RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES
MOMMY & ME
Mommy & Me dance classes are for children 1-2 years old. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This type of class includes mom or dad participating in the class along with the little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.
Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet, tap and jazz. They will explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe environment. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises. They will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. Ages 3-4.
LEVEL 1 & 2 COMBO
This class is comprised of ballet, tap and jazz along with creative movement. This age group is introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe and successful dancing in the years to follow. Students will expand the basic steps and terminology from the Pre-School Combo Class. Students will also work on refining their rhythm and musicality through listening activities. Students will be placed in either level 1 or 2 depending on skill set and age.
Contemporary is an extremely artistic style of dance. It is a fusion of ballet, jazz and modern dance. It usually contains an emotional journey, or story. There is a lot of creative freedom when it comes to contemporary dance. This class allows students to explore their individual style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
This is the fundamental and foundation of all dance genres’. It is a highly technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has influenced and defined the foundation of techniques used in many other genres. Ballet has evolved over the years, but will always hold the most important dance fundamentals. It requires hard work, dedication and discipline.
Instructor permission is required for this class. This class is offered to students who train several hours in dance and at least 3 or more hours a week in ballet classes.
Lyrical incorporates ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance styles while developing an emotional connection to the music. The dancing tells the story of the song with powerful movement and beautiful lines. These lyrical dance classes are dynamic while allowing dancers to focus on their expression as a performer.
Jazz is technique based style with a strong ballet background. There are many styles of jazz ranging from Broadway jazz, Modern Jazz, Classical jazz and many more. This class consists of structure and discipline along with fun and sass!
Tap is a traditional style of dance using the shoes with metal plates on the bottom striking the floor, creating rhythmic choreography. Tap focuses a lot on musicality and percussion.
Hip hop is an upbeat urban style of dance that is forever evolving. This high energy class consists of rap, hip hop and pop sounds, focusing on musicality and rhythm.
LEAPS & TURNS
This class focuses on helping students develop better technique and terminology. Students will enjoy a thorough warm up that includes stretching, conditioning and centre work before moving into across the floor turns, leaps, tricks and progressions.
Contortion and Flexibility class is open to all students regardless of dance training level. The 60 minute class is a non-stop full body stretching class. The class incorporates elements of yoga, Pilates, floor barre, balance work and more to help the student elongate muscles.