Dancers will begin with warm-ups and balance work. This class is designed to give students an opportunity to combine classical dance technique with precise acrobatic elements. In this class, students will learn proper and safe acrobatic and tumbling technique. Students will use choreography, artistry and athleticism to create a unique and fun art form.
Students must be enrolled concurrently enrolled in either Ballet or Jazz. Ages 5+.
Dancers will be introduced to basic ballet positions (arms, hands, feet and legs) and some of the fundamental steps with a strong emphasis on moving to music. This class provides dancers with an introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts such as turn out, coordination, and balance.
Students are introduced to proper tap technique through center floor exercises, to begin developing musicality, balance, and coordination. Ages 3 - 5 years old.
This level introduces students to the fundamentals of ballet. Dancers are introduced to ballet vocabulary as well as musicality, discipline and class structure.with a comprehensive understanding of ballet technique. Students will build strength and coordination, learning combinations at the barre and in the center. Ages 6+, younger ages admitted with instructor permission.
BALLET III / IV
This level is created for any dancer with a comprehensive understanding of ballet technique. This level challenges students with more complex combinations at the barre and in the center. The students will work on fluidity of movement, balance and combinations with petit adagio and petit allegro. Students prepare for work en pointe with strengthening exercises on the floor and at the barre. This class is by teacher placement only.
BALLET V / POINTE I
Students work to develop additional strength and refinement en demi pointe as they prepare and begin work en pointe. Emphasis is placed on proper alignment, sculpting the legs and feet, anatomically building both endurance and stamina for executing advanced pointe work.
This class is by teacher placement only.
BALLET VI / POINTE II
Students require teacher recommendation to begin work en pointe. A student must successfully demonstrate significant progression in leg and foot strength, and balance.
Students must be enrolled in Ballet III/IV or higher. This class is by teacher placement only.
BEGINNING TAP / JAZZ COMBO
Students explore the fundamentals of tap technique and terminology, with an emphasis on musicality and coordination. Ages five and a half +.
This class is high energy from the music to the movement. Students will learn basic technique, and work on stretching and strengthening to execute leaps, turns, and extensions. Ages five and a half +.
Students are taught rhythms, timing, and beats. This class is for dancers with a basic understanding of tap dance. This class is by teacher placement only.
This jazz class is an intermediate level class, and is for dancers with a comprehensive understanding of jazz dance. Students will learn body control, alignment, fluidity, and technique. This class is by teacher placement only. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Ballet.
STRETCH & STRENGTH
This is a combination class that will begin with Stretch & Strength, and conclude with Intermediate Jazz. Students will work on increasing flexibility, range of motion, and strengthening the muscles through stretching. This class will also aim to increase the core body strength which is essential for a dancer.
Our leaps and turns class focuses on improving balance, body alignment and strength through centre floor and across the floor combinations with an emphasis on the proper execution of leaps and turns.
Lyrical dance incorporates techniques from ballet and jazz, and encourages expression of emotion and storytelling through choreography. Students must be concurrently enrolled in ballet. Ages 10+
This class is designed for advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students must take this class in conjunction with ballet and is by teacher placement only.