South Shore Dance Alliance
HEART.SOUL.Dance. it's what we do.
If you're looking for professional dance classes in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap, teamed with outstanding performance opportunities, look no further than South Shore Dance. As a premiere dance studio and performing company in northwest Indiana and home to award-winning dancers, instructors, and choreographers, South Shore Dance Alliance (SSDA) is founded on the principles of strong work ethic, outstanding discipline, technical expertise and instruction, and a love and passion for dance that embraces students, performers, and audiences alike.
South Shore Dance Alliance is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to enhancing the educational and artistic experience of aspiring young dancers in the Northwest Indiana area. It was also founded on the premise that no aspiring dancer shall be denied access to training due to lack of financial resources.
We need your help to insure that the next generation of dedicated dancers can receive the quality training and performance opportunities they deserve.
SSDA 10 YEAR GALA
Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate ten years of SSDA. Special performances by Renaldo Maurice, Briana Arthur, Greg Blackmon, and the SSDA company.
DONATE TO SSDA
SSDA's scholarship and company performance programs are unique to the Northwest Indiana dance community. Please support SSDA with a donation.
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SSDA MISSION, VISION, VALUES
The South Shore Dance Alliance (SSDA) exists to provide young dancers—regardless of economic status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation—the opportunity to develop and grow as artists and individuals through pre-professional training, educational outreach, and performance.
Inspiring, empowering, and mentoring young dancers, SSDA will be recognized for high quality dance education and dance performance. Our pre-professional dance company will continually support the artistic, creative, and human development of our youth.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion. At every level of the organization we embrace diversity and promote inclusion. We celebrate diversity and work inclusively.
Artistic Excellence. We value creativity and artistic expression through dance. We advocate for quality and excellence in our students, faculty, and in dance.
Transformational Power of Dance. We promote enjoyment and fulfillment in the arts and the use of art to bridge differences. We celebrate humanity and celebrate the ability of dance to transform lives and communities.
Development and Growth. We support excellence in all aspects of human development including creative, intellectual, social, and physical development. We support and promote the concept of lifelong learning.
Collaboration. We are committed to creating an engaging, welcoming environment that inspires artistry, facilitates teaching, and encourages learning. We see ourselves as partners with the community.
Integrity. We value respect. We are committed to openness and trust in our professional relationships. We act with integrity and professionalism.