Dance Classes at SMDCAC

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Thank you for your interest in the programming at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center!

We are so pleased and proud to offer Dance at SMDCAC as a means of fostering a lifelong love of dance and the arts to the youth in our community. The reduced pricing of these classes is intended to assist families who are experiencing financial limitations (see requirements below). The following information will help you and your child be prepared for our classes. Contact Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov | 786-573-5313 for availability and registration instructions.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our dance classes have moved online for the Fall 2020 session.

Fall 2020 Class Dates
September 22nd – December 3rd

Fall Class Schedule

Hip Hop @ 5:30PM (Ages 5-9)
Tuesdays/ 5:30pm-6:15pm

Hip Hop @ 6:30PM (Ages 5-9)
Tuesdays/ 6:30pm-7:15pm

Ballet /Contemporary Dance (Ages 10-16)
Thursdays / 4:30pm-5:15pm

Contemporary Dance (Ages 10-16)
Wednesdays / 5:30pm-6:15pm

There will be no classes on the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving week November 23-29

Registration
Registration for the Fall 2020 session has concluded, and classes are at capacity. Please continue to check this page for information on registration and class dates for the Spring 2021 session.

Meet the Instructors

Dance Instructer Stephan Fons

Born in Miami, Stephan attended magnet dance programs in school as well as extracurricular training at Miami Youth Ballet starting at age 9. After graduating New World School of the Arts high school in 2005, Stephan began teaching ages 8-18 at Miami Youth Ballet in styles which included Ballet, Tap, and Contemporary dance. He has since expanded his teaching to not only include the South Dade Cultural Arts Center dance program, but also students at South Florida Ballet. After eleven years of teaching, Stephan joined Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami for their inaugural season and continues to be a grateful member of the company. Now in its third season, Stephan has already had the opportunity to tour and perform on renowned stages such as the Joyce theater in New York City and Jacobs Pillow in Massachusetts. In his fourteenth-year teaching and third year as a company dancer, Stephan has also returned to academic studies and aspires to one day complete a master’s program in nursing.  

Dance Instructor Ashley Herrera

Ashley Herrera is a professional dancer who has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop and African dance. She attended South Florida magnet school programs and graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center in 2013. Since graduating, Ashley began dancing professionally for the MLB Miami Marlins and Walt Disney World Entertainment Team. She is currently the in-game host for the Miami Marlins and head coach for her dance team at Academir Charter School.

Please direct questions regarding the dance class program at SMDCAC to or Monique Alfonso at educate-smdcac@miamidade.gov | 786-573-5313 or Annie Hoffman at annie.hoffman@miamidade.gov | 786-573-5319.