Elementary Dance Programs

Elementary Dance Programs

Acro Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

Acro 1

Acro 1 is a one hour class which incorporates acrobatic skills, such as cartwheels, walk-over, handstands, aerials etc. Basic Jazz technique will also be taught in these classes. 0-2 yrs Acro experience.

Acro 2

Acro 2 is a one hour class designed for students with 2-3 yrs Acro experience ( must have front walkover, back walkover and round off)

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Ballet Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

Ballet 1 + 2

In these one hour ballet classes we focus on placement, alignment, flexibility and musicality through a blend of traditional ballet techniques and contemporary movement theory. Basic ballet concepts, vocabulary and skills are introduced through standard combinations at the barre and in the center. Each level is designed to be taken for 2 years in a row. As students progress through the levels the exercises will increase in length and difficulty and more emphasis will be placed on retention of choreography and performance quality. **This is not a RAD Grade class but can be used to further your practice or simply an enjoyable Ballet Class. For those dancers interested in pursuing their RAD exams please notify your teacher, exam classes will open in October.

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Hip Hop Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

The one hour Hip Hop class is a fun, high energy dance form that has its roots in jazz. Learn this urban street dancing popularized in dance music videos.

 

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Jazz Classes

Age 9-11 years

Jazz classes are offered for ages 9-11 years.  Please see our Jazz/Tap Combo classes below for your 6-8 year olds.

Jazz 1

Jazz is a very popular style of dance because it is energetic and fun. This is a one hour high energy class that encourages rhythm, coordination, flexibility and strength. This class is suited to the dancer who has very little jazz experience.

Jazz 1-2 + Jazz 2

The Jazz 1-2 and the Jazz 2 classes are suited to dancers who have had 1+ years of jazz experience.

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Jazz + Tap Combo Classes

Age 6-8 Years

Jazz/ Tap Combo classes are offered to children 6-8 years of age.  Please see our separate Jazz or Tap programs for your 9-11 year old children.

Combo classes are a great way for dancers to try two styles of dance within the same class. Jazz : This energetic class works to improve technique, stamina, and flexibility. Every style of jazz is incorporated from contemporary to funk. Tap: Works to improve dancers musicality, rhythm, and precision. Students will learn technique, terminology, and various styles of tap

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Tap Classes

Age 9-11 years

Tap classes are offered to children 9-11 years of age. Please see our Jazz/Tap combo classes above for your 6-8 year olds.

This one hour long fun, high energy class focuses on Tap technique, developing musicality, rhythm and precision. Improves physical fitness and self confidence.

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Lyrical Classes

Age 9 - 11 years

Lyrical combines ballet, jazz and modern based movement. It is a very expressive form of dance that focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through motion with a contemporary modern feel. Contemporary dance assists with the development of creative and expressive movement as well as enhance spatial and body awareness as dancers gain fluidity, grace and control. Contemporary choreography pulls from a variety of other dance styles such as modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. It incorporates both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet as well as a unique focus on contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the versatility of improvisation skills. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used as well.

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Musical Theatre Classes

Age 8 + years

Musical Theatre is fun, creative and very expressive. Combining elements of dance and drama, Musical Theatre help students develop their performance skills.  The emphasis is on teaching students how to use their voice and facial expression to add to their dance repertoire, creating a more diverse and complete performer. Classes focus on show tunes, character development, improvisation, singing and dancing.

If your child loves the spotlight, this is the class to be in! 

 

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solo acro dancer in acro pose

Acro Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

Acro 1

Acro 1 is a one hour class which incorporates acrobatic skills, such as cartwheels, walk-over, handstands, aerials etc. Basic Jazz technique will also be taught in these classes. 0-2 yrs Acro experience.

Acro 2

Acro 2 is a one hour class designed for students with 2-3 yrs Acro experience ( must have front walkover, back walkover and round off)

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group of elementary ballet students in purple ballet outfits

Ballet Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

Ballet 1 + 2

In these one hour ballet classes we focus on placement, alignment, flexibility and musicality through a blend of traditional ballet techniques and contemporary movement theory. Basic ballet concepts, vocabulary and skills are introduced through standard combinations at the barre and in the center. Each level is designed to be taken for 2 years in a row. As students progress through the levels the exercises will increase in length and difficulty and more emphasis will be placed on retention of choreography and performance quality. **This is not a RAD Grade class but can be used to further your practice or simply an enjoyable Ballet Class. For those dancers interested in pursuing their RAD exams please notify your teacher, exam classes will open in October.

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elementary hip hop dancers in hot pink and neon green hip hop cosutmes

Hip Hop Classes

Age 6-8 Years + Age 9-11 Years

The one hour Hip Hop class is a fun, high energy dance form that has its roots in jazz. Learn this urban street dancing popularized in dance music videos.

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Jazz Classes

Age 9-11 years

Jazz classes are offered for ages 9-11 years.  Please see our Jazz/Tap Combo classes below for your 6-8 year olds.

Jazz 1

Jazz is a very popular style of dance because it is energetic and fun. This is a one hour high energy class that encourages rhythm, coordination, flexibility and strength. This class is suited to the dancer who has very little jazz experience.

Jazz 1-2 + Jazz 2

The Jazz 1-2 and the Jazz 2 classes are suited to dancers who have had 1+ years of jazz experience.

 

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elementary jazz tap students in pink jazz costumes

Jazz + Tap Combo Classes

Age 6-8 Years

Jazz/ Tap Combo classes are offered to children 6-8 years of age.  Please see our separate Jazz or Tap programs for your 9-11 year old children.

Combo classes are a great way for dancers to try two styles of dance within the same class. Jazz : This energetic class works to improve technique, stamina, and flexibility. Every style of jazz is incorporated from contemporary to funk. Tap: Works to improve dancers musicality, rhythm, and precision. Students will learn technique, terminology, and various styles of tap

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jazz tap dancers in blue tap costumes

Tap Classes

Age 9-11 years

Tap classes are offered to children 9-11 years of age. Please see our Jazz/Tap combo classes above for your 6-8 year olds.

This one hour long fun, high energy class focuses on Tap technique, developing musicality, rhythm and precision. Improves physical fitness and self confidence.

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group of children in competitive lyrical dance class wearing lyrical dance costumes

Lyrical Classes

Age 9 - 11 years

Lyrical combines ballet, jazz and modern based movement. It is a very expressive form of dance that focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through motion with a contemporary modern feel. Contemporary dance assists with the development of creative and expressive movement as well as enhance spatial and body awareness as dancers gain fluidity, grace and control. Contemporary choreography pulls from a variety of other dance styles such as modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. It incorporates both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet as well as a unique focus on contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and the versatility of improvisation skills. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used as well.

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Musical Theatre Classes

Age 8+ years

Musical Theatre is fun, creative and very expressive. Combining elements of dance and drama, Musical Theatre help students develop their performance skills.  The emphasis is on teaching students how to use their voice and facial expression to add to their dance repertoire, creating a more diverse and complete performer. Classes focus on show tunes, character development, improvisation, singing and dancing.

If your child loves the spotlight, this is the class to be in! 

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