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Programs

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PRE-SCHOOL and KINDER MIX

For ages 3-5 years
No Prerequisite Required

These special Creative Movement classes is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity.

Creative movement uses body actions to: jump like a bunny, walk like a bear, run like a butterfly and wiggle like a worm!

The class leads the students naturally into further study of ballet and other forms of dance. The Kinder Mix program allows for children to explore three types of dance to include Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

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R.A.D. BALLET

For ages 5-17 years
Prerequisite Required: From Grade One and Up – 2x Ballet Classes per week.

Ballet is the basis for all dance programs and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this program. Ballet is a physical art form that teaches musical awareness, body co-ordination, mental quickness, personal confidence, and self-discipline.

The school offers The Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (R.A.D) from Pre-Primary to Senior levels. We highly believe in dance exams for all of our students from ages 5 and up.  Students may be entered for examinations at the discretion of the Instructor. Exams require additional fees and extra rehearsals.

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CDTA JAZZ & TAP

For ages 5-17 years
Prerequisite Required: From Grade Two and up - 2x Ballet Classes per week.

High-energy classes set to contemporary music offers children an exciting way to enjoy the benefits and discipline of dance training. The varying styles of jazz will be integrated at the discretion of the faculty member to include lyrical and or contemporary styles.

Jazz and Tap students must be registered in the R.A.D. Ballet classes twice a week starting at the grade two level and for those students wishing to take examinations in Jazz must take two classes a week (Jazz and Lyrical) starting at the Pre Elementary level. These classes are designed to be for serious and competitive students.

The school offers The Canadian Dance Teachers Association Syllabus (C.D.T.A.) from Pre-Primary to Senior levels. We highly believe in dance exams for all of our students from ages 5 and up.  Students may be entered for examinations at the discretion of the Instructor. Exams require additional fees and extra rehearsals.

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MODERN - CONTEMPORARY

For ages 10-17 years
Prerequisite Required – 2x Ballet classes a week

Modern is a specific style of dance that is free form and stems from the core, or torso, of the body and uses elements like contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

Contemporary is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance, a collaborative style that may include all the above elements.   

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PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE (PBT)

For ages 10-17 years
No Prerequisite Required

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.  It is unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner for all levels of dance.  PBT helps prepare students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.

The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation.  It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training.  However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when performing.

PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory.  PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists and even football players!

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NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

TEEN BALLET

For ages 12-17 years
No Prerequisite Required

Ballet is a disciplined form of dance that instils poise, grace, body carriage, and flexibility. Focusing on techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, adagio, jumps and turns.

TEEN JAZZ

For ages 12-17 years
No Prerequisite Required

Our Jazz programs focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Jumps, turns, and flexibility are all major components in the Jazz style.

TEEN MODERN - CONTEMPORARY

For ages 12-17 years
No Prerequisite Required

Modern - Contemporary is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance, and usually contains an emotional journey, or story.

MUSICAL THEATRE

For ages 10-17 years
Prerequisite Required – Ballet or Jazz

Combining basic jazz dance with acting and character work to help portray a story, or create an entertaining routine!

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PRODUCTION CLASS

For ages 8-17 years
Prerequisite Required - 2x Ballet Classes per week

Offered every second year - September to December.

Emphasis is placed on a full production showcased live at one of our local theatres. All classes are a combination of broad performance genres combining music, drama or comedy. All students registered in Ballet classes from Grade Two and up will be given a group number in the production to include all dancers. Students will also have an opportunity to audition for main parts.


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