Recreational Classes for Students Ages 2 1/2-5 Years

Kinderboogie, Ages 2 ½-3
This dance class involves creative movement, imagination, socialization, ballet, jazz, and acro. Students learn through games and play and explore the world of dance. This class is a ½ hour each week offered in ten week sessions. These students do not participate in the year-end recital but rather have a “finale day” held at the dance studio when the session is over.  This session is offered three times in a season.

Preschool Dance, Ages 3-5
These dance lessons are a combination class where student learn ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics throughout the season. Students learn through play and imagination but begin to be exposed to more structure in their dance training. This class is 45 minutes each week. These students do participate in the year-end recital held at the dance studio.

Preschool Dance is also offered as a session program three times throughout our season in ten week intervals.  For session classes students do not perform in the year end recital but rather have a “finale day” held at the dance studio when the session is over.

 

BALLET

We offer Recreational, Non-exam, Examination, and Competitive Ballet Programs at our dance studio, all training under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.

Recreational Ballet

We offer Recreational Ballet Programs for students ages 5 and above once a week for 45-minutes. Students learn from the RAD syllabus but are not restricted by preparation for exams. These classes are an introduction to ballet. These students perform in the year-end recital only.

Non-Exam Competitive Ballet

Non-Exam Ballet  students train in the RAD syllabus but are not restricted by preparation for exams. Students in this program train for 1 hour, once a week  . These students compete in two competitions and perform in our year-end recital.

Examination Ballet

Examination students train in the RAD program in preparation to take exams. This program runs from a Pre-Primary-Advanced Level and is a graded program. Students must examine to move to the next level through the program and do so by recommendation from our Ballet Director, Miss Karen.

Pre-Primary students train in the examination program and only perform in our year-end recital.

Primary and Grade 1  students train in the examination program and learn a dance for competition during their dance lesson time and perform in two competitions locally.

Grade 2 Ballet students train in the examination program and learn a dance for competition during their dance lesson time and perform in three competitions locally.

Grade 3 Ballet levels and above are considered technique only and do not perform in recital or competition. They are training classes for technique.  Students in these grades must attend additional classes to prepare for competition or recital.

Competitive Ballet

At a Grade 3 Examination level, students are pulled into separate “choreography classes” where they prepare competitive routines. Students at this level will compete in 3-4 competitions seasonally.

 

 

JAZZ

We offer Recreational, Non-Exam, Examination, and Competitive Jazz Programs  at our dance studio, all training under the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Syllabus.

Recreational Jazz

We offer Recreational Jazz programs for students ages 5 and above once a week for 45-minutes. Students learn from the ADAPT syllabus but are not restricted by preparation for exams. These dance lessons are an introduction to jazz. These students perform in the year-end recital only.

Non-Exam Competitive Jazz

Non-Exam Jazz students train in the ADAPT syllabus but are not restricted by preparation for exams. Students train for 45 minutes-1 hour once a week pending the size and age level of the class.  These students compete in two competitions as well as perform in our year-end recital.

Examination Jazz

Examination students train in the ADAPT program in preparation to take exams. This program runs from a Primary-Advanced Level and is a graded program. Students must examine to move to the next level through the program and do so by recommendation from our Jazz Director, Miss Kristen.

Primary and Junior 1 students learn a dance for competition during their class time and perform in two competitions locally as well as our year-end recital.

Junior 2 Jazz students learn a dance for competition during their class time and perform in three competitions locally as well as our year-end recital.  Students at this level must also be enrolled in a Ballet Technique Class.

Junior 3 Jazz Levels and above are considered technique only and do not perform in recital or competition. They are training classes for technique. Students in these grades must attend additional classes to prepare for competition or recital.  Students at this level must also be enrolled in a Ballet Technique Class.

Competitive Jazz

At a Junior 3 Examination level, students are pulled into separate “choreography classes” where they prepare competition routines. Students at this level will compete in 3-4 competitions seasonally.  Students at this level must also be enrolled in a Ballet Technique Class.

T/K/L

Turns, Kicks, and Leaps Class is for students of a Junior 3 technical level or above. These dance lessons are geared specifically for training higher level transitions and tricks for competition in the genre of jazz.

 

TAP

We offer Recreational, Examination, and Competitive Tap Programs at our dance studio, all training under the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Syllabus.

Recreational

We offer Recreational Tap Programs for students ages 5 and above once a week for 45-minutes. Students learn from the ADAPT syllabus but are not restricted by preparation for exams. These classes are an introduction to tap. These students perform in the year-end recital only.

Examination/ Competition Tap

All Examination Tap Programs within the studio are also Competitive.  Students learn their competition numbers which they also perform in the year-end recital during their designated class times.

Tap Tech 1 performs in two competitions locally in a season.

Tap Tech 2 and above perform in three-four competitions in a season.

 

ACROBATICS

We offer the Acrobatic Arts Graded Syllabus Program at our studio across the board from our Recreational to Advanced Level Competition Programs.

Examination Acro

Examination students train in the Acrobatic Arts program in preparation to take exams. These are graded programs. Students must examine to move to the next level through the program and do so by recommendations from our certified acro instructors.

Primary and Level 1 students perform in our year-end recital.

Level 2+ students have the opportunity to be invited to train for competitive numbers, however, are not guaranteed.  Recommendations are based on the ability level required for that season and the concept created by the choreographer.  All Acro Competitive Choreographies perform at three to four competitions.

 

HIP HOP

We offer Recreational and Competitive Hip-Hop Programs.  Training time depends on registration and the needs of a choreographer for competitive routines.

Recreational

We offer Recreational Hip Hop classes to students ages 5 and above for 45 minutes once a week.  These students train for a season and then perform in our year-end recital only.

Competitive Hip Hop

Students may participate in competitive hip-hop by recommendation only. Students are “pulled” into choreography classes and grouped together specifically to train for competition. Students will compete in 2-4 competitions pending their level.  Students in Competitive Hip Hop must also be registered in a Jazz Technique Class.

MUSICAL THEATRE

We offer Recreational and Competitive Musical Theatre Programs.  Students learn a combination of singing, dancing, and acting in a single class and work on excerpts from Broadway Shows and Musicals.  They learn basic dance technique, expression, theatre sports and pantomime.

Recreational Musical Theatre

We offer Recreational Musical Theatre Programs for students ages 8 and above once a week for 45-minutes. Students learn from experienced instructors who are active in the industry. These classes are an introduction to Musical Theatre but involve basic instruction in jazz and ballet dance as well. These students perform in the year-end recital only.

Competitive Musical Theatre

Students may participate in Competitive Musical Theatre by recommendation only. Students are “pulled” into choreography classes and grouped together specifically to train for competition based on the idea of a choreographer. Students will compete in 2-4 competitions. Students in this program must also be enrolled in either a Jazz or Ballet Technique Class.

 

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

We offer Non-Exam, Pre Competitive and Competitive Lyrical Programs at our studio. Students in these programs must also be enrolled in a Ballet Technique Class and must be recommended into this genre. These classes are solely to prepare competition numbers. Students will compete in 2-4 competitions at the Director’s discretion based on their level.