Dance Classes That Make Your Soul Smile

A Robust Variety of Classes in North County San Diego

At San Elijo Dance And Music Academy we offer a variety of dance and music classes ranging from classical ballet to contemporary dance, from hip-hop to jazz and lyrical, ensuring that there is something for each child to enjoy. For ages 2 to 18 we have recreational and pre-professional classes tailored to every level of interest and ability. Our talented faculty members are experts in their fields and we care about helping each and every student reach their individual goals while gaining self confidence and a sense of achievement. At SEDMA we believe that when children are having fun and enjoying their surroundings, they will thrive in their artistic education while developing lifelong skills of confidence, poise, strength, and self-expression. We strive for artistic excellence and precision performance, always with love, compassion, and fun.

Pre-Professional Program

The Pre-Professional Program is an accelerated track for the ambitious dancer that offers advanced instruction and curriculum 5 or 6 days per week. This program is about perfecting technique and learning deeply about ballet as an athletic art-form in an exhilarating, inspiring environment. Students take pointe, variations, contemporary and jazz to prepare for performances and auditions. Dancers also participate in field trips to see touring and local professional companies. Seminars also educate the students from a holistic point of view on relevant subjects such as nutrition, injury prevention, conditioning, ballet history, and audition preparation. In addition to the Nutcracker with live orchestra and Graduation Recital, these dancers perform in the Spring Showcase and community events.

Pre-Professional 1 Ballet + Pointe and Contemporary

Day Hours
Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Mondays Pointe 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Mondays Advanced Jazz 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:15 pm
Tuesdays Pointe 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Tuesdays Conservatory 7:15 – 8:15 pm
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays Contemporary 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thursdays Pointe 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Free-dress Fridays (Optional) 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Saturdays 11:30 – 1:00pm
Saturdays Pointe 1:00 – 2:00pm

Pre-Professional 2 Ballet + Pointe and Contemporary

Day Hours
Mondays Technique on Pointe 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Mondays Advanced Jazz 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:15 pm
Tuesdays Pointe 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Tuesdays Conservatory 7:15 – 8:15 pm
Wednesdays Technique on Pointe 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays Contemporary 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thursdays Pointe 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Free-dress Fridays (Optional) 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Saturdays 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Saturdays Contemporary on Pointe 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Saturdays Pointe & Variations 2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • This school is nothing like we have experienced….

    It is well managed and offers a wide range of classes. Best of all it gave my 3 children self confidence in their capabilities and the proper skills to perform at their recital.

    Monica Garcia

  • I danced here for 10 wonderful years….

    All the teachers here are dedicated to each student and helping them grow as a dancer. I loved every year I spent training at this studio. Every teacher has their own personal experience with dance, bringing inside knowledge and variety to each class. Overall, I recommend this studio to any dancer looking for a family of talented and inspiring dancers and teachers!

    Aly Sutherland

  • I have been impressed with SEDMA!…

    Our daughter has been dancing with the studio for years, and she has blossomed into an excellent dancer. What impresses me the most? Excellent teachers, excellent opportunities to dance with professionals, and the care the owners and faculty put into knowing each family that is a part of the studio.

    Rick Saunders