The Sarasota-Manatee Dance Alliance is a dance-advocacy organization that supports all forms of dance within the Sarasota Bay area.
SMDA unites dance groups, performing artists, visual artists, individual dancers and dance enthusiasts, and encourages a spirit of cooperation and collaboration. We foster a shared commitment to making the experience of dance and creative movement more accessible and visible to the public.
This website presents the wide spectrum of dance classes offered by SMDA members — from beginner ballet to advanced modern/contemporary, and from ballroom to hip hop — for preschoolers to adults. In addition, you’ll find dance-related support services, including those in the healing arts: yoga, Gyrotonics, Pilates, classes for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers, and more. We also list resources for dancers and dance lovers; performances by our members; and special events and workshops. Enjoy!