Jazz Dance has evolved over the past few years and now includes a vast range of styles. Today’s jazz may include elements of Street-Jazz, Broadway, Jazz Funk and even Contemporary movements. Jazz dance students complete warm-up and stretching exercises before working on skills such as leaps, turns, kicks, and jumps. Jazz is a fun, upbeat class combining technical elements and creativity, all while increasing flexibility, strength and musicality.
This class focuses on flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. Our studio is Acrobatic Arts certified, Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.
The foundation for all dance forms. Improve strength, poise, balance and control. Technical skill gained through the study of Ballet is necessary for all other dance forms. Dancers will study the discipline of Ballet through The Cecchetti Society of Dance Program. All our company students must be enrolled in our ballet program. Cecchetti Ballet exams are offered yearly to successful candidates demonstrating the proper required techniques of the discipline.
This class style is 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. All dancers must be company students to be accepted for enrolment in this genre.
This Class will focus on each of the three main concentrations of musical theater; music, dance, and theater studies. Great emphasis will be placed on recognizing the relevance of each discipline as it relates to musical theater and preparing students for auditions and musical theater performances. 1/3 of each class period will be devoted to – 1) vocal development, 2) improving acting skills, 3) learning choreography; all to help students develop musical theatre skills.
The tap dance program is offered to students of all levels and concentrates on teaching our dancers the ability to communicate dance through sound. It also increases their awareness of rhythm and syncopation. The program works on enhancing each student’s ability to combine musicality with performance quality. Steps of varying difficulty are taught progressively through the year, allowing each dancer to master techniques at his/her own pace. One of the first dance forms to be created, tap is a fun class anyone can enjoy! From flaps to triple time-steps, tap dancing is a great way to build your child’s multi-tasking skills and confidence.
Our Hip-Hop program is a favourite for students of all ages! Hip-Hop is offered to recreational students starting at the beginner level and is also an essential part of our competitive dance program. All classes feature stylized technique and fresh hiphop combinations to the latest music. These popular classes are sure to be a great work out for your mind and body and will help improve your rhythm, personal style and articulation. As the hip-hop world continues to evolve we are able to create new and inspiring classes each week.
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. This style of dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical jazz is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It portrays certain emotions such as love, and tells a story through every movement made.
This class is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Our focus is on Broadway musicals old and new! Our instructors introduce choreography and acting into this dance technique and style.