Dance classes are offered for children as young as three who will learn to express themselves through movement. The Recital Dance program grows with your child and provides a non-competitive, safe environment. Locations such as the Meadowvale Theatre provide a first-class opportunity to perform on a professional stage.
Children as young as three are introduced to dance through creative movement before choosing a specialization in ballet and/or jazz. Classes are available with a focus on dancing your way to becoming physically fit. Specialty dance classes use barre exercises and traditional ballet poses for the more experienced.
Do you love to perform? Children four years and older will enjoy the thrill and excitement of ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acrobatics, modern dance, musical theatre and production classes in this fun-filled, progressive 26 week program. Operating from September to May, children will be taught the required skills by qualified instructors in a fun and non-competitive environment. All students will perform in a Dance Recital at the Living Arts Centre, complete with professionally designed costumes.
With an emphasis on friendship, equality, and individual improvement, participants in this program attend one, 3-hour class per week, which includes ballet, jazz, and choreography. As members of the City's Competitive Dance team, they will compete in two routines - Jazz and Lyrical. To qualify you must be eight years or older, with a minimum of two years of dance with the Recital Dance Program; audition and have a recommendation from previous Recital Dance Instructors.
Do you enjoy doing cartwheels and standing on your head? Learn this unique style of dance that incorporates acrobatic skills into dance. In these classes you will be introduced to a variety of individual and partner tricks.
Do you want to dance like a ballerina? Ballet is the foundation of all styles of dance. In ballet you will develop strength and fluidity in movement and flexibility. Classes are offered for preschoolers to adults.
Contemporary and modern dance offer greater freedom of movement moving away from more structured ballet towards the abstract. They require controlled movement and strong technique and round out a dance education.
Being a dancer requires strength. This specially designed conditioning class focuses on flexibility, core strength and endurance. Developing these skills will take your dance ability to the next level.