Ballet is the foundation of all dance and the best place to start. One of the classic forms of dance, it teaches posture, creative movement, balance, and grace. Classes start at 3 years old and progress through the entire Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.
Dancing “en pointe,” or on pointe, is a major goal in a ballerina’s dance life. Dancing on pointe, or your toes, requires tremendous strength of the legs, feet and ankles.
Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Modern is a constantly evolving field of dance that draws from ballet, jazz, free-movement, and off-the-wall creativity.
An acrobatic form of dance that focuses on tricks, flips, and flexibility! This form of dance is well established in the USA but is becoming a force in Canada. We will be using the Acro syllabus from Acrobatic Arts.
Tap is all about using your feet to turn the studio into a drum, and the more the merrier. The footwork is fast, complicated, and hypnotic. Tap is taught using the Canadian Dance Teachers Association syllabus.
Jazz is a high energy form of dance that showcases a dancer’s style and originality. It is quick, energetic, and features big jumps and unique moves. Jazz is taught using the Canadian Dance Teachers Association syllabus.
Lyrical jazz is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions.
Hip-Hop is all about entertainment. From basic rhythms and robotic moves, to popping and locking, nothing evolves faster than Hip-Hop. No syllabus here, we go straight to the clubs and music videos where this field unfolds.
Musical Theatre Production
The age old art of singing, dancing and acting at the same time. Nowhere near as easy as some people make it look, it’s a strenuous art that takes practice and dedication to shine through on the stage. Students must have dance experience to be in the class.
Jazz Theatre – new this season**
Jazz Theatre involves strong jazz technique as well as expressive upper body and theatrical movements and facial expressions. This class is for our 5&6 year olds.
Modern Stage is a combination of acting out the lyrics, some singing and basic jazz technique. This class is for our 3&4 year olds.
Parent & Tot
This is a 10-week class for parents and their young dancer to be. Come have some fun, listen to high energy music and dance with your little one.
Through breathing techniques, postures and flowing sequences you will build strength, flexibility and calm your mind. At the end of class you will step off your mat feeling energized, focused and ready to take on life. All levels of experience welcome.
Strength, Stability & Core Class (SSC)
Pilates-based core strength and balance class, taught using unstable objects like balls and rollers. Despite being almost a century old, Pilates techniques are still used by professional dancers, athletes and gymnasts worldwide for strengthening and rehab. It must be said that the “core” is not just stomach muscles, but also back muscles, necessary for balance and posture. Specific exercises also incorporate leg strength and flexibility. All levels welcome.
One of our most popular adult classes, this dramatic Spanish form of dance combines quick footwork with graceful hand movements to create a flowing work of art.