Our classes are 45 minutes for 3-5 year olds and one hour for 6 years and up. In that time, the students receive 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 (Jazz and Tap classes only) they will learn a technical routine for their dance exams and from January to June (ALL classes) they will learn a performance routine for our SHOWCASE!
What do we teach??
Joy of Dance & Mini Tap: 3+
Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop: 5+
Musical Theatre, Irish, Acro: 7+
Lyrical, Modern: 11+
Jazz Funk: 14+
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.
Mini Tap – This is a programme for the children who are in their first year of JOD which teaches the basic foundation of tap with some added fun!
Jazz – Our jazz syllabus was developed by Roland and Romaine Studios in Toronto – choreographers of many T.V. and stage shows.
Tap – Our tap syllabus comes from Hollywood, California and was developed by Al Gilbert, a leading authority on graded tap techniques.
Ballet – Our Cecchetti Syllabus is taught by Donna McAnulty, a graduate of the National Ballet Teacher Training programme.
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.
Musical Theatre – This is a fun performance class involving singing, dancing, and character work. Participants in this class must be enrolled in a jazz dance class.
Lyrical – Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster. It requires enrolment in a Ballet class.
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.
Contemporary – Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Jazz Funk – is fierce, is cute, is powerful, is sensual and is a diva-like dance style. It takes elements from Hip Hop and Jazz . This genre of dance gives you the chance to release sassiness and dance fiercely.
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.
Acro Jazz – Students will build on their knowledge of the Jazz programme by incorporating choreography with flips and tricks. Nicole is a former gymnast and coach who loves teaching her students new tricks to show off!
NO gum chewing, eating, or drinking in class. Our last and most important requirement is A SMILE!