An introduction to dance for children 3-4 years of age. In these 30 minute classes, we combine dance with other movement games to create a fun environment for youngsters getting their first exposure to dance. In this program, the focus is placed on the introduction to basic positions and movements and the development of an understanding of simple rhythms. Pre-Dance classes are available at various times during the week. As part of our pre-dance program we offer a class geared just for boys called “Dance Fun 4 Boys,” similar to pre-dance this program offers dance with creative movement games in a fun atmosphere.
We train our ballet students in the Cecchetti method, an internationally recognized method of classical ballet training. Classes are traditionally structured to include stretching, barre work and centre practice. Ballet is the basic foundation for most forms of dance. Classes are offered for students ages 5 and older in our recreational & competitive programs. Annual examinations are offered for those who qualify. A minimum of 2 ballet classes per week for age 7 and over are required to qualify for exams.
Our jazz classes combine traditional jazz technique with current styles of movement and music. An upbeat atmosphere focuses on stretching, jumps & turns, progressions across the floor and fun choreography. Classes are offered starting at age 5 in our recreational & competitive programs.
A relaxed, freestyle form of street dance, Hip-Hop combines cool moves and urban funk choreography to the latest beats. No need for flexibility or experience, just rhythm and desire to have a good time. Hip Hop begins at age 5-6. We also offer Boys Only hip-hop classes ranging in age from 5-12years old.
Lyrical dance combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the fluid movements of jazz, contemporary and modern. Lyrical dance is very graceful with moves flowing smoothly and seamlessly. It is highly recommended to be training in ballet as well if choosing lyrical. Classes commence at age 9.
ACRO for dancers is a great way to improve overall flexibility and strength. Students will enjoy learning tumbling tricks link cartwheels, walkovers as well as bridges and other gymnastic style tricks. They will then showcase these elements by combining it with basic dance rhythms for an exciting experience. Programs begin at age 5 and are offered in both recreational and competitive levels.
Acro/Jazz Combo Class
This is beginner class for ages 5-6, where the focus will be on jazz dancing ( see description above) with an introduction to some acro skills that will be incorporated into different areas of the class.
This fun and energetic class teaches the rhythmic based dance form of tap which uses special shoes that have metal taps on the bottoms of the toe and heel. Motor skills and rhythm are taught through coordinated steps and footwork.
Tap/Jazz Combo Class (**NEW THIS YEAR)
This class for ages 5-6, where the focus will be on the fundamentals of the tap and jazz curriculum, is a great way to experience both dance styles. Performance in term 2 will be a tap routine.
This class combines singing, dancing, and acting in a fun and positive environment. This is a great way for your dancer to express themselves through the use of songs, lyrics, and emotions from different Broadway musicals, movies, and television. No experience is necessary!
Dance Fun For Boys
As part of our pre-dance program, this class is geared just for boys. Similar to pre-dance this program offers dance with creative movement games in a fun atmosphere. This class is for boys ages 4-5 and the class tuition is free. **Please note - If your dancer is registered in this class they will not be permitted to register in any additional classes.