Dance Styles Offered

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Parent and Tot (18 months – 3 yrs)

A class for ages 18 months to 3 years old. A fun filled class where parents and their toddlers can dance together using exciting props all while learning the magic of dance.   Little ones will learn: the basics of a dance class such as dance class structure and basic dance moves.  This class will help little ones develop coordination, learn rhythm, and will help develop both large and fine motor skills. Don’t miss this wonderful introduction to dance. Class duration 45 minutes

Pre-Jazz (3 yrs – 4 yrs)

Boys welcome! This is a fun introduction combination class made up of Jazz movements and techniques mixed with a few Hip-Hop moves suited to little children. Warm-ups, centre work, corner work and choreography are taught. Class duration 45 minutes.

Jazz Funk (one class for 5-7 yrs and another for 12 yrs to adult)

Forget about the technique and get ready to learn choreography that

will be all about the beats in the music, intricate movements and hitting hard! Get ready to show off your swag and attitude while incorporating your own personal style and flavor! There is no need to have a dance background. As long as you can move to the music you can take this class. Choreographies as seen on the “popular music videos”

ACRODANCE (7 yrs over)

Acrodance (short for acrobatics) incorporates both dance and gymnastics.  It is usually built off of jazz technique, but also incorporates ballet and lyrical techniques as well creating smooth and fluid transitions between dance and acro skills.  Acro is different from a gymnastics floor routine where more dance technique and each movement is carefully connected to the next. Acro teaches skills such as headstands, elbow stands, handstands, cartwheels and walkovers.  As students become more advanced, they also work up to skills such as aerials and handsprings.  Acro focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, and creating fluid dance pieces.

Highland Dancing (7 yrs and over)

Two classes are available. One for beginners and competition dancers and two just for Intermediate/Premier dancers.  For the new dancer, they will begin with an introduction to the Highland Fling and learn basic Pas de Basques and Hi-Cuts. Lots of fun and as well as great body discipline.

Irish Dancing (7 yrs & over)

For Hard Shoe and Soft Shoes. This class is  Beginner/Novice levels who have studied this before. The class will be divided by technical expertise.   Reels, Jigs and basic movements will be covered.  Competition dancers should take this class!

Intro to Lyrical ( 8 yrs – 11 yrs)

This class mixes Lyrical dance with Contemporary dance.  The class will cover different styles of dance, including jazz, lyrical, classical ballet and modern dance with more emphasis on expressive movement, emotion and storytelling. The lyrics of the song serve as inspiration for movements and expressions.

Hip-Hop & Jazz (8 yrs – 11 yrs) ALSO A NEW CLASS GUEST TEACHER FOR 12 & UP

This is a high energy class for dancers who are beginners or advanced that

challenges the dancer by introducing them to the free form of urban street-style dancing.  One hour of a none-stop work-out and choreography using basic street style & Jazz dancing. No dance back-ground is required. Very popular class. Space is limited so please register early. Boys welcome!

Stretch & Strengthen (12 yrs to adult)

A one hour class inspired by Classical Ballet will improve your: muscular endurance, cardio vascular fitness, muscle tone and flexibility.  Basic exercises will get your muscles feeling toned, long and lean.  You don`t have to know how to do a “grand tour jeté” to get the sculpted body of a ballet dancer.  Plié, jeté and arabesque your way to long, toned muscles just in time for the summer.  

This dynamic full body work out will be led by:  Shena Cameron-Prihoda.   Shena has been teaching Ballet for over 20 years and has spent over 10 years working as a Certified Athletic Therapist (C.A.T.C)  and Strength and Conditioning Coach (C.S.C.S) to many athletes such as dancers, figure skaters, gymnasts, acrobats, football players etc…  Shena worked as a cerfified aerobics and fitness instructor for over 15 years in both private and fitness club settings.  She was a member of the medical teams for the Canada Winter Games, Jeux de la Francophonie as well as many other international athletic events.   Shena will ensure you train your body in an efficient and  safe way.

Butts and Gutts class (12 yrs to adult)

(a mat or towel to lie on is recommended for this class)

A combination of easy to follow exercises that will ignite your core for one hour.  Set to music, this class will target your abdominals, glutes and back muscles.  You will strengthen your deepest belly muscles as well as the muscles that help support and protect your back.  This class will combine core strengthening exercises with Pilates inspired movements to strengthen and tone your “Butts and Gutts”.  This class is a great compliment to the Stretch & Strengthen class if you are looking to get a great workout 2 days a week.

This workout will be led by: Jamie Lee Vanda.  Jamie`s success with this class last year has inspired her to return with a broadened program that will help you meet your fitness goals.  Jamie is a Certified Athletic Therapist  (C.A.T.C) as well as a certified dance teacher.  Jamie has the education and knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to ensure you will  “feel the burn” in safe environment.   Come get “beach body ready” with Jamie.

Pointe Class (for pointe dancers only)

This is a Beginner class as well as dancers who have studied this before. The class will be divided by technical expertise. Class duration 45 minutes.