Recreational Program

(6+ years old)

The recreational program is designed for students age 6 years and older who take dance for fun and exercise. These students are able to register in as many classes as they like per week including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, and acro. These classes will perform in the annual recital in June. Students interested in jazz, tap or ballet exams may be entered upon approval of the instructor.

Ballet
We follow the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association (CDTA) syllabus which provides our students with a strong technical and performance foundation. Classes range from 45min/week to 75min/week depending on age and level. Pointe work is available for students Grade 4 and higher with teacher recommendation.

Pre-Pointe & Pointe Technique
Open to students in Grade 4 ballet or higher with teacher approval. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week. The Pre-Pointe class focuses on assisting dancers to develop the strength needed to begin pointe work. Pre-Pointe students do not require pointe shoes at the start of the class. Dancers must work towards teacher approval to purchase pointe shoes. Classes start at 30min/week.

Tap
Rhythmic patterns and timely beats are explored with the use of tap shoes. Based on the ADAPT dance syllabus. Classes are 45-60min/week.

Jazz
An upbeat class where flexibility and strength are put to use in high-energy choreography. We follow the ADAPT dance syllabus. Classes are 45-60min/week.

Acro Dance
This class combines elements from gymnastics, tumbling and jazz. Strengthening and flexibility are developed to help achieve tricks. Our instructors have undergone special certification in order to introduce this dance form safely. Acro tricks learned are incorporated into Jazz and Lyrical choreography. Dancers must be enrolled in a Ballet as well as a Lyrical or Jazz class at our studio. Classes are 60min/week. *This is a technique class only, students must enroll and be approved for Acro Choreography Competitive if they wish to perform an Acro routine on stage.

Hip Hop
Full of funky music and choreography. Classes are 45min/week.

Lyrical/Contemporary
A class that draws on ballet and jazz technique to tell a story or portray an emotion. Recreational Lyrical students must be a minimum of 12 years old. Students must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class. Classes are 60min/week.