Mission Statement

At Southeast School of Dance, we provide the highest quality instruction in an energetic environment. We emphasize ballet technique to ensure dancers develop a strong foundation. Our program allows students to develop their individual artistry and explore their own creativity. In addition to creating strong dancers; we strive to equip our students with values like respect, discipline, and strong work ethic that will benefit them for years to come–in their personal and professional lives.


We strongly believe dance classes are essential for girls AND boys! Students develop a sense of responsibility, respect, positive self-image, and strong work ethic inside and outside the classroom. Starting at age 2.5, we offer a variety of classes including classical and contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, and Acro (similar to gymnastics), as well as Teen/Adult Dance Fitness classes. Class descriptions can be found below!

We believe ballet technique is essential for any and all students who wish to become strong dancers and performers. Ballet classes ensure students are learning and practicing correct technique and how to avoid bad habits and injuries. We are proud to be the only studio in Southeast Guilford County that offers a full and comprehensive ballet program including pointe work and a full length ballet production (“story ballet”) at the conclusion of each season! Past productions include both classical ballets like Swan Lake and original productions unique to SESD repertoire (Magic Mirror, Into The Jungle).

We believe it is imperative that your child’s teacher is knowledgeable and trained properly. We confidently guarantee our instructors are carefully chosen and highly qualified. Many of our instructors hold degrees from UNCG and UNCSA dance departments. Each instructor’s full bio can be found below.

We have created an environment where students feel free to express themselves and explore new ideas; we strive to share our love of dance so the “hard work” is fun! We believe each dancer should leave our studio prepared for whatever their future holds, whether that be a career as a professional dancer, world-renowned doctor, teacher…We strive to provide each student with the skill they need to live a long and happy life!

Meet Our Instructors

Katherine Everhart Sarvis
Katherine Everhart SarvisStudio Director, Instructor
BA in Dance, UNCG, May 2013
Brooke Dimaio
Brooke DimaioOffice Assistant
Aislinn Travis
Aislinn TravisInstructor
Allie Rivera
Allie RiveraInstructor
Greensboro, NC
Laniya Smith
Laniya SmithInstructor
Jim Everhart
Jim EverhartAccounting
Penn State Alum

Our Classes

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4

Excerpts from Spring Showcases

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