Southern Strutt Dance


Southern Strutt offers a class for dancers at every level, every age.
Choose from among the following classes and programs:

Start Dance Classes

These classes are designed for those who are just starting their dance training; as well as, those who want to improve their dance ability. Our open classes start at age 2 and progress to the teen/adult level. The classes offered are both innovative and creative; they are designed for all age and ability levels.

Open Classes are offered in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Acro, and Musical Theater. Our teaching staff is dedicated to help each dancer progress and reach their individual potential. Dancers who are enrolled in Open Classes will perform in our annual recital in May. Click to Find out more


The Boys of Southern Strutt are a legend in the dance world! We offer a BOYS ONLY class specifically designed for the boys out there who want to learn and perform jazz and hip hop dances. These guys get the opportunity to perform with our Performance Company at basketball games in the Irmo, Lexington, and Chapin area. More


The Pre-Company at The Southern Strutt competes at two to three regional competitions a year and are given the opportunity to attend a nationals. Click to Find out more 

Performance Company

These teams perform at local high schools and small colleges for the boys/men’s basketball halftime. They also perform in May at both Southern Strutt Concerts at the Koger Center. Click to Find out more 


The Company is our most elite level of training at The Southern Strutt. These dancers attend multiple regional competitions and conventions throughout the year and attend a nationals in the summer. Company dancers are given the opportunity to perform at local events, our Christmas Show, and our May Concert. All levels are by audition only.
Groups in this company receive training in jazz, acro, ballet, lyrical, pointe, hip hop, musical theater and tap. Click to Find out more 

Adult Classes

We offer an Adult Tap and Adult Jazz class once a week on Tuesday nights Ages 19+. Both classes perform in the May Concert and are given the opportunity to compete at a regional competition. Our Adult tappers won first overall for their age division this season at Starpower!

Broadway Baby Preschool Dance

The Broadway Babies preschool dance program at The Southern Strutt is a once a week hour long combination class. You can pick from a tap/jazz/tumble, tap/ballet/tumble or a jazz/ballet/tumble class offered at a variety of times throughout the week. The Broadway Babies teachers focus on teaching proper terminology and technique, along with coordination and performance skills! The dancers have their own room in the studio specifically designed for their tiny needs. We welcome girls and boys to enroll in these classes! Read More…


The Southern Strutt is proud to offer the only Acro program in the area with teachers trained in Acro not gymnastics. Our program focuses on strength and conditioning, flexibility training, and acro skills. We offer five different levels of Acro. Our highest levels are by audition placement only. We highly recommend you accompany your acro class with one of our once a week classes or your Pre-Company and Performance Crew classes. The skills learned in acro are designed to be incorporated into your jazz, hip hop, and ballet classes.   Read More…

Musical Theater

The Southern Strutt offers a Musical Theater program that focuses on the triple threat: acting, singing, and dancing. Members of the Musical Theater class perform in the Christmas Show, “The Grinch Unleashed,” and the May Finale..  Read More…