For ages 3-4, our tiny toes class is full of fun and is a great way to introduce dance and music into your child’s life. The class provides and important opportunity to socialize and helps prepare children to start school. Watch your child gallop, skip, spin and jump with a huge smile on their face where every class is a journey brimming with excitement, exploration and learning.
Along the way, our dancers improve co-ordination and musicality, develop new skills, gain strength and endurance in an environment that encourages creative expression, all while preparing them to advance into the technical dance forms. Classes are 30 minutes once a week.
For ages 4-5 (must be 5 by December 31), our Happy Feet class begins to explore basic ballet and tap movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 45 minutes once a week. This class is perfect for children who are ready or almost-ready to start school, and gives them a perfect opportunity to socialize, follow directions and learn how to be part of a team.
Acro Dance is a physically demanding activity that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. This class is an important part of our competitive dancers training program, but is also great for children looking for a weekly physically demanding activity that increasing strength and confident.
The foundation of all dance technique begins with ballet. Learn to stand with confidence, move with precision and develop accurate posture and alignment gaining poise, grace, confidence and strength. Ballet also teaches commitment, determination and body awareness. Classes are available for both recreational and competitive dancers, ages 6+.
Whether your child is dying to rock the floor and show off their mad style or they want an opportunity to dance without the formal attire; Hip Hop dance is powerful and electrifying. Students will learn about the history, music, culture, and styles that makes Hip Hop one of the most popular styles today. This class helps develop individuality by allowing each student the opportunity to exhibit their uniqueness and personal style. They are encouraged to let their voice be heard, groove wholeheartedly to the beat, and bring pride and confidence into their dancing.
Jazz dance is a energetic class that helps increase flexibility, strength, control, musicality and confidence. Dancers will learn various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded foundation for increasingly more complex and intricate work. This class includes a warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor work and combinations.
Once your dancer starts tapping, they won’t want to stop! This style of dances put the dancer in control of the rhythm and beat. Classes begin by teaching the basic step to help develop a foundation that leads to a deep understanding of phrasing, rhythm and co-ordination.
Contemporary dance is a creative style of expressive dance which combines elements of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. This style of dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity as a tool to move their bodies.
This choreography-based class is for elementary and higher level dancers who want to give voice to their feelings, passion and emotion. Lyrical dance incorporates jazz, ballet and modern dance techniques and is known for its expressiveness and musicality.
For intermediate to advanced level students. Being fitted for your first pair of pointe shoes is often the highlight of many dancers careers. This class includes barre and centre work to strengthen the feet and ankles, learn placement, and increase flexibility as they develop pointe work skills. (Note: Students will not begin pointe work without the approval of the artistic director to ensure safety and appropriate development.)
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