base consists of people who are not interested in the professional stage, yet want to perform in community theater. This program will give you a huge advantage in the Community Theater arena.
If you are ready, or have a son or daughter who is ready to take this important step to begin a legitimate, traditional, thorough and professional training in singing for the musical theater, then this is the class for you!
You may take just the voice portion for $60.00 per month or both voice and one of our theatre classes for $80.00 per month