Non-Recital Classes 2021-22

Name
Days
Location
Acro Skills and Drills Technique
This class includes internationally recognized ADTA Intermediate to Advanced Syllabus which covers important conditioning exercises and drills to develop strength and flexibility. We work in trick families to accommodate different skill levels in the class. Dancers will have the opportunity to work one on one with teachers on their individual goals. Tricks covered are cartwheels and the 4 step side aerial training, walkovers and variations, balances including headstands, shoulder stands, chest stands and handstands, leg holds, scorpions, with new variations being taught each week. Advanced tumbling includes back handsprings, tucks and layouts. We also occasionally work on partnering skills when permitted. This is a non-recital class and does not include any dance technique, if dancers wish to perform on stage we recommend Acro Dance classes.
Saturday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Jumps and Turns Technique - Level 3
Level 3 dancers will focus on advanced turns, leaps and jumps. Dancers should have a triple pirouette and all the basic jetes and sissons. Focus is on fouette, grand pirouette and pirouette combinations, as well as rond verse, switch leaps, firebird and variations.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Jumps and Turns Technique - Level 2
Level 2 dancers will focus on increasing rotations in pirouettes and gaining height in jumps and leaps. Focus is on jete, sisson, turning leaps and variations.
Tuesday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Advanced Ballet Technique
Vaganova ballet technique and repertoire for advanced ballet dancers.
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Intermediate Flexibility and Balance Technique
For dancers that want to take their flexibility to the next level! Focus is on open and square splits, centre and straddle splits, shoulder and hip mobility, lengthening hip flexors and injury prevention. Balance technique includes leg hold, needles, scorpions and a variety of interesting variations. This class is recommended to Intermediate Ballet dancers, or dancers that are not in ballet.
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Lyrical/Contemporary Floorwork Technique
Floorwork includes shoulder rolls, fish flops, floor leaps, spiral sit and learning to use the floor for effective transitions in dancing. Dancers should also be enrolled in at least one other dance class. This class also covers breathing and contraction techniques that will improve overall lyrical and contemporary dancing.
Friday
6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Advanced Flexibility and Balance Technique
For dancers that want to take their flexibility to the next level! Focus is on open and square splits, centre and straddle splits, shoulder and hip mobility, lengthening hip flexors and injury prevention. Balance technique includes leg hold, needles, scorpions and a variety of interesting variations. This class is recommended for dancers in Advanced Ballet or dancers that have all three splits.
Monday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Intermediate Ballet Technique
Vaganova ballet technique and repertoire for intermediate ballet dancers.
Monday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Acro Skills and Drills Technique
This class includes internationally recognized ADTA Intermediate to Advanced Syllabus which covers important conditioning exercises and drills to develop strength and flexibility. We work in trick families to accommodate different skill levels in the class. Dancers will have the opportunity to work one on one with teachers on their individual goals. Tricks covered are cartwheels and the 4 step side aerial training, walkovers and variations, balances including headstands, shoulder stands, chest stands and handstands, leg holds, scorpions, with new variations being taught each week. Advanced tumbling includes back handsprings, tucks and layouts. We also occasionally work on partnering skills when permitted. This is a non-recital class and does not include any dance technique, if dancers wish to perform on stage we recommend Acro Dance classes.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio
Intermediate Tap Technique/Choreography
Tap Technique for Intermediate Level dancers.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Competition Choreography - Main Studio
Floorwork Technique
Floorwork includes shoulder rolls, fish flops, floor leaps, spiral sit and learning to use the floor for effective transitions in dancing. Dancers should also be enrolled in at least one other dance class.
Monday
7:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Technique Classes - Main Studio

