Susquehanna Valley Dance Company
Susquehanna Valley Dance Company

Courses: Ballet & Pointe

Ballet is a traditional form of performance and concert dance that is usually performed to the accompaniment of classical music. This is the main source of study offered at Susquehanna Valley Dance Company, and the most challenging. Students require a lot of training and decipline in order to become successful ballet dancers. By the same token, the results are all the more rewarding.

Our ballet instructor and Susquehanna Valley Dance Company founder Laura Strawser has earned critical acclaim as a ballet dancer in the past.  Today, Laura remains passionate about ballet and seeks to share that knowledge with others who are eager to learn. Laura offers courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet dancers.


SVDC takes pride in it's strict and rigorous ballet program, in which students are trained at a professional level in preporation for any audition and performance.

Class Placement & Advancement is based upon ability not age. This primarily gives the average ages for each level.



Beginner Ballet 45min Ages 3-5
Ballet I Level A & B 60min. Ages 5-8
Ballet II Level A & B 90min. Ages 9 & Up
Ballet III 90min. Ages 12 & Up.
Pre-Pointe                    60min. Determined by Instructor      
Pointe 60min. Determined by Instructor

First time students will "audition" for their class placement. This is done by the student taking a class at a level the instructor seems fit or by a private audition. Only after students auditions, then be placed in the level suitable for that student.



Students must meet certain requirments and criteria in order to remain in each level as well for advancement. Students will most likely be asked to attend a different level at the beginning of a new semester; some exceptions may apply for those being moved to a new level during a semester.

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Where to Find the Studio


Susquehanna Valley Dance Company
29 N Market Street, Suite D

Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Phone: 570-243-1336



Or use our Contact page



Sign Up for summer dance camps

2022 Summer Dance Camps



Registration & Open House Monday, August 15 4:00-7:00

Studio Hours

SVDC follows a semester schedule. Fall semester and Spring semester, as well as a short summer session.

Fall & Spring Semester


3:00-8:00 Monday-Thursday



Studio News

Open House & Registration for FALL

Monday, August 15 from 4:00-7:00


Nutcracker- Saturday, December 17

Degenstien Theatre


Now offering Birthday Parties and social events. Click Here for more information



Click Here To See  our summer 2022 dance camps and workshops. There is something for every age.


SVDC has put a lot of time, thought and research into keeping it's students, families and studio safe and healthy during this global pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 Action Plan to ensure we are doing all we can to keep your child safe.

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