Description of Dance Programs
A very popular beginner dance program for ages 3-4. It focuses on Ballet basics, musicality, body awareness and creative movement. It is a fun and energetic half an hour dance class that your little dancer will LOVE!
Classes are available for ages 5 and up. Dancers are taught the Royal Academy of Dance (English) method of Ballet training. Dancers need proper strengthening and flexibility training so they can understand and execute the progressions to advanced skills, and it all begins with Ballet! Examinations are available, though the standards involved with examinations are extremely high and are under the advisement and invitation of the director only. The Royal Academy of Dance is internationally recognized and provides excellent training for the recreational or competitive dancer. Dancers wishing to enroll in our Pointe program must meet certain standards in strength and technique and have the approval of the Director.
So much more than an Acro class, this program includes all the benchmarks of physical literacy for ages 3-4. Dancers will learn locomotive skills, dance skills, classroom behaviours skills, social development skills and so much more! A great class for dancers who love to MOVE!
Classes are available for ages 5 and up. Dancers are taught the Acrobatic Arts method of training. Acro is both an athletic sport and a performing art, offering a dazzling array of unique abilities to the audience. Acro will improve balance, increase flexibility, train core stability, encourage body alignment and amplify full body strength. Examinations are available, though the standards involved with examinations are extremely high and are under the advisement and invitation of the director only. Acrobatic Arts is internationally recognized and provides excellent training for the recreational or competitive dancer.
Jazz and Lyrical
Jazz classes are available for ages 5 and up, and Jazz/Lyrical classes are available for ages 9 and up. Dancers are taught the most contemporary styles, such as Lyrical and Stylist Jazz. Our syllabus is designed to promote a deep understanding and execution of proper technique, along with alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination and musicality.
This program is geared towards working on moderate to complex step patterns, progressions and creative style.
Classes are available for ages 5 and up. Dancers are challenged to hear and produce simple to complex rhythm patterns according to their skill level. Our Tap programs follow a traditional Broadway style, to a combination of traditional Tap and Street Tap, which incorporates an urban funk inspired style. This is a high-energy class, in a fun environment where we encourage and challenge each other to reach new levels of dance and fitness week, after week, after week.
Classes are available for ages 9 and up. This is a great class for dancers of all levels. Dancers will learn to perform basic dance technique while singing and acting. This class will take you on an exciting Musical Theatre journey that will introduce to all the joy of song, dance and theatrics!
Classes are available for ages 5 and up. Dancers are challenged throughout a wide range of styles including Breaking, Locking, Popping and Freestyle. Hip Hop is an ever-changing genre that encourages attitude, confidence, style and performance.
Classes are available for ages 9 and up, with previous formal dance training. Contemporary mixes elements of Ballet, Jazz, Acro and Hip Hop, but is less concentrated of classical techniques.
Instead it uses techniques based on principles of fall and recover (gravity) and contraction and release (breathing); encouraging movements to have a more emotional intensity and connection. Our syllabus includes improvisational training. Dancers must come from a strong Ballet or Jazz background.
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