Our performance programs are for students who want to learn to dance and stay active. These classes are perfectly suited for students who love to move, have fun and socialize but can only commit to an hour or two of training each week. Students do not need previous dance experience to enroll in our performance programming and can begin taking classes at any age.
The performance program will teach students movement fundamentals and basic technique through fun, age-appropriate activities.
Our performance program classes are specifically geared towards children ages 5 - 18.
Each class is broken into levels;
Mini - Ages 5 - 7
Petite - Ages 8 - 10
Junior - Ages 11 - 13
Teen - Ages 14 + Up
Ballet classes include Royal Academy of Dance content with an emphasis on classical technique, turn out, flexibility, musicality and strength. Our ballet classes are structured beginning with a barre warm up, with across the floor and centre floor exercises to follow. Ballet class helps to develop poise, grace, discipline, turnout, extension, and line
Our jazz dance classes are a very strong technical based class which incorporates creativity, body and music awareness in an energetic and fun dance class. Our jazz classes are structured around a barre warm-up, across the floor progressions and center floor exercises. Jazz class helps to develop power, flexibility, and skill with jumps and turns.
Tap classes include ADAPT exam content, tap vocabulary, history of tap dance, tap technique, barre work and across the floor and combinations. We emphasize the development of a dancer’s musicality through unique rhythmic patterns and increasing skill difficulty.
Hip Hop classes will focus on learning new and exciting styles of dance that are both current and fresh. Class will include choreography for competition,and we strongly encourage dancers to step outside their comfort zone and give this new class a try!
Acro is based on Acrobatic Arts acro technique. This class includes a full acro class and is recommended to develop flexibility and strength as well as “tricks” that are an advantage in the competitive world.
Our dance mix classes are generally intended to give our junior and teen dancers an opportunity to take a class which includes more than one style of dance! This program introduces a variety of dance disciplines including Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz and Acro into one class.
For the first half of the year, our performers will focus on the basics of dance. Once January comes, we will begin our year end recital dance to be performed at our Year End Showcase in June.
The dress code for our Performance Program classes includes:
Girls: blue bodysuit, blue skirt, may always wear black shorts or leggings
Boys: white t shirt, black pants/shorts
Girls: black bodysuit, black skirt, may also wear black shorts or leggings
Boys: white t shirt, black pants/shorts
We ask that all dancers wear their hair in a ponytail or a bun in order to keep off their face.
Girls: Pink leather ballet slippers
Boys: Black leather ballet shoes
Girls: Beige slip on jazz shoes
Boys: black slip on jazz shoes
Girls: Beige velcro tap shoes
Boys: Black tie up tap shoes
Bare feet or dance paws
Black High top converse runners
Our performance classes are structured to include attendance, warmup, dance skills, choreography, and a cool down. Each class is 45 minutes in length from start to finish.
Each spring our dancers take part in a studio picture day. We provide your rental costumes and all you have to do is show up! Photos can be ordered through the photographer after they are previewed. This is a great keepsake for your child!
It is such an exciting process introducing our little dancers to the world of dance and getting them ready for their dance recital! The year end recital is always a highlight of the year when the dancers growth and improvement is showcased on stage in such a special setting!
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