Parent and Tot (ages 1-2):
Our Parent and Tot class is designed to introduce your toddler (newly walking to age two), to the basics of movement and music, while encouraging them to be expressive, and develop their gross motor skills. This half-hour class has been created to engage your child, and provides you with an opportunity to learn some fun moves with your toddler!
Creative Movement (ages 3-4)
Take the next step from our Parent and Tot classes! Our Creative Movement class is designed for young dancers to participate in an interactive and fun musical movement class, without mom or dad. Children will learn the basics of dance movement and bodily awareness, basic dance terminology, and continue to build on their gross motor development and musicality, all the while using their senses and imagination. The perfect class for those little movers and shakers!
Intro to Ballet/ Jazz (age 4)
Our Intro to Ballet/ Jazz class is for children aged four, who are looking for that step in between our Creative Movement and Ballet and/ or Jazz Classes. This class is aimed to provide aspects of a Creative Movement Class, while also focusing on more ballet specific terminology and movements for a portion of the class, and then jazz specific movements for the remaining portion of the class. This class is for the dancer in the making!
Ballet (ages 5+)
Our younger ballet dancers (from age 5+) begin with 45 minute classes teaching them the absolute basics of ballet technique, while still incorporating engaging movement practices. As our dancers grow they are introduced to more complex ballet skills, and longer ballet classes. We offer ballet based on the Vaganova method.
Jazz (ages 5+)
Jazz is a fast-paced dance genre that combines rhythm and theatre-based performance. It was greatly influenced by choreographers like Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. Jazz also helps to build and refine gross motor skills while maintaining a high energy level. A great class for anyone looking to burn off a little extra energy!
Tap (ages 5+)
Tap is a form of dance that allows students to consistently work on their musicality by focusing on rhythm, tempo, and syncopation. Using tap shoes, students get to work on a variety of steps that leads up to intricate footwork. Tap also reinforces teamwork, as group tap dancing requires students to work together to keep their rhythm and timing. If you are interested in tap, get ready to make some noise!
Modern (ages 5+)
Modern dance shares many aspects of ballet dance, with a strong focus on human movement and expression, as well as the concepts of rise and fall. Modern dance encourages dancers to be grounded and use their core muscles as the centre of their movements. Some world-renowned modern dancers/ choreographers include Martha Graham and Jose Limon, each of whom created their own modern dance technique. Other aspects of modern dance include floor work, improvisation, and contact improvisation. Modern is a great way to work on dance fundamentals!
Lyrical/ Contemporary (ages 9+)
Lyrical/ Contemporary dance uses fundamentals taken from jazz, ballet, and modern technique. Lyrical/ Contemporary dance tends to be slower in nature and gives students the ability to be expressive, subtle, and dynamic all at the same time. We ask that students be 9 years of age or older when taking lyrical/ contemporary.
Hip Hop (ages 5+)
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles generally performed to hip-hop music. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking, and popping, which dance crews have brought to popularity. Hip-hop is a very energetic and up-beat style of dance!
Acro (ages 5+)
Acro is a combination of dance technique, acrobatic balances and tumbling. Acro helps dancers build fluidity and grace, while at the same time acquiring great amounts of strength and stamina. No gymnastics background required!
Dance Conditioning (ages 7+)
Our conditioning classes consist partially of aerobic exercise to increase cardiovascular endurance, as well as a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and dance conditioning to create and sustain strong and flexible muscles.