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|First Steps Music & Movement|
|This is where it all begins!! Skills are introduced in their most basic form, which helps build a solid foundation helpful in future dance study. Concentration is on developmental skills needed to execute primary dance steps. While this class is gently structured for the younger students, it focuses mainly on building gross and fine motor skills, coordination, while encouraging creativeness and imagination. Maintaining a structure of Basic Ballet, the class will also occasionally venture into the world of treasure box dress up. Children must be 3 yrs. old by the start of the class.|
|Dance Dream & Discover|
|This class is a continuation of First Steps Music & Movement with more emphasis on understanding the basic concepts of classical Ballet. Students are introduced to the positions of the feet and arms while touching on basic Ballet vocabulary. The instructor will introduce basic level combinations and exercises, while using simple props to promote creativity and
|Tipity Tapity Toes|
|This is a very noisy class that any child will thoroughly enjoy!! Students will learn the basics of Tap dancing as the instructor introduces basic Tap terminology, steps and counting. This class is intended for learning rhythm, balance, and coordination; as well as learning simple, age appropriate dance combinations. This fun-filled class is great for both boys and girls.|
|Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and is recommended for all dancers. Ballet classes will utilize the Royal Academy of Dance’s method of Ballet. The R.A.D. is a set syllabus of work based on classical technique and free movement; the structure and discipline in these classes allows students to develop in areas that are necessary for all dance forms. Students are educated throughout their lessons as to muscle strength, grace, posture, expression and the beauty of the art of dance. Some free movement and character will be introduced throughout the year.|
|Jazz dance incorporates stylized dance moves and dynamic steps such as jumps, turns, and kicks. Jazz is a very high-energy class that teaches students essential dance skills including body coordination, flexibility and self-expression. As students emerge as dancers, Ballet technique becomes an important supplement to Jazz training.|
|This is a fun, popular class for dancers; boys, girls or adults!! It’s like drumming with your feet. Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong coordination and a sense of timing and musicality.|
Ages 6 & up
|A funky dance class filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Hip Hop is an umbrella term as there are many styles and techniques of Hip Hop such as locking, funk, krump, house, and whacking. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring.|
|Song & Dance|
Ages 8 & up
This class may be a sessional.
|Welcome to Broadway!! This class incorporates basic dance techniques, with the excitement of singing, acting and dancing. Song & Dance will enhance the stage presence of the dancers and contribute greatly to a well-rounded, multi-disciplined performer.|
Ages 11 & up
|Contemporary is a freer, more expressive and grounded style of movement that uses proper technique to its advantage. This class lifts the restriction from Ballet and has its own technique within it. Contemporary explores the possibilities of human movement and the use of space; up-down, left-right, contraction-release, fall-recover; strengthening the dancer both mentally and physically. The students will be taught to express emotion physically through dance.|
Ages 11 & up
|Lyrical combines the best of Ballet with the raw energy of Jazz and a dash of modern. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal is to help dancers learn to convey the emotions of a song by making them aware of their facial expressions, and body movements. In order to take Lyrical, dancers must have at least one year of Ballet or Jazz experience and be concurrently enrolled in either.|
|Pre-Pointe||There are many considerations before a student is ready to begin dancing in pointe shoes. Pointe work in Ballet is quite difficult and dancers may risk injury if they begin before they are ready. Pre-Pointe is a supplementary Ballet class that helps prepare a Ballet dancer towards pointe work. Once a dancer's muscles and bones have sufficiently developed, as well as their posture, strength & alignment, their instructor may recommend Pointe shoes. Without proper posture, strength & alignment you can risk permanent damage & disfigurement to your feet.|
Girls’ Dance Attire
Proper dancewear is required every week. We have a dress code in place for each discipline. This enables your instructors to see bodylines and posture; therefore they can make proper corrections to all students. All dancers are expected to have the required attire by the 1st week in October. Inappropriate attire or hair may result in the student being asked to sit out of class.
Black shorts or pants, white T-shirt or tank. Discuss footwear requirements with instructor.
* Please check the Dance Supplies page of this website for information on where to purchase dancewear.
Hair & Jewelry
Hair must be up and away from the face to ensure safe execution of movements. Ballet students must have a bun. Short hair must be kept off the face by a headband or barrettes. Longer hair must be in a ponytail. Jewelry is not permitted in class.
Behaviour Policy and Etiquette
- No cell phones in class
- No gum
- Zero tolerance for bullying.
Move Yourself Dance instructors are passionate about maintaining positive attitudes and behaviour while encouraging healthy self-esteem. Negative comments and behaviour toward self, peers and instructors will not be tolerated.