An introduction to the world of dance, for our 2.5 to 4 year old students. Dancers must wear pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and any solid color leotard.
Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Ballet helps develop grace, balance, discipline, technique and terminology required to excel as a dancer. Students build foundation through barre exercises, centre work, across the floor allegros, and centre adagio combinations. We strive to increase strength while developing classical lines and artistic expression. Students must wear a solid colored leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers, and hair in a bun!
Jazz dance can take many different paths and is often influenced by other dance styles. Jazz dancers greatly benefit from a sound working knowledge and appreciation for ballet technique. Jazz classes incorporate the techniques of many great jazz masters and choreographers. Jazz combinations reflect the work of choreographers such as Bob Fosse, Jermone Robbins, and Jack Cole.
Tap classes consist of fundamental rhythms and proper tap technique. Tap dance focuses on the interpretation and progression of various rhythms and sounds. Other techniques such as turns, jumps, and smooth footwork are also incorporated. Elementary classes must wear mary jane style tap shoes, while Intermediate and Advanced classes are required to wear jazz taps.
"Acro" consists of beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of tumbling. It stresses flexibility, control, and strength. Acro classes teach exercises such as forward and back rolls, dive rolls, hand stands, front and back limbers and walkovers, cartwheels, aerials, round-offs, back hand springs, back tucks and many more! Students utilize our Tumbl Trak to facilitate the acquisition of new "tricks" and reduce impact on the body. No shoes!
Hip Hop classes incorporate the fundamentals of contemporary funk through various popping, breaking, and flexing techniques. All warm-ups emphasize strength, isolations, flexibility, endurance and musicality. Dance choreography is influenced by music videos, films, and urban dance styles. No loose fitting clothes. Students must wear (clean) sneakers.
A sub-category of Jazz dance. Lyrical classes combine technical aspects of classical ballet with freedom, fluidity, and expression. Lyrical dance plays with musicality and emotion, connecting movements and breath. Contemporary dance borrows from classical, modern, and jazz dance. With unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction, contemporary dance inspires a certain creative freedom. No shoes!
For the advanced ballerina, by invitation only.
All students must wear their hair tied back and out of the face. A bun must be worn for ballet. No "junk" over dance clothes. All students must come to class dressed appropriately or will not be allowed to take class. Proper shoes are required for each class.
If a student is late, they must ask permission to take class. The decision will be left to the teacher - this is not to punish a child, students who are not warmed up properly can easily become injured.
If a student is going to be absent, please call the studio or email as soon as possible.
Make up classes are available, please call the office. No refund will be made for missed classes.