Our classes are 45 minutes for 4-8 year olds and one hour for 9 years and up. In that time, the students recieve warmup exercises, technical training and time to dance. All students must come properly dressed for their class – no loose clothing, proper shoes, and hair tied back. From September to January they will learn a technical routine for their dance exams and from January to June they will learn a performance routine for our SHOWCASE!
What do we teach??
Joy Of Dance – The Joy Of Dance is a programme for 4 and 5 year olds that was developed by the Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. It is a movement class, which provides the building blocks for all dance disciplines.
Requirements: Proper dance wear and ballet/jazz shoes.
Jazz – Our jazz syllabus was developed by Roland and Romaine Studios in Toronto – choreographers of many T.V. and stage shows.
Requirements: any form of dance wear (not loose), jazz sneakers or boots, half soles or white canvas runners – no ballet slippers please.
Tap – Our tap syllabus comes from Hollywood, California and was developed by Al Gilbert, a leading authority on graded tap techniques.
Requirements: Proper dance wear and tap shoes.
Ballet – Our cecchetti syllabus is taught by Donna McAnulty, a graduate of the National Ballet Teacher Training programme.
Requirements: Bodysuit, tights and ballet slippers. Hair tied back in a bun.
Modern – The modern programme is taught by Erin Amadio who has studied many styles of modern dance. She combines the techniques and styles of Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey with a splash of her own flare.
Requirements: Proper dance wear and bare feet.
Musical Theatre – This is a performance class involving singing, dancing, and character work. Participants in this class must be enrolled in another dance class.
Requirements: Proper dance wear and jazz shoes.
Hip Hop – We have the best hiphop dancers in the area and they teach the latest Hip Hop technique. Our teachers have attended classes taught by choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, and Cris Judd.
Requirements: The swaggier the better! No street shoes please!
Irish – Students will learn all areas of traditional Irish dance, from solo dances like Reels, Slip Jigs, Treble Jigs and Hornpipes, to group dances called Ceili’s, as well as the more modern forms like ‘Riverdance’ while encouraging everyone to be the best dancer, athlete and student they can be.
NO gumchewing, eating, or drinking in class. Our last and most important requirement is A SMILE!