GOAL: To enrich the lives of children, teens and adults in one of the most enjoyable classrooms they will ever enter...the dance studio!
Class Descriptions and Dress Codes
(Absolutely no jeans!)
Nursery-Introduces children to dance through the love of music and movement. Improves motor development, flexibility and listening skills. Encourages creative movement and introduces rhymes and rhythms. (Ages 3-4 years old)
Attire: Any coloured body suit, tights, skirt (optional) and pink ballet slippers.
Predance- An extension of the nursery class with an introduction to more technique and terminology. Combines elements of ballet and jazz and develops co-ordination, musicality, and a true love of dance. Basic skills are developed to prepare for jazz and tap. (Ages 4.5-6 years old or after completion of Nursery)
Attire: Any coloured body suit, tights skirt (optional) and pink ballet slippers.
Ballet-Students develop strength and coordination while learning proper dance terminology. Students progress into barre work and centre work which are designed to build grace, posture and poise. (Ages 5 and up)
Attire: A bodysuit, white/pink tights, skirt (optional) and pink ballet slippers.
Jazz-Students will learn theory, up-to-date techniques and body alignment while learning the latest steps. A wide variety of music and styles of dance will also be introduced. (Ages 6 & older or must have completed Nursery and Predance)
Attire: Any coloured body suit, tights, tank tops, exercise/yoga pants and beige/nude jazz shoes. 1st and 2nd year students can wear black jazz shoes) *check with teacher about shoe colour
Tap-Students can express themselves with the most rhythmic dance forms. They will learn rhythm, co-ordination and clarity of sound through counting techniques and footwork patterns. Tap helps improve musicality and strength. (Ages 6 & older or must have completed Nursery and Predance)
Attire: Same as jazz with the addition of black tap shoes.
Hip-Hop-Freestyle, jammin moves seen in music videos are introduced in combination with jazz techniques. (Ages 7 & older)
Attire: Comfortable exercise clothing. T-shirts, tank tops and yoga style/capri pants (Baggy clothes are preferred for this class) Indoor plain white running shoes with non-skid soles or hip hop sneakers.
Musical Theatre-It is a class offered in combination with jazz. Students can express themselves through drama, performing arts and creative movement. (Ages 6 & older)
Attire: Same as jazz.
Lyrical/Contemporary-This emotional style of dance is a combination of ballet and jazz. Must take a jazz or ballet class as well since this is a very technical style of dance (Ages 8 & older)
Attire: same as jazz. Can wear foot undies, jazz shoes or bare feet.
** Boys/men (all classes)-Solid coloured T-shirts, sweat/exercise pants, shorts and black ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers or tap shoes.