Recital Classes

Name
Days
Location
Junior Hip Hop
Learn new trendy Hip Hop moves and combinations. A great workout with lots of personality and fun. This class will be working towards a recital performance.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Mat Monkeys
Learn the basics of acro and dance skills: how to develop and use our muscles to balance and to stretch, while building gross motor skills, enhancing cognitive development, and building discipline and self-confidence in our young students. This 30 minute class is perfect for dancers moving up from Watch Me Dance and new dancers.
Thursday
4:55 PM to 5:25 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Acro Dance - Level 1
AcroDance - Level 1 is a combination of acro skills (headstands, cartwheels, handstands, walkovers, tumbling) and dance skills (jumps, turns and travelling steps). Teachers follow internationally accredit ADTA syllabus to train dancers to develop strength and flexibility and proper technique. This class is great for high energy kids that love being upside down.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Acro Dance - Level 2
AcroDance - Level 2 is a combination of acro skills (headstands, cartwheels, handstands, walkovers, tumbling) and dance skills (jumps, turns and travelling steps). Teachers follow internationally accredited ADTA syllabus to train dancers to develop strength and flexibility and proper technique. This class is great for beginner to intermediate dancers. Advanced dancers should take technique only Acro Skills and Drills.
Thursday
6:20 PM to 7:20 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Jazz and Musical Theatre
This super fun class is great for dancers that love to perform! Learn fabulous new jumps, turns, footwork and improve flexibility while dancing to all your favorite songs from Disney musicals, Glee, Broadway classics and more!
Thursday
7:20 PM to 8:05 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Watch Me Dance
This assisted class is perfect for toddlers and their caregivers to spend time together having fun, moving about our large space and using our specialized equipment to teach kids spacial awareness, following directions, waiting your turn while developing motor skills and enhancing cognitive development. Experienced teachers captivate the attention of our youngest dancers with our tried and true methods of engagement and our fabulous curriculum that's perfect for curious minds (and quickly changing interests!)
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Discover Dance
Fabulous fun on a Saturday morning (and a great way to get some of that energy out!)
Dancers will learn basic acro skills and terminology, while learning how to develop and use their muscles to gain new skills. Basic dance skills will also be covered providing a strong foundation for any dancer. They will learn how to use their feet and the floor, while improving posture, building self-confidence and practicing self-expression in a safe environment.
Saturday
9:40 AM to 10:25 AM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Stomp and Sass
Tap shoes required for this fun Saturday morning energy burn! Dancers will learn basic tap technique for the first part of the class. They will learn about rhythm, counting and how to make music with their feet. The second part will be jumps and turns that form the basis of jazz dance technique. This class is set to age-appropriate pop music with some classic Broadway moves and music built-in to introduce dancers to performing arts culture and history.
Please note: all our classes are gender neutral. Students are given lots of ideas on how to express themselves and encouraged to do so freely within the parameters of each exercise in our syllabus.
Saturday
10:35 AM to 11:20 AM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Gravity Benderz
Calling all crazy kids! Is your child always upside down, running around or just full of energy?
This fast-paced class is that energy burn you (both) crave. Explore hip hop dance and acro, all while improving brain-body connection (becoming more aware of how to develop and use muscles effectively). Dancers will be learning new acrobatic skills (headstands, handstands, cartwheels and way more!) and hip hop technique while grooving to (age-appropriate) hip hop music.
This is an awesome class for boys and girls. The curriculum is gender neutral.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Movers and Shakers
This class is a combination of beginner jazz and lyrical dance. Jazz is high energy movement with personality and style set to age-appropriate pop music. Lyrical dance is about telling a story and expressing yourself through movement to passionate power ballads. If your child loves belting out songs and dancing around the living room, this class will be like a dream come true!
Saturday
12:25 PM to 1:10 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Junior Ballet
Ballet technique and performance class for beginner to intermediate dancers. Ballet exercises are from the world renowned Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus. Focus in this class is on developing proper alignment and posture, foot strength and flexibility.
Saturday
1:20 PM to 2:05 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio
Boss Kids
A celebration of big personalities, this class starts with a hip hop cardio warm up with simple, easy to follow choreography that kids will recognize and be super excited to learn. We sneak in some conditioning to teach kids how to develop and use their muscles more effectively (we've had many parents say this helps kids excel in other sports too).
This class also covers basic Acro skills like headstands, handstands, cartwheels/round-offs and some elements of bboy/bgirl floor work.
Boys will have the opportunity to work with a male teacher in this class.
Saturday
2:10 PM to 2:55 PM
Recital Classes - Main Studio


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