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BALLET

Ages 4+

Focusing on traditional technique, ballet classes instill self-awareness at the barre, center, across the floor, and performance. Classes begin at the barre, with focus on body placement and technique. Those skills are incorporated in center work and across the floor movement. Ballet's focus on traditional technique helps build a foundation for all styles of dance.

TAP

Ages 4+

Tap dance is a rhythmic style in which dancers are as much a part of the movement as they are a part of the music. Dancers will be exposed to many varied styles of tap dance, and their techniques and terminology. Throughout instruction, there is a strong focus on building articulation and rhythmic awareness, which are the foundation of all styles of tap, as well as the joy and expression of being a part of the music.

HIP HOP

Offered to students entering Grade 1+

Hip Hop is more than music. It is a state of mind. It is a fun and high energy class influenced by a variety of other dance styles such as jazz, ballet and tap to name a few. It has deep historical and social roots in African American culture that include popping, locking and break dancing. Our classes focus on bringing out your individuality and unique personality through freestyle and movement while dancing to the music that you love and listen to every day.

JAZZ

Offered to students entering Grade 4+

Jazz dance combines techniques of ballet, modern, and contemporary dance, and has its own movement vocabulary. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, and classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, musicality, body placement and style. 


THEATRE DANCE

Offered to students enrolled in Jazz 2+                  
In this class students explore various aspects of performance.  Emphasis is placed on acting exercises, theatre games, improvisation, self-exploration, and team and community building. There is also a focus on jazz technique and introduction to various Broadway shows and styles.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be enrolled in Jazz 2+.
 

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL FUSION

Offered to students entering Grade 4+ 

Blending the traditions of ballet and jazz with emotional performance, Contemporary/Lyrical Fusion ultimately connects expressive movement to music. Contemporary/Lyrical Fusion classes will explore the various movement and expressive elements of each style, while placing focus on proper technique, body placement, alignment and control.

RECOMMENDATIONS: It is recommended that students be enrolled in at least one technique class to support their study of Contemporary/Lyrical Fusion. Technique class options: ballet, jazz, technique enhancement, leaps and turns.

STREET JAZZ

Offered to students ages 13+ who are enrolled in both Hip Hop and Jazz; must be enrolled in Level 6+ Hip Hop or Level 5+ Jazz.

Street Jazz combines elements of hip hop and commercial jazz into a dynamic style that emphasizes choreography, improvisation, and performance to create a powerful and confident dancer. Dancers will unleash their creativity through improvisation, and learn to quickly pick up choreography in various combinations throughout the year. Students will gain stage presence and boost their confidence through in-class performances while being uplifted by their peers. They will explore movement dynamics, understand musicality, and embrace their unique aesthetic as a dancer.

REQUIREMENTS: Students ages 13+ must be enrolled in both Hip Hop and Jazz; must be enrolled in Level 6+ Hip Hop or Level 5+ Jazz.

POINTE

Invitation only; assessment by ballet instructors.



ADULT CLASSES
Ages 18+

Beginner to Advanced welcome. See more below.

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LEAPS & TURNS 

Offered to students entering Grade 4+

This year-round, weekly technique class is designed to improve the overall ability of the student in all forms of dance. Students will work on increasing extension, flexibility, turns, precision and various leaps and technical elements. The class will be structured with a broad range of dance conditioning and will utilize centre and across the floor combinations to increase spatial awareness. This class allows the developing dancer to focus on technical development outside of their regular weekly classes.  Be ready to challenge yourself with fun, new ways to expand your dancing  skills.

TECHNIQUE ENHANCEMENT

Offered to students entering Grade 4+ 

This year-round, weekly class is for students dedicated to strengthening technique in all dance forms by training muscle memory.  This class focuses on core stability, weight placement, and alignment to enhance technique in other classes. Stability balls of various sizes will be used in class. 

ADULT ALL LEVELS BALLET 

Ages 18+

Year-round class. Day and Evening class options. Performance OPTIONAL. Drop in available. Email for details.

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NEW DISCOVER DANCE SERIES starts January 2024!

These workshops are designed to give students a fun introduction to dance in various styles. 

DISCOVER TAP & BALLET 

Ages 4-5

12-week workshop. This class will start with 6 weeks of tap followed by 6 weeks of ballet. Students will be introduced to the basics of each style in a fun atmosphere.

Fridays 5:30pm $165 per session.

DISCOVER TAP & BALLET 

Ages 6-8

12-week workshop. This class will start with 6 weeks of tap followed by 6 weeks of ballet. Students will be introduced to the basics of each style in a fun atmosphere.

Fridays 6:30pm $165 per session.

DISCOVER HIP HOP 

Ages 6-8

12-week workshop. This is a fun, high-energy introduction to Hip Hop.

Fridays 4:30pm $165 per session.

Shoes in a variety of sizes are available at no cost in our Shoe Swap.

 

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MOVEMENT MAGIC New sessions starting January 2024

Ages 3-4

12-week workshop, 45 minute weekly, daytime class.

Creative movement class designed for our youngest movers and shakers.

Students use props, music, and imaginative play to help build rhythm, balance, body awareness, and coordination.

Class options: Tuesday 10am, Wednesday 10am, Saturday 9:15am.

$150 per session.

ADULT COMBO CLASS: Join in the NEW YEAR!

Ages 18+

NEW this year, this class will be offered year round and as a 12 Week workshop. This class offers a variety of different styles changing each month. Explore each style for 4 weeks, while working on technique, and a combination for each style.

Thursdays 8:30pm $165 per session or as part of your monthly tuition schedule.  Drop in available, email for details. 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER ADULT TAP WORKSHOP

Ages 18+

This 12-week non-performing workshop is designed for adults who want to dip their toes into the wide world of tap dance. We will take a starting-from-scratch approach to mastering the basics of tap and exploring the fun of this rhythmic dance style. It is never too late to try something new!

Tuesdays 11am $165/12-week session.


INT/ADV ADULT TAP WORKSHOP

Ages 18+

This 12-week non-performing workshop is designed for adults with a background in tap dance. We will learn some classic tap combinations, and create some of our own!

Wednesday 11am $165/12-week session.

BROADWAY TAP WORKSHOP TBA

This non-performing class explores the unique combination of Tap and Musical Theatre. Each week will be spent exploring a Broadway show and it’s unique choreography from famous choreographers. Students will learn choreography from some of the greatest shows on Broadway to National Tours to Regional Theaters across the country! Raise the curtain and lace up your tap shoes!

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